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* Ed.D. Research: Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies: Welcome!

Library resources for Ed.D. research, locating dissertations, and an introduction to the library mentor program.

AU Library Cohort Mentee List


Welcome to the Ed.D. Research Library Guide

This guide is a starting point for your doctoral studies library research. Here you will find information about AU library databases, AU library catalog and OneSearch, literature review resources, plus a comprehensive list of dissertations completed by previous cohorts and published to the OhioLINK ETD Center and ProQuest Theses & Dissertation A & I. Librarians and their assigned mentee list are noted in the table below; use the Librarian Mentor link for additional information.

Jeff Pinkham
Diane Schrecker
Anita Slack

Bernard Bannin (C20)

Shawn Braman (C11)

David Brillhart (C19)

Jerome Davis (C18)

Ryan Durr (C17)

Jimmie Gray (C20)

Brittany Jackson (C19)

Garey Lewis (C17)

Joseph Lucky (C14)

Vicki Maple (C19)

Naomy Ndungdu (C16)

Kimberly Rottet (C17)

Darlene Shuler (C15)

Jean Thomas (C15)

Deann Wheeler (C18)

Alyson Baker (C20)

Charles, Baldwin (C19)

Lucinda Bowers (C20)

Kim Bracken (C18)

Amy Bradley (C19)

Stephanie Donofe (C19)

Scott Goggin (C14)

Emily Jablonda (C19)

Darrick Jackson (C15)

Michael Martinek (C19)

Jennifer Norris (C18)

Leah Shaw (C19)

Andy Slack (C18)

Mark Smithberger (C14)

Valencia Thomas (C17)

Morgan Gaus (C19)

Hilary Ike (C18)

Vincent Jeffries (C19)

Tammi Jordan (C17)

James Knight (C20)

Stephen Lewis (C18)

Lorelle Moore (C18)

Monica Myers (C20)

Catherine Puster (C17)

David Reiser (C7)

Carla Rodenbucher (C20)

Mary Schaeffer (C19)

Paul Smathers (C14)

Tonya Walker (C15)

Kendra Thurlow Wisdom (C19)

About this list: Cohorts are identified within the mentor list by the designation C (cohort) followed by the number assigned to their particular group at the beginning of the program.

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Welcome to Ashland University

Faculty librarians at Ashland University Library are willing to schedule one-on-one time to meet with COE Doctoral students toi discuss research strategies and provide assistance. A librarian is assigned to every student at the beginning of each cohort; it is recommended you build a relationship with your mentor. However, you are encouraged to work with any librarian on duty at your convenience.

How can my librarian mentor help?

Librarian mentors are available to guide you in conducting your own research by taking an interest in your area of scholarly pursuit. Librarians will draw on their particular skill sets to direct you to resources and research techniques.

Additionally, we can coach you in the use of online resources available on and off campus. Establishing a relationship with your mentor should increase the efficiency of your research efforts. Becoming a skilled researcher is valuable component of the doctoral experience. Your Librarian Mentor Can ...

  • Recommend databases suitable for your research.
  • Help clarify your search.
  • Assist you crafting appropriate database search terms.
  • Help you use OhioLINK to locate and request items via pick-up-anywhere. 
  • Provide assistance locating hard to find items using Interlibrary Loan.