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Twelve Students Receive Their Doctorate

Twelve Students Receive Their Doctorate

Twelve doctoral students were awarded their academic hoods during ceremonies on campus this week, bringing to 62 the total number of students who have earned their Ed.D., or doctorate in educational leadership, over the past four years. The three-year Ed.D. program began in August 2007. A second doctoral program, a Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology, was introduced in fall 2013. The first graduates of that program will participate in commencement 2017.

New Jersey residents who were hooded and will receive their diplomas at commencement are: Jessica Clarke of Parsippany, Elizabeth Conn of Morris Township, Richard Corbett of Parsippany, Louise Dewar of Oceanport, Molly Dinning of Ramsey, Naima Duncan of Montclair, Jennifer MacKay of Wyckoff, Chanie Peterson of Teaneck, Fran Schlenoff of Rockaway, Jerard Stephenson of Livingston, Arnold Jeffrey White of Piscataway, and Roy Wilson of Plainfield.

"This doctoral program gave me the skills needed to create a dynamic school environment that excites, engages and draws every constituent together," said James Singagliese, who graduated with an Ed.D. in 2012 and is now principal at Stephen J. Gerace School in Pequannock, N.J.

"I never considered entering any other Ed.D. program." said this year's Ed.D. graduate Louise Dewar. "CSE's guiding spirit of servant leadership is one which is sorely missed in leadership program today."

The next class session for the 66-credit three year Ed.D. program will begin July 21, 2014. The program is dedicated to preparing school district leaders for Pre-K through 12th committed to social justice and ethical practice. For further information, visit

The Psy.D. program, started in fall 2013, is an intensive professional development program designed to prepare students for careers in the practice of counseling psychology, and is structured to allow graduates to apply for licensure as psychologists in New Jersey. It is a total of 88 credits taken over four years.

"Joining the Psy.D. Program empowered me to think critically and to further develop my intellectual virtues pertaining to the field of psychology," said Kathryn Osborne who finished her first year in the program. "Having the cohort allows me to do so in a receptive and encouraging environment."

Another student, Dale Singh added, "Being in the Psy.D. program is challenging but equally exciting. I am certain that my academic and practical experiences in the program will tremendously benefit my future as a practitioner and also as a human being.

Further information on Psy.D. is available at The next class session begins August 31, 2014.

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Commencement 2014
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership
Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology