GSE Administration and Staff
The Fordham University administration and staff that lead the Graduate School of Education departments are key to our student-centered educational environment. They assist you as you apply to the degree programs, and they provide ongoing guidance and advisement as you progress through your program. They set up your classes, arrange your field placements, facilitate your research, and ensure that the activities of the school run smoothly. They administer the programs and provide careful attention so you’ll feel empowered, cared for, and challenged to pursue a meaningful career.
José Luis Alvarado
Dean, Graduate School of Education
Education: Ph.D. in special education, University of Virginia; M.A. in special education, San Diego State University; B.A. in psychology, San Diego State University. Dean Alvarado also holds California Learning Handicapped Specialist and Multiple Subject Bilingual teaching credentials.
José Luis Alvarado, Ph.D., assumed the position of dean of the Graduate School of Education effective July 1, 2021. He previously served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Cal State Los Angeles, founding dean of the College of Education at California State University Monterey Bay, and associate dean of the College of Education at San Diego State University.
Alvarado is an administrative leader who describes his leadership style as a combination of collaborative leadership and shared governance where the faculty will have input, and in leading by example, a servant leader. He is looking forward to collaborating with the faculty to establish a collective understanding of the direction and goals for the school and building pathways to more interdisciplinary work within the school and across the university. He seeks to become actively engaged in program development and delivery, and positively impact student outcomes.
Office of the Dean
Administrative Assistant to the Dean
Director of Financial Aid
Director of Assessment and Institutional Research
45 Columbus, Room
email@example.comOffice of Assessment/Dean's Office
Curriculum and Teaching Division
Chun ZhangDivision Chair and Professor, Curriculum and Teaching
113 West 60th Street
Director of Field-Based Education and Accountability
Psychological and Educational Services
Fran Blumberg, Ph.D.Division Chair, Psychological and Educational Services
Professor, Counseling Psychology
113 West 60th Street
firstname.lastname@example.orgElizabeth CaseyDirector of Field-Based Experience and Accountability
Executive SecretaryRoom 1012
email@example.comMargaret Terry Orr, Ph.D.
Division Chair and Professor, Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy
113 W. 60th Street
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgStanley Kaminsky
Coordinator of Field Internships Adjunct Professor
Executive Secretary, Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy
Director of Admissions and Enrollment Services
45 Columbus, 2nd Floor
45 Columbus, 2nd Floor
Research Areas: Arts in Education, Educational Media
Associate Dean for Educational Partnerships
Education: B.A., CUNY (Baruch College); M.S., CUNY (Hunter College); Ph.D., Fordham University
During the course of her career, Anita Batisti, Ph.D., has served as an administrator, educator and development specialist for New York City Community School Districts, The New York City Department of Education, Fordham University, Pace University, New York University, The United States Department of Education, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and various not-for-profit organizations.
She is an experienced, knowledgeable administrator and fundraiser who understands the complexities and subtleties of the New York City school system, related service providers, and empowered networks. She has raised over $200 million from public and private sources.
Associate Dean Batisti is the founding Director of the Center for Educational Partnerships, which serves over 700 schools, 1,000 K-12 teachers, 100 administrators, and 60,000 students in New York State.
Associate Dean Batisti oversees three New York State-funded technical assistance centers that focus on national origin, equity, and access. She is also the CEO of the Fordham University Partnership Support Organization (PSO), serving as the leader of only one of two universities in New York City in this exclusive network of service providers.
Operations and Finance Specialist
Michael E. Pizzingrillo
Senior Project Associate
Joseph A. Martino Hall, Room 722
Joseph A. Martino Hall, Room 1108
Rachel Eunjoon Um
Director of Online Learning
Westchester Campus Room
Assistant Director for Online Learning
Administrative Program Assistant, Office of Online Learning
Westchester Campus Room 234A