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Department of Higher, Adult, and Counselor Education

 HIGHER EDUCATION EDD

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 Faculty Profiles

 Crystal Chambers, J.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor and Program Coordinator

 East Carolina University

 Department of Higher, Adult and Counselor Education

 Office:  212 Ragsdale

 Phone:  (252) 328-4649

 Email:  chambersc@ecu.edu

 

Background:

Crystal Renée Chambers (formerly Gafford Muhammad) is a summa cum laude graduate of Spelman College and holds a J.D. as well as a Ph.D. in Education Policy from the University of Virginia. She is the 2003 first-place winner of the American Association for Higher Education’s Black Caucus Doctoral Student Award and a 2005 recipient of the Association for Institutional Research's Research Grant.  Dr. Chamber’s co-edited volume From Diplomas to Doctorates: The Success of Black Women in Higher Education and its Implications for Equal Educational Opportunities for All (Stylus, 2010) was featured by the American Association of Colleges and Universities. She has two additional volumes underway with Emerald Press: Support Systems and Services for Diverse Populations: Considering the Intersection of Race, Gender, and the Needs of Black Female Undergraduates and Black American Female Undergraduates on Campus: Successes and Challenges, forthcoming in 2011 and 2012 respectively. Her work can also be found in the National Women’s Studies Association Journal, Race and Ethnicity in Education, and NASSP Bulletin.

 

Education:

Ph.D., Education Policy and Evaluation, University of Virginia,

J.D., School of Law, University of Virginia

B.A., Political Science, Spelman College

 

Courses Taught:

LEED 8027:  Seminar-Higher Education Law

LEED 8410:  Advanced Research and Evaluation

LEED 8420:  Advanced Educational Statistics

LEED 8430:  Qualitative Research in Education

LEED 7520:  History and Philosophy of Higher Education

 

Research Interests:

College Choice; Race, Class, and Gender in Higher Education; and Critical Race/Critical Race Feminist Theory. 

 

Curriculum Vitae (CV):


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Cheryl McFadden, Ed.D., Associate Professor

East Carolina University

Department of Higher, Adult and Counselor Education

Office:  123 Ragsdale

Phone:  (252) 328-6179

Email:  mcfaddench@ecu.edu

 

Background:

Cheryl McFadden is an associate professor in the Department of Higher, Adult and Counselor Education at East Carolina University.  She has worked as an educational consultant both in higher education and the public and private school sector. Her research interests include program evaluation, leadership styles and behaviors, online education, college choice factors and civic engagement. She has presented her research at over a hundred state, national, and international conferences and has published over 30 articles and book chapters in these areas.

 

Education:

Ed.D., Leadership in Higher Education, Widener University

M.A., Educational Administration, Villanova University

B.S., Elementary Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

 

Courses Taught:

LEED 8035:  Seminar-Educational Leadership

LEED 8015:  Seminar-Human Resource Development

LEED 7520:  Finance in Higher Education

LEED 8010:  Organizational Theory and Culture

LEED 8020:  Politics and Power in Education

LEED 8050:  Ethics in Educational Leadership

LEED 8991:  Doctoral Internship

 

Research Interests:

Program Evaluation, Leadership Styles and Behaviors, Online Education, College Choice Factors, Civic Engagement.

 

Curriculum Vitae (CV):


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Dr. Michael C. Poock, Ph.D., Associate Professor

East Carolina University

Department of Higher, Adult and Counselor Education

Office:  203 Ragsdale

Phone:  (252) 328-5582

Email:  poockm@ecu.edu

 

Background:

Dr. Michael C. Poock has over 25 years of experience in higher education, including student affairs, graduate student issues, and academic administration.   He currently is an associate professor in the doctoral program in educational leadership at East Carolina University.  He holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration and master’s degrees in public administration and mass communication.  His research interests are graduate education, student affairs, enrollment management, and the application of Web technologies.

 

Education:

Ph.D., Higher Education Administration, Kent State University

M.A., Mass Communication, Bowling Green State University

M.P.A., Public Administration, State University of New York at Albany

B.A., Political Science, Bowling Green State University

 

Courses Taught:

LEED 8020:  Politics and Power in Education

LEED 8010:  Organizational Theory and Culture

LEED 8040:  Policy Development and Analysis

LEED 8015:  Seminar-Human Resource Development

LEED 8420:  Quantitative Research in Educational Leadership

LEED 8410:  Advanced Research and Evaluation 

LEED 8991:  Doctoral Internship

LEED 9000:  Dissertation

 

Research Interests:

Graduate Education, Student Affairs, Enrollment Management, and the Application of Web Technologies.

 

Curriculum Vitae (CV):

 

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Sandra Seay, Ed.D., Associate Professor

East Carolina University

Department of Higher, Adult and Counselor Education

Office:  223B Ragsdale

Phone:  (252) 328-5313

Email:  seays@ecu.edu

 

Background:

Dr. Sandra Seay has administrative, student affairs, and academic experiences at two community colleges, one Historically Black Institution, and two state public universities.  Her academic career began at East Tennessee State University, where she coordinated a program designed to diversify the student pool at the medical school.  She has been a director of retention and the dean of a college for beginning and undecided students.  Dr. Seay has taught sociology, introductory psychology, and first-year experience courses as an adjunct faculty member.  She became a full-time faculty member in the College of Education at East Carolina University in 2003. 

 

Education:

Ed.D., Educational Administration, East Tennessee State University

MA., Counseling, East Tennessee State University

MA., Social Sciences, University of Chicago

BA, Anthropology/Sociology, University of Massachusetts at Boston

 

Courses Taught:

ADED 6490:  Issues and Trends in Adult Education

LEED 7470:  School Business Management

LEED 7520:  Special Topics – Finance in Higher Education

LEED 8015:  Doctoral Seminar in Human Resource Development

LEED 8020:  Politics and Power in Education

LEED 8040:  Policy Development and Analysis

LEED 8045:  Cases and Concepts in Educational Leadership

LEED 8047:  Student Development in Higher Education

LEED 8050:  Ethics in Educational Leadership

LEED 8410:  Advanced Research in Educational Leadership

LEED 8420:  Quantitative Research in Educational Leadership

 

Research Interests:

First-Generation Students and within that population, her focus is graduate students and higher education administrators who are women.

 

Curriculum Vitae (CV):

 

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David J. Siegel, Ph.D., Associate Professor

East Carolina University

Department of Higher, Adult and Counselor Education

Office:  229 Ragsdale

Phone:  (252) 328-2828

Email:  siegeld@ecu.edu

 

Background:

Dr. Siegel’s work focuses on collective action by organizations to promote social change, with a particular emphasis on initiatives supporting diversity and inclusion.  He is the author of Organizing for Social Partnership (Routledge, 2010) and The Call for Diversity (Routledge Falmer, 2003) and is co-editor (with John C. Knapp) of The Business of Higher Education (Praeger, 2009), a three-volume book set.  His research on the dynamics of cross-sector collaboration has appeared in journals such as Higher Education, Innovative Higher Education, theJournal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, and the Journal of Further and Higher Education, and his essays on academic life and culture have appeared in Academe, Liberal Education, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, and About Campus.  Siegel’s research has been funded by Lumina Foundation for Education.

 

Education:

Ph.D., Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, University of Michigan

M.Ed., Educational Leadership and Policies, University of South Carolina

B.A., Communication, Wake Forest University

 

Courses Taught:

LEED 7520:  History and Philosophy of Higher Education

LEED 8010:  Organizational Theory and Culture

LEED 8035:  Seminar in Educational Leadership

LEED 8040:  Policy Development and Analysis

LEED 8430:  Qualitative Research

 

Research Interests:

Organizational Theory, Social Change, Diversity and Inclusion, Cross-Sector Collaboration, Academic Life and Culture

 



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