Faculty Detail

Dr. Jerry Willis

Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: The College of New Rochelle
Phone: (914) 654-5026
Email: jwillis@sjfc.edu
Education: Ph.D., University of Alabama
B.A., Union University


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Dr. Jerry Willis is an adjunct professor in the Ed.D. Program in Executive Leadership at The College of New Rochelle. His doctoral degree is in child clinical psychology from the University of Alabama. He has a long history of involvement in doctoral programs, having led the development or revision of programs at Texas Tech University, University of Houston, Iowa State University, and Manhattanville College. He is also the author of over 60 books and one hundred scholarly and professional articles. His latest book, co-authored with Dr. Ronald Valenti and Dr. Deborah Inman, is Completing a Professional Practice Dissertation: A Guide for Students and Faculty, which will be published by Information Age Publishers in 2009. Other recent books include Foundations of Qualitative Research (Sage, 2007) and Qualitative Research Methods in Education and Educational Technology (Information Age, 2008).

A professor for over 25 years, Dr. Willis has taught in programs preparing professional practitioners in a number of different fields including educational leadership, instructional technology, curriculum and instruction, clinical psychology, and applied community psychology. He is a Professor and Associate Dean for Education at Marist College. He also has strong interests in international higher education and has worked in Ukraine, Turkey, and the United Kingdom on projects supported by the Fulbright Foundation and the U. S. Department of State. Dr. Willis is currently working on two books – one titled The Busy Scholar’s Guide to Student Assessment in Higher Education and another titled Linking Dominant and Alternative Greek Philosophies to Contemporary Philosophies of Social Science.

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