School of Professional Studies

Faculty Biographical Sketches

Jody Piro, Department of Education and Educational Psychology

Jody Piro, Ed.D. is a Professor in the Doctor of Education in Instructional Leadership program. She has been involved in education for over twenty-five years in K-12 as a social studies teacher and as a dean and principal, and in higher education as a professor and dissertation director. Dr. Piro has also served as a faculty member at Texas Woman’s University and the University of Central Florida. Dr. Piro’s current research focuses on mixed reality simulations for educator preparation programs and using discussion for critical analysis and civil discourse. She has authored dozens of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has presented nationally and internationally on current educational issues.

Dr. Piro earned her B.S. in Secondary Education and her M.S. in Educational Leadership at the University of Illinois and her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Supervision at Northern Illinois University.