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Oct 02, 2012

Former C.B. Superintendent Dr. Robert Laws to help develop DelVal’s first doctoral program

Above: Dr. Robert Laws

Delaware Valley College has named Dr. Robert Laws as the College’s new visiting scholar.

In this role, Dr. Laws will lead the process for developing the College’s first doctoral program, a crucial step for the College in attaining university status. His responsibilities will include assessment and research of doctoral programs; making a recommendation for which discipline the degree should be in; and designing the curriculum. He will also develop the petition to offer the doctorate, which must be submitted to and approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

"I have admired the work of DelVal from afar for a number of years and am pleased to join at such a dynamic time," said Dr. Laws.

Dr. Laws served as the Central Bucks School District superintendent for the past 20 years, before his retirement last month. Before that, he was the director of pupil services.

He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, his M.Ed. from Duquesne University, and his undergraduate degree from Clarion State University.

Dr. Laws joined DelVal Oct. 1, and will work closely with the College’s faculty and leadership team in fulfilling the aforementioned responsibilities.

”We’re thrilled to have someone with Bob’s experience and knowledge in this role to help us formulate a vision for DelVal’s first doctoral program,” said Dr. Joseph S. Brosnan, president of the College. “He brings a broad range of experiences in education administration, instructional leadership, curriculum development and community relations, and will be a tremendous asset to DelVal.”