Alum Testimonials

Our Ed.D. program in K-12 Educational Administration has been transformative for our graduates in their lives and careers. Hear from just a few of our incredible alums:

This program did more than just give me practical skills that I use in my educational leadership career. My experience taught me how to take a systematic approach to addressing the problems we all encounter in educational practice, including increasing equity for our students.

Ted Jones, Ed.D.
Office of the Superintendent, Detroit Public Schools Community District

The program at MSU was one of the best professional learning experiences of my life. I developed strong theoretical and practical knowledge and built connections with some of the best educators, practitioners, and researchers in the field.

Omar Hakim, Ed.D.
Principal, Birmingham Covington School

The whole program really opened up our eyes and made us better educators. It has made me a better advocate for students!

Melody Strang, Ed.D.
Superintendent, Genesee Schools

[The program was] an intensive three-year learning experience that challenged me to think deeply about educational issues, social policy and equity, yet afforded me the opportunity to immediately apply the learning in my work.

Jenny Fee, Ed.D.
Superintendent, St. Joseph Schools

The educational landscape has never been more complex. As an experienced leader at the building, district and ISD level, the MSU Ed.D. program supported my growth and leveraged my skills to be part of the solution to today’s challenges.

David Hundt, Ed.D.
School Improvement Consultant Muskegon Area, ISD

Participation in MSU’s collaborative cohort model created for me a sustaining network of equity focused leaders across the state of Michigan.

Liesel Carlson, Ed.D. 
Partnership Liaison, Michigan Department of Education

The Ed.D. program provided a deep look into the work of others through an equity-minded lens. This view now transcends all aspects of my day-to-day work for the betterment of all students.

Jerry McDowell, Ed.D. 
Superintendent, Whitehall District Schools