Doctor of Education: Leadership




Fall 2021

Mark Peterson, Current EDD Student

Mark Peterson, current EDD student, was recently recognized for his work as an upscale security officer for his efforts in assisting an injured professional baseball player during a game. Here is a link to the recognition. Well done Mark!


Dr. Nerita Hughes, EDD Alum

Dr. Nerita Hughes, EDD alum and academic dean at North Hennepin Community College, was recently spotlighted on Good Day Fox 9 discussing how to help students stay safe during their return to school. Thank you Dr. Hughes! That story can be seen here: How to help students struggling with a return to in-person learning


Becca Gas, Current EDD Student

Current EDD student Becca Gas welcomed Lila Gas on June 9, 2021. Becca was also recently hired as the Operations Manager in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Congratulations to Becca on her beautiful new baby and new position! 


Dr. Joey Page, EDD Alum

Dr. Joey Page, EDD graduate, recently accepted the role of Superintendent for Austin Public School, where he graduated from in 1990. Click this link to read more. Best of luck in your new role Dr. Page!


Diana Loera, Current EDD Student

Diana Loera, current Ed.D student, was recently part of the 2nd IALU Panel put on by the La Salle University Bolivia and the International Association of La Salle Universities. Here is a link to that presentation: Las universidades Lasallistas y su compromiso con el Pacto Educativo Global

She was also a part of the workgroup of educational institutions for the Laudato Si’ Action Platform that the Vatican released in October. Congratulations on this important work, Diana!


Dr. Jack McClure, EDD Program Director

Congratulations to Dr. Jack McClure, EDD Program Director on welcoming his newest grandson, Jonathan James McClure, born September 17th, 2021.


Dr. Sarah Wanger, EDD Alum

Dr. Sarah Wanger, EDD alum, was recently named Executive Director for Kelley Direct Online MBA & MS programs at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Dr. Wanger served for two and half years as the Director of Admission for Kelley Direct programs. Congratulations Dr. Wanger! Here is a recent podcast she recorded while in her previous role on How to build (or rebuild) a recruiting process that really works – Kelley Direct.


Dr. Ayodeji Oyebola, EDD Alum

Dr. Ayodeji Oyebola, EDD Alum started a new position as a Senior Consultant at DeYoung Consulting Services and published an article on their website. Nice work Dr. Oyebola! 


Dr. Sonia Feder-Lewis, EDD Faculty

Congratulations to Dr. Sonia Feder-Lewis, EDD faculty member, who recently published, Never Really All Grown Up: Identity and the Adult Learner in the Age of Constant Change in


Dr. Christina Pierre, EDD Alum

Dr. Christina Pierre, EDD alum and principal at Sunrise Park Middle School in White Bear Lake, was recently featured in a channel 5 news story about the changes she is making to the grading system. Thank you for your work Dr. Pierre! Here is a link to the new story: Metro school changes grading system, gets rid of ‘F’ grades in hopes students can focus on learning 


Dr. Burl Haar, EDD Adjunct Professor

Congratulations to Dr. Burl Haar, EDD adjunct professor on welcoming his first granddaughter, Leonora (Leoni) Schroeder born June 28th, 2021. 


Dr. Chandra Hutchens, EDD Alum

Dr. Chandra Hutchens, EDD Alum was recently promoted to Supervisor Clinical Research Coordinator in Epidemiology and the Kern Center for Health Care Delivery at Mayo Clinic. Best of luck in your new role, Dr. Hutchens!


Dr. Paul Kotz, EDD Faculty

Dr. Paul Kotz, EDD Faculty Member, recently published his newest book, Start Late, Finish Happy. Congratulations Dr. Kotz!