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Doctoral Program

Doctoral Programs

Welcome! Grounded in the University of Colorado tradition of research and innovation, the School of Education & Human Development at CU Denver offers three doctoral programs that provide an extraordinary learning and networking experience for education scholars and leaders.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program

The PhD program prepares exceptional scholars to address policy and practice challenges associated with improving P-12 learning outcomes. PhD students are prepared to accept leadership roles in university faculty or research positions and public policy analysis.

Doctor of Education (EdD) Program

The EdD program is hybrid (part face to face, part online) and focuses on the preparation of education leaders who can apply evidence-based practices to school improvement and transformational leadership in P-12 school settings and in higher education. It is designed for working professionals who strive to be proactive problem-solvers and deeply care about meeting the needs of urban and diverse communities.

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in School Psychology

Our Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in School Psychology provides comprehenvsive, supervised training and a strong foundation in school psychological theory and practices that are evidence-based, culturally sensitive and collaborative. Through formal instruction, supervised clinical experiences and field experiences, our students develop knowledge and skills in screening, psychological assessment, direct and indirect interventions, prevention strategies and research.

Margarita Bianco, Associate Professor
Rodney Blunck, Associate Clinical Professor
Franci Crepeau-Hobson, Associate Professor (PsyD only)
Alan Davis, Associate Professor
Joanna Dunlap, Associate Professor
Manuel Espinoza, Associate Professor
Connie Fulmer, Professor
Dorothy Garrison-Wade, Associate Dean/Associate Professor
Carolyn Haug, Executive Director, Accreditation and Program Effectiveness
Bryn Harris, Assistant Professor (PsyD only)
Farah Ibrahim, Professor
Heather Johnson, Assistant Professor
Nancy Leech, Professor
Cheryl Matias, Assistant Professor
Kara Mitchell Viesca, Assistant Professor
Sally Nathenson-Mejia, Associate Professor
Honorine Nocon, Associate Dean/Associate Professor
Khawla Obeidat, Assistant Professor
Maria Araceli Ruiz-Primo, Professor
Nancy Shanklin, Associate Professor
Sheila Shannon, Associate Professor
Robert Talbot, Assistant Professor
Ron Tzur, Professor
Geeta Verma, Associate Professor
Bryan Wee, Assistant Professor
Brent Wilson, Professor
Shelley Zion, Executive Director, Continuing and Professional Education/CAPER

For additional information contact:
Academic Services,, 303-315-6300

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