Dominic Gullo, who joined the faculty of Drexel University in 2009, is a professor of Early Childhood Education and the Associate Dean for Research in the School of Education. His specializations in early childhood are in urban education, children of poverty, assessment and evaluation, curriculum development and early language and literacy. Before to coming to Drexel University, Dom was on the faculty at Kent State University, the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, and most recently at Queens College, City University of New York. At Queens, Dom was a member of the department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education and on the Doctoral Faculty at the City University of New York Graduate Center.
Dom also serves on numerous national boards, and is a former member of the Governing Board of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. He is the author of five books, two early childhood curricula, over 75 peer reviewed research-based publications and over 25 book chapters. His research interests include studying the relative and long-range effects of factors associated with risk and resiliency on children’s school readiness, academic performance and social adaptation to school routine, particularly among urban children who reside in homes of economic poverty.
Dom has completed writing the second edition of his book, Understanding Assessment and Evaluation in Early Childhood Education published by Teachers College Press and is the Editor of the recently NAEYC publication K-Today: Teaching and Learning in the Kindergarten Year. He has presented his work both nationally and internationally. He consults extensively with school districts locally, nationally and internationally on early childhood issues related to assessment, developmentally appropriate practice, school readiness, and child development.
Dom loves to cook, is a theatre buff, and a Green Bay Packer fan. He loves to travel, especially to visit his two sons and their families.