Doctoral Studies

Adult, Continuing, and Higher Education


Jonathan Messemer PhD

The Adult, Continuing, and Higher Education track is designed for students who currently hold, or who aspire to hold, leadership positions in business or industrial organizations, higher education institutions, or non-profit agencies. It is not designed for persons whose career paths are within the K-12 school system.

Students who study in the Adult, Continuing, and Higher Education track should have experience and/or coursework in each of the following areas: (1) adult learning; (2) leadership theory; (3) administrative decision-making and problem-solving, (4) planning, budgeting, and continuing professional education; and (5) professional ethics. Each student should meet at an early date with his/her academic advisor to plan a series of specialization courses that will supplement the student's experience and prior study in these five areas.