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What a PhD in Human Development Can Do For You

What a PhD in Human Development did for

Dr. Amy Paciej-Woodruff

Position: Dean of Students, Marywood University

Dissertation Topic: The Relationship Between the Level of Engagement and the Development of Masculinity Identity Among Male College Students

"Each week I found myself looking forward to the rich, in-class discussions with my cohort. I came to cherish the variety of perspectives and personalities and would not have grown as much as I did without being part of that group."

Education:
  • BA from Lock Haven University
  • MS from University of Rochester
  • Ph.D. in Human Development with Concentration in Higher Education Administration, Marywood University

The primary responsibility of the Dean of Students is to serve as a student advocate, to consider the overall Marywood student experience beyond the classroom, and to develop and coordinate policies to promote this experience. The overall experience of students is based on a mixture of academic programs, student services, and social activities, including student clubs and organizations.In all of these activities, the Dean of Students works closely with staff in various campus offices, as well as undergraduate and graduate students, to promote a positive student experience.

The position involves policy development, crisis management, conduct process oversight, chair the behavioral Intervention team, ensure federal regulation compliance (i.e. Title IX), supervise several departments, strategic planning, and budgeting.


Awards and Acknowledgements

Edward P. Syron, Ph.D. has been profiled by the Greater Ohio Healthcare Leaders' Forum.

Christopher W. O'Brien, MS, ATC was selected as the recipient of the Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association (EATA) 2007 Francis J .George Scholarship Award. This award is given to the most outstanding doctoral student who is a member of the EATA.

Patricia Miller, Ph.D. was named the Margaretta Belin Chamberlin Chair Award for Distinguished Faculty Service at Keystone College

Brian Mauro was the recipient of the Grady Roberts Graduate Student Writing Award for an abbreviated version of the paper, Can Social Norming Theory Be Applied to Change Student Behavior?, derived from his Qualifying Paper.

Sample Employment Settings of Alumni

  • Kristine Bewick, Ph.D. - Wilkes University (faculty)
  • Trudy Coleman, Ph.D. - Northeast Regional Cancer Institute (epidemiologist)
  • Pat Dunleavy, Ph.D. - Marywood University (human resources)
  • Debra Fetherman, Ph.D. - University of Scranton (director of community health education)
  • Sonji Lee, Ph.D. - Keystone College (faculty)
  • Jeff Leitzel, Ph.D. - Bloomsburg University (faculty)
  • Jill Murray, Ph.D. - Lackawanna College (academic vice president)
  • Stephen Pugliese, Ph.D. - Immaculata University (vice president for student development and engagement)
  • Lia Richards-Palmiter, Ph.D. - Marywood University (diversity office)
  • Thomas Quinn, Ph.D. - Abington Heights School District (assistant superintendent)
  • Cherie Roberts, Ph.D. - Bloomsburg University (faculty)
  • Heather Shanks-McElroy, Ph.D. - Keystone College (faculty)
  • Ann Way, Ph.D. - Tunkhannock Area School District (assistant superintendent)

 

For more information, contact the Ph.D. Program Director's Office at (570) 348-6279.