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Anthony G. Picciano

Professor of Administration and Supervision

Picciano, Anthony
Graduate Center - City University of New York
365 Fifth Ave. Room 4201

Anthony G. Picciano is a professor in the graduate program in Education Leadership at Hunter College. He is also a member of the faculty of the Ph.D. program in Urban Education, the program in Interactive Pedagogy and Technology at the City University of New York Graduate Center, and the CUNY Online BA Program in Communication and Culture. He has 38 years of experience in education administration and teaching, and has been involved in a number of major grants from the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, IBM, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. In 1998, Dr. Picciano co-founded CUNY Online, a multi-million dollar initiative funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation that provides support services to faculty using the Internet for course development. He was a founding member and continues to serves on the Board of Directors of the Sloan Consortium. Currently Dr. Picciano is on leave to serve as the Executive Officer for the Ph.D. program in Urban Education.


Dr. Picciano’s has taught a number of courses in both the Department of Curriculum & Teaching and the Department of Education Foundations. His major teaching assignments have been in the Education Leadership program where he teaches research methods, data-driven decision making, technology, and contemporary issues in education administration. He has also taught social foundations of education, school law, social studies methods, school finance, the principalship, and school district leadership.


Dr. Picciano's major research interests are school leadership, education policy, online teaching and learning, data-driven decision making, and multimedia instructional models. Dr. Picciano has conducted three major national studies with Jeff Seaman on the extent and nature of online and blended learning in American K-12 school districts. He has authored or edited numerous articles and books including Educational Leadership and Planning for Technology, 5th Edition (2010, Pearson), Data-Driven Decision Making for Effective School Leadership (2006, Pearson), and Distance Learning: Making Connections across Virtual Space and Time (2001, Pearson). In 2012, he published a book with Joel Spring, entitled, The Great American Education-Industrial Complex: Ideology, Technology, and Profit, (Routledge). In 2007, he co-edited a book on blended learning with Chuck Dziuban entitled, Blended Learning: Research Perspectives and has just published (2014) a new version of this book entitled, Blended Learning: Research Perspectives, Volume 2 (Taylor/Francis). He is currently writing a new book with Chuck Dziuban, Charles Graham, and Patsy Moskal entitled, New Pedagogical Frontiers: Conducting Research in Online and Blended Learning Environments.

Dr. Picciano has been on the Board of Directors of the Sloan Consortium since 2001. He has been an associate editor of JALN since 2002 and has edited five special editions. In 2010, Dr. Picciano received the Sloan Consortium's National Award for Outstanding Achievement in Online Education by an Individual.

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