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From Student to Teacher, to Student Again: Dr. Ferrahs Abdelbaset’s Journey in Health Professions

Ferrahs Abdelbaset’s, DC (’08) introduction to chiropractic traces back to the early 2000s after getting the opportunity to shadow a graduate from Logan University’s Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) program. It was during this experience he discovered his passion for whole health care. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Saint Louis University, Dr. Abdelbaset enrolled in Logan’s DC program. “The DC program was great,” Dr. Abdelbaset said. “It was filled with wonderful classmates and a lot of faculty members who were great mentors. I still see and keep in touch with them frequently.” Dr. Abdelbaset completed the DC …

Ed.D. Program Faculty Member Shares Experience with Online Learning

Sarah Carter, PhD, joined Logan as an assistant professor in 2014 when she began teaching courses for the university’s online Doctor of Health Professions Education degree, which is now the Doctor of Education in Health Professions Education (Ed.D.) program. She worked closely with Ed.D. program director Laura Rauscher, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS, CTMH, CCATP to grow the program and the courses she was teaching. Dr. Carter teaches a variety of statistics and dissertation courses, among other online classes. She recently earned Logan’s Outstanding Faculty Award for the College of Health Sciences for her dedication to students and commitment to their …

Physical Therapist and Instructor Earning Logan’s Ed.D. To Increase Impact on Students

Samantha Marocco, PT, DPT, MS, GCS Emeritus came to Logan University for her Doctor of Education in Health Professions Education (Ed.D.) to make a bigger impact in student success at her teaching position at Utica University. “I looked into Logan’s Ed.D. curriculum, and I found it to be the perfect fit for my career goals and the audience I am trying to impact,” she said. Dr. Marocco earned her master’s degree in basic science/gerontology from Clarkson University and her bachelors and doctor of physical therapy degrees from Russell Sage College.  After working with older adults for several years, she also …

Associate Dean of Academic Success at Logan Finds Success in Ed.D. Program

First-generation American and college graduate Katrina Marnin, MS, fell in love with higher education while working towards her master’s degree at Russell Sage College in Albany, New York. After obtaining the degree in Organizational Management, Katrina left her home-state of New York and returned to a place she called home for just a short period of time – Missouri. “I went to Mizzou for a year in undergrad and really loved Missouri,” said Katrina. “After graduation I decided to move to St. Louis and look for a job in higher education.” Katrina moved and began working at Logan University, on …

Logan Adjunct Professor and Health Professions Education Resident to Graduate with Ed.D.

While working on her master’s degree in athletic leadership and positive coaching at the University of Missouri, Brianna Kraft, MEd, LAT, ATC worked as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for the university’s track and field and cross country programs. There she met Brittany Ramirez, DC, MS, LAT, ATC, CCSP®, who introduced her to Logan University and the adjunct professor position teaching courses in the Master of Science in Sports Science & Rehabilitation (MS-SSR) program. She currently teaches the sports emergency care course and lab, in addition to teaching sports psychology for the Master of Science in Strength & Conditioning (MS-SC) …

The Benefits of Earning a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Degree

A Doctor of Education degree, or Ed.D., is a professional degree designed for individuals interested in pursuing leadership and administrative roles in the field of education. A few benefits of earning an Ed.D. include: Career advancement – An Ed.D. can significantly enhance an educator’s career prospects and opportunities in higher-level positions. It can be especially valuable for professionals who aspire to become administrators or teach at the college level. The advanced knowledge this degree provides demonstrates a commitment to professional growth and can make candidates stand out in the job market. Credibility and prestige – Earning an Ed.D. shows that …