Meet the SOE Alumni - Shelly Viramontez
Alumni of the Organization and Leadership doctoral program, Shelly Viramontez shares the broad scope of her education at USF and how it was able to help her transition into teaching adults.
The Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Organization and Leadership is a unique program for working professionals who see themselves as educational leaders transforming their organizations through a learning perspective.
Faculty Desiree Zerquera and student Martin De Muchas Flores' collaboration examined administrators and policies at Hispanic-Serving Institutions where often Latinx students are considered one group. Their research challenges programs and institutions to change policies and practices that maybe informed from outdated research and past practices.
The Organization and Leadership (O&L) Doctoral program is comprised of 60 credits of study beyond the master's degree and culminates in the completion of a doctoral dissertation.
To meet the needs of working professionals, the program follows a schedule of alternate weekend classes that convene nine times a semester (Friday evenings and all day Saturdays).