The doctoral programs in higher education provide students with the opportunity to conduct research that makes a difference. Our faculty are productive scholars, each of whom has a research team of doctoral students working with them. On this page you will find research conducted by our faculty, students, and alumni, as well as links to university resources.
Thriving in Transitions: A Research-Based Approach to College Student Success
(University of South Carolina Press, 2012)
Edited by Laurie A. Schreiner, Ph.D., chair and professor of doctoral higher education; Michelle C. Louis, Ph.D.; and Denise D. Nelson, Ph.D. Candidate
Representing the intersection of higher education and positive psychology, this book reflects a paradigm shift in the student success literature, as it focuses on promoting high levels of academic, social, and psychological well-being in the college environment.
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Thriving in Leadership: Strategies for Making a Difference in Christian Higher Education
(ACU Press/Leafwood Publishers, 2012)
Edited by Karen Longman, Ph.D., program director and professor of doctoral higher education
This book compiles the perspectives of 17 successful higher education leaders, incorporating the latest leadership literature. The book’s contents are divided into three sections: “The Interior Life of Thriving Leaders,” followed by “The Social Intelligence of Thriving Leaders,” which focuses on the relational side of leadership, and “How Leaders Can Shape a Thriving Organizational Culture.”
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Christian Higher Education: An International Journal of Research, Theory, and Practice
Edited by Karen Longman, Ph.D., professor of doctoral higher education, and Laurie Schreiner, Ph.D., professor of doctoral higher education
This peer-reviewed journal, which is interdenominational and interdisciplinary in scope, publishes original research, meta-analyses, analytical essays, book reviews, and descriptions of best practices informed by empirical research.
Read some of our most popular articles (PDF), or download the journal!
More from our faculty:
Faculty, Alumni, and Student Publications and Presentations
- 2014–15 (PDF)
- Noel Academy for Strengths-Based Learning and Education
- Department Research Projects 2012–13