PCA’s Nathan Copeland Completes Doctoral Studies

Nathan Copeland, PCA’s Advancement Office Director, recently completed his doctoral studies at the University of Alabama after successfully defending his dissertation for the degree of Doctorate in Education (Ed.D) in Higher Education Administration. His dissertation, Town and Gown: Examining Interactions Between Colleges and Communities, focuses on the relationship between city leaders and universities, as well as ways to improve that relationship.

“The knowledge learned and network of educational leaders I gained has already made a positive impact on my work,” said Nathan Copeland. “Though the process was long, it was a very worthwhile venture and one I’m happy to have checked off the list.”

Prior to moving back home to Alabama, Nathan worked in higher education at Harding University. He’s also led teams in the energy and security industries before founding The Alabama Group, a consulting company focused on strategic planning, process development and team building.

Nathan began at PCA in October 2018. In his role, he leads the Admissions, Communications, Development and Marketing offices. He’s passionate about education and the transforming power it has on future generations.

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