Department of Educational Leadership and Professional Studies

Dorothy Feola, Ph.D.


Office:   V4112
Phone:   973-720-2577
Office Hours:   Please contact for further information

Department: Secondary and Middle School Education
Position: Associate Dean
Area Specialization: Reading research; Language arts/ literacy

Academic Degrees and Certifications
  • Ph.D. - Fordham University (Language Literacy and Learning)
  • P.D. - Fordham University
  • M.S. - Forham University - Reading Education
  • B.A. - Brooklyn College, City College of New York
  • A.A.S. - Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York
Professional Experience
  • Associate Dean, January 2006 - Present
  • Assistant Dean, March - June, 2005
  • Director, Graduate Reading Programs, William Paterson University of New Jersey, 1997 - 2005
  • Coordinator, Curriculum Resource Center, College of Staten Island, City University of New York, 1986 - 1992
  • Coordinator, NSF funded grant, 1981 - 1982
  • Site Director at William B. Cruise Memorial School, Passaic, NJ (Professional Development School)
Teaching Experience
  • Literacy Education: Graduate and undergraduate courses in literacy
  • Research: Mentor students completing graduate degrees in Reading Education, William Paterson University of New Jersey
  • Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning: Graduate and undergraduate courss including the following: Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning and Innovative Teaching Strategies
  • Assessment: Courses/workshops in assessment including the following: Evaluation and Assessment for School Learning, Authentic Assessment, Portfolio Assessment
  • Preservice Teaching and Supervision
  • Inservice Teacher Education/Staff Development: Site Director at the William B. Cruise Memorial Professional Development School #11, Passaic, New Jersey
  • Team/Collaborative Teaching Experience: Team taught interdisciplinary preservice package of courses
Other Collegiate Assignments
  • Chair, Senate Graduate Studies Council, 2004-2005
  • Co-chair, Senate Graduate Studies Council, 2002-2004
  • Chair, Department Promotions Committee, 2003-2004
  • Chair, Student Relations Committee, Department of Secondary and Middle School Education, 2002-2004
  • Chair, Institutional Review Board (IRB), William Paterson University of New Jersey
  • Chair, Graduate Reading Committee, 1998-2005
  • Chair, College of Education, Crriculum Committee, 1999-2000
Professional Affiliations and Activities
  • American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE)
  • International Reading Association (IRA)
  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • Northeast Educational Research Association (NERA)