Dr. Kathleen Provinzano is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership in the School of Education at Drexel University. She teaches research design, education policy, and education leadership courses in the K-12 school principal and superintendent preparation programs.
Dr. Provinzano’s research interests are associated with urban comprehensive school reform specifically, full-service community school strategies, leadership dynamics in full-service community schools, the influence of integrated student supports on student learning and behavior outcomes in community schools, and the reciprocal influence of community school programming on local neighborhoods. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Education for Students Placed At Risk (JESPAR), Leadership and Policy in Schools, School Science and Math Journal, High School Journal, and Mid-Western Educational Researcher. In addition to journal publications, Dr. Provinzano has co-authored two book chapters examining the impact of community school programming on indicators of high school and college readiness for middle school immigrant and refugee youth (IRY). She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Education Policy Fellowship Program, a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for CASA of Luzerne County, and a member of the United Way of the Wyoming Valley Poverty to Possibility Impact Council.