Joanne Marien

Adjunct Professor, School of Education

Dr. Joanne Marien, a core clinical adjunct faculty member in Educational Leadership, is proud to have taught in Manhattanville’s doctoral program since its inception.   She brings extensive field experience as an educational leader in the Putnam-Northern Westchester region having served as a teacher, Principal, Director of Special Services, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Superintendent of Schools for almost 40 years. Twice the President of the Putnam-Northern Westchester Superintendent’s Association and a past member of the NYS Commissioner of Education’s Advisory Council, her professional work been cited for excellence on the local, state and national levels.  
Dr. Marien’s areas of expertise are diverse, ranging from instructional pedagogy, curricular design, special education and social-emotional learning to organizational leadership and school reform. She is further known for her leadership of groundbreaking educational initiatives that center around human rights and civic engagement. 


Dr. Marien received her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her other degrees include a Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude) in Developmental Psychology from Briarcliff College, a M.Ed in Special Education/Learning Disabilities from William Patterson University, and a Professional Diploma in School District Leadership from Fordham University.
See also RFK Human Rights for description of her contributions to Speak Truth to Power.