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Cavaliere Named Director of Doctor
of Education Program


Lorraine A. Cavaliere, EdD
Lorraine A. Cavaliere, EdD

Neumann University has appointed Lorraine A. Cavaliere, EdD, director of its doctor of education program. A resident of Devon, Pennsylvania, Dr. Cavaliere has worked at all levels of the educational spectrum, having taught extensively in higher education as well as at secondary and elementary levels.


Before coming to Neumann, she was the founding dean of the School of Education at Gwynedd-Mercy College and dean of Adult and Continuing Education at Cabrini College. She also served as a faculty member in the graduate programs at Cabrini College and Thomas Edison State College, a non-traditional institution of higher education for adult learners. In addition, she has been an adjunct faculty member at The College of New Jersey, Mercer Community College and Rutgers University, specializing in education and teaching methodologies as well as learning and cognition.


She is a national consultant on adult learning, working with trainers in education and business. Her training programs and presentations focus on teaching strategies, adult learning behaviors and styles, as well as historical and current research relative to educational practices and learning processes.

The doctor of education in educational leadership (EdD) at Neumann University is designed to provide educators with the capacity to conduct and use research to address educational issues at all levels. Graduates of the program are prepared to demonstrate the leadership to implement school-based action plans, assess the needs and accomplishments of students and faculty, and participate in curriculum development and evaluation. The program is taught at Neumann’s campus in Aston and, by arrangement, at various school districts throughout the region.


A distinguishing feature of the program is the emphasis on ethical issues that are relevant to the profession. The Neumann EdD program -- firmly rooted in the Franciscan philosophy of respect, justice and service -- challenges doctoral students to identify and address issues that raise ethical concerns.


“My passion for teaching and learning has been my life’s work,” explained Cavaliere. “I am looking forward to working with the students and faculty at Neumann.”


She holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from The College of New Jersey, and earned a doctorate at Rutgers University, completing a dissertation that researched learning behaviors employed outside of institutional settings.


In addition to membership in numerous professional organizations, she is also a member of the Ninety-Nines International Organization of Women Pilots. “My avocation has been to encourage young women to explore careers in aviation.”


For more information about the doctor of education program at Neumann University, call 610-361-5208. To contact Dr. Cavaliere, write to



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