» Ph.D. in Education Career Outcomes

Chapman Ph.D. in Education alumni are well-positioned for a range of careers throughout higher education, K-12 education, education nonprofits, the private sector, and beyond. Although nearly 45% of Ph.D. alumni become either higher education faculty or administrators, our alumni also serve as school psychologists and K-12 administrators as well as leaders within the education policy, nonprofit, and private sectors.

Since its inception in 2010, the Attallah College of Educational Studies' Ph.D. in Education program - the first doctoral program at Chapman University - has graduated on average 12 students each year across our four emphases:

  • Cultural and Curricular Studies (CCS)
  • Disability Studies (DS)
  • Leadership Studies (LS)
  • School Psychology (SP)

Explore below to see a selection of featured Ph.D. in Education alumni and detailed data about the alumni career outcomes by emphasis.

Dr. Ryan McGill
Dr. Ryan McGill
Associate Professor and Chair, School Psychology and Counselor Education, William & Mary
Ryan McGill is Associate Professor of School Psychology and Chair of the Department of School Psychology and Counselor Education at William & Mary. Prior to W&M, he was a faculty member in the school psychology programs at Texas Woman's University and a practicing school psychologist in Southern California.
Dr. Stefani Boutelier
Dr. Stefani Boutelier
Associate Professor of Education, Graduate Research Program Director, Aquinas College
Dr. Stefani Boutelier is an Associate Professor of Education as well as the Graduate Research Program Director at Aquinas College.
Dr. Colette Marie O’Bannion
Dr. Colette Marie O’Bannion
Fairmont Private School - Anaheim Hills Campus
Dr. Colette O'Bannion currently serves as Head of School for the Fairmont Preparatory Academy in Anaheim Hills, California.
Dr. Maryann Krikorian
Dr. Maryann Krikorian
Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Teaching and Learning, Loyola Marymount University
Dr. Maryann Krikorian is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Urban Education Department at Loyola Marymount University’s (LMU) School of Education. She is also a director in the LMU School of Education for Accreditation Case Studies where she oversees a research team investigating educator prep program alumni and their teaching effectiveness.
Dr. Nicol Howard
Dr. Nicol Howard
Associate Professor of Education & Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, University of Redlands
Dr. Nicol Howard is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the School of Education’s Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Redlands. She is also the co-director of the Race in Education Analytics Learning Lab (REAL Lab) in the Center for Educational Justice.
Dr. Kyle Patrick (KP) Williams
Dr. Kyle Patrick (KP) Williams
Assistant Teaching Professor of Leadership Studies, Iowa State University
Dr. Kyle Patrick (KP) Williams joined the Iowa State University Leadership Studies program faculty in the Fall of 2018. He also currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Community Development Society.
Dr. Dina Eletreby
Dr. Dina Eletreby
Head of School, New Horizon
Dr. Dina Eletreby currently serves as the Head of School at New Horizons School in Irvine, California.
Dr. Tricia Kasamatsu
Dr. Tricia Kasamatsu
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, California State University, Fullerton
Dr. Tricia Kasamatsu is an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Cal State Fullerton. She is a certified athletic trainer with clinical experience working in university settings, an orthopedic physician's office, and a community concussion clinic.

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