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What a PhD in Human Development Can Do For You

What a PhD in Human Development did for

Dr. Chad Stevens

Position: Adjunct Professor

Dissertation Topic: Examining the Relationship Among Personal-Career Turnover, Total Trait Emotional Intelligence, Role Overload, Psychological Strain, and Rational Cognitive Coping Among NHA’s in Pennsylvania

"My graduate education at Marywood University deepened my understanding and knowledge of what it means to human, allowing me to share with students, how this understanding and knowledge relates to human development processes and applies to health administration/promotion practice. The interdisciplinary nature of my Marywood educational promotes an 'experience' in the classroom for students."

  • BA in Communication Studies with a Concentration in Applied Communication, Specialization in Biology, Bloomsburg University
  • MS in Health Service Administration with a Concentration in Long-Term Care Administration, Marywood University
  • Ph.D. in Human Development with a Concentration in Health Promotion, Marywood University

Adjunct Professor at the following schools, programs, and departments:

  • The Pennsylvania State University- Human Development & Family Studies
  • Colorado State University- Global Campus- Health Care Administration and Management
  • Baker College Center for Graduate Studies- as an adjunct and Program Champion for Bachelor's of Health Services Admin Program
  • DeSales University- MBA-Health Systems Management
  • Kaplan University- Master of Health Care Administration

Awards and Acknowledgements

Edward P. Syron, Ph.D. has been profiled by the Greater Ohio Healthcare Leaders' Forum.

Christopher W. O'Brien, MS, ATC was selected as the recipient of the Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association (EATA) 2007 Francis J .George Scholarship Award. This award is given to the most outstanding doctoral student who is a member of the EATA.

Patricia Miller, Ph.D. was named the Margaretta Belin Chamberlin Chair Award for Distinguished Faculty Service at Keystone College

Brian Mauro was the recipient of the Grady Roberts Graduate Student Writing Award for an abbreviated version of the paper, Can Social Norming Theory Be Applied to Change Student Behavior?, derived from his Qualifying Paper.

Sample Employment Settings of Alumni

  • Kristine Bewick, Ph.D. - Wilkes University (faculty)
  • Trudy Coleman, Ph.D. - Northeast Regional Cancer Institute (epidemiologist)
  • Pat Dunleavy, Ph.D. - Marywood University (human resources)
  • Debra Fetherman, Ph.D. - University of Scranton (director of community health education)
  • Sonji Lee, Ph.D. - Keystone College (faculty)
  • Jeff Leitzel, Ph.D. - Bloomsburg University (faculty)
  • Jill Murray, Ph.D. - Lackawanna College (academic vice president)
  • Stephen Pugliese, Ph.D. - Immaculata University (vice president for student development and engagement)
  • Lia Richards-Palmiter, Ph.D. - Marywood University (diversity office)
  • Thomas Quinn, Ph.D. - Abington Heights School District (assistant superintendent)
  • Cherie Roberts, Ph.D. - Bloomsburg University (faculty)
  • Heather Shanks-McElroy, Ph.D. - Keystone College (faculty)
  • Ann Way, Ph.D. - Tunkhannock Area School District (assistant superintendent)


For more information, contact the Ph.D. Program Director's Office at (570) 348-6279.