What Our Alumni Say

David Hile When I decided that I wanted to undertake my doctorate, I started researching schools and programs. I actually spent three years doing that research because I did not want a fully online program (face-to-face classes was a must for me), but also needed a program close to home with leaders who understood the demands of my professional responsibilities as a district superintendent.  I also wanted a rigorous academic program that challenged my thinking because I wanted to learn and grow, not just get the degree.  One day in the fall of 2014 an email came into my inbox from Dr. Lucian Szlizewski, Miami Ed.D Program Coordinator, with a description of Miami’s Ed.D program.  After reading the description and goals of the program, I realized I had found the program for which I had been searching, or more accurately, it had found me. 

The Miami Ed.D program lived up to its description and stated goals in every way.  The courses were relevant, rigorous, and fun.  The professors are experts in their fields, interesting, supportive, and a pleasure to work with.  They want you to learn, and grow, and succeed.  The cohort consisted of exceptional professional educators from whom I learned a great deal, and with whom I built strong collegial relationships and friendships.  For these reasons, working toward my doctorate at Miami wasn’t an onerous chore, it was a labor of love. 

If you are searching for an Ed.D program focused on educational leadership that values democracy, ethics, equity, and social justice, with passionate professors who will challenge your thinking but also go out of their way to help you learn and grow and complete your doctorate, you should certainly take a close look at Miami’s Ed.D program.

David Hile
- Superintendent
Licking Valley Local Schools

Charles Ogdan The experience in Miami University's Superintendent Licensure program was one of relationships and professionalism. The professors and content provided me the necessary tools and mindset to dig deeper into the day to day experiences I had as an educational leader.  I was able to evaluate decisions above me, at the building, and within the teacher ranks with an increased sense of clarity and understanding.  I highly recommend this program as you leave with not only a higher sense of purpose but a solid network of administrators of which to continue your career.

Charles J. Ogdan
- Principal
Loveland Middle School


Tyler Alexander The Superintendent Licensure Program at Miami University is a great option for working educational leaders. You will be able to network with administrators from all over southwest Ohio and learn from current and former superintendents.  Even if you are not planning to be a superintendent soon, being a part of this program will give you ideas and practices to take back to your building immediately.

Tyler Alexander
- Principal
Kettering Fairmont High School