Alumni Successes

Our alumni impact the field of education through their service, scholarship, leadership, and work inside and outside classrooms in the region and throughout the world. Here we take a moment to honor and thank them for their work...

Dr. Eva Allen

Eva Allen, Ed.D. '17
Educational Leadership

Recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Research and Publication Award from the Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (PASCD). This award is granted annually to a PASCD member whose scholarship has significantly impacted education through research and publications. Learn more about her work...

Dr. Emtinan Alqurashi

Emtinan Alqurashi, Ed.D. ‘17
Educational Technology/Instructional Technology & Leadership

Recipient of the 2019 AECT Division of Distance Learning Best Journal Article Award for her quantitative research article. The award recognizes an outstanding article describing best practices in distance education or the research on an important aspect of distance education. Learn more about Dr. Alqurashi's work..

Alumna Anna V. Blake

Anna V. Blake, Ed. '16
Instructional Technology

As K-12 schools closed throughout the U.S. due to the coronavirus epidemic, Anna V. Blake's 400+ elementary school students at Elizabeth Forward School District had their iPads primed, ready to learn. Duquesne's School of Education alumna, Anna was ready to lead. Anna is the Elementary Technology Integrator at Elizabeth Forward School District located in the Greater Pittsburgh Region. She also serves on the Duquesne University School of Education's Alumni Advisory Board. Learn more about Anna and her work...

Dr. Mark O'Black holding his UCEA award certificate

Bryan O'Black, Ed.D. '15
Educational Leadership

Congratulations to Ed.D. Educational Leadership alum, Dr. Bryan O'Black. Dr. O'Black was one of the 17 education professionals across the nation to receive the University Counsel for Educational Administration's (UCEA) Excellence in Leadership Award. Dr. O'Black is currently the Assistant Superintendent of Shaler Area School District. Learn more about his work and UCEA award...

Michael J. Warren in downtown Pittsburgh with Chrismas tree on building backdrop

Michael J. Warren, M.S.Ed. '18
Education Administration, K-12

A round of applause to Michael J. Warren for his work both on and off the stage. Congratulations to him on the release of his debut Christmas album - A Peace of Christmas. Michael is an alum of Duquesne's School of Ed and School of Music. Currently, he is a music educator and is pursuing his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. Learn more about his work, music, and impact....

Joe Welch speaking at podium as award recipient

Joe Welch, B.S.Ed. '07
Secondary Education

Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year Award, 2020

We once again congratulate School of Education alumni Joseph Welch, E'07, for his inspirational work as an educator as the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) awarded him the 2020 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year Award. Learn about Welch's inspirational work and this award from PDE...

National History Teacher of the Year Award, 2018

Youngest winner of the National History Teacher of the Year Award, 2018. The award recognized Joe's unique approaches to engaging students in the classroom, such as using art and technology to encourage students to identify with and understand the people and stories of America's history. Read his feature in the Duquesne Magazine, Fall 2019 Issue and watch his video.