Date of Award

Summer 6-29-2018

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctorate of Education, Ed.D.


College of Education



First Advisor

Anne Grey, Ed.D.

Second Advisor

Juan Vives Jr., Ph.D., Ed.D.

Third Advisor

Angelo Letizia, Ed.D.


Educators take second jobs for a variety of reasons and in a variety of fields. However, there is limited research on educators who choose to assume two roles within the educational system and who bridge two educational settings (i.e., post-secondary and university levels). This qualitative, phenomenological research study explored the lived experiences of such “dual educators” in Portland, Oregon, who have been teaching simultaneously in high school and college. Specifically, this study examined dual educators’ motivations to pursue these dual roles, their perceptions of the impact of these hybrid roles on their students, as well as other factors including the application of role theory and dual educators’ self-efficacy. The characteristics of dual educators were identified and testimonials of their lived experiences were included in order to preserve authenticity of the data.

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