Assistant Professor of Teaching, Literacy and Leadership
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DegreesPHD, 2009, New York Univ; MA, 2002, Teachers Coll, Columbia Univ; BA, 1998, Haverford Coll
Catherine DiMartino received her B.A. in Anthropology from Haverford College, an M.A. in Social Studies Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and a Ph.D. in Education Leadership from New York University. Her dissertation, entitled: Public-Private Partnerships and the Small Schools Movement: A New Form of Education Management, won the 2008-2009 Politics of Education Associations' Outstanding Dissertation Award. Prior to joining the Hofstra community, she taught middle and high school social studies, had a fellowship at the Educational Testing Service and, most recently, worked for the RAND Corporation. At RAND, her projects included evaluations of New York City's promotion policy and New York City’s Schoolwide Bonus Performance Program. Her current research focuses on the politics of public-private partnerships, the implications of marketization and privatization for school leaders and the role of special interest groups in public education.
DiMartino, C. & Scott, J. (2013). Private sector contracting and democratic accountability. Educational Policy.
Jessen, S.B. & DiMartino, C. (2011). Corporate style schooling: Marketing for private gain rather than the public good. Teachers College Record, 16556. Retrieved from http://www.tcrecord.org.
Marsh, J. A., Springer, M. G., McCaffrey, D. F., Yuan, K., Epstein, S., Koppich, J.,
Kalra, N., DiMartino, C. & Peng, A. X. (2011). A big apple for educators: New York City's experiment with schoolwide performance bonuses. Santa Monica, California: RAND.
DiMartino, C. (2011). Public-private partnerships and the small schools movement: A new form of education management. Politics of Education Association Bulletin, 35(2).
Scott, J., & DiMartino, C. (2010). Hybridized, franchised, duplicated, and replicated: Charter schools and management organizations. In C. A. Lubienski & P. C. Weitzel (Eds.), The charter school experiment: Expectations, evidence and implications. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.
Teaching InterestsThe Politics of Education Education Policy Analysis The American School Schools and Communities Case Study Research Applied Data Analysis
Research InterestsCharter Schools Small Schools Privatization Marketization Data-Based Decision-Making Public-Private Partnerships Market-based Choice
Recent Courses Taught
|EADM 264A||FRMNG PROB&MKNG DEC||Graduate|
|EADM 359||NATRLSTIC INQRY SCHL LDRSHP I||Graduate|
|EADM 602||DISSERTATION PROPOSAL||Graduate|
|EADM 604||DISSERTATION ADVISEMENT||Graduate|
|FDED 111||THE AMERICAN SCHOOL||Undergraduate|