The doctoral faculty are nationally and internationally
prominent scholars with extensive experience at both the K through
12 and university levels.
The Doctoral Faculty in
John D. Beach, Ph.D. (University at
Albany, State University of New York) An IRA Publications Program
reviewer and developer of Guided Reasoning for critical
comprehension, his interests span children's literature,
storytelling, content literacy, diagnostic intervention, and
E. Francine Guastello, Ed.D. (St.
John’s University) A fellow of the Academy of Orton Gillingham
Practitioners and Educators, her interests include developing
effective reading and writing strategies for students with learning
Joanne Robertson, Ed.D. (Hofstra
University) Her current research explores the role of
self-confidence in primary students’ motivation to learn to write,
and the integration of inquiry based instruction and action
research projects to support intermediate elementary students’
Richard Sinatra, Ph.D. (Hofstra
University) Author of several books, his interests include how
children learn to read words and new vocabulary, classroom
applications of cognitive mapping, and out-of-school time programs
for low income and at risk students. He has been the Project
Director of service programs for housing development and homeless
children from the five boroughs of New York City.
The Doctoral Faculty in Research
James R. Campbell, Ph.D. (New York
University) Professor of Gifted Education, his areas of expertise
include cross-cultural studies, gifted education, and parental
influence. Of his seven books, and more than 250 articles and
research reports, he is best known for his books for parents (US,
China, Taiwan, Korea)..
Paul Miller, Ph.D. (University of
Utah) Associate Professor of Educational Measurement, his areas of
expertise include educational assessment, test construction and
validation, decision making, educational psychology and
instructional design, educational technology and data systems
management, and research methods.
Rene S. Parmar, Ph.D. (University
of North Texas) Professor of Measurement and Evaluation, and
Special Education. Her areas of expertise include educational
assessment, cognitive approaches to instruction, and mathematics
education for students with learning disabilities.