Eighteen new PhD in Education students -- thirteen women and five men -- have begun coursework for their doctoral degree.
Seven of the new students represent the first generation in their family to pursue a college degree. Seven International students, with country of origin from China, Vietnam, and Korea, join 18 other International students already studying for their PhD in Education. Eight students have enrolled with residency in other states.
The new doctoral students earned their bachelor's degree in a diversity of fields: Biochemistry, Biomedical Science, Business Administration, Child/Adolescent Development, Education, English/English Literature, Human Development, Japanese, Music, Psychology, Public Policy, and Sociology. Universities attended for undergraduate work included Austin College; California State University, Long Beach; California State University, Northridge; Duke University; Ewha Womans University; Florida International University; Fordham University; Franklin & Marshall University; Hankuk University of Foreign Studies; Peking University; Purdue University; Syracuse University; University of Humanities, Mongolia; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; University of Southern California; and University of Waterloo.
Eleven of the students completed master's level work, earning a MA in Business Administration, Education, Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology, International Education, Language and Literature, Linguistics, Medical Science, Psychology, Public Administration, and TESOL. For their master's degree, students attended. California State University, Los Angeles; Columbia University; Harvard University; Korea University; New York University; Notre Dame; University of California, Berkeley; University of Chicago; University of Hong Kong; University of Humanities, Mongolia; University of New South Wales, Australia; and Vanderbilt.
Prior to beginning their doctoral studies, the students contributed their time and talents to variety of endeavors -- K-12 and university level teaching, mentoring, conducting research, publishing, and volunteering with numerous non-profits that included the World Bank, a Refugee Center in Tel Aviv, a program supporting low-income families, and a music therapy program among others.