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Tessa Sanders 

College of Education, Graduate EDD

Assistant Director for Ed.D. On Campus Cohorts


Prior to joining Lipscomb, Contessa Sanders served as an educational consultant in cities such as Detroit Mich., New Orleans La., Charlotte N.C., Fort Lauderdale Fla.. In Nashville, Tenn., she served as a classroom teacher, an instructional coach, a co-director for a pre-service teacher training program, and a curriculum development consultant. She currently teaches doctoral-level courses in Qualitative and Quantitative Data Analysis and Research Methods. Sanders attends church at Spero Dei, in Nashville. Sanders and her husband Jeff have two daughters (2018, 2021).

Academic Degrees

Doctor of Education in Learning Organizations and Strategic Change (2015), Lipscomb University - Nashville, TN

Master of Arts in Teaching (2011), Belmont University - Nashville, TN

Master of Arts in Integrated Marketing Communications (2008), Emerson College - Boston, MA

Bachelor of Journalism in Advertising, Bachelor of Arts in Statistics (2007), University of Missouri - Columbia, M

Academic Department

Doctor of Education