The Educational Administration, Leadership, & Technology Spring 2011 Newsletter
Congratulations High School Dissertation Winner!
Congratulations to Dr. Passi and to all who helped make this possible.
College Students' Attitude Towards the Frequency of Types of Technology Used for Online Learning
Authors: Lynn Marsh, RDH M.S., Elsa Sofia Morote, Ed.D., Jennifer McCormick, M.A., B.C.B.A., Thomas Franza, Ed.D. This study examines the perception of students regarding the frequency and preference of types of technology used for online learning. Differences were compared between two groups of students, currently taking online classes, those who previously completed an online course and those who had not. An independent samples test revealed that there were no significant differences between the two groups regarding their attitudes towards frequency of use of the types of technologies used during online learning. In addition, a frequency analysis revealed that most of the students felt that certain forms of synchronous learning technology should never be used during an online course. Differences were revealed with regard to the technology preferred for personal communication during online courses. A discussion of student familiarity with some types of technology followed.
Ed.D. Networking Event
On Thursday, November 4th, Dr. Robert Manley was honored at a Wine and Cheese Networking event in
Robert Manley and Rich Hawkins and had their article "Five Steps to Design Schools that Work"
published in The Leader's Edge on December 15, 2009. To view the article, please visit:
Professors Selected to Present at National Conference
Dr.Robert J. Manley, Professor of Educational Administration and Richard J. Hawkins, Adjunct
Associate Professor of Educational Administration at Dowling College have been selected by the
American School Administrators Association to present one of seven Book Club Sessions at the
2010 National Conference on Education, February 11-14, in Phoenix, Arizona. They will review
some of the major themes in their book to be published by Rowman and Littlefield: Designing
School Systems for All Students: A Toolkit for America's Schools.
Annual Golf Outing
On July 13, 2009 the Department of Educational Admiration Leadership and Technology held its 2nd
Annual Golf Outing at the Great Rock County Club, chaired by Dr. Albert Inserra, Associate
Professor of Educational Administration, Leadership and Technology. The outing was attended by
alumni, students, faculty administration and staff. The day began with a luncheon followed by
"shot gun start". Excitement grew as one of our best golfers, Mr. Troy Wachter, was entered in
the "Jet Blue Challenge" for $100, 000. Over 100 students, faculty and staff joined the golfers
for an evening celebration and hoped to win the Grand Prize: Round Trip airfare and 3 days/2
nights for Two with Deluxe Accommodations at the Ginn Reunion Resort and Spa in Orlando,
Florida. The proceeds from the event are going towards the development of the Research
Leadership Learning Center, which will be located at the Brookhaven campus. We look forward to
seeing you next year at for the Third Annual Golf Outing.
Dr. Bernato Reviews Book
Dr. Richard Bernato, Assistant Dean, Associate Professor, in the Department of Leadership,
Administration, and Technology School of Education, recently used Thomas Friedman's latest book,
Hot, Flat, and Crowded, in an article he posted on the IBM Change Tool Kit Newsletter about the
role of higher education's collaboration with private industry in supporting school reform
efforts such as IBM's Reinventing Education toolkit (reinventingeducation.org). The book
describes how a frog might react to its environment. "...human society has been like the
proverbial frog in the pail on the stove, where the heat gets turned up very slightly every
hour, so the frog never thinks to jump out. It just keeps adjusting until it boils to death."
Dr. Robert Manley, the keynote speaker at Mahali College of Commerce and Arts
Dr. Robert Manley recently attended a prestigious conference where he was the keynote speaker at Mahali College of Commerce and Arts on Systems that Work for Students in Higher Education. In addition, both Dr. Morote and Dr. Walter presented at the India Conference.
Dr. Robert Manley also introduced the collaboration of partnerships that this conference will highlight:
As a result of his trip to India in January 2009 where Dr. Manley was a keynote speaker at Mahali College of Commerce and Arts on Systems that Work for Students in Higher Education, colleagues from Mahali College in India, Panamerican University in Guadalajara, Mexico, Iona College in New Rochelle, and Farmingdale State University in New York have volunteered to be a visiting lecturer on the Internet for one week. We have developed an outline for the curriculum and hope to be ready to launch the first seminar series in January 2010. The seminars do not carry college credit but participants will receive a letter of participation. Several colleges intend to incorporate the seminars into a course project as we will do. Ten of our second year doctoral students volunteered to participate.
Dr. Thomas Kelly Has Paper Published
Dr. Thomas Kelly, Associate Professor of Educational Administration, Leadership and
Technology, in the School of Education, recently submitted a paper to the Oxford Round
Table's journal, Forum on Public Policy, Apply Deming's Methods to K - 12 Curriculum and
Improve Student Achievement. This paper has been published in The Forum on Public Policy: A
Journal of the Oxford Round Table, Oxford, England. The entire Journal is available on line
Professor Inserra Has Paper Published
Professor Inserra recently had a paper published that is available for viewing.
The paper is published here:
Table of Contents here:
Doctoral Leadership Center Educational Leadership
On November 6, 2008 over 100 of Dowling's Doctoral Alumni and Students, faculty and staff continued the annual tradition of meeting for an evening of Networking and Reminiscing each fall.
The group was greeted by Dr. Clyde Payne, Dean of the School of Education and Dr. Robert Manley, chairperson of the Department of Educational Administration Leadership and Technology.
During the evening, we were entertained with music provided by students from the Music Department. Throughout the evening the students shared stories of new positions and personal milestones. It was obvious by the "buzz" in the room that the Ed. D. students enjoyed the evening.
The Department will be hosting the second Annual Golf Tournament on July 13, 2009.
Doctoral Leadership Center 1st Annual Golf Tournament
On July 7th, 2008 the Department of Educational Admiration Leadership and Technology held its first annual Golf Outing at the Rock Hill County Club. The outing was attended by alumni, students, faculty, administration and staff.
The day began with a luncheon followed by "shot gun start" at 1:00. Excitement grew as one of our best golfers, Mr. James Wright, was entered in the "Jet Blue Challenge" for $50,000.
During the event there were many contests and prizes. Dr. Walter Markowitz won a set of round trip tickets on Jet Blue Airways and a Royal Caribbean cruise. Over 100 students, faculty and staff joined the golfers for an evening celebration.
The proceeds from the event are going towards the development of the Research Leadership Learning Center, which will be located at the Brookhaven campus.
We would like to take the opportunity to thank the Bohlsen Family Foundation for sponsoring the event along with the following donors for helping us make this event a successful one.
Hole Sponsors: Poppy’s Place, Dr. Patrica Blake, Dr. Albert Inserra, Dr. Scott Augustine, Dr. James Brucia, Dr. Ilene Chaetz, Maureen Moulder and Dr. Nancy Wessmann.
We look forward to seeing you next year at calendars, for the Second Annual Golf Outing on, July 13, 2009.
Third Annual Practical Research Symposium
The Department of Educational Administration, Leadership and Technology
held their third annual Practical Research Symposium on Saturday, April
5, 2008 at the Brookhaven Campus. Several current doctoral students and
alumni presented at the Symposium on topics such as Leadership,
Administration and Achievement, Supervision of Instruction, Using data
in a learning community, Students at risk and teacher’s attitudes
towards cultural diversity. The mission of the symposium is to share
research with colleagues and the local community to encourage
discussion of relevant themes in education and leadership.
Dr. Colleen Crumlish, Harvard University, was our the keynote speaker.
Dr. Crumlish delivered a keynote on "Bedside Education".
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Ed.D 10 Year Anniversary Celebration
On November 1, 2007 at the Bellport Country Club, President Robert J. Gaffney hosted 148
Ed.D alumni, students and faculty to celebrate the 10 year Anniversary of the Doctor of Education Program in Educational Administration.
The 10 Year Anniversary is a celebration and marks the beginning of a new direction in the Dowling College Ed.D Program. The celebration launched a fund raising effort to build a Leadership Learning Center. The center will provide Ed.D candidates and alumni with a teleconference center with smart-room technology.
Dr. Clyde Payne, Dean of the School of Education, served as the Master of Ceremonies for the event and Dr. Linda Ardito, Provost, recognized all of the Dowling College members who have impacted the success of the Ed.D program.
At the celebration the Ed. D. Alumni Council honored the Original Architects of the Doctor of Education Program: Dr. Kathryn Padovano, Former Dean of the School of Education,
Dr. Lloyd Bishop, Administrator for Doctoral Studies and Dr. Charles Rudiger, Professor of Management and Educational Administration, Leadership and Technology. More photos.
Doctoral Grads Reminisce and Reconnect
President Robert Gaffney hosted approximately 80 Ed.D. students and graduates at a wine and cheese reception on Friday, December 1 at the Brookhaven Campus. Dr. Clyde Payne, Dean of Dowling's School of Education introduced Mr. Gaffney and lauded the work of the Ed.D. program, led by Dr. Bob Manley and Dr. Lauren Tacke.
Collaborative Research Efforts of Ed.D. Students & Alumni Featured In Leading Peer-Reviewed Conferences
A "doctoral mentorship program" in which Dowling Ed.D. alumni, and faculty serve as mentors to doctoral students and collaborate on research papers has proven enormously successful. This mentorship program runs in the Advanced Research Methods course of Dr. Elsa-Sofia Morote.
Click here for a list of new papers that have recently been accepted in top national conferences.
Dr. James A. Feltman, Class of 2003
The Commack Board of Education has announced that Dr. James A. Feltman has been named as Superintendent of Commack Schools, beginning on September 1, 2006. Dr. Feltman has spent the last twenty years of his illustrious career in Commack, as Assistant Superintendent for Business for nine years and most recently as the Associate Superintendent for Operations. Prior to coming to Commack, Dr. Feltman worked for sixteen years in the Patchogue-Medford School District as a math teacher and central office administrator.
Dr. Ronald G. Russo, Class of 2001
Dr. Russo had a 36 page manuscript based on his dissertation findings published by SAGE publications - Urban Education, Vol. 41, No. 2, March 2006, 115-150. The title of the article is The Extent of Public Education Nondiscrimination Policy Protections for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Students: A National Study.
This article examines education and governmental nondiscrimination policies to determine the status of anti-homophobia protections in the 51 states. A review of existing case law literature is provided to illustrate the effect homophobia has on all students, regardless of their sexual orientation, and to induce the development of new public education policy protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students. An Anti-Homophobia Policy Taxonomy (APT), composed of eight anti-homophobia nondiscrimination policy guidelines, was formulated exclusively for this study as a guide to classify and measure the extent of education policy protections for LGBT students in states with education policies that evidence sexual orientation nondiscrimination protections. This research found an absence of civil protections in education statutes and a dearth of parity in public policy and civil rights protections for all students regardless of their sexual orientation throughout the United States.
First Annual Practical Research Symposium
The Department of Educational Administration, Leadership and Technology held their first annual Practical Research Symposium on Saturday, March 4, 2006 at the Brookhaven Campus. Several current doctoral students and alumni presented at the Symposium on topics such as supervision of instruction, using data in a learning community, parental involvement in student achievement and teacher’s attitudes towards cultural diversity.