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Meghan Aitken
Santa Rita Hall, Third Floor
Morristown, NJ 07960-6989

Phone: (973) 290-4427

Doctoral Degrees

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Video: Conferral of Doctoral Degrees

The Saint Elizabeth University's doctoral programs prepare students to be servant leaders with a keen interest in social justice. Students graduating with a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership or a Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology are leaving SEU with remarkable potential.

As educators and counselors, you will have a strong hand in fundamentally altering our society for the better. You will be instrumental in shaping and healing minds all across our community. Thank you for choosing to earn your degree at the Saint Elizabeth University. We can't wait to see what you achieve next.

Listen as Dr. Patricia Heindel, Dean of the School of Professional Studies, confers degrees to graduates of the Saint Elizabeth University's doctoral programs.

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Note: due to production constraints, students included in this video are reflective of data received from the Registrar prior to May 1, 2020. The wrongful inclusion or exclusion of names in this video does not have any official bearing on a student’s standing with the Saint Elizabeth University.

Doctoral Dissertations

  • Yvette Balboa, Ed.D.
    Teacher Stress: Effects on Occupational Performance in an Urban District
  • Aida Suzanne Cardona, Ed.D.
    Social and Emotional Learning: Effective Practices of Middle School Teachers Supportive of the Developmental Needs of a Diverse Student Population
  • Elizabeth Anne DeMichino-Acquadro, Ed.D.
    Examining the Impact of Orientation and Mentoring on New Teacher Induction
  • Daniel James Fonder, Ed.D.
    Examining Elementary Gifted and Talented Programming
  • Alex Guzman, Ed.D.
    An Examination of a Suburban District’s English Language Learner (ELL) Program
  • Tony LaRocca, Ed.D.
    Examining the Impact of One-to-One Technology in Mathematics and Science
  • Erik Leite, Ed.D.
    21st Century Learning: Utilizing Technology in Mathematics Classrooms to Improve Problem-solving Skills
  • Stephanie Macaluso, Ed.D.
    Assessing School Climate
  • Gwendolyn Denise Platt, Ed.D.
    Culturally Responsive Teaching: An Investigation of Effective Instructional Practices for Diverse Learners
  • Matthew Arnold Spelker, Ed.D.
    The Impact of a Social Emotional Learning Initiative on a School’s Climate, Bullying, and Academic Achievement
  • Lossie Elizabeth Whitaker-Thornton, Ed.D.
    The Evaluation of a Computer-Based Reading Program on Fluency and Comprehension for Students with Learning Disabilities

  • Melissa Ann Ciottone, Psy.D.
    Preventing Recurrent Child Abuse and Neglect: A Forensic Program Evaluation