Cross-Disciplinary Ph.D. Teams
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the field of education degree program is designed to create opportunities for cross-disciplinary research by concentrating on critical national and global problems in which education and human development play a significant role. To adequately address issues, scholars require both a strong foundation in education as well as theoretical and disciplinary grounding in multiple disciplines.
The PhD program is distinguished by four characteristics:
- candidates apply to a cross-disciplinary research team that is focused on a critical problem related to education and human development;
- approaches to the research problems require a cross-disciplinary lens;
- students engage in individual and collaborative research throughout their program;
- and candidates aspire to careers in which the production of research is paramount.
Current cross-disciplinary teams are organized around themes of: education and inequality, human-technology collaboration, curriculum and instruction, education policy, comparative and international education, and human and organizational learning.