Krista Allison

Chair of Ed.D. in Leadership
Wingo Hall
P843-863-7570 / Ekallison@csuniv.edu

Krista Allison, Ph.D., has more than two decades of experience in education, working in K-12, university, and nonprofit settings. For the past ten years, she has spent much of her time in the online environment as a faculty and administrator. Dr. Allison’s accomplishments include presentations and publications in national and international journals. Most recently, she and a colleague wrote a book detailing the journey to a doctoral degree. She is currently working on research detailing doctoral resilience. Dr. Allison enjoys leading candidates through the dissertation process and has extensive committee experience. Her research focuses on doctoral education, online learning, and the importance of relationships and resilience.
Dr. Allison completed her undergraduate and master’s degrees in communication at Palm Beach Atlantic University and the University of Central Florida. She then pursued her Ed.S. and Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Research Methodology at Florida Atlantic University.
Currently, Dr. Allison is the program chair of the Ed.D. program at ҹ첥 Southern University. She lives in South Carolina with her husband and three children. She enjoys nature, travel, family, and friends in her free time.

Your Purpose. Our Mission.

Doctoral candidates often have many responsibilities including family, employment, leadership, and education. I believe one of the best ways to go the extra mile for our candidates is to create relationships with each one and get to know what is going on in their life. Do they need an encouraging word or a gentle nudge to accomplish their writing? I have found that doing small things with great love makes a meaningful difference.

Krista Allison

Allison, K., Sobolewski, K., Doan, R., Houston, T., Franklin, R., (Anticipated Publication Fall or Winter 2023). Doctoral Resilience in an EdD in Educational Leadership Program.

Fernandez, J., Allison, K. (Anticipated publication Fall or Winder 2023). Navigating the Doctorate in Education: Mapping Your Journey. Routledge/Taylor and Francis Group.

Allison, K.(June 2023). Therapy Dogs in Higher Education. Presentation at Christian Adult Higher Education Association in Dallas TX.

Allison, K., Neumann, C., Stroud, K., Bailey, B., Everts, S. (Summer 2021). Book chapter entitled 21st Century Competencies in Higher Education: A Practitioner’s Guide. In Barriers for Teaching 21st-Century Competencies and the Impact of Digitization. IGI Global.

Allison, K., Johnson, E. (2020). I’ve Been There! Fostering Student Academic Leadership in the Online Environment. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration.

Allison, K., Allison C. (2016). Book chapter entitled Youth, mental illness, and relevant lessons from residential treatment centers. Bryan, V., and Bird, J.L. (Eds.). (2017). The Handbook of Healthy Community Synergism between Patients, Practitioners, and Researchers. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.

June 2023 Therapy Dogs in Higher Education. Presentation at Christian Adult Higher Education Association in Dallas TX.

July 2020: Distance Learning Administration Conference (Cancelled due to Covid-19)
“I’ve Been There! Fostering Student Academic Leadership in the Online Environment”

July 2019: Distance Learning Administration Conference, Jekyll Island, GA
“Growth Focused Collaboration”

July 2019: Distance Learning Administration Conference, Jekyll Island, GA
“Faculty Recognition in Online Professional Development”