Congratulations to Dr. Joanne Ardovini, Audrey Cohen School for Human Services and Education professor and Program Director for the Human Services Program at Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY).  We are excited to announce that Dr. Ardovini has been selected as an honoree at City & State’s 7th Annual Above & Beyond Gala, receiving the Above & Beyond Award for Outstanding Women in Education.  The award will be presented at the Gala on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

“This distinction, recognizing Dr. Ardovini’s professional and scholarly achievements, is well deserved and a significant milestone.  Joanne’s work in feminist pedagogy in education has not only highlighted these areas but also added a new voice and perspective. We all are very proud of Joanne for her work and for being acknowledged and honored for this work,” said Dr. Tilokie Depoo, MCNY Chief Academic Officer & Dean, School for Business.        

Dr. Ardovini joined Metropolitan College of New York in 2004. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Sociology at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.  Dr. Ardovini completed her Ph.D. at Western Michigan University and a Post Doctorate at the Institute for Leadership Transformation. Her areas of specialization are in Feminist Theory, Methodology, Pedagogy, as well as Social Problems, Deviance, Race and Ethnic Relations, and Criminology. She published in areas of Curriculum Development, Feminist Pedagogy, Methods, Inequalities in Education, Juvenile Boot Camps, Victimization and Sexual Harassment. Her book, “It is cold and lonely here at the middle: Discrimination Against Female Graduate Teaching Assistants”, discusses the marginalization of women in higher education. Dr. Ardovini also volunteers at the Turn 2 Foundation and Jeter Publishing.

During the Gala, City & State will be honoring 30 women of public and civic mind who have demonstrated exemplary leadership, distinguished themselves through their professional accomplishments, and have made significant contributions to society. As an honoree, Dr. Ardovini will receive an engraved award at the ceremony and featured in a special issue of City & State Magazine.

“It is pleasure to work with Joanne, who is always willing to do that extra something to improve the educational experience for our students. Her scholarship and creativity make her an exceptional colleague,” said Dr. Adele Weiner, Dean of MCNY’s School for Human Services and Education, “I wish to congratulate her on her outstanding achievement and look forward to her future endeavors.”

We invite the MCNY Community to join us in congratulating Dr. Ardovini and her fellow honorees, New York’s most extraordinary women, and wishing everyone continued success.