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Beth John

“Returning to school for my doctorate after 8 years post-graduate work was no easy feat. As an older student, mother, and full time employee, my view of life and education had greatly shifted from my undergraduate and graduate school experiences. The cohort model of the Edgewood College program allowed me to thrive within community. I was challenged in so many ways to be my best self, both academically and professionally. Through this program, I have found a new love for research, especially research that can bring positive change and give voice to student populations that have often been overlooked in higher education.”

Beth John, Ed.D. '09
Director of First Year Experience

University of Wisconsin Whitewater


Dawn Nonn

“My most memorable experience during the dissertation process was the time I spent with Drs. Linda and Richard Barrows. They are brilliant teachers with a wealth of knowledge that they graciously shared. I felt incredibly blessed to have them on my team. I believe my perspective on leadership has increased my determination to be solutions oriented. This includes looking for ways to ensure that students are given the tools and foundation of knowledge that is aligned with assessment expectations, but also provides an accurate picture of the individual child's abilities and unique learning style.”

Dawn Nonn, Ed.D. '09

Madison Metropolitan School District


Debbie Bebeau

"Edgewood College was my first experience teaching or learning in a private educational institution. I have enjoyed being immersed in a learning community at Edgewood that embraces values similar to mine. Edgewood faculty, staff, and students have not only exemplified the college’s values but have also threaded the values into learning activities in every course. I enjoy reflecting about how I will integrate Edgewood College values in higher educational leadership."

Debbie Bebeau, MS, QTR; Current Ed.D. Student
Clinical Instructor/Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

UW-Madison Occupational Therapy Program


Heather Harbach

"I chose Edgewood College because they specifically stated that their program catered to working professionals who wished to further their education. At the orientation sessions, families are mentioned as important in this journey, and I could tell that they meant what they said. The program at Edgewood acknowledges us as people. It is a very student focused program.”

Heather Harbach, BA, MS, Current Ed. D student
Assistant Dean of Students


Ali Alghatani

"The program helped me focus on how to be a leader and how to use the Edgewood values in my life and leadership.”

Ali Alghatani, Ed.D. '14
Strategy Management
Saudi Telecom Company




Lori Mueller

"The Edgewood experience has prepared me well in securing the role of superintendent! I truly appreciated the practitioner focus of the coursework and development of relevant tools and strategies. In my interview, I felt like I had great examples to draw from and share. I am so grateful for the program. Thank you!”

Lori Mueller, Current Ed.D. student, 2013 Cohort
Baraboo Public School District



Carol Keintz

“My experience in the Edgewood College EdD program was enhanced by the strong and visionary leadership of this program. The overarching vision of excellence and authentic research-based practice throughout the coursework encouraged myself and my peers to strive to higher goals and ultimately produce our best work through our research.”

Carol Keintz, Ed.D. '09
CEO & Executive Director, Next Door Foundation

Milwaukee, WI