Dr. Rose Rudnitski is Professor of Education and Program Director of the programs in Educational Leadership at Mercy College. From 2017 to 2019, she was the dean of the school of education at Mercy and from 2012 to 2017, she was the dean of the School of Education at Felician University the Franciscan College of New Jersey. Before becoming a dean, Rose was a professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, where she served as a department chair, associate dean, Ombudsman, and Presiding Officer of the Faculty. Rose is a member of Education Deans for Justice and Equity (EDJE) and serves as the president of the Collegiate Association of Departments of Educational Administration (CADEA), which brings New York State’s Educational Leadership programs together to collectively advocate for equitable policy and program quality.
Rose’s work focuses on social justice and equity. She co-authored the National Council of Teachers of English’s Guidelines for Teaching about Genocide and Intolerance and she has written articles highlighting unsung women in education. Rose has consulted and conducted studies and reviews for school districts and colleges, most recently the doctoral program at Rider University and the teacher education programs at Montclair State University.
When she is not working, Rose is a beekeeper, runner, artist, and musician. She plays the organ in churches in the archdiocese of New York. Rose values, family, friends, and service to others, the community and the world.
Ed.D Teachers College, Columbia University
M.Ed. Teachers College, Columbia University
M.A. Religious Studies, St. Joseph's Seminary, Archdiocese of New York
B.A. SUNY Oneonta
Education in a Valley Fair: The Cyphering Books of Huguenot Children in New Paltz, 1729-1830, Society for the Study of curriculum History, at AERA Toronto, 2019.
Summerhill at 100 years: Democracy in Action in a Unique School.
Frazee, B., & Rudnitski, R. A. (1995). Integrated teaching methods: Theory, classroom applications, field-based connections. Albany, NY: Delmar Publishers.
Passow, A. H., & Rudnitski, R. A. (1993). State policies regarding education of the gifted as reflected in legislation and regulation. Storrs, CT: The National Research Center of the Gifted and Talented.
Garrati, M & Rudnitski, R. (2007). American Adolescents’ Views on War and Peace in the Early Stages of the Iraq Conflict, Adolescence 42(167), Fall, 2007, 501-523.
Rudnitski, R. A. (2003). Patti Smith Hill. In S. Field & M. Berson (Eds.). They led by teaching. Indianapolis, IN: Kappa Delta Pi.
Rudnitski, R.A. (2000). National/Provincial Policies on Gifted Education. In K. Heller, F. Monks, R.
Sternberg, & R. Subotnik, (Eds.). International Handbook of Research on Giftedness and Talent. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science.
Caporino, G. & Rudnitski, R. (1999). Guidelines for teaching about genocide and intolerance. In Danks, C. & Rabinsky, L. Teaching for a Tolerant World: Grades 9-12. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English. Reprinted in Robinson, J. (2000). Teaching for a Tolerant World: Elementary Grades.
Social justice and Culturally Responsive Leadership
Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service, State University of New York
- Professor, Educational Leadership
- Program Director, Department of Special Education and Educational Leadership