Doctor of Education - Learning, Leadership, and Organization Development

Degree Program Overview

University of Georgia’s Learning, Leadership, and Organization Development program develops leaders and scholars with deep knowledge of learning and change so they can transform their worlds. Across our degree offerings, the Ed.D. in Learning, Leadership & Organization Development stands out as  an innovative degree specifically focused on the development of advanced professionals who are actively engaged in leading education and learning of adults and/or developing organizations. The program offers a highly relevant and integrated curriculum designed to develop leaders of change and scholar-practitioners who can bridge theory/research and practice and continuously enhance the quality of their practice and contributions in the systems in which they work. .The EdD is a member of and aligns with the design principles of the prestigious Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate, an organization dedicated to transforming doctoral education for the advanced practitioner. 

Curriculum and Courses

48 hours total – 36 hours required, 12 hours elective. For more information on coursework, click here.


Offered in a blended learning format with face to face classes offered at UGA’s Gwinnett campus, the program makes it possible to complete the doctorate in three to four years.


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Potential Careers

Adult education, workplace learning, human resource development, training and development, professional and continuing education, change management, distance education, educational outreach, post-secondary education, organization development, executive and workplace coaching, leadership development, religious education, social advocacy and action.

Associated Faculty

Dr. Laura Bierema - Click for Faculty's video
Dr. Aliki Nicolaides - Click for Faculty's video
Dr. Wendy Ruona
Dr. Karen Watkins - Click for Faculty's video

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Laura Bierema