Education : Education Faculty

Tricia J. Stewart, Ph.D

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B.A., St. John Fisher College
M.S., Minnesota State University
Ph.D. University of Rochester

Office location:
White Hall 317a

Phone and Email:
stewartt@wcsu.educreate new email
(203) 837-8879


Biographical Information

Tricia J. Stewart, Ph.D, is a Professor in the Doctor of Education in Instructional Leadership in the Education and Educational Counseling Department at Western Connecticut State University. Her Doctor of Philosophy was earned in Educational Policy and Theory from the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. She has extensive experience teaching diverse populations in doctoral education programs since 2009. Her research interests include Struggling School Districts: Urban and Rural, Educational Policy Studies: Accountability and Choice, and Social Class and Inequality in Education. Since arriving at WCSU, she has been granted two $10,000 grants through the CSUS-AAUP to study students in rural areas. She has numerous research articles published in top-tier research journals and she is committed to helping doctoral students gain publishing opportunities and has published two book chapters to this end: Stewart, T. J. & Gati-Tisi, S. (2018 Accepted/In Press). Effective educational social media: Dangers with Social Media. In M. E. Deschaine, R. W. Francis, and D. E. Whale (Eds.), Effective Educational Social Media. Mount Pleasant, MI: NCPEA/ICPEL Press and Stewart, T. J. & Johnson, S. (2013). Bring Your Own Technology and Using Student-Owned Mobile Devices for Learning: An Innovation That’s Time Has Come. In M. Militello & J. Friend (Eds.), Principal 2.0: Technology and Educational Leadership. Charlotte, NC: Information Age.