Robert Monson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Education
Room 11C (ELI Corridor)
Virtual via Zoom: Monday 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Dr. Robert J. Monson coordinates the Dissertation Completion Pathway (Executive EdD in Educational Leadership) at Manhattanville College. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in education leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he coordinates the Education Policy Fellowship Program. Prior to joining the Manhattanville faculty, he was a senior lecturer and coordinator of the education leadership program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Professor Monson also held teaching positions at Harvard University, Lesley University, Wheelock College and Lehigh University. He has chaired more than 60 doctoral dissertations at these institutions.
In the practice of education leadership he has served public school children in the capacities of teacher, high school assistant principal, high school principal, assistant superintendent, and five superintendent positions in Ohio, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey and New York. He has served as a member of the advisory board of the Harvard Principals Center where he led dialogues among principals and superintendents.
In recent years he has served as a consultant for ASCD, Public Agenda, the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, and the Tri-States Standards Consortium. Globally, he has provided leadership and program development consultation to ministries of education and schools in Bhutan, China, India, Nicaragua, the United Arab Emirates, and at the University of Cambridge (UK) International Education. He has co-authored two volumes on performance assessment and has published over 30 journal articles on curriculum, assessment, literacy education and leadership development. His professional interests lie in leadership development, curriculum and learning, formative student assessment, education policy and public engagement.