Graduation and Commencement

Doctoral Hooding Keynote Address

Corrine Caldwell, Ph.D., Interim Chairperson & Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Dr. Corrinne Caldwell has spent more than 30 years in educational leadership from community colleges to research universities.  For the past 10 years, Dr. Caldwell has served as a professor and coordinator of the Educational Leadership program at Temple University.  This year she served as Interim Chair of the Educational Leadership and Policy studies department. Her teaching has focused on higher education particularly community colleges, qualitative research and educational policy. Prior to assuming her faculty responsibilities she held a wide variety of leadership posts including Director of Career Programs at Fraser Valley College, Dean of Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Technology at Community College of Philadelphia, Campus Executive Officer of Penn State Mont Alto, and most recently Vice President, Dean of Temple University Ambler, and Acting Provost of Temple University.

She has continued her research interests throughout her academic career, writing on access and opportunity for under-represented groups in higher education, faculty careers and development, women’s leadership, science related curriculum, and accreditation. 

She served for 3 years on the Pennsylvania State Board of Education, focusing on health and wellness as well as higher education. For the past 7 year she has served as a Trustee at Delaware County Community College.  Dr. Caldwell earned a B.A. and M.S.W. from the University of British Columbia and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania, from which she received an alumni award for distinguished service.

R. Scott Mattingly, Ed.D.'12, Doctoral Student Keynote Speaker

Dr. R. Scott Mattingly recently completed his dissertation, The Impact of Re-accreditation Processes and Institutional Environment upon a Community College’s Efforts to Meet Minimum Standards for Assessing General Education, Dr. Mattingly will graduate with an Ed.D. in Educational Administration in May 2012.

He currently serves as the Director of Advising and Retention and as an adjunct instructor in the M.Ed. program at DeSales University in Center Valley, PA, where he has worked happily for the past eight years. Dr. Mattingly also possesses an M.A. in Student Affairs and Higher Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he earned the Outstanding Scholar Award. Originally from Lexington, KY, he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in English from Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY.

As an undergraduate, he won the Fred Karem Award for Excellence in Academics and Athletics, participated in several honor societies, and produced a thesis on the novels of William Golding as a member of the Honors Program. Dr. Mattingly has made several presentations for local institutions and at state conferences, in addition to having presented on the topic of senior year experiences at the National Conference on Students in Transition. Publications to date include “The Business of Learning at Vocational and Technical Schools” inAbout Campus as well as articles in the Pennsylvania College Personnel Association newsletter.

In the future, Dr. Mattingly hopes to build on his passion for helping students to maximize their potential by expanding his role as an adjunct instructor and seeking additional opportunities for research and professional development. Outside work and research, Dr. Mattingly enjoys involvement in his church community, music, and sports. He credits his wife and two children, as well as his parents and his faith, for inspiring and supporting him on his journey.