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Dominic Gullo
Associate Dean of Research
Professor

Dominic F. Gullo, PhD

Education

Indiana University-Bloomington
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Program Affiliation

MS, Teaching, Learning and Curriculum
BS, Education

Articles

  • Gullo, D.F. (accepted). Early childhood topics and issues: Tips for writing an edited book. Early Childhood Education Journal.
  • Gullo, D.F. & Hughes, K. (2011). Reclaiming kindergarten – Part I: Questions about practice. Early Childhood Education Journal, 38, 323 – 328.
  • Gullo, D.F. & Hughes, K. (2011). Reclaiming kindergarten – Part II: Questions about policy. Early Childhood Education Journal, 38, 393 – 397.
  • Hughes, K. & Gullo, D.F. (2010). Joyful learning and assessment in kindergarten. Young Children, 65 (3), 57 – 59.
  • Gullo, D.F. (2003). Starting her off right: Preparing your daughter for her first years in school. American Girl For Parents [PDF].

Books and Chapters

  • Gullo, D.F. (under contract). Using assessment to document children&srquo;s behaviors: A systematic approach to data collection. In O. Saracho (Ed.), Handbook of Research Methods in Early Childhood Education. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.
  • Gullo, D.F. (under contract). Child assessment and program evaluation in Head Start. In S. Gilford (Ed.), Head Start Teacher Guide. New York: Teachers College Press.
  • Gullo, D.F. (2012) Assessing children&srquo;s learning in early childhood settings: Current issues and trends. In B. Spodek & O. Saracho (Eds.). Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children (3rd Ed) (pp. 422 – 433). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Gullo, D.F. (2006) Alternative means of assessing children&srquo;s learning in early childhood settings. In B. Spodek & O. Saracho (Eds.). Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children. (pp. 443-456). Mahwahk, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Gullo, D.F. (2006). Quality full-day kindergartens: Making the most of it. In S. Eubanks (Ed.). Quality full-day kindergarten: Making the most of it, (pp. 7-13). Washington, DC: National Educational Association.
  • Gullo, D.F. (2006). Appropriate assessment and testing in full-day kindergarten. In S. Eubanks (Ed.). Quality full-day kindergarten: Making the most of it, (pp. 61-66). Washington, DC: National Educational Association.
  • Gullo, D.F. (Ed.) (2006). K Today: Teaching and Learning in the Kindergarten Year. Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children.
  • Gullo, D.F. (2006). Using assessment to inform decisions about promoting children&srquo;s learning in kindergarten. In D.F. Gullo (Ed.). K Today: Teaching and Learning in the Kindergarten Year (pp. 138-147). Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children. 
  • Relative and long-range effects of kindergarten and pre-kindergarten experiences on children's achievement and social adaptation to school routine
  • Risk and protective factors in young children who reside in homes of economic poverty in order to develop longitudinal developmental trajectory models for academic and social competence 
  • Drexel University, Goodwin College of Professional Studies, School of Education Full Professor (2009-present) 
  • Queens College, City University of New York (Flushing, NY) Professor, Graduate Center (2003-09) 
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Associate/Full Professor (1987-2003) 
  • Kent State University Assistant/Associate Professor 
  • Milwaukee Public Schools Speech Pathologist  

Presentations: 

  • Gullo, D.F. (April 2012). Navigating the field of early childhood and its impact on school readiness. Keynote presented at the Kindergarten Readiness Summit, Canfield, OH. 
  • Gullo, D.F. (November 2011). All-day kindergarten: Assessment issues and discussion. Presented at the National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. 
  • Gullo, D.F. (April 2011). High performance assessment in early childhood education: Redirecting the focus. Presented at the Association for Childhood Education International Annual Conference, New Orleans. 
  • Gullo, D.F. (November 2010). All-day kindergarten: Historical perspectives and research. Presented at the National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA. 
  • Gullo, D.F. (August 2010). Confronting the crisis in American kindergartens. Presented at the OMEP XXVI World Congress on Children, Goteborg, Sweden. 
  • Gullo, D.F. (January 2010). Invited presentation: The state of assessment in early childhood education with recommendations for the future. Presented as expert witness as part of a briefing at the U.S. Department of Education at the invitation of Education Secretary Duncan, Washington, D.C.

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.