Dr. Ruth M. Hedgpeth

Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC

Dean of Nursing, Allied Health, Early Childhood Education, and Cosmetology

I completed a dual Master’s degree at UNC Charlotte, in Nursing Administration and Health Administration; and, was very satisfied with that curriculum and with my overall graduate school experience at UNC Charlotte. Years later, when I decided to pursue a doctorate degree in Higher Education Leadership, I searched for options that would provide me with relative doctoral coursework, along with individualized support, in preparation for dissertation work and defense; and, I wanted my doctorate degree to also be earned from a university of strong reputation.  I found all of these at UNC Charlotte. I routinely utilize knowledge learned as a student in the doctoral courses in my current role as a higher education leader. My dissertation research allowed me to investigate an area of interest to me, while providing valuable results relative to my profession. I can highly recommend the Ed.D. Program at UNC Charlotte to anyone considering the degree.