Ashraf Esmail, Ph.D.

Dissertation Adjunct, Professional Educational Studies,
Department of Doctoral Research

Ashraf Esmail has a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies with focus in Educational Leadership and Administration in Higher Education.    He has completed 27 graduate hours in Quantitative and Qualitative Methods.  His area of interests include Urban Education, Multicultural Education, Violence in Education, Educational Leadership in secondary and higher education, English as a second language, online learning, and cultural diversity.  He is the senior editor of the Journal of Education and Social Justice and Chief Editor of the International Journal of Leadership, Education and Business Studies. He is the co-editor for the Journal of Contemporary Issues in Higher Education. He serves on the Board for the National Association of Peace Education and World Association of Academic Doctors.  He served as President of the National Association for Peace Education in 2010-2011 I served as Proposal Review Lead for the National Association for Multicultural Education conference from 2010-2016.  He also has served on the Publications, Membership and Accrediting Committee for the association. He served as state chapter president for the National Association for Multicultural Education from 2004-2014. 

Dr. Esmail has published several articles and books.  Some of books include Youth Violence in American Schools: How Can it Be Alleviated, The Devastating Impact of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on Health and Education: Voice of the Children, The Use of Instructional Technology in Dealing with Disasters: How Universities Used IT During Hurricane Katrina, Making Math Learning Fun for Inner City School Students, Charter Schools: Answering the Call; Saving Our Children, Perceptions of Developing Cultural Awareness of First Level High School Arabic Language Learners, Alleviating Bullying: Conquering the Challenge of Violent Crimes, Perspectives on Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice in Educational Leadership and Research Studies on Educating for Diversity and Social Justice.

Dr Esmail has worked and presented at conferences at the national, regional, and university levels since early in graduate school. He has presented at conferences including the National Association of Multicultural Education, National Association of Peace Education, The World Association of Academic Doctors, Race, Gender, Class Conference, Southern Sociological Society, Midwest Sociological Society, MidSouth Sociological Society and the American Sociological Association.  

Education

  • Doctorate in Interdisciplinary Studies
    Union Institute and University
  • Master's in Sociology
    Georgia State University
  • Master's in Criminal Justice
    Virginia University of Lynchburg
  • Bachelor's in Sociology
    Louisiana State University
  • Certificate in Sociology
    Southern Illinois University

Research Interests

 Urban Education, Multicultural Education, Violence in Education, Educational Leadership in secondary and higher education, English as a second language, online learning, and cultural diversity. 

Program Affiliations

Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction Doctor of Education

This customizable degree is designed to help you advance your understanding of a wide range of curriculum development and instructional methods that can improve teaching and learning in diverse educational settings.

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Ed.D. in Instructional Technology Doctor of Education

This customizable degree is designed to help you advance your understanding of methods of instructional technology for a wide range of educational settings. Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the program in as little as three years.

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Ed.D. in Leadership Doctor of Education

The Doctor of Education in Leadership program is designed to help you advance your leadership and research skills within your chosen discipline, whatever that may be. Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the program in as little as three years.

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Ed.D. in Nursing Education Doctor of Education

The Doctorate in Nursing Education is for master’s degree nurses who want to help address the growing need for more RNs in today’s ever-expanding healthcare system. The American College of Education Ed.D in Nursing Education program is a fully online curriculum to prepare nurses as educators in either an academic or professional development setting. The program uses a unique interdisciplinary approach to focus on the science of teaching and learning. Students will engage in scholarly research to support their dissertation while developing the competencies to create and evaluate curriculum, develop effective teaching strategies, use innovative technology to promote learning and much more as they prepare to educate the next generation of nurses.

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Ed.D. in Public Health Education Doctor of Education

The customizable Doctorate in Public Health Education is designed for healthcare educators and professionals who wish to address public health issues through education in local, national and international communities at the post-master’s level.

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Ed.D. in Second Language Instruction Doctor of Education

The Doctorate of Education in Second Language Instruction is designed for professionals with a master’s degree who wish to advance their second language instruction skills and knowledge at the post-master’s level. Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the program in as little as three years.

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