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Ed.D. Core Faculty Roster (will be updated September 2019)

Ed.D. faculty represent a wide range of scholars, practitioners, and educational leaders within their respective fields. In addition to providing hands-on, student-centered instruction, Ed.D. faculty model interdisciplinary collaboration to address pressing social issues and barriers within their field. Faculty include UW Tacoma professors, regional leaders in health care, higher education, and K-12 education, as well as national experts in related fields.

Dr. Robin Minthorn, Incoming Director and Associate Professor in Education (as of August 16, 2019)
Dr. Laura Feuerborn, Professor in Education
Dr. Marian Harris, Professor in Social Work (also affiliated with the School of Education)
Dr. Rob MacGregor, Professor in Practice in Education

Dr. Chris Knaus, Professor in Education (on sabbatical in 2019-2020 from September 16, 2019-June 16, 2020)

Please view the School of Education's directory for a full roster of faculty:

Please view the School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership's directory for a full roster of faculty:

Ed.D. Council

The Ed.D. Program’s academic and curricular framing is coordinated and approved by a faculty council. This council represents UWT’s Education and Nursing Programs. Membership will be updated around October 01, 2019.

Program Contacts

Interim Ed.D. Director, Rachel Endo, Ph.D. (from June 15, 2019-August 16, 2019)

Dr. Rachel Endo, Dean of the School of Education, will serve as Interim Director of the Ed.D. Program from June 15, 2019 until Incoming Director Dr. Robin Minthorn starts on August 16, 2019. Dr. Ginger MacDonald retired from UWT on June 15, 2019. A follow-up communication will go out to Ed.D. stakeholders once Dr. Minthorn arrives to campus. 

Below is a general breakdown of who will assist with what during the time of transition in summer 2019:

  1. Ashley Walker, Academic Advisor- will remain the general point of contact if you have any questions; uwtdoc@uw.edu or 253-692-4367.

  2. Dr. Rob MacGregor, Director of Ed Admin Program - will offer support to Ed.D. students who are in the K-12 Superintendent track. Dr. Rachel Endo will offer support to the rest of you who are in other tracks (e.g., higher education, healthcare leadership/nursing, and other).

  3. If you are currently working on your dissertation/capstone project, your chair will continue to serve as your main point person. However, contact Ashley or Dean Endo if you need additional support, have questions that your chair cannot answer, or do not yet have a chair identified.