Shippensburg University awards their first doctorate degree

Pennsylvania

Shippensburg University is awarding their first doctorate degree ever to a woman who works with Greencastle-Antrim schools.

Jolinda Wilson earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership last Friday. The doctorate program is a partnership with Millersville University and focuses on poverty and digital learning. The dean of the program explains that they are specifically looking for current school administrators to participate in the program to help the community.

“I think that this doctorate prepares people to be problem solvers. It prepares them to show up to take a really complex issue, which we know is just prevalent in education, and find creative solutions that are based on and really grounded in an analytic framework,”  said Nicole Hill, the dean of the College of Education and Human Services.

School officials say the next doctorate is expected to be awarded in early March and the program is continuing strong.

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