College of Arts and Sciences


Welcome to the the First Annual IDEPEL Conference

The First Annual IDEPEL Conference
Saint Joseph’s University

March 6, 2014
6:00 PM- 8:30 PM
Doyle Banquet Hall, South and North
Campion Hall

Saint Joseph’s University’s Interdisciplinary Doctor of Education Program for Educational Leaders (IDEPEL) offers a dynamic environment of academic preeminence and practical learning that provides an unparalleled educational experience for educational leaders in all fields. Through rigorous coursework, practicum field experience, and Jesuit values, the program prepares individuals to become strong and effective leaders in challenging educational environments.

During this annual conference, current and previous IDEPEL students will engage the IDEPEL community and the larger education community in conversations regarding their experiences and understanding of being scholar-practitioners.

The First Annual IDEPEL Conference will feature:

  • Poster presentations by Cohort VIII doctoral candidates on their chosen practicum or research projects, and 
  • A moderated panel discussion among six alumni from Cohorts I through VI on post-IDEPEL scholar-practitioner experiences

Panelists include:

Toni Damon, Ed.D.
Principal, Murrell Dobbins CTE High School

Charles Kocher, Ed.D.
Associate Professor for Criminal Justice Studies, Cumberland County College (NJ)

Dan Mankowski, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Speech and Theatre, Holy Family University

Gary Moyer, Ed.D.
Assistant Principal, Haverford High School

Patricia Rigby, Ed.D.
Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs, Archbishop John Carroll High School

Christine Schwarz, Ed.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Education, Saint Joseph’s University