Workforce Education and Development Leadership Students

Our graduates

Listed below are the graduates in the Doctor of Philosophy in education leadership program in the Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology at Western Michigan University.

  • Justin Arnold
    Title/Organization: Assistant Extension Educator/University of Nebraska
    Dissertation Topic: A phenomenology of calling among undergraduates at a public university: reliance on faith during an intentional career decision-making process

  • Michael Feutz
    Title/Organization: Professor/Ferris State University
    Dissertation Topic: The phenomenology of the bachelor of science in HVAC engineering technology from Ferris State University 

  • Michael Martel
    Title/Organization: Placement/Flint Community Schools/Retired
    Dissertation Topic: Perceptions of teacher evaluation systems at CTE centers in Michigan

  • Ryan Rowe
    Title/Organization: Superintendent/Madison School District
    Dissertation Topic: High school seniors' educational experience influencing the decision to pursue a career in nursing

  • Karen Kain
    Title/Organization: Director-retired/Western Michigan University TRIO Student Success
    Dissertation Topic: First-generation, income-eligible peer mentor study

  • Gregory VanderKooi
    Title/Organization: Professor/Ferris State University
    Dissertation Topic: Problem-based learning: an attitudinal study of police academy students

  • Alan Papendick
    Title/Organization: Adjunct Instructor of ITE/Delta Community College
    Dissertation Topic: Leadership styles inventory of Michigan career and technical education area center principals

  • Julia VanderMolen
    Title/Organization: Assistant Professor/Grand Valley State University
    Dissertation Topic: Job tasks performed by career preparation system administrators: implications for leadership development