Personal Statement

In preparing students to be scholarly practitioners and transformative leaders in educational institutions and related organizations, the University of Dayton’s (UD) Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program in Leadership for Organizations embraces core leadership values consistent with UD’s Marianist heritage. These include consultation, collaboration, inclusiveness, equity, adaptation, change, community and social justice.

Reflecting on the core leadership values of education and UD’s program goal of developing professional leaders who can both construct and apply a professional knowledge base to bring about solutions to complex problems of practice, and to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals, families, organizations, and communities, please write a 500 to 750 word essay (two to three pages double spaced, in 12 point Times New Roman font) in response to the following:

  1. Why are you interested in the Ed.D. program?
  2. What skills and/or experiences do you hope to develop through successful completion of this program?
  3. As a practitioner-scholar, how do you aspire to utilize the theory-to-practice experience from the Ed.D. program to support your work as a leader in your organization?