JoAnne Ferrara, Ed.D.
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Advising, Professor and PDS Coordinator, Childhood Education
Room: 119 (SOE Hallway)
On Sabbatical for Spring 2022 Semester
1 (914) 323-5180
Dr. Ferrara is the associate dean of undergraduate programs and a professor. In addition to her campus duties, she is the professional development school (PDS) network coordinator and served as college liaison to the Thomas A. Edison Community School in Port Chester, NY for 17 years. Prior to joining the Manhattanville faculty, Dr. Ferrara held positions as a general and special education teacher, a literacy coach, and school administrator for the New York City Department of Education.
Dr. Ferrara is an experienced educator specializing in community schools and university partnerships. Her scholarship focuses on building the capacity of individuals working in these settings.
She is the series co-editor for Professional Development School Research Book Series and the section co-editor of PDS Partners. She is the author of numerous articles, blogs and has contributed chapters to several books on professional development schools, community schools and community/school partnerships. She presents national and internationally on these topics. Her work has appeared in Educational Leadership, The Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, The Journal of Research in Character Education, School-University Partnerships, The Journal of Leadership in Teaching and Learning, and Teacher Education and Practice.
She is the recipient of the American Educational Research Association’s Claudia A. Balach PDS SIG Research Award and the Jason Kinsey-Friend of the National Association of Professional Development School’s Award. These awards are granted to individuals that demonstrate an ongoing ownership in P-12 and university collaborators research, investigation of issues that impact student outcomes and/or teacher professional development, an ongoing interest in teachers as researchers, and a sustained program of research and inquiry.
Doctor of Education, NSU Southeastern University
Administration and Supervision, PD, Brooklyn College
Literacy, Master of Science, Yeshiva University
Elementary/Special Education, Bachelor of Science, York College
BookFerrara, J., Nath, J. series editors (2017) Forward In K., G., York, P., Prado Hill, L., K., Day et al (Eds)
Doing PDS: Stories and Strategies from Successful Clinically Rich Practice
BookFerrara, J., Nath, J. series editors (2017) Forward In M., Buchanan & M., Cosenza (Eds)
Visions from Professional Development School Partners: Connecting Professional Development and Clinical Practice
BookFerrara, J., Nath, J., Guadarrama, I., & Beebe. R. (Eds.) (2017)
Expanding Opportunities to Link Research and Clinical Practice, Professional Development Schools Research (Vol. 6)
BookSantiago, E., Yanosy, S., Ferrara, J., & Harrison, L. (2016)
The Sanctuary Classroom Companion Planner
BookFerrara, J., & Jacobson, R. (Eds.) (2019)
Community Schools: People and Places Transforming Education and Communities
BookFerrara, J. (2015) Forward. In P. Drew, T. Heafner, M. Chapman & M. Spooner (Eds.)
Professional Development Schools and Transformative Partnerships (p.xix)
BookFerrara, J., Nath & Guadarrama, I. (Eds.) (2014)
Creating Visions for University-School Partnerships, Professional Development Schools Research (Volume 5)
BookFerrara, J. (2014)
Professional Development Schools: Creative Solutions for Educators
BookSantiago, E., Ferrara, J. & Quinn, J. (2012)
Whole Child, Whole School: Applying Theory to Practice in a Community School
BookWepner, S., B., & the Changing Suburbs Institute (2012)