edl Faculty/Staff

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Faculty

Building TE-6 (at the corner of Wintergreen and Farnham)
Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent St.
New Haven, CT 06515
203-392-5341 PH
203-392-5347 FX

Department Chair:

Cathryn Magno, Ph.D., Columbia University; Associate Professor
Areas of Interest:   International/Comparative Education, Migration, Equity, Gender/Culture Studies, Politics of Education, Evaluation Professional Development of Teachers, Adult Education

INTERIM CHAIR (093 Co-Ordinator):

Peter Madonia, Ed.D.,  University of Sarasota;  Associate Professor
Areas of Interest:  School Improvement and Planning, Public School Governance, School and District Leadership, Strategic Planning, School Finance


Sousan Arafeh, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest:  Education Policy, Technology in Education, Evaluation, Education and the Future, Qualitative Methods, Alternative Educational Approaches/Informal Education, Parent/Student Voices   

William Diffley, Ph.D., University of Connecticut; Associate Professor
Areas of Interest:  Principles of Measurement for Classroom Teachers; Knowledge versus Performance, Professional Development Practices, Impediments to Organizational Change, Antecedents of Creativity

Jess Gregory, Ed.D., University of Bridgeport; Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest:  Urban Education, Active Learning, Integrating Technology, Study Skills, and Teacher Attitudes Towards Inclusion

Norris Haynes, Ph.D., Howard University & Post-Doctoral Fellow in Psychology, Yale University; Professor
Areas of Interest:  School Climate, Social and Emotional Learning & Resilience, Student Achievement and Achievement Motivation

Gladys Labas, Ph.D., University of Connecticut; Associate Professor
Areas of Interest:   Second Language Acquisition, Multiculturalism, Curriculum, School Leadership, Professional Development, Urban Education, Special Education and Supervision

Cynthia McDaniels, Ph.D., University of Maryland; Professor
Areas of Interest:  Foundations of Education,Teacher Leadership, Professional Development of Pre- and In-Service Teachers, Critical Race Theory, Online Instruction, Service Learning, and International Education.

Lystra Richardson, Ph.D., University of Connecticut; Professor
Areas of Interest:  Leadership Development, Educational Policy, Leadership Practice, School Change 

 Dr. Michael Frechette, 092 Co-Ordinator



Lisa Atkins, Secretary II

Mary Cubitt, University Assistant