Alvernia University's Doctor of Philosophy program offers three areas of concentration to help you carve yourself a course of study that fits your individual needs and interests.


Corporate Leadership

Corporate Leadership will prepare professionals for leadership positions within various fields of business. Through coursework in advanced research and scholarship in corporate leadership, this program will enable executives to continue to develop their leadership talents and research capabilities and understand their transformative role and responsibilities as servant leaders. Exploring global issues, opportunities and the challenges of leading a workforce with individuals from diverse backgrounds will contribute to their effectiveness and ability to be visionary agents of change.

Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership will prepare educators to meet the challenges of contemporary school leadership at all levels of administration including higher education. Through course work in advanced research and scholarship, this program will enable individuals to develop their leadership talents and research capabilities, as well as to understand their responsibilities as agents of change within an increasingly complex and demanding educational system that is expected to meet the needs of all children. Individuals will contribute to the knowledge base as leaders responsible for creating and improving learning communities in our global society.

Community Leadership

Community Leadership will prepare professionals for leadership positions as agents of change in government and community organizations. Coursework will include advanced research and theories of leadership, critical analyses regarding the impact of social welfare policies and procedures, entrepreneurial strategies, research-based assessment of programs, and evidence based management. This program will enable leaders in government and community organizations to act as agents of change and to contribute to a greater understanding regarding community leadership.


Ph.D. Contacts  

Tufan Tiglioglu, Ph.D.
Director, Ph.D. Program in Leadership
Associate Professor of Finance and International Business
Upland Center, Room 219
Ph.D. in Leadership