Benedictine University Ed.D. Student Wins Ohio Association For Developmental Education Award

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Benedictine University Ed.D. student Therese Revlock is a recipient of the 2014 award for Outstanding Developmental Education Program in Ohio from The Ohio Association for Developmental Education (OADE). The award recognizes educational programs that exemplify the best of current practice in the field of developmental education.

Benedictine University EdD OADE Award Winner
“Therese’s valuable work is a testament to what can be accomplished with the right education,” said Sunil Chand, Ph.D., Benedictine’s Ed.D. Program Director.

Benedictine University is proud to announce that Therese Revlock, a student of its online Doctor of Education (Ed.D) in Higher Education and Organizational Change program, is a recipient of the 2014 award for Outstanding Developmental Education Program in Ohio from The Ohio Association for Developmental Education (OADE). The award recognizes educational programs that exemplify the best of current practice in the field of developmental education.

The work of Revlock and her colleagues in redesigning the reading curriculum at Stark State College to better align with student’s majors earned her department the award and an invitation to present their research and results at OADE’s 30th annual conference.

“Therese’s valuable work is a testament to what can be accomplished with the right education,” said Sunil Chand, Ph.D., Benedictine’s Ed.D. Program Director. “Her doctoral dissertation here at Benedictine University, which researched the benefits of accelerating for the successful progress of developmental reading students based on their placement assessments, is a perfect example of how our Ed.D. students combine their research and scholarship with effective practice.”

Joining Revlock as a presenter at the OADE conference was Hunter Boylan, Ph.D., Director of the National Center for Developmental Education (NCDE) and Professor of Higher Education at Appalachian State University. A renowned author, speaker and consultant whose career in education has spanned more than 30 years, Boylan’s research in reading and developmental practices were the impetus behind Revlock’s own work.

“This all started two years ago when one of my colleagues and I were discussing how we could change our reading program to reflect current trends,” Revlock said. “We ordered a book from Dr. Boylan on reading and developmental practices, communicated with him over email, and our work proliferated from there. Our results will create the foundation when we construct the curriculum for the First in the World Grant we are anticipating from the U.S. Department of Education. I am really happy that our presentation will coincide with Dr. Boylan as the keynote.”

This year’s OADE conference was held on November 7 in Columbus, Ohio. More information about the OADE conference can be found at http://www.oade.org/conf.html.

About Benedictine University’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Higher Education and Organizational Change

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) at Benedictine University, available both on campus and online, is intended for practicing professionals who wish to pursue careers in higher education administration. Coursework is grounded in an inquiry-driven methodology characterized by critical thinking, analysis and self-reflection. The program readies students to develop and implement strategic plans, improve learning, manage resources, lead personnel, implement policy and orchestrate change within a higher education organization. More information about the online Ed.D. program is available at online.ben.edu/edd.

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