Leadership Team

Dean of The School of Education

David Bell Headshot

David Bell, Ed.D.


Associate Deans

Gina Cicco Headshot

Gina Cicco, Ed.D.
Associate Dean of Staten Island


Downton Headshot

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


Holmes headshot

Aliya Holmes, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Graduate Education and Faculty Development


Assistant Deans

Patrick Dunphy Headshot

Patrick Dunphy
Assistant Dean for Planning and Fiscal Affairs



Edwin Tjoe Headshot

Edwin Tjoe, Ed.D.
Assistant Dean for Data Management & elearning



Anthony Aunnunziato Headshot

Anthony  Annunziato, Ed.D.
Director of Long Island Graduate Center


Linda Miller Headshot

Linda Miller
Director of Clinical Field Experiences



Lily Scarabino
Director of Certification


Mirella Avalos Louie Headshot

Mirella Avalos-Louie, Ed.D.
Program Director of Alternative Certification

Department Contacts

Interim Chair: Barbara Cozza, 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: Robert Eschenauer, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Assistant to the ChairCatherine 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: Xioajun Chen, Ph.D.

Contact Information 

Graduate Department 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: Yvonne Pratt-Johnson, Ed.D.

Contact Information

Assistant to the ChairEileen Lewis718-990-1563
Special Education CoordinatorIshita Khemka, Ph.D.718-990-7686
Masters and Doctoral Literacy CoordinatorJoseph Rumenapp, Ph.D. 
TESOL CoordinatorAudrey Murphy, Ed.D.718-990-1620