CSU’s College of Education recognizes 23 master’s, nine EdD grads

May 11, 2022

Twenty-three Master of Education and nine Doctor of Education in leadership graduates were honored at a Friday evening Charleston Southern University College of Education Commencement event. This was the second EdD cohort to graduate from CSU.

Listed below are the newest Charleston Southern alumni, along with the dissertation titles of doctoral graduates.

Master of Education Candidates

  • Casey Bolduc
  • Holly Clark
  • Matthew Cooper
  • Melissa Devore
  • David “Eddie” Felkel
  • Alexis Gandy
  • Stephanie German
  • Nadezhda “Hope” Ivanova
  • Ashley Johnson
  • Katelyn Kuykendall
  • Alyssa Liles
  • Sommer McKenzie
  • Allison Moyer
  • Kelly Perea
  • Emily Sandifer
  • Ebony Trapp
  • Debra Vance
  • Deanna Wilson
  • Jackson Woodle

Doctoral Candidates

  • Rebecca Crook – A Quantitative Study of The Impact of Four-Day School Weeks on Teacher Retention in Rural Public-School Districts
  • Glorimar Blanco – Retaining Latinx Faculty in Higher Education
  • Emily Enloe – Girls Need to Jam: A Somatics-Based Hip-Hop Dance Intervention and Its Impact on Adolescent Females
  • Christina Furrow – Building Principal Self-Efficacy Through the Lens of Principal Preparation Programs and Principal Leadership Professional Development Experiences
  • Abbie Scott – Course Scheduling’s Impact on the NCAA Initial Eligibility of Male Student Athletes
  • Skylette Scott – Examining the Impacts of COVID-19 on Upper Elementary Students’ Academic Achievement in South Carolina Rural Title I Schools: Prepandemic Versus Pandemic
  • Vivian Simons-Profit – The Development of Leadership Styles of African American Women Human Resources Administrators and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives
  • Kelly Simpson – A Case Study on Creating and Sustaining Organizational Culture in a Startup Company
  • Stephen Sistare – Overcoming Resistance Through Organizational Change Models and Leadership Strategies

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About Charleston Southern University

Founded in 1964 in the heart of the Charleston metro area, Charleston Southern University is a private, Christian liberal arts university. With an enrollment of 3,378 students, CSU offers more than 80 academically rigorous and faith-integrated undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Charleston Southern is one of South Carolina’s largest accredited, independent universities and has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as #21 nationally for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs and #13 for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. Students can learn online or in a traditional classroom setting, all while discovering their pathway to purpose.