Interdisciplinary Leadership Program Mission Statement
The Ed.D. in Interdisciplinary Leadership Program at Creighton University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution is a practitioner-based doctoral degree for adult lifelong learners.
We believe leadership is practiced in both obvious and subtle ways by anyone willing to help (Lowney, 2003; Wheatley, 2006).
We believe in preparing individuals to work for and with others by fostering a rich interdisciplinary learning environment.
We believe in preparing individuals to embrace complexity by practicing self-reflection, an openness to diversity, and the integration of Ignatian values.
We are diverse in the life experiences, ways of thinking, and knowledge base that faculty, staff, and students bring to the program.
We are reflective scholar-practitioners focused on modeling the leadership our communities and workplaces need today and in the future.
Alongside critical thinking and social science methodologies, we use innovative, leading edge education approaches such as the emerging approach of interdisciplinary leadership, adult learning theory, and dissertations in practice to prepare individuals to work across differences to address complex problems.