2013-06-07 / Milestones

Beshon Trusty-Smith Earns PhD


Beshon Trusty-Smith, formerly of Far Rockaway, has earned her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. Beshon Trusty-Smith, formerly of Far Rockaway, has earned her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. On May 22, Beshon Trusty- Smith, formerly of Far Rockaway, earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Maryland-Baltimore County Campus.

Her doctoral research examined the educational beliefs and strategies of resilience for African American former teenage mothers who have earned college degrees.

Dr. Trusty-Smith manages the Office of Attendance and Truancy for Baltimore City Public Schools where she works to accelerate the academic achievement of 85,000 students.

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