Dr. Christine McClure
Dr. Christine L. McClure currently serves as the Board Chair for When She Thrives. In her professional role outside of WSTs she serves as a Senior Research Scientist of Health Policy and Management at the University of Pittsburgh, where she contributes to the development, design, and conduct of applied research in the field of health policy, with a particular focus on investigating racial and ethnic disparities in health policy. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Higher Education at the University of Miami, in the School of Education and Human Development, where she teaches and mentors doctoral students in the Executive Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership Program. Dr. McClure has served the University of Pittsburgh in several leadership positions over the last 20 years, including as the Associate Director for the PERIS™ Solution, and the Associate Director for Grants Management in the Office of Sponsored Programs. She has also served as the Program Director for Research for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges where she was responsible for the
design and conduct of research in the field of juvenile justice and child welfare.
Dr. McClure is a published author and has written articles such, “Creating a culture of activism in the education doctorate”, and “Where are all my sista’s @?!: Examining the experiences of Black women in graduate school.”
Dr. McClure holds multiple degrees including a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration with a minor in Biology from Point Park University. A Master’s degree in Business Administration from Point Park University and Master’s degree in Public Policy Management from the University of Pittsburgh. She completed her Doctorate in Education with a focus in Higher Education Administration at the University of Pittsburgh where she developed a passion for mentoring and coaching women from underrepresented communities pursing graduate level degrees. To that end, Dr. McClure uses her experience to advance racial equity in higher education, especially in the ranks of the faculty and executive leadership in higher education.
While Dr. McClure is proud of her professional and educational accomplishments, her most rewarding roles include wife to her amazingly supportive husband, George McClure, mother/stepmother to her six talented children, Christopher, Shawn, Faith, Cara, Cornelius, and Josef, and grandmother to her beautiful three grandchildren, Amaree, Alayah, and Kingston.
Dr. McClure’s commitment to When She Thrives stems from her own personal experience as a single mother who by the grace of God and the support of her village was able to complete her education and allow her to reach her fullest potential. She is passionate about giving back and working to ensure that single mothers have the necessary resources and support to THRIVE!