2024 Doctoral Ed Conference

September 26 - 28, 2024
Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN


“The Role & Value of Doctoral Programs in Christian Higher Education”

The CCCU’s Doctoral Education Council is pleased to gather once again with doctoral program directors, faculty, and administrators from member institutions for this bi-annual event. This event is an interactive conference on issues of doctoral education development and support, promoting increased excellence in doctoral education at CCCU institutions for all doctoral program directors, faculty, and administrators.

This gathering will take place on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN, from Thursday, September 26 through Saturday, September 28.


The schedule and agenda for the 2024 Doctoral Ed Conference will enable all attendees to network with one another, hear from impactful presenters, and take part in a hands-on workshop opportunity to further grow and develop a doctoral education curriculum.

The below schedule and agenda will be updated regularly as more details are confirmed.

8:00 AM – 3:30 PM | Pre-conference Workshop for New and Developing Doctoral Program Directors and Faculty
  • This pre-conference event will focus on leading and teaching within doctoral programs in faith-based universities. New and developing program directors and faculty will find this event to be informative and helpful to their roles.
  • The Workshop will be hosted by Trace Herbert, Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Studies, Lipscomb University, and Ben Pyykkonen, Director, Clinical Psychology Ph.D. & PsyD Programs, Wheaton College.
  • Shinn Conference Center, Lipscomb University
  • Pricing (additional add-on price for pre-conference only):
    • Early Bird Registration (until July 31st): $50
    • Regular Registration (August 1 – September 22): $60
    • Late Registration (September 23+): $70
  • SCHEDULE for Pre-Conference
    • 8:00 am – 9:00 am – REGISTRATION
    • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – SESSION 1
    • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – LUNCH & NETWORKING
    • 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm – SESSION 2
  • More details of the schedule and agenda for today will be updated here in the coming days
  • More details of the schedule and agenda for today will be updated here in the coming days


Conference Rates
Early Bird
Ends September 02, 2024
Ends September 16, 2024
Ends September 26, 2024



Lipscomb University (the host site for the 2024 Doctoral Education Conference) has secured a room block agreement with Residence Inn Nashville Green Hills. Please click this link to reserve your room.