Clinical Assistant Professor
Division of Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy
After working for 32 years in the New York City Department of Education in various positions from classroom teacher and assistant principal to network leader and executive director of school quality in the central office, Dr. Gonzalez joined Fordham faculty after receiving an Ed.D. in Urban Leadership in the same division where she is teaching now.
A native of the Bronx, Dr. Gonzalez is a product of the New York public school system and a graduate of the prestigious Bronx High School of Science. A daughter of Puerto Rican parents, she came from a long line of educators in her family, including her mother, three aunts, her son and daughter-in-law. Her research interests include school improvement, leadership development and teacher support.
Dr. Gonzalez holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Lehman College and a master’s degree in instructional technology from New York Institute of Technology.