Q: What is your name, program and hometown?
A: My name is Pam Downing, I’m from Lima, Ohio and I am a student in the Doctor of Education program.
Q: What do you like most about UF’s Ed.D program?
A: It has been very helpful at this stage in my career and my life. I’m able to decide when I’m going to complete assignments and I can log on at my convenience. The professors respond to my questions immediately and I don’t feel any disconnection. I also work late hours, so if I had to have a schedule for my coursework it would be a great challenge.
Q: How would you like to further your career with your Ed.D?
A: I want to have more of an impact in the field of education. My goal is to continue in administration at the high school level and I would also like to do some research and writing, be an advocate for the field of education in the state of Ohio and I would like to teach future teachers and administrators.
Q: Would you recommend The University of Findlay’s Ed.D program?
A: I would definitely recommend The University of Findlay’s Ed.D program to coworkers and friends, and I’ve already done so. In fact, several people who I have recommended have already applied and are involved in the cohorts. At any level of education, I would recommend The University of Findlay. They do a wonderful job preparing their teachers and administrators for the field. I fully knew what to expect in my new position, and I believe as I move forward in my career they will have prepared me well for that next step.