The Ed.D. capstone is the culminating product of the Ed.D. program, developed through a collaborative group effort in the final year in the EdD program. Capstones reflect the EdD focus on action-oriented andragogy and curriculum and the application of theory and research to address unique and complex problems of practice. These capstone reports support organizational improvement for a wide variety of organizations, contexts, and sectors through analysis and research to inform policy and practice.

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Doctor of Education Capstones from 2021

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Sustaining a Balanced Calendar in Hopewell City Public Schools, Elizabeth Baber, Brandon S. Petrosky, Taylor M. Snow, and Cleveland Walton III

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The Effectiveness of the Virginia Network for Women: A Mixed Methods Study, Stevara Haley Clark, Jenae' D. Harrington, Reshunda L. Mahone, and Kristin L. Smith

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A Comprehensive Audit of Professional Development for K-12 School Leaders in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Melissa Davis Hill, Melisa J. Naumann, Timothy M. Tillman, and Major R. Warner Jr.

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Review of Student Engagement, Assessment, and High-Impact Practice Implementation by Common Book Programs in U.S. Institutions of Higher Education, Raymond (Wes) Hillyard, Carrie Newcomb, Richard M. Pantele, Andrea M. Perseghin, and Leslie Winston

Doctor of Education Capstones from 2020

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Developing A Sustainable Model for Impactful Academic Advising, Ronda M. Bond, Stephen C. Byrd, Sandra J. Mazzoli, and Reginald L. Stroble

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Increasing Doctoral Student Completion Rates Within the College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University, Victoria A. Keel and Michaela R. Bearden

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Diversification as a Strategy: A Research-Based Plan to Cultivate New Audiences at the Richmond Symphony, James A. Perkins Jr, C Keith Claassen, Frank G. Weber, and Verona D. Wilborn

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Narrative for Expanding Visibility to Non-Black Students through Enrollment Management Practices for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, LaDarius Thompson, Stephen Barr, Lisa Winn Bryan, and Lisa Williams