Joanne Ardovini (B.S. Marist College, M.A. State University of New York, College at Brockport, Ph.D., Western Michigan University, Post Doctorate, Institute for Leadership Transformation)
Dr. Ardovini is the Interim Dean for the MCNY Audrey Cohen School for Human Services. Professor Ardovini also serves as the Program Director for Human Services & Common Curriculum. Dr. Ardovini joined Metropolitan College of New York in 2004. Before joining the MCNY Faculty, she served as an Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Sociology at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.
Dr. Ardovini has been published in the areas of Curriculum development, Feminist Pedagogy, Methods, and Inequalities in Education, Juvenile Boot Camps, Media Portrayal of Rape, Victimization and Sexual Harassment. Her book entitled, “It is cold and lonely here at the middle: Discrimination against female graduate teaching instructors”, discusses the marginalization of women in higher education. Her most recent publications explore innovations within the Liberal Arts core and Teaching Social Justice. Dr. Ardovini also volunteers at the Turn 2 Foundation and is interested in conducting research within the field of sports and sports history. Her most recent accolade was as an awardee of City and State’s Above & Beyond Award for Outstanding Women in Education.