Dr. Karen Ford, D.S.W.
Interim Director, SSLS
Website and general info:
Emily D. Blake
Student Services & Advising Coord.
JMU offers a unique doctoral program in Postsecondary Leadership, encompassing a combination of practical skills and leadership theory which you can bring to your work in:
A degree from the School of Strategic Leadership Studies is unique, not only because it is a doctoral degree, but also because it has cross-disciplinary courses and promotes competency in:
Higher education administration is listed as one of the "best careers" for the future by US News and World Report. Our graduates will assume major leadership roles drawing upon their training at JMU in areas of policy, business and organization, innovation, accountability, and interpersonal skills. Graduates may enter academic, policy, or practitioner positions at a variety of postsecondary institutions, higher education organizations, state coordinating boards, and governmental agencies related to postsecondary education.