Doctor of Philosophy / Educational Administration, Pennsylvania State University, 1995.
Masters of Science/Special Education, Syracuse University , 1979.
Bachelor of Science/Elementary Education/Sociology, SUNY Oswego , 1974.
2005-present San Diego State University, San Diego, California - Professor of Educational Leadership: Courses include Advanced Topics in Educational Leadership, doctoral core course, Instructional Improvement and Evaluation and Communication, Problem-solving, and Decision-making in PK-12 Education, core courses in the master of arts and credential programs.
2001-05 The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio - Associate Professor of Educational Administration: Courses included Leadership in Educational Administration doctoral core course, and Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Leadership, Inquiry and Ethics, and Introduction to Educational Administration, core courses in the master of arts and licensure programs.
1995- 01 The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio - Assistant Professor of Educational Administration: Courses included Leadership in Educational Administration doctoral core course, and Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Leadership, Inquiry and Ethics, and Introduction to Educational Administration, core courses in the master of arts and licensure programs.
1983-85 Port Byron School District , Port Byron, NY - Elementary Resource Specialist and permanent member of the District Special Education Committee: Supervisor of special education teacher training and program planning in regards to inclusion efforts in a small rural school district.
1979-83 Jowonio School , Syracuse , NY- Lead teacher and supervisor of master of arts candidates: Taught autistic and typical elementary students within an inclusive classroom setting; supervised master level teachers in an internationally recognized university school. Conducted workshops and guest lectured at local school districts and universities on the subjects of inclusive education and behavior management in an inclusive elementary school setting.
1974-1979 Elmcrest Children’s Center, Syracuse City School District, Syracuse, NY - Teacher of at-risk adolescents in an alternative residential and day school.
2008-present Education Doctorate (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership, San Diego State University - Co-director: Direct instructional program, interfacing with the College of Education and the University and connecting with the larger educational community.
2005-present National Center for the 21st Century Schoolhouse, San Diego State University -- Executive Director. The National Center for the 21st Century Schoolhouse supports the planning, design, and construction of school facilities from a learner-centered perspective through communication, research, and training. Study the relationship between high quality learning environments and student learning achievement. Disseminate research findings to interested parties. Serve as a source of accurate data, a source of sound analysis, a source of quality training, a forum for interest groups, and a facilitator of productive interrelationships.
2003-2005 Educational Administration and Higher Education Section, The Ohio State University- Section Leader. Directed Educational Administration and Higher Education faculty in delivering instructional programs, interfacing with the School of Educational Policy and Leadership , the College of Education and the University, and connecting with the larger educational community.
2003-2005 NCATE Coordinator for the School of Educational Policy and Leadership. Lead revisions to the Educational Administration Licensure curriculum in order to ensure alignment with the appropriate Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards. Facilitated faculty discussions, as well as provided ongoing, individualized support as individual members revise their courses and course syllabi accordingly. Directed development of a Candidate Standards-based Assessments PASSPORT, to chronicle performance across the course of his or her administrative licensure program.
1988-91 Pennsylvania Department of Education, Harrisburg, PA -Director of Pennsylvania’s Education of Homeless Children and Youth Program. Under Public Law 101-645, developed and administered a new federally mandated program: Coordinated, supervised, and evaluated local school district projects; developed and implemented statewide in-service program, conducted conferences and follow-up technical assistance workshops; instituted statewide data collection system; implemented statewide public awareness campaign; administered federal grants; served as liaison to Pennsylvania school social workers statewide.
Academic Degrees and Teaching