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The Emergence of the Professional Doctorate: An Analysis of Career Paths of Black EdD/Doctor of Education Awardees at Historically Black Colleges

The Emergence of the Professional Doctorate: An Analysis of Career Paths of Black EdD/Doctor of Education Awardees at Historically Black Colleges
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Author(s): Robin Lee (Independent Researcher, USA)
Copyright: 2016
Pages: 20
Source title: Setting a New Agenda for Student Engagement and Retention in Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Charles B. W. Prince (Howard University, USA) and Rochelle L. Ford (Syracuse University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0308-8.ch015

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Abstract

While extensive research exists for both the doctoral experience and career paths after the doctorate, the bulk (if not all) of these studies are limited to those attaining the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree. By contrast, less is known about Doctor of Education (EdD) awardees, and even less is known about Black EdD awardees within the context of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). However, as Black EdD graduates from HBCUs are among the fastest growing segments of doctoral graduates, it is important to determine the career trajectories of “Black Docs”. Using a quantitative comparative case-study approach, along with qualitative analysis and in-depth interviews of Black EdD HBCU alumni, this chapter, per the author, will illuminate the experiences of Black EdD graduates with regard to the long-term career impact of attaining the terminal degree, and provide insight toward ensuring the support and career preparation necessary toward assisting Black doctoral students and alumni to reach their career goals.

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