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SAN DIEGO, June 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Ashford University has named Dr. Iris Lafferty Executive Dean of its College of Doctoral Studies. In this position, Dr. Lafferty will provide leadership and direction for academics and educational affairs at the college. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Lafferty served as the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, Associate Dean of the College of Education, and Academic Department Chair for the College of Education at Ashford.
"Dr. Lafferty has taught extensively in the classroom, performed applied research, most notably for the U.S. Navy, and held several administrative positions with Ashford, in which she propelled various programs to success," said Ashford University President Dr. Craig Swenson. "Given her commitment to student success, combined with her demonstrated capacity to run academic departments at the holistic level, I am excited to see what she has in store for the College of Doctoral Studies."
Dr. Lafferty received her Bachelor's in Psychology from UC San Diego and three degrees from Harvard University: a master's in Counseling, a master's in Technology in Education, and a Doctorate in Human Development and Psychology.
The Ashford College of Doctoral Studies has four programs, some with several areas of specialization. Ashford doctoral students complete a dissertation, with the option for an Applied Doctoral Project in some programs. Students in the college also attend three on-site in-residence workshops throughout their studies. For more information about the Ashford University College of Doctoral Studies, visit https://www.ashford.edu/online-degrees/doctoral-degrees.
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