Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate, Georgetown University, 2022
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, Georgia State University, 2016
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, Georgia State University, 2005
B.A. in Child Development, Spelman College, 1999
Dionne Cowan earned her Ed.D. from Georgia State University. Her research investigates the school-to-prison pipeline, more specifically the role of leadership in the home, community and school that contributes to African American men and boys evading the grip of the pipeline. Cowan has a dual appointment serving as the executive director of the Principals Center and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies.
Her journey over the past 20-plus years in education has afforded her the opportunity to serve as an elementary and middle school teacher, district numeracy trainer, public and private school administrator, learning center director and higher education administrator.