Faculty and Staff

Ronald Verdicchio

Professor • Department of Teacher Ed: PreK-12

WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY Wayne, NJ. (2000-Present)
Associate Professor of Education, Department of Elementary/Early Childhood Education;
Department of Educational Leadership; Department of Anthropology, Affiliated Faculty.
RIDGEWOOD PUBLIC SCHOOLS Ridgewood, NJ. (1970-2000)
Executive Director, principal, assistant principal, social studies coordinator and teacher.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE OVERSEAS (1968-1970)
SCHOOL SYSTEM, AFCENT INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL,
AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL SECTION Brunssum, The Netherlands
Teacher of English and history. Assistant to the American High School Principal.

FAIR LAWN PUBLIC SCHOOLS Fair Lawn, NJ. (1965-1968)
Teacher of social studies and English.

Professional Interests

Communities-families-and school cultures. Immigration and the impact on communities; Politics and policy in education.

Other Interests

International relations

Dutch  French 

Degrees

EdD Educational Administration, Teachers College, Columbia University New York, NY

Specialization

Anthropology and Education; Educational Leadership; International studies

Notable Courses Taught

ANTH 202 Anthropology and Education: Foundations for Teaching
ANTH 2020 Diversity and Equity in Schools (honors and regular) CMAT 6220 Cross Cultural Perspectives on Schools and Communities
Globalization and Education: Perspectives on Teaching and Learning.