Welcome Letter from the Associate Dean

It is my sincere privilege to welcome you to the Molloy College Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership for the Diverse Learning Community. The Division of Education at Molloy College is a very special place where much time and effort are devoted to collaborative, scholarly and practitioner-oriented academic endeavors. We sustain a culture of mutual respect with a low faculty-to-student ratio, which allows for engagement with our students via ongoing dialogue for personal mentoring as well as for collaborative inquiry and practice.

Your choice to pursue an advanced degree in education with a special focus on social justice and equity is a clear indication of your ongoing commitment to serve diverse populations and offer them the highest quality education possible. We, the faculty of the Division of Education, pledge to offer you the same.

A comprehensive, rigorous, and research-based curriculum is designed to prepare you for contemporary educational leadership roles in support of diverse environments. We are confident that our program will respond to the varied research interests of our doctoral students, including leadership for social justice, culturally responsive pedagogies and special populations such as English language learners (ELLs), students with disabilities and other special needs or gifted populations. Your culminating dissertation will be based upon a solid foundation of core courses and specialization in leadership and advocacy for diverse student populations. You will enjoy ongoing formal and informal opportunities to be engaged with other cohort members and doctoral faculty in field-based research projects.

This unique experience awaiting you at Molloy also includes our collaborative inquiry model using a multiple mentorship approach. Through this approach, you will be supported and guided through the intellectual challenges of each phase of the dissertation process. On behalf of the doctoral faculty and the entire Division of Education, I wish you much success in this program.
 
Most sincerely,

 
Andrea Honigsfeld. Ed.D.
Associate Dean
Director of the Doctoral Program in Education