The Fordham University Graduate School of Education announces the launch of the PhD in Contemporary Learning and Interdisciplinary Research.

Guided by the belief that education should be transformative, the PhD program in CLAIR is a unique program that fosters ethical, versatile, and collaborative scholars who embrace multiple paradigms of inquiry to understand and improve contemporary learning environments.

Graduates of the program are prepared for a variety of roles including, instructional leaders, teacher educators, program evaluators, educational researchers, academics, and professionals who work in industries that design educational materials, curriculum and assessments.

The challenges of the 21st century are complex and solutions call for thoughtful, knowledgeable leaders and creative, cooperative responses. By working together across disciplines the PhD program in CLAIR will provide a model for collaboration among scholars to address the multi-faceted challenges of education in a complex, globalized world.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 14,700 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in Westchester, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

The Graduate School of Education will be accepting Fall 2012 applications for the doctorate in Contemporary Learning and Interdisciplinary Research shortly.  For more information visit or contact the GSE Office of Admissions at 212-636-6400 or



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