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Assistant Vice President and Dean Profiled in Fortune Magazine, Education Edition

Dr. Vaughan Calhoun

On August 5th, Dr. Vaughn Calhoun, Assistant Vice President and Dean of the Center for Academic Success (CAS), said: fortune magazineThe article, “Why I Got an Ed.D. Instead of a Ph.D. in Education,” focuses on Dr. Calhoun’s educational and professional experience and his thoughts on the difference between an end-of-life degree. I was. Calhoun earned a BA in Legal Administration from Rutgers University, where he was a fully-scholar football player. He earned his MPA in Public Policy and Administration from California State University, Long He Beach, and an Ed.D. BA in Higher Education Management from Northeastern University.

Calhoun also provided guidance to graduate students on the difference between PhD and PhD. and her Ed.D. Teaching, Sharing,

… Ph.D. is basically research-oriented. The purpose is to generate new knowledge. However, Ed.D. They typically use existing knowledge to solve contemporary problems. It’s not about how new knowledge is created and disseminated, it’s about how problems can be solved.

When asked his advice to students deciding whether to pursue an Ed.D. or Ph.D., Calhoun said that students should first consider their career goals and trajectory. said.

…if you want to be a professor, do research, write articles, Ed.D. Better suited for that type of training. Ed.D. [is more] Focus on practice.

Calhoun joined Seton Hall in 2019 and is part of the Senior Leadership Team in the Student Services Division. His areas of Academic Success focus on the Center for Academic Success (CAS), Center for Academic Resources (ARC), Student-Athlete Academic Support, Career His Center, ROTC, Gen1, and Transfer His Center.

Prior to Seton Hall, Calhoun was Assistant Vice President of Academic Innovation at Rowan University. He assisted in the coordination, development and implementation of high quality academic programs and policies. He has extensive teaching experience and has developed relationships with industry and community partners for the career development of his students. In college, he chaired the Business Department of the School of Design & Technology and also chaired the first Racial Diversity Commission. He has led Becker Business redesigning his programs, multi-year projects in collaboration with faculty and other campuses and his partners, plus he has four bachelor’s degree programs (ESport Management, Emerging Media and Content Creation, Sport Management , Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship). ). He is currently an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland (Global Campus) and Providence College.

One of his goals at Seton Hall is to continue to raise the bar in academic achievement and support student persistence, retention and graduation. His leadership style focuses on understanding organizational dynamics, breaking down silos, and building networks.

Read the full article here: https://fortune.com/education/business/articles/2022/08/05/why-i-earned-an-ed-d-instead-of-a-ph-d-in -education/