Welcome

The Benedictine University Doctor of Education in Higher Education and Organizational Change is building the next generation of leaders in higher education in Illinois and throughout the United States.

The program is intended for practicing professionals who wish to accelerate their career paths or who seek to join the higher education community as university, college or community college administrators.

Graduates are also prepared for leadership and management positions in public and private educational agencies and associations.

As scholars they contribute significantly to the understanding and improvement of post-secondary education.

The Ed.D. offers a unique curriculum combining rigorous practice-based studies in academic leadership and organizational change. The highly selective program is offered on-campus at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois, and online.

We partner with our exceptional students as they undergo deep and lasting transformation through a quality, caring and immersive educational experience. We are passionate about helping them realize their full potential as transformational leaders and invite you to contact us to explore your own goals for the future.

The Ed.D. On Campus

Students are organized into learning cohorts and progress through the program at the same pace. Cohorts in the on-campus program at Benedictine meet on designated weekends (Saturday and Sunday) approximately every third weekend for 16 weekends per year through the first two years. Discipline-based learning objectives are integrated and reinforced through rigorous coursework that is tied to real-world applications. Highly interactive classes are characterized by small and whole group discussions, case studies and group projects. Scholarship and practice culminate in the internship and dissertation.

The Ed.D Online

Students are organized into learning cohorts and progress through the program at the same pace. Cohorts meet online for a succession of eight-week courses leading to the dissertation. Discipline-based learning objectives are integrated and reinforced through rigorous coursework that is tied to real-world applications. Classes are Characterized by active and applied learning, classes proceed through group discussions, case studies and group projects. Scholarship and practice culminate in the internship and dissertation.

Dr. Sunil Chand

Dr. Sunil Chand, Ph.D.
Director of Ed.D. Program
630.829.1930

DrKolichHead

Dr. Eileen Kolich, Ph.D.
Director of Research
630.829.6285

College of Education and Health Services
Benedictine University

Ethel C. Ragland, Ed.D., MN, RN
Acting Dean

Erica George
Assistant to the Dean

Email: egeorge@ben.edu
Phone: (630) 829-6084

Hours: 8:30 a.m. -  4:30 p.m.

By Mail:
Benedictine University
5700 College Road
Kindlon Hall, Room 258
Lisle, IL 60532

Fax: (630) 829-6281