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Doctor of Education in Administration and Leadership Studies

Robert Willward

Dr. Robert Millward coordinates the Administration and Leadership Program. 

Advance Your Career in Education with a Doctoral Program Designed for Your Workplace

The Doctor of Education in Administration and Leadership Studies program is a three-year, part-time program designed to enhance administrative skills for school and college administrators.

The program focuses on budgeting techniques, communication skills, team building, leadership theory, conflict resolution, implementing change, research, adult development, and case studies.

  • Students progress through the program as a cohort.
  • All classes meet five times per semester on Fridays from noon–6:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
  • The program is designed to accommodate the schedules of school administrators, college faculty, and college administrators.

Mission Statement

The doctoral program in Administration and Leadership Studies is designed for future college teachers and administrators and offers a rich mixture of theory and application through specifically designed courses. We expect our cohort to develop a spirit of a camaraderie that promotes the development of ethical beliefs, and a constructivist philosophy. In addition to traditional course work, the Gettysburg Leadership Walk is designed to complement the academic package and to promote leadership concepts and ideas for future research.

The Leadership Program

We want to attract potential leaders into this program who can think critically, who can write well, and who can speak effectively. In addition, candidates for this program must be sensitive, must be able to analyze complex problems, must be able to make rational decisions, and must be able to articulate their own personal philosophy. Our intent is to help college teachers and college administrators to develop leadership attributes through extensive reading, through analysis of administrative leadership case studies, through self-assessment leadership profiles, and through application of leadership skills in a field setting.

We believe that by keeping the program small, as well as highly selective, we will be able to attract top quality candidates into the program. We want to develop a program whose major objective is to educate quality leaders who can implement visionary programs in educational organizations. We believe that leadership skills can be taught. We believe that by creating an atmosphere of high expectations, by requiring students to prepare manuscripts for publication, and by requiring students to organize professional leadership seminars we will promote the development of leadership skills.

  • Professional Studies in Education Department
  • Davis Hall, Room 303
    570 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1080
  • Phone: 724-357-2400
  • Fax: 724-357-2961
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.