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Martin Hehir, C.S.Sp. Chair in Scholarly Excellence

Laura M. Crothers, D.Ed.

Dr. Laura Crothers, Professor of School Psychology in the School of Education’s Department of Counseling, Psychology and Special Education, is the second holder of the Martin Hehir, C.S.Sp., Chair in Scholarly Excellence. The Chair was established in 2010. She was preceded by fellow Education Professor Dr. Tammy Hughes (2010-2015).

Crothers is nationally recognized for her research, teaching and service in the area of childhood bullying.

The Rev. Martin Hehir, C.S.Sp. was the fourth and longest-serving president of this institution (1899-1930). Under his leadership, the Pittsburgh Catholic College evolved into Duquesne University and grew to become the seventh largest Catholic university in the United States.