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Joycelyn L. Hughes-Moulden, Ed.D


  • Office of General Education, Office of Undergraduate Studies
  • Alumna (Doctoral)
    Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
  • Graduate Student, Applied Data Science and Analytics
    Graduate School


With over 10 years of experience in higher education, I am a passionate and innovative educational leader who strives to promote excellence, equity, and empowerment for students and faculty. As the Director of General Education at Howard University, I oversee the implementation and evaluation of the general education curriculum, ensuring that it meets the academic standards and learning outcomes of Howard University. I also collaborate with various stakeholders, such as associate provosts, deans, faculty, and staff, to provide academic support and student success, training professional development, curriculum design, and assessment support.

I also serve as the Advisor for the Howard University Undergraduate Research Journal, "Ukweli", where I support and showcase undergraduate students' research and scholarly work from various disciplines.

As the Founder of iDissertate, a unit of the Urban Education Equity Project, I provide academic coaching and mentoring for prospective and current doctoral students, especially those from underrepresented backgrounds. I help them navigate the challenges and opportunities of pursuing and completing a doctoral degree, and guide them through the process of developing and writing their dissertations.

I have an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Howard University, and I am currently pursuing a Master's in Applied Data Science and Analytics, which enhances my skills and knowledge in using data to inform decision-making and improve educational outcomes. I have also published several books and articles on topics related to urban education, leadership, and policy. I am committed to advancing the mission and vision of Howard University and contributing to the field of education with my expertise, experience, and enthusiasm.

Education & Expertise


Educational Leadership & Policy (African-Centered Education Focus)

Howard University - School of Education, Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies


Masters in Education (Urban Focus)
Holy Names University

Interdisciplinary Humanities

Bachelors of Arts
New College of California


African Centered Education

Ethics in Educational Leadership

Black Women in Educational Leadership

Undergraduate Studeis




African-Centered Education (K-12), Historically Black Colleges and Universities



Certified for Superintendency (Howard University / American Association of School Administrators)

The Urban Superintendents Academy is a cross-institutional partnership offering a dynamic approach to preparation and certification for urban superintendents. Howard University and AASA, The School Superintendents Association, partnered to bolster the effectiveness of school district leadership in America's urban areas.