Mary Ann Maslak

Professor
PhD, Comparative and International Education & Curriculum and Instruction, Pennsylvania State UniversityMEd, Educational Administration and Policy Studies, Pennsylvania State University, University ParkB.M.T & B.M.E., Music Therapy Internship, Shenandoah University
Dr. Maslak holds the title of Professor in The School of Education at St. John's University. Prior to joining St. John's, she worked as a classroom teacher (special education) at the Taipei American School (Taiwan), and public and private schools (K-12) in Pennsylvania and Florida. At St. John's University, Dr. Maslak regularly teaches graduate courses in the sociology of education and research methods, and art and writing at the undergraduate level. She is also professor-in-charge of the School of Education's Semester Study Abroad Program in Rome (Italy). Dr. Maslak has developed a research agenda that focuses on girls' and women's education, with a particular interest in using both mixed methodologies and interdisciplinary theoretical frameworks in her work. In the last five years, her work has grappled with the complexities of learning and business for both adult women and adolescents. Her books and articles have been published by academic presses and peer-reviewed journals in Asia, Europe and the U.S.A.. In addition, she was awarded the Fulbright Senior Research Award for her work on Muslim girls' education in China, and a Fulbright Hays fellowship for her work on women, business, and education. Dr. Maslak holds a dual-degree PhD in Comparative & International Education and Curriculum and Instruction, an MEd in Educational Administration from Pennsylvania State University, and a BME and BMT from Shenandoah University (VA).

Teaching Interests

sociology of education, research methods, visual and performing arts, writing, international education

Research Interests

girls' education; women's education; entrepreneurship;

Courses Taught

EDU
1000
FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION
EDU
1003
ORG STRAT & CLSRM ENVIR 1-6
EDU
1011
HUMAN RELATION & MULTICULTURAL
EDU
1016
THE ARTS IN INCLUSIVE SETTINGS
EDU
1053
ORG STRAT & CLSRM ENVR (7-12)
EDU
1055
ART OF WRITING FOR EDUCATORS