Leadership Team

Dean of The School of Education

Dean Wolfinger headshot

James D. Wolfinger, Ph.D.


Associate Deans

Gina Cicco Headshot

Gina Cicco, Ed.D.
Associate Dean of Staten Island and Faculty Development


Downton Headshot

Michael P. Downton, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs and Assessment


Assistant Deans

Edwin Tjoe Headshot


Edwin Tjoe, Ed.D.
Assistant Dean for Fiscal Affairs and Planning


Mirella Avalos Louie Headshot


Mirella I. Avalos-Louie, Ed. D. (she/her)

Assistant Dean of Graduate and Alternative Programs



Stephanie Shaw headshot


Stephanie A. Shaw, Ed.D.
Assistant Dean of Marketing and Recruitment of Graduate Programs




Linda Miller Headshot

Linda Miller
Director of Clinical Field Experiences



Lily Scarabino
Director of Certification



Department Contacts

Chair: Catherine C. DiMartino, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Assistant to the ChairRosaria Cimino718-990-2503
Director of the Non-Public School LeadersRosalba Corrado Del Vecchio, Ed.D.718-990-5277


Chair: Heather Robertson, Ph.D.

Contact Information

SecretaryCatherine Berardi718-990-6455
Bilingual School Counseling CoordinatorMing-hui Li, Ed.D.718-990-2756
School Counseling Program CoordinatorAndrew Ferdinandi, Ed.D.718-990-1561
Clinical Mental Health Counseling CoordinatorHeather Robertson, Ph.D.718-990-2108

Chair: Xiaojun (June) Chen, Ph.D.

Contact Information 

Department Chair SecretaryJannette Pincay718-990-5644
Coordinator of Undergraduate ProgramsBernadette Zacharuk718-990-2664
Coordinator RISE ProgramLiz Chase, Ed.D.718-990-2632
Coordinator of Graduate ProgramsRegina Mistretta, Ed.D.718-990-1398


Chair: John N. Spiridakis, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Assistant to the ChairEileen Lewis718-990-1563
Special Education CoordinatorIshita Khemka, Ph.D.718-990-7686
Masters Literacy CoordinatorFrancine F. Guastello, Ed.D.718-990-1475
TESOL CoordinatorAudrey Murphy, Ed.D.718-990-1620