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Dominic Gullo

Dominic F.Gullo, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Research
Professor
Korman Center
211C
dominic.gullo@drexel.edu
215-895-3667

Program Affiliation:

M.S., Teaching, Learning and Curriculum
B.S., Education


Education:

Indiana University-Bloomington
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Areas of Expertise:

  • Early childhood education
  • Language and literacy development
  • Urban education
  • Child development
  • Cognitive development
  • School reform
  • Children of poverty
  • Assessment of young children
  • Program evaluation

Research Interests:

  • 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 

Professional Experience:

  • 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.

Publications:

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.