Education Doctoral News and Events

Decemeber 7, 2015. Dr. Elsa-Sofia Morote and 3 Alumns: Dr. Kenya Beard, Dr Michael Hynes and Dr. Patricia Blake are  recognized for their contributions to social agencies by the Alumni Council

Click here to read Dr Morote Speech “Nobody get fabulous Alone”

wine and cheese alumni network – Recognition ceremony- right to left – Dr. Impagliazzo, Dr. Blake, Dr. Hynes, Dr. Beard, Dr. Morote, Dr. Inserra, Dr. Tatum and Dr. Manley

The Educational Administration, Leadership, and Technology News

4/12/2014 – 9th Annual Dowling Practical Symposium organized by the Educational Administration, Leadership and Technology Department was a success!

The Ninth Annual Research Symposium sponsored by the Department of Educational Administration, Leadership and Technology had over 100 attendees. President Norman Smith gave a powerful welcome to “future leaders of American education.” Dr. Frank Chong, President of Santa Rosa Junior College in California and an Ed.D. graduate of Dowling College provided the Keynote Presentation offering insight into the lack of success of high school students in college related to their weak math skills.
Dr. Inserra, Chair of the Department, explained that the Annual Symposium seeks to provide some answers and explore the processes, actions, challenges and outcomes of learning, teaching, and training in social agencies.
Dr. Manley, Dean of the School of Education,  congratulated Dr. Elsa-Sofia Morote, Symposium Chair, on the work she did to coordinate the development of the agenda, the peer review of papers, the participation of presenters from Dowling and other colleges and quality of this year’s presentations. In addition, all of the Ed. D. faculty served as discussants for the different paper sessions. Dr. Diane Impagliazzo coordinated all facilities and guest speaker arrangements.

Spring 2011 Newsletter

Congratulations High School Dissertation Winner!
Congratulations to Dr. Passi and to all who helped make this possible.

College Students’ Attitude Towards the Frequency of Types of Technology Used for Online Learning
Authors: Lynn Marsh, RDH M.S., Elsa Sofia Morote, Ed.D., Jennifer McCormick, M.A., B.C.B.A., Thomas Franza, Ed.D. This study examines the perception of students regarding the frequency and preference of types of technology used for online learning. Differences were compared between two groups of students, currently taking online classes, those who previously completed an online course and those who had not. An independent samples test revealed that there were no significant differences between the two groups regarding their attitudes towards frequency of use of the types of technologies used during online learning. In addition, a frequency analysis revealed that most of the students felt that certain forms of synchronous learning technology should never be used during an online course. Differences were revealed with regard to the technology preferred for personal communication during online courses. A discussion of student familiarity with some types of technology followed.

Ed.D. Networking Event
On Thursday, November 4th, Dr. Robert Manley was honored at a Wine and Cheese Networking event in the Ballroom. View Photos

Robert Manley and Rich Hawkins and had their article “Five Steps to Design Schools that Work” published in The Leader’s Edge on December 15, 2009. To view the article, please visit:

Professors Selected to Present at National Conference
Dr.Robert J. Manley, Professor of Educational Administration and Richard J. Hawkins, Adjunct Associate Professor of Educational Administration at Dowling College have been selected by the American School Administrators Association to present one of seven Book Club Sessions at the 2010 National Conference on Education, February 11-14, in Phoenix, Arizona. They will review some of the major themes in their book to be published by Rowman and Littlefield: Designing School Systems for All Students: A Toolkit for America’s Schools.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThird Annual Practical Research Symposium
The Department of Educational Administration, Leadership and Technology held their third annual Practical Research Symposium on Saturday, April 5, 2008 at the Brookhaven Campus. Several current doctoral students and alumni presented at the Symposium on topics such as Leadership, Administration and Achievement, Supervision of Instruction, Using data in a learning community, Students at risk and teacher’s attitudes towards cultural diversity. The mission of the symposium is to share research with colleagues and the local community to encourage discussion of relevant themes in education and leadership.

Dr. Colleen Crumlish, Harvard University, was our the keynote speaker. Dr. Crumlish delivered a keynote on “Bedside Education”. More photos.    |     Proceedings

DSC_0090Ed.D 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

On November 1, 2007 at the Bellport Country Club, President Robert J. Gaffney hosted 148 Ed.D alumni, students and faculty to celebrate the 10 year Anniversary of the Doctor of Education Program in Educational Administration.

The 10 Year Anniversary is a celebration and marks the beginning of a new direction in the Dowling College Ed.D Program. The celebration launched a fund raising effort to build a Leadership Learning Center. The center will provide Ed.D candidates and alumni with a teleconference center with smart-room technology.

Dr. Clyde Payne, Dean of the School of Education, served as the Master of Ceremonies for the event and Dr. Linda Ardito, Provost, recognized all of the Dowling College members who have impacted the success of the Ed.D program.

At the celebration the Ed. D. Alumni Council honored the Original Architects of the Doctor of Education Program: Dr. Kathryn Padovano, Former Dean of the School of Education, Dr. Lloyd Bishop, Administrator for Doctoral Studies and Dr. Charles Rudiger, Professor of Management and Educational Administration, Leadership and Technology. More photos.

DSC_9665Collaborative Research Efforts of Ed.D. Students & Alumni Featured In Leading Peer-Reviewed Conferences
A “doctoral mentorship program” in which Dowling Ed.D. alumni, and faculty serve as mentors to doctoral students and collaborate on research papers has proven enormously successful. This mentorship program runs in the Advanced Research Methods course of Dr. Elsa-Sofia Morote. Click here for a list of new papers that have recently been accepted in top national conferences.
JAFDr. James A. Feltman, Class of 2003
The Commack Board of Education has announced that Dr. James A. Feltman has been named as Superintendent of Commack Schools, beginning on September 1, 2006. Dr. Feltman has spent the last twenty years of his illustrious career in Commack, as Assistant Superintendent for Business for nine years and most recently as the Associate Superintendent for Operations. Prior to coming to Commack, Dr. Feltman worked for sixteen years in the Patchogue-Medford School District as a math teacher and central office administrator.

Dr. Ronald G. Russo, Class of 2001
Dr. Russo had a 36 page manuscript based on his dissertation findings published by SAGE publications – Urban Education, Vol. 41, No. 2, March 2006, 115-150. The title of the article is The Extent of Public Education Nondiscrimination Policy Protections for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Students: A National Study.
This article examines education and governmental nondiscrimination policies to determine the status of anti-homophobia protections in the 51 states. A review of existing case law literature is provided to illustrate the effect homophobia has on all students, regardless of their sexual orientation, and to induce the development of new public education policy protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students. An Anti-Homophobia Policy Taxonomy (APT), composed of eight anti-homophobia nondiscrimination policy guidelines, was formulated exclusively for this study as a guide to classify and measure the extent of education policy protections for LGBT students in states with education policies that evidence sexual orientation nondiscrimination protections. This research found an absence of civil protections in education statutes and a dearth of parity in public policy and civil rights protections for all students regardless of their sexual orientation throughout the United States.

First Annual Practical Research Symposium
The Department of Educational Administration, Leadership and Technology held their first annual Practical Research Symposium on Saturday, March 4, 2006 at the Brookhaven Campus. Several current doctoral students and alumni presented at the Symposium on topics such as supervision of instruction, using data in a learning community, parental involvement in student achievement and teacher’s attitudes towards cultural diversity.
Proceedings    |     Photos