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Academic Advising

Governors State University provides professional Academic Advisors to serve the needs of all of its candidates. Your program's Academic Advisors are the ideal first contacts for:

    • Individuals considering application to this degree program.
    • Newly admitted candidates who need to develop a plan of study.
    • Continuing candidates who have questions or comments on program policies, procedures, and requirements.


The Academic Advisor for the Interdisciplinary Leadership Ed.D. program is Ms. Carla Johnson. She can be reached via email at or by phone at 708.235.3989. Her office is located in G378.

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  • Imelda_Macias

    Imelda Macias, INLD doctoral student

    The impact on my career was immediate! Through the strategic combination of core and concentration courses, along with the curriculum’s theoretical and practical approach, I have gained a comprehensive understanding of research, leadership and higher education as well as hands-on skills that are relevant and applicable at my job. In addition, the level of support, mentorship, accessibility, and genuine care from faculty has been invaluable and has contributed greatly to my success in the program!

  • Matthew-Cooney

    Dr. Matt Cooney, Assistant Professor in Higher Education Administration

    As a faculty member in the INLD Program, I work with students to co-create learning experiences that enhance their professional practice of leadership while simultaneously examining how their individual, group, and societal values impact how leadership manifests within various organizational contexts.

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