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Student Spotlight: Bashelia Ward

Radiating as a passionate educator and advocate for knowledge and research, Bashelia Ward, a student in the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Organizational Leadership program, aims to bridge her visions for restorative educational practices with her love for fostering equitable opportunities within marginalized communities across schools and districts. As a mom, researcher, and doctoral student … Continued
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Student Spotlight: Tina Patterson

Focused on creating and distributing award-winning educational curriculum for schools in and around her community, Tina Patterson embodies what it means to have a dream of engaging with students and teachers, and see it come to fruition through hard work, dedication, and resilience. As she embarks on completing her Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership … Continued

Asma

Student Spotlight: Asma Anwar

The beauty of the journey toward achieving one’s educational goals is simple; each is different, unique, and distinct to them. There is no mold, framework, or even roadmap for how life is supposed to be. And that’s definitely true for students like Dr. Asma Anwar. From moving across oceans to forming a family to pursuing … Continued

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ACU, Texas Education Service Center Region 13 partner to address teacher shortage

Abilene Christian University is partnering with the Texas Education Service Center Region 13 to offer a unique set of fully-online degree programs and professional development pathways to both aspiring educators and working teaching professionals in Central Texas.  In an effort to help solve the teacher shortage across the state, ACU and ESC Region 13 are … Continued

Online Ed.D.

ACU Ranked Fifth in the Nation for Online Ed.D. Program

Abilene Christian University has been named one of the nation’s Best Online Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) Programs for 2022. Fortune Education, a highly respected industry and education ranking provider, presented the award.  The Best Online Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) Programs ranking highlights the top online universities that provide Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership programs for those … Continued

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Faculty Spotlight: Dana McMichael

In the early hours before students log on for their courses and the online chatter begins,  Dana McMichael, the dissertation manager for ACU Online’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Organizational Leadership program, has already started her day with coffee in hand. Dana’s commitment to supporting students goes beyond just helping them defend their dissertations. Dr. … Continued

Patrick

Student Spotlight: Patrick Dupont

Guidance and mentorship play a pivotal role in student success. This proved true for ACU alumni Patrick Dupont as he saw the demand for strong leaders to teach the next generation of healthcare professionals. With the help of ACU Online’s Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership (Ed.D.) program, Patrick was able to form the skills … Continued

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Bryan Patterson

As a born leader, Dr. Bryan Patterson discovered early on in life that his passion is to be an agent of change in the communities in which he serves. From first-generation college student to dissertation chair and adjunct professor for ACU Online’s Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership program, Bryan has seen first-hand how education … Continued

Faculty Spotlight: Gae Goodwin

From a very young age Dr. Gae Goodwin wanted to make an impact on the world. After overcoming many obstacles, committing herself to a career in human resources and earning her doctorate, she is now getting to make that impact as an adjunct professor in ACU’s online Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership program.  New … Continued

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Faculty Spotlight: Karen Maxwell

Abilene, TX has been home to Dr. Karen Maxwell for as long as she remembers. From growing up with both parents serving as ACU faculty members, to becoming a faculty member herself, she can’t imagine life apart from the Wildcat community. After teaching in-person on the main campus from 2006-2015, Karen joined ACU Online where … Continued