Date of Award

Spring 5-18-2020

Degree Type


Degree Name

EdD Education Leadership, Management and Policy


Education Leadership, Management and Policy


Barbara V. Strobert, Ed.D.

Committee Member

Christopher H. Tienken, Ed.D.

Committee Member

Gary N. McCloskey, Ph.D


Augustinian Education, Augustinian Pedagogy, Augustinian Values


Augustinian education is a Catholic education offered through an Augustinian lens. This education is rooted in the history and values of the Order of St. Augustine of Hippo carried forth and appropriated to the modern day by those who have steeped themselves in the life and legacy of Augustine of Hippo. This qualitative case study attempts to investigate the lay faculty participants’ understanding of three Augustinian core values and how those values are operationalized in their interaction with students inside and outside the classroom. The study also investigates if there is a perceived need for further professional development in the Augustinian values and the form it should take from the perspective of the lay faculty participants. This study utilizes personal interviews which are then viewed through the lens of interpretive phenomenological analysis. The study findings suggest that the lay faculty participants understand the three Augustinian core values, but there is more work to be done in the way of professional development. The study concludes that future professional development in the person of Augustine of Hippo, the three Augustinian core values, and Augustinian pedagogy should be one that is informative, practical, and dialogical.