Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education

Ronald Verdicchio, Ed.D.

Verdicchio Ronald

Office:   V4098
Phone:   973-720-2141
Email:verdicchior@wpunj.edu
Office Hours:   T 2:00-4:00 pm & by appointment

Department: Elementary and Early Childhood Education
Position: Associate Professor, Affiliated Faculty Department of Anthropology
Area Specialization: Research in Education, Anthropology and Education

Academic Degrees and Certifications
  • Post Doctoral Studies in Applied Anthropology, Columbia University, Teachers College
  • Ed. D. Columbia University, Teachers College - Educational Administration
  • Ed. M. Columbia University, Teachers College - Educational Administration
  • M.A. Montclair State University - Educational Leadership
  • B.A. Paterson State College - Education/Social Studies
  • The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Bologna
Current Teaching Responsibilities
  • CMAT 6810-60  Research I T 5:00-7:30 pm
  •  Anthropology 2020-08,09 Diversity and Equity in Schools Thursday 9:30 & 2:00
  •  Practicum Seminar
  •  Anthropology 4910 Internship in Anthropology 
Current University Activities
  • Faculty Senator
  • Faculty Advisor to the WP Dance Team 
Professional Affiliations and Activities
  • American Anthropology Association
  • AAA Council on Anthropology and Education
  • Society for the Study of Anthropology Columbia University
  • The Atlantic Council of the United States, Washington, DC
    Lifetime Director of the Board of Trustees
Current Research Interests
  • Issues of power and conflict in community-school settings
  • Charter schools

    Believing with Max Weber, that man is an animal suspended in webs of significance that he himself has spun, I take culture to be those webs, and the analysis of it …not an experimental science in search of law, but an interpretative one in search of meaning.” Clifford Geertz in The Interpretation of Cultures