What a PhD in Human Development did for

Dr. Gina Vitacco- Vives

Position: Director of Curriculum and Technology, Delaware Valley School District, Milford, PA

Dissertation Topic: Instructional Strategies and Practices Utilized in Fifth Through Eighth Grade Classrooms in Relation to Cognitive Demand and Critical Thinking: A Case Study

"Marywood offers an excellent doctoral program that afforded me a valuable learning experience and professional growth opportunities."

  • BS in Education, SUNY at Oneonta
  • MS in Instructional Technology, Marywood University
  • Ph.D. in Human Development with an Educational Administration Specialization, Marywood University

Dr. Vitacco-Vives is a member of the Delaware Valley School District Administrative Cabinet. In addition to overseeing curriculum and technology district wide, she is responsible for professional development, new teacher induction, the Limited English Proficiency (LEP) program, and the oversight of the district strategic plan. Since obtaining her Ph.D., she has assumed responsibility for the development, implementation, and administration of the K-12 Delaware Valley Cyber Academy (DVCA). The DVCA provides an educational alternative for students who prefer an online learning environment.