Educational Counseling and Leadership

Chair: Walter Greason, Department of Educational Counseling and Leadership

Stephanie Bobbitt, Assistant Professor (Graduate Faculty). B.S., S.U.N.Y. College of Environment Science and Forestry; M.S., The College of Saint Rose; Ph.D., Western Michigan University.

William George, Assistant Professor and Ed.D. Program Director. B.S., Michigan State University; M.A., Ohio State University; M.S., Monmouth University; Ed.D., Seton Hall University.

Kathleen Grant, Assistant Professor (Graduate Faculty). B.S., Wagner College; M.A., The College of New Jersey; Ph.D., Montclair State University.

Walter Greason, Associate Professor and Chair (Graduate Faculty). B.A., Villanova University; Ph.D., Temple University. Writes about world, economic, and intellectual history. Serves as the Treasurer for the Society for American City and Regional Planning History. Most recent book, Suburban Erasure: How the Suburbs Ended the Civil Rights Movement in New Jersey, documents forgotten chapters in the northern Civil Rights Movement, while explaining the failure of racial integration to address economic inequality. In 2011, Dr. Greason won a grant from the Mellon Foundation for his innovative pedagogy, earning him recognition as an International Master Teacher.

Tina Paone, Professor (Graduate Faculty). B.A., University of Tampa; M.A., Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno. Areas of professional interest include school counseling, goup counseling, diversity, and play therapy.

Alyson Pompeo-Fargnoli, Assistant Professor (Graduate Faculty). B.A., M.A., The College of New Jersey; Ph.D., Montclair State University. Areas of professional interest include college and wellness counseling, secondary to post secondary partnerships, and diversity and social justice initiatives.

Nicole Pacheco Pulliam, Associate Professor (Graduate Faculty). B.A., Ramapo College of New Jersey; M.A., Ph.D., Montclair State University. Professor interests include college student devleopment, first generation college students, and career development.

Vernon Smith, Assistant Professor and M.S.Ed. School Counseling Program Director (Graduate Faculty). B.A., Judson College; M.S., Northern Illinois University; Ph.D., University of South Florida. Research centers around empowering young Black males. He has presented scholarly papers at international, national, state and local conferences on topics such as: parent involvement factors from the perspectives of academically successful Black male college students; exploring best practices for effectively serving and retaining African American college students impacted by trauma; student retention; family influence on student development; and the impact of cultural trauma on African Americans.

Course usage information

EDL-398   Special Topics in Educational LeadershipCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An intensive study of a particular subject or problem in education to be announced prior to registration. The course may be conducted on either a lecture-discussion or a seminar basis. A minimum G.P.A. of 3.00 is required to take this course. If a prerequisite is required it will be announced in the course schedule.

Course usage information

EDL-499   Independent Study in Educational LeadershipCredits: 1-3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Independent research in educational leadership in an area not substantially treated in a regular course offering under the supervision of an Educational Leadership faculty member; written evaluation of the research is required. For students with superior ability. Prior permission of the directing professor and department chair is required to take this course. Application must be filed before registration.