Chicago teen earns doctorate at 17 years old from Arizona State Dorothy Jean Tillman II spoke at her commencement this month at Arizona State University. She successfully defended her dissertation to earn a doctorate in integrated behavioral health last December.

Chicago teen earns doctorate at 17 years old from Arizona State

Chicago teen earns doctorate at 17 years old from Arizona State

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Dorothy Jean Tillman II spoke at her commencement this month at Arizona State University. She successfully defended her dissertation to earn a doctorate in integrated behavioral health last December.

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Michel Martin. Yesterday, we told you about a graduate who just received her doctorate at Howard University at the age of 83, so today, we thought we'd let you know about another distinguished graduate. Dorothy Jean Tillman II spoke at her commencement earlier this month at Arizona State University - this, after she successfully defended her dissertation to earn her doctorate in integrated behavioral health last December at 17 years old. So what's next - driver's license? It's MORNING EDITION.

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