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Professor Receives Doctoral Dissertation Award

Sandra Pesavento, Ph.D., faculty specialist in the Education Department at The University of Scranton, received the Diane Place Doctoral Dissertation Award at Wilkes University’s School of Education fourth annual Celebration of Education event.
March 14, 2018

Sandra Pesavento, Ph.D., faculty specialist in the Education Department at The University of Scranton, received the Diane Place Doctoral Dissertation Award at Wilkes University’s School of Education fourth annual Celebration of Education event. The award honors a Wilkes graduate student who exhibits perseverance in completing doctoral studies, commitment to lifelong learning, resilience in the face of adversity, strength of character to advance in life through education, collegiality with peers, leadership in education and excellence in academics.

Dr. Pesavento, a graduate of Wilkes’ doctor of education program, moderates the Student Education Club at the University, where she and her students began “Coding in the Classroom” initiative that teaches coding skills to elementary school students.

Dr. Pesavento joined the faculty at the University in 2010 and became a faculty specialist in education in 2012. Previously she taught in the Scranton School District and served as educational technologist in the Dallas School District. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Marywood University.

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