MORRISTOWN, NJ (04/14/2014)(readMedia)-- Louise Helen Dewar of Oceanport, N.J., has successfully defended her dissertation at the College of Saint Elizabeth (CSE), 2 Convent Road, Morristown, N.J., to earn her doctorate in educational leadership. Dewar's dissertation is entitled, "The Advanced Placement Program: Does the cost outweigh the value for independent schools in the 21st Century?" She is chair of the history department at Ranney School in Tinton Falls, N.J.
"I never considered entering any other Ed.D. program," said Dewar. "CSE's guiding spirit of servant leadership is one which is sorely missing in many leadership programs today. I found that at CSE, the faculty and indeed, everything who works there, "walk the walk" - they are servant leaders in everything they do and learning in that environment was wonderful and so, so valuable to me."
Dewar, who has worked in education for 22 years, has taught grades nine through 12 in the history departments of two independent schools for 17 years. Prior to teaching, she was Assistant Registrar, then Associate Registrar at Monmouth University. In July, 2014, she will leave her position at Ranney School to assume the role of Dean of Academics at the American Boychoir School in Princeton, N.J.
Dewar is a National Board Certified Teacher. She earned a Masters of Arts in History at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, N.J., and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn.The doctoral program at CSE, which is dedicated to preparing leaders who are committed to social justice and ethical practice, began in August 2007. "Integrated into all course work and learning activities are the central values and beliefs necessary for school leaders to function as morally purposeful stewards for their school communities," states John Crews, Ed.D., CSE educational leadership program chair. "This philosophy of servant leadership represents a major shift from the traditional paradigm of school leaders as managers of resources, which is so prevalent in today's practices."
Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, Convent Station, New Jersey, the College of Saint Elizabeth enrolls more than 1,500 full- and part-time students in more than 25 undergraduate, 10 graduate and two doctoral degree programs; an Ed.D.in educational leadership and a Psy.D. in counseling psychology. For information on other activities or programs, visit the College of Saint Elizabeth web site at www.cse.edu.