Hazel M. Carter, PhD
Dr. Carter was recognized by the City University of New York as one of the recipients of Major Institutional Grants for Public Service awards and received the Trinidad and Tobago Heritage award from the New York City Council, has been cited by the United States Congress for her work in community engagement. She is a Board member of the American Foundation of the University of the West Indies, New Alternatives for Children, Global Women’s Fund, the International Consortium of Caribbean Professionals, and the Metropolitan Council of Educational Administration Programs. Dr. Carter received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Higher Education Administration from New York University. She holds a Master of Science degree in Non-Profit Management from the New School University; a Diploma in Education and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Social Sciences, both from the University of the West Indies in Trinidad.
Catherine DiMartino, PhD
Dr. Catherine DiMartino is an associate professor at St. John’s University. She received her B.A. in Anthropology from Haverford College, an M.A. in Social Studies Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from New York University. Prior to joining the St. John’s community, she taught middle and high school social studies in New York City, had a fellowship at the Educational Testing Service, conducted research for the RAND Corporation, and, most recently, was an assistant professor at Hofstra University. Her current research focuses on the politics of school choice, the implications of marketization and privatization for school leaders and the role of public-private partnerships in public education. Dr. DiMartino’s work has appeared in several journals including the American Journal of Education and Educational Policy.
Kenneth Forman, PhD
Dr. Forman has served as middle school assistant principal, director of state and federal programs, director of curriculum and instruction, principal, and executive assistant to the superintendent in NYC and Long Island public schools. He is currently the assistant director of Educational Leadership Program at Stony Brook University. He is also the author of the texts: Diving into Leadership, Preparing for Educational Leadership 4th Edition, Diving into Data, Managing Social Science Research Through Publicly Accessible Data, School Building Leader and School District Leader TestPrep Virtual Classroom and numerous articles. He also serves an educational consultant and an advisor to a New York State Regent.
Stephen Kotok, PhD
Stephen Kotok is an associate professor in the Department of Administrative and Instructional Leadership at St. John’s University in New York City. He received his Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University in Education Theory and Policy. His research focuses on the opportunity gap for low-income and minoritized PK-12 students and how school context affects these disparities. Specifically, Kotok examines equity-based school improvement strategies related to school climate and detracking as well as policy-level issues such as school choice and segregation. Prior to joining St. John’s University, Kotok was a member of the administrative team at Hope Academy Charter School in Asbury Park, NJ, and was a social studies teacher with the School District of Philadelphia.
Margaret Terry Orr, PhD
Margaret Orr is a professor at Fordham University and EdD program director and Chair of its Division of Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy. She has researched and published widely on leadership preparation approaches, the influence of preparation on leader practice and school and district reform initiatives. Her current research focuses on rigorous performance assessment research and development in educational leadership, nationally and internationally; and developing inquiry-oriented educational leadership using equity-focused improvement science to more effectively address intractable problems in schools and other educating institutions.
Eustace G. Thompson, PhD
Eustace G. Thompson is a professor in the department of Special Programs in Education at Hofstra University. He served as the past Chair of the Department of Teaching, Learning and Technology and Director of the Educational & Policy Leadership Ed.D. program. He is currently the Graduate Director of the Certification of Advanced Studies program in Educational Leadership. He was formerly the Deputy Superintendent of the Uniondale Public Schools, located on Long Island, New York. He has 37 years of experience in urban and suburban public schools settings in the roles of teacher, principal and curriculum assistant superintendent. Dr. Thompson‘s research interests include instructional leadership in urban and suburban areas, and structural barriers to African American students’ academic success. His publications appear in several journals including Planning and Changing, Journal for Leadership and Instruction, and Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership.