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Kathleen Provinzano - Drexel University Assistant Professor for MS in Educational Administration
Assistant Professor

Kathleen Provinzano, PhD

Education

PhD, Marywood University
MS, University of Scranton
BA, Kings College
Graduate, Education Policy and Fellowship Program (The Education Policy and Leadership Center, Harrisburg, PA)

Program Affiliation

BS, Education
MS, Educational Administration
EdD, Educational Leadership & Management

Book Chapters

  • Provinzano, K., & Sondergeld, T. A. (forthcoming). A community school for refugees. In G. Mazurkiewicz and J. M. Fischer (Eds.), Expedition Inside Culture.
  • Provinzano, K., Koskey, K., & Sondergeld, T.A. (forthcoming). Examining how partnerships in a full-service community school influence the educational experiences of immigrant and refugee youth (IRY). In M. Reardon and J. Leonard (Eds), Current Perspectives on School/University/Community Research, vol. VI: A Place Called Home: School-University-Community Collaboration and the Immigrant Educational Experience. Information Age Publishing.

Published Book Reviews

Manuscripts (Peer Reviewed)

  • Provinzano, K., Sondergeld, T.A., *Ammar, A.A., *Meloche, A. (2020). A community school reform initiative for middle grades urban and newcomer students: Using mixed methods to examine student academic and non-academic outcomes over time and compared to a matched sample. Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk (JESPAR). https://doi.org/10.1080/10824669.2020.1744441
  • Sondergeld, T. A., Provinzano, K., & Johnson, C. C. (2020). Investigating the impact of an urban community school effort on middle school STEM-related student outcomes over time through propensity score matched methods. School Science and Mathematics Journal, 120(2), 90-103. https://doi.org/10.1111/ssm.12387 
  • Provinzano, K., Sondergeld, T. A., Knaggs, C. M. (2020). Community schools as a sustainable comprehensive school reform strategy: A transformative mixed methods perspective. Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 32(1), 3-30.
  • Mayger, L., & Provinzano, K. (in press). Community school leadership: Identifying qualities necessary for developing and supporting equity-centered principals. Leadership and Policy in Schools.
  • Knaggs, C. M., Sondergeld, T. A., Provinzano, K., Fischer, J. M., & Griffith, J. (in press). Measuring college-going cultural capital of urban high school seniors in a voluntary college preparatory program. The High School Journal.
  • Provinzano, K., Riley, R., Levine, B., & Grant, A. (2018). Community schools and the role of university-school-community collaboration. Metropolitan Universities Journal, 29(2), 91-104.
  • McHenry-Sorber, E., & Provinzano, K. (2017). Confronting rapid change: Exploring the practices of educational leaders in a rural boomtown. Leadership and Policy in Schools, 16(4), 602-628. https://doi.org/10.1080/15700763.2016.1232833

Manuscripts (Under Review) 

  • Mayger, L., & Provinzano, K. (Under Review). Leadership for family and community engagement: A qualitative policy analysis of state principal evaluation processes. Education Administration Quarterly.
  • *Ammar, A.A., Sondergeld, T., Provinzano, K., & *Delaney, B. (Under Review). Investigating the impact of community middle school efforts on literacy outcomes over time: A propensity score matched comparison. Submitted to Research in Middle Level Education.
  • *Meloche, A., Provinzano, K., Sondergeld, T., & *Moy, M. (Under Review). Longitudinal evaluation of a middle grade community school and refugee center on college readiness outcomes of historically marginalized students using quantitative matched sampling. Children Services Review.

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

  • Sondergeld, T. A. (PI), & Provinzano, K. (2019-2021). Evaluating Academy of Natural Sciences IMLS grant. Grant funded by Institute of Museum and Library Services ($72,000).
  • Provinzano, K., Levine, B., & Grant, A. (2018, September). Virtual Network for Research and Action in Community Schools. Drexel University School of Education Strategic Initiative. ($7,000 funded).
  • Provinzano, K. (PI), Levine, B., Grant, A. (2017, April). The Community School in Context. Drexel University School of Education Competitive Research Grant. ($2800 funded).
  • Lynch, W. (PI), Provinzano, K. (Co-PI), Haslip, M. (Co-PI), Grant, A. (Co-PI). (October 2016-August 2018). Pennsylvania Principal Preparation PreK-4 Leadership Consortium. Pennsylvania Department of Education Eligible Partnerships Postsecondary Grant. ($600,000, funded).
  • Provinzano, K. (PI), Levine, B., & Grant, A. (2016, May). Exploring the community-school phenomenon in Pennsylvania. Drexel University School of Education Competitive Research Grant. ($3100 funded).

PRESENTATIONS

  • Provinzano, K. & Sondergeld, T. A. (2020, Apr 17 - 21) Cross-Sector School Reform: Evaluating Implementation Efforts of a Full-Service Community School and Refugee Center [Paper Session]. AERA Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA http://tinyurl.com/rskcwn8 (Conference Canceled)
  • Mayger, L. K. & Provinzano, K. (2020, Apr 17 - 21) Developing and Supporting Community School Principals [Roundtable Session]. AERA Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA http://tinyurl.com/ut93hm8 (Conference Canceled)
  • Sondergeld, T. A. & Provinzano, K. (2020, Apr 17 - 21) Evaluating a Refugee Community School's Impact on Student Outcomes to a Matched Sample Over Time [Poster Session]. AERA Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA http://tinyurl.com/ss9zhuk (Conference Canceled)
  • Provinzano, K., Sondergeld, T.A., Impellizeri, W. (2019, April). Community schools: A promising new comprehensive reform strategy? Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Division H: Research, Evaluation, and Assessment in Schools, Toronto, Canada.
  • Provinzano, K., Levine, B., Grant, A., & *Reinsburrow, A. (2019, April). Implementing community schools: A district-wide initiative. Roundtable presentation presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Educational Change SIG, Toronto, Canada.
  • Geller, K., Phillips, J., Lewis-Grant, K., & Provinzano, K. (2019, January). When qualitative research is taught virtually: Drawing on experiential design to build deeper knowledge of qualitative approaches. The Qualitative Report’s 10th Annual Conference (TQR2019) (workshop presentation). Fort Lauderdale, FL. 
  • Provinzano, K. (2018, November). Alliances at work: Shared leadership and community school implementation across one Pennsylvania district. University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Annual Convention (paper session). Houston, TX.
  • Provinzano, K., & Grant, A. (2018, November). Community school implementation: Lessons from the field. International Conference on Urban Education (ICUE) (paper session). Nassau, Bahamas.
  • Provinzano, K., Wiercinski, K., & Perez, A. (2018, May). An equity alliance: The shared leadership of school principals and community school directors. Community Schools National Forum (roundtable session). Baltimore, MD.
  • Provinzano, K., & Riley, R. (2017, October). Launching a community school model and the role of community collaboration. Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) Annual Conference (paper session). Denver, CO.
  • Levine, B., Provinzano, K., & Grant, A. (2016, November). Rethinking antiquated models of schooling: An exploration of an urban community school in Pennsylvania. International Conference on Urban Education (ICUE) (roundtable session). San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Provinzano, K., & McHenry-Sorber, E. (2016, April). A critical examination of the silencing of educational stakeholders in Pennsylvania’s quest for energy dominance. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Politics of Education SIG, Washington, D.C.
  • McHenry-Sorber, E., & Provinzano, K. (2015, November). Exploring the practices of rural school leaders in boomtown communities. National Rural Education Association (NREA) Annual Research Symposium, St. Louis, MO.
  • Provinzano, K., & McHenry-Sorber, E. (2015, April). The human costs of fueling urban America: Youth homelessness in rural communities. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Rural SIG, Chicago, IL.
  • Provinzano, K., & McHenry-Sorber, E. (2014, November). Residential hypermobility patterns and local displacement in rural boomtowns. National Rural Education Association (NREA) Annual Research Symposium. San Antonio, TX.
  • McHenry-Sorber, E., & Provinzano, K. (2014, April). Millionaires, couch hoppers, and gas babies: Institutional and community change in Marcellus communities. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, Rural SIG, Philadelphia.
  • McHenry-Sorber, E., & Provinzano, K. (2013, October). The influence of Marcellus Shale on rural school-community relationships and youth. National Rural Education Association (NREA) Annual Research Symposium. Branson, MO.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

  • Provinzano, K. (2018, June). Understanding Community School Implementation in Pennsylvania. Presentation given to Netter Center for Community Partnerships Network for University Assisted Community Schools. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Provinzano, K., & Lyttle, C. (2018, May). Individualized Education Programs (IEP) 101. Presentation given to Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Luzerne County. Wilkes-Barre, PA.
  • Provinzano, K. (2018, April). Understanding School Funding in Pennsylvania. Presentation given to students at the Quaker Friends School. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Provinzano, K., Pittman, J., & Betts, K. (2017, November). Publishing panel: What you need to know about publishing. Panel Presentation for Drexel University School of Education EdD cohorts. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Provinzano, K. (2017, April). Pennsylvania Educational Leadership: Bridging research with practice. Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA) Education Congress and Research Symposium. Harrisburg, PA.
  • Provinzano, K. (2016, October). TAGG, an update. Drexel University Online Learning Council Town Hall Meeting. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Provinzano, K., & Grant, A. (2016, April). Policy as a vehicle for school-community connectedness and outcomes. Partners for Connections in Education National Conference. Cape May, NJ.
  • Full-service community schools (FSCS)
  • Anti-racist school leadership
  • Community-engaged school leadership
  • Contextually-responsive school leadership
  • Comprehensive, systemic education reform
  • Assistant Professor (September 2017-Present)
    Drexel University School of Education
  • Assistant Clinical Professor (January 2014-August 2017)
    Drexel University, School of Education
  • Program Director for Educational Administration Program and Education Improvement and Transformation Program (July 2015-July 2017)
    Drexel University, School of Education
  • Assistant Professor (August 2011-December 2013)
    Wilkes University, School of Education
  • Academic Coordinator for MS in Educational Leadership (August 2010-December 201 3)
    Wilkes University, School of Education
  • Assistant Principal (2007-2010)
    Clear Run Elementary Center, Pocono Mountain School District, Swiftwater, PA
  • School Counselor (2004-2007)
    West High School, Pocono Mountain School District, Swiftwater, PA
    Wyoming Area Secondary Center, Wyoming Area School District, Wyoming, PA
  • Middle/Secondary Social Studies Teacher (1999-2004)
    Pocono Mountain High School, Pocono Mountain School District, Swiftwater, PA
    Wyoming Area Secondary Center, Wyoming Area School District, Wyoming, PA
    Pennsylvania Certifications:
  • Letter of Eligibility for Superintendent of Schools
  • Principal (K-12) 
  • School Counselor (7-12) 
  • Social Studies Teacher (7-12)

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.