Societas Docta National, Incorporated
This organization acknowledges and enhances the relationship among distinguished women, recognizes the achievements of women who may have been by-passed because of their gender, race or ethnicity; shares and supports research efforts and findings; and provides an international network for African American women.
Dr. Patty Ball Thomas
Gwendolyn Squires, PhD.
SDI National Vice President
Dr. Shary Jones
CAPT U.S. Public Health Service
Kimberly D. Hatchett, MD
Department of Neurology
Dr. Jennifer Collier
Rhonda Beene, PharmD
Etta Ruth Hollins, PhD.
Professor & Endowed Chair for Urban Teacher Education
Goals of Societas Docta National, Incorporated
The goal of Societas Docta National, Incorporated is to encourage African American women to pursue advanced degrees in various disciplines, especially those fields where there is a keen shortage of advanced degree holders. We work to mentor African American women enrolled in doctoral programs, providing them with physical, emotional, and spiritual support, as well as scholarship assistance.
Societas Docta National, Incorporated was founded in Atlanta, Georgia to inspire and support African American women to achieve education and professional excellence. Our members are committed to networking and mentoring with individuals, groups, and organizations to enhance and improve the quality of education for minorities & especially women of African descent to encourage them to pursue and obtain doctorate degrees in various professions. All members of Societas Docta National, Incorporated hold doctorate degrees.