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Welcome from EdD Chair Charlene Trovato

It is my pleasure to welcome you to our microsite for the Doctor of Education (EdD) program. This website section has been designed based on surveys and questionnaires filled out by you, the student. You will be able to find program benchmarks and cohort-specific pages that include a newsfeed, student demographics, and class schedules, as well as the names, positions, and contact information of your fellow EdD classmates and faculty members.

This is in addition to a variety of financial and academic resources to help you at every step of the EdD process: when you’re starting, while you’re into the program, and when finishing up.

Please know that our faculty and staff are here to support you as you pursue your degree. If you have questions or concerns along the way, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Charlene A. Trovato, PhD
Chair, EdD Program

If you're interested in finding out more information or joining a future School of Education cohort, please view our doctoral page or get in touch with our admissions & enrollment assistant director, Monique Eguavoen, at 412-624-2909 or

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EdD Program News and Events

EdD Student Ketwana Schoos Elected to Mid-Level Professional Directorate of ACPA

Published on 3/17/2017 6:00:00 AM

EdD student Ketwana Schoos was elected to serve a two-year term as a Directorate for the Mid-Level Community of Practice (MLCOP) Group at the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). ACPA’s Mid-Level Community of Practice is to "encourage, develop, and deliver programs and services focused on... Read More...

School of Education Names Valerie Kinloch as New Renee and Richard Goldman Dean

Published on 1/10/2017 2:00:00 PM

[Press release published on behalf of University News .] Valerie Kinloch has been named the Renée and Richard Goldman Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Education. Currently serving as a professor of literacy studies and the associate dean of diversity, inclusion, and community engageme... Read More...

EdD Student Sarah Wagner Receives Grant for $525,000 for the Vira I. Heinz (VIH) Program for Women in Global Leadership

Published on 1/9/2017 6:00:00 AM

Student and Vira I. Heinz (VIH) Program for Women in Global Leadership Director Sarah Wagner received a grant for the VIH Program through the Pitt University Center for International Studies (UCIS) for $525,000. The University Center for International Studies (UCIS) received a three year grant from... Read More...

Student Sheila Confer Awarded with 2016 Iris Marion Young Award for Political Engagement

Published on 11/18/2016 6:00:00 AM

[Press release published on behalf of University News .] Hanifa Nakiryowa advocates for the health and safety of acid-attack survivors. Sheila Confer instills the values of tolerance and social consciousness amongst students. Jackie Smith investigates issues related to globalization and social move... Read More...

EdD student Kathleen Graczyk Named by Shaler Area School District New Director of Student Services

Published on 7/25/2016 6:00:00 AM

EdD student Kathleen Graczyk has been named by Shaler Area School District as its new director of student services . Shaler Area School Board approved Graczyk as Shaler Area’s next director of student services during the voting meeting on Wednesday, July 13. Graczyk replaces William Watson who reti... Read More...

Mary Napoli - Creating Equity in the High School to College Pipeline

Published on 4/5/2016 6:00:00 AM

Name: Mary Napoli Role: Academic Specialist and BRIDGES Coordinator at the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences Academic Resource Center Area of Concentration (ARCO): Doctorate of Education (EdD) in Social and Comparative Analysis in Education Can you talk about your EdD research? My research is focu... Read More...

EdD Alumnus Joseph W. Pasquerilla Named Superintendent of the Bethel Park School District

Published on 2/5/2016 6:00:00 AM

Doctor of education (EdD) graduate Joseph W. Pasquerilla was named superintendent of the Bethel Park School District . Pasquerilla will replace Nancy Aloi Rose, who has been the district’s superintendent since January 2012 and will retire at the end of her current contract. His official start date ... Read More...

EdD Student Rabiah Harris Receives #IAMCREATIVE Foundation Grant to Create Tech-Minded Fashion Course

Published on 1/20/2016 6:00:00 AM

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) EdD student Rabiah Harris received a grant from the #IAMCREATIVE Foundation to create a tech-minded fashion course, titled Urban Tech Fashionistas. It will be a combination of an after-school program that teaches kids to work with modern technol... Read More...

EdD Student Named Assistant Principal of Carson Middle School

Published on 11/13/2015 6:00:00 AM

The North Allegheny school board hired EdD student Erin Crimone as assistant principal for Carson Middle School. Crimone is currently a unit principal at Mt. Lebanon High School. She has also been assistant to the principal, a teacher, and a coach at Keystone Oaks Middle School. She is working on a ... Read More...