A Doctorate in Adult and Higher Education with an option in Community College Leadership prepares faculty and administrators for leadership roles in technical and community colleges and similar organizations. The focus is on the application of quality research to the problems and opportunities in community colleges.

You will critically analyze the latest research from a variety of perspectives and learn how to engage in data-driven decision making and use principles of good practice to meet the changing needs of community and technical colleges.


Community College Leadership Teaching and Learning Methods

Students enroll as members of a cohort with the goal of participating in an active learning community. Classes are scheduled for an intensive weekend twice per term in Portland, Oregon. Face-to-face class sessions are held Thursday afternoon, all day Friday, and Saturday morning. Instructional methods include group and individual projects, scholarly discussion, and professional internships. Every student receives guidance from our nationally recognized faculty.

Prerequisite Experience

Applicants need a minimum of three years of full-time professional experience in technical or community colleges or a professional field related to teaching, learning and/or leadership.


Topics of Study

  • Leadership
  • Research
  • Ethics



Lindsay Andrews
Adult & Higher Education Program Lead
(541) 737-3574