Anthony G. Picciano
Professor of Administration and Supervision
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, policy, Internet-based teaching and learning, and multimedia instructional models. He has authored numerous articles and eight books including Data-Driven Decision Making for Effective School Leadership (2006, Pearson), Educational Leadership and Planning for Technology, 4th Edition (2005, Pearson), Distance Learning: Making Connections across Virtual Space and Time (2001, Pearson), and Educational Research Primer (2004, Continuum). His most recent book was co-edited with Chuck Dziuban and is entitled, Blended Learning: Research Perspectives (2007, Sloan Consortium). Dr. Picciano also recently finished a national study in February 2007, with Jeff Seaman on the extent and nature of online learning in American school districts. It is one of the first studies to collect data on and compare fully online and blended learning in K-12 schools. ().