Ed.D. in Educational Leadership Alum Receives Distinguished Appointment and Award

Rev. Dr. Ronald WhitakerReverend Dr. Ronald W. Whitaker's work and award exemplify the spirit of leadership and social justice of the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership program at Duquesne University which he graduated from in 2014.

Rev. Dr. Whitaker was just appointed as Pastor of Mother African Union Church in Wilmington, Delaware. This historic church was the first incorporated black church of the United States. It was founded in 1813 to affirm the humanity of African Americans in the midst of the dehumanizing institution of slavery and to promote five founding principles: hope, salvation, community, liberation, and self-determination.

Furthermore, in November of this year Rev. Dr. Whitaker will receive the distinguished Compass Award for Equity and Social Justice from Cabrini University where he holds multiple roles. He serves as the Culturally Responsive Assistant Professor of Education and the Assistant Dean for the School of Education, as well as the Director of District and School Relations and the Director of the Center for Urban Education, Equity, and Improvement for the University in Radnor, PA. Congratulations to another incredible crusader for social justice.