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Student Spotlight: Courtney Brazile

Focused on empowering students with effective communication skills and championing their internal sense of self, Courtney Brazile is known as a nationally recognized advocate for incorporating diversity and inclusion into the college classroom and organizational setting. As a professor of communication studies at Dallas College and student in the Doctor of Education (Ed.D..) in Organizational … 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

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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

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Student Spotlight: Kimberly Parrott

Meet Kimberly Parrott, wife, mom, educator, and student. For Parrott, school is nothing out of the ordinary. While currently earning her Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership and Certificate in Conflict Management with ACU Online, she has been working in education for the last twenty-six years, and now serves as the District Coordinator at Houston … Continued

Student Spotlight: Daniel Soliz, Ed.D.

As he said himself, “the most dangerous student is one without a vision,” but that wasn’t the case for Daniel Soliz, Ed.D. From being a first-generation college student, to being named the Director of Student Services & College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) at Allen ISD, Soliz has dedicated his professional life to a vision … Continued

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Student Spotlight: Raymond Craft, Jr.

Not everybody is blessed with a clear path in life. Some of us struggle to find our way. Raymond Craft, Jr. can certainly relate; before he discovered Abilene Christian University, he faced considerable obstacles. Not one to be deterred, he persevered — and now he’s ready to help other students do the same. Passion for … Continued

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Jennifer Butcher

In 2017, ACU proudly welcomed one of Texas’ most esteemed leaders to our School of Educational Leadership: Dr. Jennifer Butcher. A key player in the Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership program, Jennifer brings a strong background to ACU. She earned both her Master of Education in Educational Administration and Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership from … Continued

Darnisha Carreathers, EDD, career move for Texas educator

Doctorate from ACU Online sparks exciting career move for Texas educator

Among the many titles Darnisha Carreathers, Ed.D., proudly claims – teacher, principal, breast cancer survivor, mother and grandmother – she can now add administrator in charge of the literacy efforts for one of the largest school districts in the nation. Her latest career move was sparked by a doctorate in organizational leadership from ACU Online. She … Continued

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The 5 Traits of Positive Leadership to Master

Leaders wield considerable power over the productivity of their teams and the overall workplace culture. An excellent leader knows how to inspire people to follow their example, produce outstanding results, and work for the good of the organization. Unfortunately, many leaders fall short of these expectations. As many as 80 percent of work accidents occur … Continued

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The Difference Between Transactional and Transformational Leadership

Leadership takes many forms. No two leaders look exactly alike, and yet, radically different styles can produce equally impressive results. While a wide variety of qualities set modern leaders apart, most ultimately fall under one of two main categories: transactional and transformational. Identified in James MacGregor Burns’s book entitled Leadership, these influential styles were initially … Continued