Education Doctoral Faculty

Education Doctoral Faculty

Dr. Albert Inserra, Associate Professor
Dr. Albert Inserra coordinates the Principals Academy at Dowling College with the able assistance of Diane Impagliazzo of the Dowling Institute. In addition, Dr. Inserra participated in peer reviewed conferences and publication:

Bausch, L, Voorhees, S & Inserra, A. Examining the Role of the Literacy Clinic in Transforming Literacy Representations: A Symbolic Interaction Perspective. Journal of Reading Education, International Reading Association, Winter 2006. (In press).

Inserra, A & Cheesemen, S. Analysis of the Early Implementation Phase of a Change Process at a Junior Senior High School In New York. International Journal of Case Method Research and Application. Volume XVII, Issue No. 2, June 2005. pgs 274-284.

Inserra, A & Cheesemen, S. An Analysis of the Early Implementation Phase of a Change Process at a Junior Senior High School In New York. A conference presentation for the World Association of Case Study Research. January, 2005. San Juan Puerto Rico.

Bausch, L, Voorhees, S & Inserra, A. Examining the Role of the Literacy Clinic in Transforming Literacy Representations: A Symbolic Interaction Perspective. National Reading Conference, (NRC) in San Antonio, Texas, December 2004.


Dr. Thomas Kelly, Associate Professor
Dr. Thomas Kelly coordinates the educational administration internships and seminars for the educational administration students.. In 2005, Dr. Kelly volunteered to revise the Administrative Internship Handbook and Reporting Process to meet the new requirements and standards that the New York State Department of Education will institute as part of the license process for administrators effective September 2006. His most recent work in the use of Electronic Portfolio Assessments to evaluate educational leaders and interns has been an essential part of the competitive history of the Dowling College program. In 2005, he served as scholar/educational consultant to Longwood School District and to William Floyd School District where he presented many workshops on Character Education for faculty, staff and parents.

He has participated in the following peer reviewed conferences and had his papers approved for the proceedings.

Kelly, T. (2006). Using Demings 14 points to assess and guide education reform. A peer reviewed paper presentation approved to be published in proceedings at the twelfth annual International Research Seminar, February 13 14, 2006 at the Deming Institute, Fordham University, New York City.

Kelly, T. (2005). Electronic templates for portfolio comprehensive examinations and doctoral dissertations. Peer reviewed paper presented and published in conference proceedings, pp. 48-51. International Council for Innovation in Higher Education (ICIE), Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, June 26 30, 2005.

Kelly, T. (2005). Systemic assessment for quality schools. Peer reviewed paper presented and published in conference proceedings, pp. 68-78. Eleventh Annual Research Seminar, W. Edwards Deming Institute, Fordham University, New York, NY February 21 – 22, 2005.

Kelly, T. (2005). Character education: natural law, human happiness and success Summer Institute for School Administrators, C W Post Campus, Long Island University, Brookville, New York, August 8 12, 2005


Dr. Elsa Sofia Morote, Associate Professor
Dr. Morote guided the development of our New York State Department of Education filing for registration of our new certification program in Educational Technology Specialist. She spent a full semester researching the technology standards for an educational technology specialist and revised the syllabi for 12 courses in the advanced certificate for a School Technology Specialist so that all of the standards required by NCATE and New York State Department of Education would be addressed in the initial application.

She continues to conduct research and publish with colleagues at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and recently received word that her paper with David Pritchard will be published in the prestigious American Journal of Physics.

Morote, E-S. & Pritchard, D. (2006). What Course Elements Correlate with Improvement on Tests in Introductory Newtonian Mechanics? American Journal of Physics. Physics Education Research. (Accepted).

Morote, E-S., Bolton, Inserra, Manley, & Brucia (2006). K-12 School Business Administrators and Technology, What They Use; What they Want? Conferences Proceedings Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education. March 20-24, Orlando, Florida. SITE proceedings Conference 2006 (accepted)

Morote, E-S., Brachio, B., & Manley R. (2006) Equity and SocialJustice: Are all our high schools students receiving the same training in computers technology? Conferences Proceedings Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education. March 20-24, Orlando, Florida. SITE proceedings Conference 2006 (accepted)

Brachio, B., Morote, E-S., & Manley, R. (2006). Information Technology: Are our high School students prepared for College? Conferences Proceedings Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education. March 20-24, Orlando, Florida. SITE proceedings Conference 2006 (accepted)

Morote, E-S. and Tatum, S. L. (Accepted). Development and Analysis of a Highly Reliable Multicultural Awareness Survey for Teachers National Association of Multicultural Education, Atlanta, Georgia, November 9 13, 2005.


Dr. Stephanie Tatum, Assistant Professor
Dr. Tatum was reelected to Dowling Colleges Academic Standards Committee and will serve two years from 2005 to 2007. She has worked with the Long Island Urban League to conduct an evaluation of services that the urban league provides to children in high poverty school districts on Long Island. Also, she has participated in the following peer reviewed conferences and publications:

Tatum, S. L, Jordan, K. Ginsberg, A M. (June 2005). Leading in a Diverse World. International Journal of Case Method Research and Application. 17(2), pp. 254-263.

Morote, E-S. & Tatum, S. L. (Accepted). Measuring Teachers Multicultural Awareness to School Environment American Educational Research Association, San Francisco California. April 7 11, 2006.

Leach, M A, Morote, E-S, & Tatum, S. L. (Accepted). Teachers Attitudes Towards Cultural Diversity, Sensitivity to Student Diversity, Ethnic Identity and Their Age, Number of Years Teaching, Ethnicity, and Level of Diversity in Their Student Population National Association for Multicultural Education, Atlanta, Georgia, November 9 -13, 2005.

Morote, E-S. & Tatum, S. L. (Accepted). Development and Analysis of a Highly Reliable Multicultural Awareness Survey for Teachers National Association of Multicultural Education, Atlanta, Georgia, November 9 13, 2005.

Tatum, S. L. and Morote, E-S. (2005). Creating a School Climate that Promotes Multicultural Awareness. American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada, April 11- 15, 2005. (Paper accepted and presented)

Grants
Miller, R., Tatum, S. L., Walker, K., Pierpoint, D. and Karabas, G. (Awarded). Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR-UP) U.S. Deartmement of Education, September 2005 – September 2011, $146,399.00 each year with 100% matching. My role is the evaluator of the program.


Dr. Robert Manley, Associate Professor

Dr. Norman Smith, President of Dowling College, announced the appointment of Robert J. Manley, professor of education administration, as Dean of the School of Education effective September 2013.  Professor Manley is the coauthor with Richard Hawkins of a book on school reform titled Designing School Systems for All Students: A Toolbox to Fix America’s Schools (Rowman and Littlefield 2009). In January 2013, Corwin Press published their new book: Making the Common Core Standards Work: Using Professional Development to Build World Class Schools. The AASA Journal, School Administrator (August 2013) offered a very positive review of Making the Common Core Standards Work stating this book is a strongly researched and practical guide for principals and teachers to implement the common core standards.

Professor Manley graduated from Iona College with a BA in Spanish Language Arts and minors in Philosophy and Education. He completed his MA degree in the Humanities at Hofstra University and his Professional Diploma and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Educational Administration at St. John’s University.

He taught Spanish language skills and served as an instructor in a New York State Model Humanities program at West Babylon High School. For 21 years, he served in a variety of administrative positions including Assistant Principal at Babylon Jr./Sr. High School, High School Principal in Plainedge School District, and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction and Deputy Superintendent in West Babylon. From 1990 to 2000, he was Superintendent of Schools in West Babylon, New York.

He served as President of the Board of Directors for the Suffolk County Library System and the Suffolk County Organization to Promote Education. Also, he is Professor of Educational Administration and Leadership in the Doctoral Program at Dowling College, New York. He presented peer-reviewed papers at the Sixth Annual Conference on Social Issues at Oxford University, England; the World Association for Case Research and Application in Manheim, Germany, and Lucerne, Switzerland; and the Eastern Educational Research Association in Hilton Head, South Carolina, and Clearwater, Florida and the International Business and Economy Conference (2008-2013).

In addition, he offered workshops on School Board Governance at the New York State School Boards Annual Convention and at the National School Boards Conference. On January 8, 2009, he presented “Systems That Work for Students in Higher Education” as Keynote Speaker for the International Symposium for Quality in Higher Education at Shri M.D., Shah Mahila College of Arts and Commerce, Mumbai, India. In January 2011, his paper: “Indian, Mexican and USA Management Students Interpret Moral Leadership for a Global Economy” was awarded Best Paper for Management at the International Business and Economy Conference at Universidad Panamericana, Guadalajara, Mexico.

In spring 2013, he served as editor and co-author of Leadership for a global economy: A pathway to sustainable freedom (North American Business Press). This book offers developmental guidance for moral leaders of social agencies, business and government in a global economy. In February 2014, the Journal of Business and Economics (v5, no. 2) published his most recent paper entitled: Ethical Issues and Multicultural Neutralization Attitudes among Professionals in a Graduate Leadership Program. This paper presents a comparison of USA and non-USA citizen attitudes towards the rationalizations that excuse unethical behavior.

Dr. Manley has participated in the following peer reviewed conferences and publications:

Manley, R. J., Gregory, S. T., Harrison-Jones, L., & Jasparro, R. (2005) Doctor of Education Evaluation Team for the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education R. J. Manley (Dowling College) served as Chairperson of the Evaluation Team.

Manley, R. J. (September 2005) A tune-up toolkit for boards. American School Board Journal. pp.64-65. Editorial board review.

Manley, R. J. & Manley, P. J. (April 2005) School boards don’t need state oversight. The CPA Journal. P. 11. Editorial board review.