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February Show & Tell: Evidence of Student Mastery of CPED Principles
Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
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CPED February Show & Tell Tuesday

 Evidence of Student Mastery of CPED Principles: The Faculty Mentors' Perspective

Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Time: 1:00 - 2:00 PM EST

How do EdD programs determine doctoral student mastery of the Guiding Principles? We tend to survey students and study course outcomes, but what about seeking input from the individuals working closest with candidates In the final stages of their DiP? In this Show & Tell Tuesday, Marymount University will share how they sought the perceptions of Lead Doctoral Faculty Mentors (LDFMs), their preliminary findings, and plans for program improvement and continued assessment.



Ruth Boyd

Dr. Boyd began her teaching career in elementary education, teaching third grade for 13 years. After transitioning to higher education, she expanded her practice to teacher preparation, specifically in the fields of early childhood education, elementary education, and literacy instruction. Dr. Boyd has enjoyed serving as university supervisor for teacher candidates, at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and developing graduate program options in Reading Specialist and Instructional Coaching. As Vice President for Student Affairs, she served as the senior student affairs officer, overseeing and managing institutional effectiveness through strategic planning, recruitment, admissions, registration, and retention initiatives. Dr. Boyd held direct supervisor responsibility over the Dean of Students, Student Activities, Title IX, Enrollment Management, Career Services, International Student Affairs, Registrar’s Office, Student Counseling Service, Student Health Services, Upward Bound, Wellness Center and Intramural Activities, Public Safety, and the Student Government Association. She has been with the Marymount Ed.D. program since 2021.

Clara Hauth


Dr. Clara Hauth joined Marymount in 2014. Her academic experience includes teaching both graduate and undergraduate online instruction at George Mason University and James Madison University. Prior to her work at Marymount, she spent 5 years in the broadcasting industry, training and leading teams in program content, and 10 years as a secondary special education teacher and chair leading teacher training. She serves as a liaison with state and national programs supporting students with disabilities and is an active member of AERA, ASCD, CEC, and divisions CCBD, CLD, DISES and TED. She serves as the president elect for the DISES board, collaborating with global educational organizations. Dr. Hauth’s transformational leadership in preparing teachers and administrators for careers in the critical field of special education is noted through her co-authored book The Survival Guide for New Special Education Teachers. Her research agenda includes, interventions in schools, teacher and school leadership, and global education. In 2020 she became Program Coordinator for the EdD in Educational Leadership and Organizational Innovation.

Jennifer Crystle

Dr. Jen Crystle joined Marymount in 2017 and most recently served as the head of the Office of Global Learning, Engagement, and Research. Throughout her career in international education, Jen has conducted research on international education policy, ethical issues in education abroad, and fostering global and social responsibility among students. Jen has extensive experience in higher education administration and leadership, with experience at both public and private institutions. She has served on several strategic committees, including committees on high impact practices, curriculum development, and diversity and inclusion initiatives. Jen has presented at numerous local and national conferences and has conducted many international site visits. Jen is a member of the Marymount Inclusion Network and she is a certified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory.

Shannon Melideo

Dr. Shannon Melideo, Marymount University, [email protected], Dr. Shannon Melideo has dedicated her entire career to the education profession. Dr. Melideo is a professor of practice in the School of Education in the College of Health and Education at Marymount University in Virginia, USA. She currently serves as a teaching faculty member and a Lead Doctoral Faculty Mentor for students in the EdD program. Throughout her career, she has presented and collaborated extensively on schoolwide, districtwide, campuswide, statewide, national, and international committees, research projects, and task forces. She taught grades 1, 3, 4, 5, ESOL grades K-5, music grades K-8, and 7th-12th grade biology in high needs schools. She has served as a mentor teacher, cooperating teacher, elementary administrator, and district coordinator of ESOL. On the university level, she has served as university department chairperson, supervisor, and associate dean. She recently returned to the elementary classroom as a lead teacher, and was nominated as teacher of the year thrice at her school. Outside of the world of education, Dr. Melideo enjoys traveling, reading, and dancing.