Baylor’s Online Ed.D. in Learning and Organizational Change Honored by the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate

August 25, 2022
Online Ed.D. Faculty and Students

Baylor's Online Ed.D. Faculty and Staff

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WACO, Texas (Aug. 25, 2022) – The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Learning and Organizational Change online program housed within Baylor University’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education has been named a Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) Program of the Year 2022 winner. The CPED Program of the Year award is given annually to one or more institutions whose program demonstrates that it is distinctive, innovative and useful to other CPED members. This honor will be awarded in October at the annual CPED Convening in Pittsburgh.

“This distinguished program has been designed to foster professionals who are inspired to influence the future of organizational growth and champion systemic change across schools, government agencies, businesses and private organizations,” said Shanna Hagan-Burke, Ph.D., dean of the Baylor School of Education. “The award is a testament to the hard work, dedication and passion of our faculty and staff and continues to shine the light on the premier professional education offerings Baylor has pioneered.”

The Baylor Ed.D. online program was specifically recognized for its overall innovation, social justice pursuits, diversity of faculty and students, and for preparing scholarly practitioners to lead change initiatives that promote equity. The Ed.D. online program was built to empower experienced professionals and industry leaders to shape learning experiences in any setting. This unique program includes a combination of interactive and asynchronous coursework, collaborative group activities and live online sessions.

“When the program launched in 2018, we expected a cohort size of 15 education professionals. In reality, 51 students joined us from a variety of fields including healthcare, military, education and human resources,” said Laila Sanguras, Ph.D., graduate program director of the EdD-LOC program. “The professional, racial and generational diversity of our students has created a community of scholars committed to understanding the complexities of their professional landscapes - and one another. We are proud to have built an innovative, accessible doctoral program and are honored by this recognition.” 

To learn more about the online EdD in Learning and Organizational Change, visit the Baylor School of Education’s website.


Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked Research 1 institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 20,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.


For more than 100 years, the School of Education has advanced Baylor’s mission across the globe while preparing students for a range of careers focused on education, leadership, and human development. With more than 60 full-time faculty members, the school’s growing research portfolio complements its long-standing commitment to excellence in teaching and student mentoring. Baylor’s undergraduate program in teacher education has earned national distinction for innovative partnerships with local schools that provide future teachers deep clinical preparation. Likewise, the School of Education’s graduate programs have attained national recognition for their exemplary preparation of research scholars, educational leaders, innovators, and clinicians. Visit to learn more.


Baylor University’s online programs offer the academically rigorous, Christian education students need to get ahead in today’s competitive market. Baylor programs provide flexible education opportunities that are backed by over 175 years of experience. Requiring both field and project work, as well as strategically scheduled immersions, the online programs are comprised of high-quality students and led by gifted faculty.