I became a doctor when quarantining began in the US because of COVID-19. Not that kind of doctor. I defended by dissertation in my education doctorate program at Morgan State University. I had to defend it online on Friday, March 13th because my campus was closed the week I was supposed to defend. Below is what my research’s purpose was.
I am so excited about this achievement which is twenty years after I earned my master of arts degree. Since defending my dissertation, my school announced that my commencement ceremony will be postponed and the college I teach at has moved all classes online. My daughter, a homeschooled high schooler who is also enrolled in college, is now taking her classes online, too. The world is in a new state of cautiousness that I have never witnessed nor experienced before.
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Since defending my dissertation on Friday and becoming Dr.Ali-Coleman, my body has been telling me, “ok, lady, time to catch up on that sleep you had been missing since 2016.” Being made to stay home has been a blessing in disguise. #doctorofeducation #doctorate dissertation
In my efforts to be of support to the families who are now having to homeschool because of COVID-19, I have recorded the following videos:
and written the following blog posts: