Catherine C. DiMartino

Associate Professor
PhD, Educational Leadership, New York UniversityMA, The Teaching of Social Studies, Teachers College, Columbia UniversityBA, Anthropology, Haverford College
Dr. Catherine DiMartino received her B.A. in Anthropology from Haverford College, an M.A. in Social Studies Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from New York University. Prior to joining the St. John’s community, she taught middle and high school social studies in New York City, had a fellowship at the Educational Testing Service, conducted research for the RAND Corporation, and, most recently, was an assistant professor at Hofstra University. Her current research focuses on the politics of school choice, the implications of marketization and privatization for school leaders and the role of public-private partnerships in public education. Dr. DiMartino’s work has appeared in several journals including the American Journal of Education and Educational Policy. Her book, Selling School: The Marketing of Public Education was published by Teachers College Press in 2018. In 2020-2021, Dr. DiMartino served as the Division L (Policy) Program Chair for the American Educational Research Association.

Teaching Interests

Educational Leadership, Educational Policy and Qualitative Research Methods

Research Interests

Market-Based Education Reforms, Public-Private Partnerships and Educational Governance

Courses Taught

EDU
5103
EDU GOVERNANCE & POLICY
EDU
5415
INTRO TO EDU ADMINISTRATION
EDU
5651
SCHOOL COMMUNITY RELATIONS
EDU
5890
INDEPENDENT STUDY - ED ADMIN
EDU
5990
DOCTORAL RESEARCH SEMINAR
EDU
7559
INTRO TO DOCTORAL RESEARCH
EDU
7890
INDEPENDENT STUDY
EDU
7900
QUALITATIVE RESEARCH IN CURRIC
EDU
7902
ADVANCED QUALITATIVE RES IN ED
EDU
7990
DOCTORAL RESEARCH SEMINAR

Select Publications

Journal Articles

Kotok, S., DiMartino, C. C., and DeMatthews, D. E. (2021). Principals and District Leaders Navigating the Marketplace: Lessons From Texas, New York, and Pennsylvania. Journal of School Leadership. vol. 31, pp. 373-395.

Jessen, S. B., and DiMartino, C. C. (2020). Rearranging the Chairs on the Deck or True Reform? Private Sector Bureaucracies in the Age of Choice-An Analysis of Autonomy and Control. EDUCATIONAL POLICY. vol. 34, pp. 239-260.

Books

DiMartino, C. C., and Jessen, S. B. (2018). Selling School: The Marketing of Public Education.. In: Selling School: The Marketing of Public Education.. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.