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.
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.