Patricia Klick

Patricia is the administrative assistant in the School of Education for the undergraduate and master’s level programs. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Tulsa and earned her MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Virginia Tech. She spent several years raising her three children and substituting in an all girls college preparatory school. When not working Patricia enjoys keeping up with her busy family, reading and weightlifting. […]

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Dr. Anna Macedonia

Dr. Anna Macedonia is a proud Marymount University alumni and joined the faculty in 2021. Her academic experience includes teaching both undergraduate and graduate online and hybrid instruction at George Mason University. Prior to joining Marymount, Dr. Macedonia worked in public PK-12 education for eight years. She served as a Visual Arts, Special Education, and Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) teacher across elementary, middle, and high school levels. She also served as a department chairperson and a university supervisor for student teachers. Most recently, Dr. Macedonia served as an Assistant Principal at an elementary school in Fairfax County Public Schools. 

She graduated from George Mason University with her PhD in 2021 with a primary emphasis in Special Education and a secondary emphasis in Education Leadership and Policy. Dr. Macedonia’s undergraduate degree is in Art Education, her Master’s degree is in Special Education, and received an Education Leadership Certificate. Her research interests include studying the connection between special education teacher education across local, state, and federal levels linked to teacher retention issues, specifically administrative support. Additionally, her research focuses on the intersections of special education and education leadership, specifically preparing school-based administrators to support special education and special education teachers. Dr. Macedonia is an active member of Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE), and Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD).  […]

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Dr. Carol Ann Smyth

Carol Ann Smyth has dedicated her professional life to the facilitation of high quality teaching and learning. She has taught secondary science, mathematics, and research. She has held a variety of positions in educational administration including department chairperson, assistant principal, and curriculum director. She is currently the Director of Elementary STEM for a school district in New York and an adjunct professor at Marymount University. Her undergraduate degree is in physics, her Master’s degrees are in Secondary Education and Educational Psychology, and her Doctorate is in Educational Administration and Supervision. Her current research interests include STEM learning and performance-based assessment. In her free time, she is an avid reader.

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Jennifer Thompson

Jennifer Thompson received her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Tulane University, with a minor in Psychology. She is currently in her second year of the Elementary Education Master’s program. This is also going to be her second year as a graduate assistant within the office of Clinical Experiences. While working towards her MA degree, Jenn will continue working in Real Estate and staying home with her youngest child. Outside of the professional world, Jenn loves cooking and baking new and inventive recipes, and exploring the outdoors with family and friends while providing enriching experiences for her two children. […]

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Dr. T. Casey

Academic Credentials

Ed.D.

Bio

School of Education, Graduate – Ed.D.

Teaching Areas

Graduate Ed.D.

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Dr. Joseph A. Pisani

Academic Credentials

Educational Leadership

Bio

Dr. Joseph Pisani joined the Marymount University faculty in 2021 as a Lead Doctoral Faculty Mentor. Dr. Pisani’s academic experience includes serving as a Senior Dissertation Chair for Grand Canyon University and Liberty University as Student Teaching Adjunct Faculty, in the School of Graduate Education. For the past 28 years Dr. Pisani has worked in P-12 public education. He has served as a Social Studies and Career and Technical Education teacher. For the past 18 years Dr. Pisani has served as a secondary administrator, 15 years as a high school principal in both New York and Virginia.

Dr. Pisani graduated from Capella University with his PhD in 2008 with a primary emphasis in Education Leadership and Technology. Dr. Pisani’s graduate degree is in Elementary and Secondary Education from Dowling College and earned a postgraduate degree in School District Administration. His first undergraduate degree in History and Political Science is from SUNY @ Stony Brook and his second undergraduate degree in Business Administration is from Dowling College. Dr. Pisani’s research interests are focused on transition challenges for students from middle school to high school and leadership development and methodology. Dr. Pisani is currently authoring a book on shared leadership and the value of stakeholder voice. He is an active member of Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals and National Association of Secondary School Principals.

PhD – Capella University,
Educational Leadership
February 2008

Dissertation: Student, Parent, and Teacher Attitudes towards the Importance of Transition Practices in the Implementation of the (Actual) Activities

PG – Dowling College,
School District Administration
May 2002

MS – Dowling College,
Secondary and Elementary Education
May 1992
Permanent Certifications (VA & NY):
Social Studies 7-12
Business Education 7-12
Elementary Education N-6

BBA – Dowling College,
Bachelor of Business Administration
December 1990
Finance and Economics

Teaching Areas

College of Health and Education

Research Interests

Leaderships

Publications

Dissertation, Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota (2008) Student, Parent, and Teacher Attitudes towards the Importance of Transition Practices in the Implementation of the (Actual) Activities […]

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Ruth Boyd, PhD

Academic Credentials

Ph.D in Educational Administration, Curriculum, & Supervision, University of Oklahoma; Credential in Elementary Education, Southwestern Oklahoma State University; M.B.A. in Management, Southwestern Oklahoma State University; B.S. in Business Administration, Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Bio

Dr. Boyd began her teaching career in elementary education, teaching third grade for 13 years. After transitioning to higher education, she expanded her practice to teacher preparation, specifically in the fields of early childhood education, elementary education, and literacy instruction. Dr. Boyd has enjoyed serving as university supervisor for teacher candidates, at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and developing graduate program options in Reading Specialist and Instructional Coaching. As Vice President for Student Affairs, she served as the senior student affairs officer, overseeing and managing institutional effectiveness through strategic planning, recruitment, admissions, registration, and retention initiatives. Dr. Boyd held direct supervisor responsibility over the Dean of Students, Student Activities, Title IX, Enrollment Management, Career Services, International Student Affairs, Registrar’s Office, Student Counseling Service, Student Health Services, Upward Bound, Wellness Center and Intramural Activities, Public Safety, and the Student Government Association.

Teaching Areas

Educational Leadership; Instructional Coaching

Research Interests

• Student Resilience • Service Learning • Teacher Preparation

Publications

Boyd, R. (2021). The Puzzle of Cocurricular Assessment (manuscript submitted) Boyd, R., Boyd, G.A., & Alexander, T. (2020). SWOSU Serves: An Integration of Service-Learning. National Social Science Association, 53(2), 25-30. Boyd, G.A. & Boyd, R. (2020). Leadership Behaviors of Effective Athletic Coaches: A Case Study. Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 15(1), 1-16. […]

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Jen Crystle, PhD

Academic Credentials

Bio

Dr. Jen Crystle joined Marymount in 2017 and most recently served as the head of the Office of Global Learning, Engagement, and Research. Throughout her career in international education, Jen has conducted research on international education policy, ethical issues in education abroad, and fostering global and social responsibility among students. Jen has extensive experience in higher education administration and leadership, with experience at both public and private institutions. She has served on several strategic committees, including committees on high impact practices, curriculum development, and diversity and inclusion initiatives. Jen has presented at numerous local and national conferences and has conducted many international site visits. Jen is a member of the Marymount Inclusion Network and she is a certified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory.

Teaching Areas

Research Interests

Her academic and professional interests include global education policy, intercultural and career competencies, experiential learning, and school leadership.

Publications

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Marcia Baldanza, EdD

Academic Credentials

Ed.D. in Educational Administration and Policy, University of Minnesota; M.Ed. in Educational Administration, University of North Texas; B.S. in Exceptional Student Education and Elementary Education. B.S., Syracuse University.

Bio

Dr. Baldanza is a life-long educator and transformational leader. She is a recognized turnaround expert and has committed her career to changing outcomes in Title I schools for more than 20 years. Dr. Baldanza works to improve equity and access for under-resourced communities. She has received recognition for her turnaround work moving failing schools to achieving schools through transforming culture; creating protocols for collaborative faculty learning; and funding schools more fairly. Dr. Baldanza now shares that knowledge with others who aspire to innovate the future of teaching and learning. Dr. Baldanza has served as a teacher, principal, and assistant superintendent in large and small districts around the country. She lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband, teenage son, and two dogs.

Teaching Areas

Introduction to Education: Teaching and Learning (M.Ed.) Challenges of Leadership: Conflict and Crisis Management (Ed.D.)

Research Interests

Equitable School Funding Teachers as Leaders

Publications

Professional Practices for the 21st Century Leader and EmpowerED3.2.1 […]

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Mary Patricia Schlickenmaeier, MEd

Academic Credentials

M.Ed. University of Virginia; B.S. Loyola College

Bio

Mrs. Mary Pat Schlickenmaier retired from St. Rita School in July, 2019 after twenty-one years as principal. A graduate of Loyola College, Mrs. Schlickenmaier began teaching right after graduation at Elizabeth Seton High School, where she taught chemistry, physics and bioethics. In 1985 she began teaching junior high science, math and computer technology at St. Mary’s School in Alexandria where she remained for 13 years until 1998 when she was selected as the principal of St. Rita School. Mrs. Schlickenmaier holds a masters degree from the University of Virginia in School Administration and Supervision. She has a Post Graduate Collegiate license from the State of Virginia with endorsements in Administration and Supervision preK-12 and Biology as well as an Advanced Catechist license from the Diocese of Arlington. She is currently mentoring principals for the Diocese of Arlington and is an adjunct in the education department at George Mason as well as an adjunct member of the faculty of the Catholic School Leadership Program at Marymount University and a University Supervisor for the University of Phoenix.

Teaching Areas

Catholic School Leadership Program

Research Interests

Publications

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