Stony Brook University
School of Professional Development

Faculty

Sherry Alessandro, EdD
St. John's University
Assistant Superintendent
President, PDK @ SBU; Presentations at PDK and for the Wallace Fellows at SBU
Courses Taught: CEQ 502, 572
sherry.alessandro@stonybrook.edu

Susan F. Alevas, JD
Touro School of Law
Counsel to BOE
Courses Taught: CEQ 528
susan.alevas@stonybrook.edu

Allan Bauer, MA
CUNY Brooklyn College
Principal
Courses Taught: CEQ 541
allan.bauer@stonybrook.edu

Joseph Centamore, EdD
Dowling College
Assistant Superintendent
PDK seminar presentation on cover letters & resumes - Stony Brook
Courses Taught: CEQ 501, 502
joseph.centamore@stonybrook.edu

George Chesterton, EdD
Hofstra University
Superintendent
Business consultant; President Nassau ASBO
Courses Taught: CEQ 520, 571
george.chesterton@stonybrook.edu

Frank Chiachiere, PhD
New York University
Board member/Assistant Principal
Evaluating the Superintendent of Schools: Roadmap to Success; Evaluating the Superintendent of Schools in the Age of the APPR; Advocate for the National School Boards Association; professional recruiter
Courses Taught: CEQ 595
frank.chiachiere@stonybrook.edu

Rita Chiachiere, MS
CUNY Hunter College
Assistant Principal
Delta Kappa Gamma Professional Society for Women Educators, 2010-2012
Courses Taught: CEQ 501, 503, 541
rita.chiachiere@stonybrook.edu

William Clark, EdD
Hofstra University
Assistant Superintendent
Courses Taught: CEQ 595
william.clark@stonybrook.edu

John Coverdale, EdD
Dowling College
MS in Human Resource Management, New York Institute of Technology
MBA, Dowling College
Regional Staff Director, New York State United Teachers
Faculty Advisor for the SBU Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management
Courses Taught: CES 514
john.coverdale@stonybrook.edu

Peter Daly, EdD
St. John's University
Deputy Superintendent
Courses Taught: CEQ 571
peter.daly@stonybrook.edu

James Donovan, MS
Stony Brook University
Adv Cert in Ed Admin, New York University
Assistant Superintendent
Courses Taught: CEQ 572
jdonovan@mccsd.net

Leslie Edelman, MS
St. John's University
Adv Cert in Ed Admin, CUNY Queens College
Assistant Superintendent
Nassau BOCES consultant NYSUT and Danielson Rubrics
Courses Taught: CEQ 585, 586
leslie.edelman@stonybrook.edu

Robert Feirson, EdD
Fordham University
Superintendent
SCOPE Executive Board member, Nassau County Council of School Supts. Executive Board
Courses Taught: CEQ 515
robert.feirson@stonybrook.edu

Kenneth Forman, PhD
New York University
Principal
Preparing for Educational Leadership Pearson Pub 2010; Consultant: Pearson Evaluation, Quality Review, Leadership Development
RSAS: What’s a Real Process for Evaluating School Effectiveness?
RSAS: The Principal—an Endangered Species
RSAS: Call of Duty
Courses Taught: CEQ 501, 502, 503, 585, 586, 595
kenneth.forman@stonybrook.edu

John Gallagher, EdD
Dowling College
Director
Courses Taught: CEQ 555
john.gallagher.1@stonybrook.edu

Arnold B. Goldberg, PhD
George Washington University
Superintendent
ODNLI—President
Courses Taught: CEQ 502, 503, 515, 541, 572
arnold.goldberg@stonybrook.edu

David H. Grackin, MA
Stony Brook University
Adv Cert Ed Admin, Long Island University
Assistant Superintendent
Chairperson, New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal Finance committee
Courses Taught: CEQ 571
david.grackin@stonybrook.edu

Andrew Greene, MS
CW Post College
Adv Cert Ed Admin, CW Post College
Principal
President Suffolk County Middle Level Principal Assn; LIASCD board member; NYS Middle Level Liaison Planning Committee
Courses Taught: CEQ 501, 502, 503
andrew.greene@stonybrook.edu

Christine R. Grucci, EdD, MALS
Dowling College
Assistant Superintendent
Courses Taught: CEQ 571
christine.grucci@gmail.com

William G. Heidenreich, EdD
Columbia University
Superintendent
Courses Taught: CEQ 572
bheiden@gmail.com

Stephen Heitner, MS
Touro College
Assistant Principal
NYC Science Council
Courses Taught: CEQ 555
stephen.heitner@stonybrook.edu

David J. Helme, MALS
Bucknell University
Superintendent
Courses Taught: CEQ 515, 585, 586
david.helme@stonybrook.edu

Katherine Ilovar, JD
CUNY Law School
Attorney
Courses Taught: CEQ 515, 528
katherine.ilovar@stonybrook.edu

John Jangl, EdD
St. John's University
Assistant Principal
Courses Taught: CEQ 572
john.jangl@stonybrook.edu

Stan Kaminsky, MA
New York University
Principal
Mentoring Principals and their Assistant Principals in various NYC schools; Consultant
Courses Taught: CEQ 501, 502, 503, 541, 585, 586
stanley.kaminsky@stonybrook.edu

Theodora Kontogiannis, EdD
Seton Hall University
Principal
Courses Taught: CEQ 503
theodora.kontogiannis@stonybrook.edu

Steve Lando, EdD
St. John's University
Assistant Superintendent
Courses Taught: CEQ 503, 541
stephen.lando@stonybrook.edu

Dennis R. Lauro, EdD
University of Virginia
Superintendent
Courses Taught: CEQ 571
dennis.lauro@stonybrook.edu

Maria Lopez, MS
CUNY City College
Adv Cert School District Admin, CUNY City College
Principal
Mentor and facilitate differentiated professional development to NYC Aspiring Principals
Courses Taught: CEQ 541, 571
maria.lopez@stonybrook.edu

Antoinette Macleod, PhD
St. John's University
Principal
Educational Consultant for Nassau BOCES
Courses Taught: CEQ 503, 555
antoinette.macleod@stonybrook.edu

Thomas McDonald, PhD
New York University
Principal
Courses Taught: CEQ 501, 503, 572
thomas.mcdonald@stonybrook.edu

Madalyn McGovern, MS
Yeshiva University
Adv Cert Ed Admin, Hofstra University
Assistant Superintendent
Courses Taught: CEQ 572
madalyn.mcgovern@stonybrook.edu

Craig Markson, EdD
Dowling College
Assistant Dean, School of Professional Development, Stony Brook University
Courses Taught: CEQ 595
craig.markson@stonybrook.edu

Kathleen L. Matusiak, EdD
Columbia University
Superintendent
Courses Taught: CEQ 572
kathleen.matusiak@stonybrook.edu

Catherine Mayus, JD
Pace University
Attorney
Leadership Consultant
Courses Taught: CEQ 528
catherine.mayus@stonybrook.edu

Robert Moraghan, EdD
St. John's University
Retired Superintendent
Courses Taught: CEQ 501, 515, 528, 595
robert.moraghan@stonybrook.edu

Teresa Ann Nigro Lawrence, PhD
University at Buffalo
Director
Courses Taught: CEQ 503
teresa.lawrence.1@stonybrook.edu

Terrance F. O'Connor, EdD
Nova Southeastern University
Principal
President, New York State Section 8 Athletic Council; Director, School Leadership Center
Courses Taught: CEQ 501, 502, 541, 585, 586
terrance.oconnor@stonybrook.edu

Ada Orlando, MA
Long Island University
Adv Cert Admin & Supervision, Brooklyn College
Network Leader
Courses Taught: CEQ 503
ada.orlando@stonybrook.edu

Theresa F. Oropallo, MS
St. John's University
Adv Cert Ed Admin, CW Post
Principal
Phi Beta Kappa
Courses Taught: CEQ 585, 586, 595
theresa.oropallo@stonybrook.edu

Stanley Packman, MS
University at Buffalo
Adv Cert Ed Admin, Hofstra University
School business official
Courses Taught: CEQ 571
stanley.packman@stonybrook.edu

Peter A. Pece, PhD
Neuromusicology De Montfort University
Retired Principal
Courses Taught: CEQ 595
peter.pece@stonybrook.edu

Anthony J. Pecorale, EdD
Fordham University
Retired Superintendent
Courses Taught: CEQ 520, 571
anthony.pecorale@stonybrook.edu

Ira Pernick, MS
Queens College
Adv Cert School Admin, Queens College
Principal
Making It Stick: Affecting Change Through The Power of Positive Leadership; New Leaders for New Schools;
Principal Mentor
Courses Taught: CEQ 541
ira.pernick@stonybrook.edu

Pat Perpignano, EdD
St. John's University
Assistant Superintendent
Courses Taught: CEQ 572, 595
patrick.perpignano@stonybrook.edu

Charles Piemonte, PhD
New York University
Assistant Superintendent
Developed program on 21st Century Skills
Courses Taught: CEQ 541, 572, 585, 586
charles.piemonte@stonybrook.edu

Todd Pittinsky, PhD
Harvard University
Faculty
Restoring Trust in Organizations and Leaders: Oxford U press
Us Plus Them: Tapping thePositive Power of Difference: Harvard U Press
Measuring the Efficacy of Leaders to Assess Information and Make Decisions in a Crisis
Courses Taught: CEQ 595
todd.pittinsky@stonybrook.edu

Edward Price, PhD
Pennsylvania State University
Superintendent
College recruiter, Ohio State University
Courses Taught: CEQ 515, 585, 586
edward.price@stonybrook.edu

Michael Radday, MS
Iona College
Assistant Superintendent
Courses Taught: CEQ 572
michael.radday@stonybrook.edu

John J. Regan, MS
College of the City of New York
Adv Cert Labor Rel, Cornell University
Superintendent
Labor relations consultant
Courses Taught: CEQ 565, 566, 585, 586
john.regan@stonybrook.edu

John Reid, MEd
Ohio University
Assistant Superintendent
Courses Taught: CEQ 501, 502, 572, 585, 586
john.reid@stonybrook.edu

Cheryl Scheidet, EdD
Nova Southeastern University
Principal
Staff Developer on Professional Learning Communities, Common Core Learning Standards
Courses Taught: CEQ 501, 502, 555
cheryl.scheidet@stonybrook.edu

Robert Scheidet, EdD
Nova Southeastern University
Coordinator of SBU Fellows Program
Educational Leadership Internship Workbook Pearson Pub 2011
Doctoral advisor Nova U; President of CADEA; Coordinator of Internships
Courses Taught: CEQ 565,566, 585, 586
robert.scheidet@stonybrook.edu

Stephen Schneider, EdD
Hofstra University
Principal
Faculty Coach for online instructos in all SPD Online Courses
Courses Taught: CEQ 501 502
stephen.schneider@stonybrook.edu

Gary Schomburg, PhD
University of Dayton
Principal
Courses Taught: CEQ 571
gary.schomburg@stonybrook.edu

David Scott, JD
Touro School of Law
Attorney
ASCD “Civic Engagement Through Law-Related Education and News Literacy.”
NYS Council for the Social Studies Conference and Convention; Statewide Conference on Law-Related Education
Courses Taught: CEQ 528
david.scott@stonybrook.edu

Christie A. Simels, MEd
University of North Carolina
Deputy Superintendent
Courses Taught: CEQ 501, 502
christie.simels@stonybrook.edu

Richard A. Simon, MEd
Harvard University
Superintendent
Treasurer for the Islip Cluster of Suffolk County Superintendents
Courses Taught: CEQ 515, 528
richard.simon@stonybrook.edu

Allen Smith, EdD
New York University
Retired Assistant Principal
Courses Taught: CEQ 555
allen.smith@stonybrook.edu

Jeffrey Soloff, MS
Yeshiva University
Adv Cert Ed Admin, CUNY Brooklyn College
Principal
Preparing for Educational Leadership, Pearson Pub 2010; Educational consultant - School Quality Review
Courses Taught: CEQ 503, 541, 585, 586
jeffrey.soloff@stonybrook.edu

Raymond O. Sommerstad, MA
Colgate University
Adv Cert Ed Admin, Hofstra University
Superintendent
Courses Taught: CEQ 585, 586
raymond.sommerstad@stonybrook.edu

Donald Sternberg, EdD
Columbia University
Principal
The Principal: Traversing the High-Wire with No Net Below, 79 Places Where the High Wire Can Be Greasy: RoseDog Pub 2012, At the Center of the Common Core NAESP 2012
“Assessing Your Leadership Style: Are You The Bully?” SANNYS 2012
Courses Taught: CEQ 541, 555
donald.sternberg@stonybrook.edu

Geraldine Sullivan-Keck, EdD
Dowling College
Deputy Superintendent
Common Core Standards, Practical Strategies for APPR Implementation, Dignity for All Students Act ASSET Technology Presentation: Standards Overload? Plugging In and Powering Up
Courses Taught: CEQ 501, 555
geraldine.sullivan-keck@stonybrook.edu

Kristen Turnow, EdD
Dowling College
Administrative Coordinator
Courses Taught: CEQ 572, 595
kristen.turnow@stonybrook.edu

Michael Walsh, EdD
Hofstra University
Superintendent
Courses Taught: CEQ 585, 586
michael.walsh@stonybrook.edu

Charles T. Wilson, EdD
Columbia University
Educational Consultant
Courses Taught: CEQ 555
charles.t.wilson@stonybrook.edu

 

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