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By Josh Dulaney
The Oklahoman 

Oklahoma City man receives a Ph.D. by using hip-hop research


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Stevie "Dr. View" Johnson wants to elevate the lives of young people of color, one beat, one rhyme and one doctorate degree at a time.

A 29-year-old music producer from Longview, Texas, who put roots down in Oklahoma City with his wife and young son, Johnson recently earned his doctorate in adult and higher education administration from the University of Oklahoma.

His 250-page dissertation explores black experiences at historically white colleges.

"It's for educators to get away from just interpreting data and start listening to the voices of students," he told The Ok...

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