17-Year-Old Black Teen Dorothy Tillman Earns Doctorate From Arizona State University: “I'm Happy”

17-Year-Old Black Teen Dorothy Tillman Earns Doctorate From Arizona State University: “I'm Happy”

  • Dr Dorothy Jean Tillman completed her associate's degree at 10 years old and her bachelor's degree at 12
  • At 14, she earned her master's from Unity College before her doctoral degree from ASU's College of Health Solutions at 17
  • She took to Instagram to bask in the joy of the achievement and received high praise from loved ones

At 17, Dr Dorothy Jean Tillman has successfully earned her doctoral degree in Behavioral Health from Arizona State University's (ASU) College of Health Solutions.

Tillman entered high school at nine years old. When she was 10 in 2016, she completed her associate's degree at the College of Lake County before heading to Albany's Excelsior College for her bachelor's degree at 12.

Photos of Dr Dorothy Jean Tillman.
Black teenager earns Doctorate from Arizona State University at 17. Photo credit: dorothyjeanius
Source: Instagram

Tillman continued there as she became interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math-related (STEAM) fields. She received her master's degree from Unity College at 14 and chose to assist other children interested in similar career choices, said Because Of Them We Can.

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"I've been working on STEM labs for kids since I wish to work in a STEM-related field with children. I enjoy assisting children in achieving bright futures. I have the impression that I am here to make people happy," she said, according to Yahoo News.

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Now, Tillman has successfully defended her dissertation to earn her doctorate in Behavioural Health.

"I'm happy to share that I've completed my Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH) studies at Arizona State University's ASU College of Health Solutions!
"I am now Dr. Dorothy Jean Tillman, DBH, since I successfully defended my dissertation last week," she posted on Instagram.

See her post below:

See how folks inundated her with praises

People populated the comments area of her post to shower her with compliments

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A928sfan indicated:

Way to go Dr God, forth and be a future great (PBW) Phenomenal Black Woman .

Dr.briank said:

Dr Tillman, congratulations! We hope to work with you .

Empowered_woman_llc posted:

Congrats! And thank you for bringing awareness to mental health!

Afro_afghan_russian_papi.59 reacted:

Gorgeous, your close to me.

Kmn818 said:

Congratulations on your incredible success! Wishing you all the best life brings your way!

Qthe1 indicated:


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The duo attended and studied the same course in a Ghanaian senior high school, where they wrote the West African Examinations Council's (WAEC) WASSCE before heading to the same university.

X user, formerly Twitter FestusLivingst1, disclosed that they both attended the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

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Previously, YEN.com.gh reported that Ghanaian Kate Agyakomah emerged as the overall best graduating student in the seventh cohort of the Diploma in Midwifery programme at the University of Cape Coast (UCC).

She won the title over her peers with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.0 at the university's graduation ceremony.

The Voice of UCC took to Twitter to accentuate the accomplishment of the hardworking lady.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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