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Dorothy Hurley, Ed. D.

Director of The M. Ed. in Multicultural Education programs
Specialty: Urban Education and Educational Leadership
Office: Campolo School for Social Change Phone: 215-769-3124
Email: dhurley@eastern.edu

Dorothy L. Hurley, Ed.D., Professor of Education, Loeb School of Education, Campolo College of Graduate and Professional Studies of Eastern University, has more than thirty years' experience in the field of education, in a career that spans public school teaching and counseling, university teaching, university administration, and adult continuing education, as well as program development and organization development consulting.  Before joining the faculty at Eastern in 2001, Dr. Hurley served as Vice-President and Dean of Student Services at the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology, and before that as Assistant Provost and Director of Educational Opportunity Programs at Stony Brook University (State University of New York).  She held positions previously at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and at Rutgers University Center of Alcohol Studies. Dr. Hurley also taught at New York University, Stony Brook University (State University of New York), and the University of Bridgeport.  She has designed and implemented workshops and seminars to more than 20,000 people in 38 states throughout the U.S.A., focusing on leadership, communications, diversity, team building, and stress management.

Dr. Hurley earned her B.S. from Cheyney University, her M.Ed. in counseling from Antioch University, and her doctorate in Urban Education, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, from Temple University. Her doctoral dissertation was nominated for the Bernard Watson Outstanding Dissertation Award.  She is certified in New Jersey and Pennsylvania for elementary and secondary principal, and in Pennsylvania for secondary guidance counseling and secondary English.

Scholarly publications authored by Dr. Hurley have appeared in refereed journals, including Journal of Studies on Alcohol, The Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, Journal of Religion & Abuse, and The Journal of Negro Education.  One of these was a landmark publication, the first published literature review that linked childhood sexual abuse with alcohol and women.  Offprints of her published research in the area of women, alcohol, and incest have been requested internationally from 36 countries.  Her latest book co-authored with E. Anthony Hurley is Constructing Incest Stories: Black Women's Voices in Fact and Fiction, Africa World Press, 2010, Trenton, NJ.

Dr. Hurley directs the Master's of Multicultural Education for the Loeb School of Education in the Campolo College for Graduate and Professional Studies and teaches graduate courses in urban education, multicultural education, and foundations of education.  Her research interests include issues affecting urban education, including leadership.  She has a particular interest in the role of spirituality in personal, professional, and social transformation. 

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