The first doctor of education student participating in Wilkes University’s low-residency program in Dubai has successfully defended his research. Dr. Martin Thomas examined the relationship between teacher use of mobile apps for home-school communication and parent motivations for involvement in their child’s schooling. The study included data from 10 different international schools in nine countries.
Thomas, originally from Vancouver, Canada, has been an educator for 20 years. He is currently an elementary principal at the Cayman International School in the Grand Cayman Islands. Thomas also spent 15 years teaching and leading in Mexico and India.
Members of the Wilkes faculty and Ed.D. cohort, educators from around the world, virtually attended the presentation of his research findings. Though the low-residency program does not include visits to campus, this support proves that students from anywhere can benefit from Wilkes University’s commitment to mentoring, personal attention and academic excellence.
“Completing the Wilkes Ed.D. was an unequivocally rewarding personal journey and I wish it would have never ended,” said Thomas.
The Wilkes Ed.D. in Educational Leadership offers a variety of concentrations for domestic and international educators. Learn more at www.wilkes.edu/doctorofeducation.
Congratulations, Dr. Thomas!