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About Michael P. Alfano

Michael P. Alfano is Dean of the Isabelle Farrington College of Education. He comes from the role of Dean, School of Education and Professional Studies, at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) in New Britain. Highlights from Mike’s time at CCSU  include efforts to establish the CCSU Center of Excellence in Social and Emotional Learning and the CCSU Teacher Leadership Fellowship Program.  He was instrumental in developing numerous undergraduate and graduate programs at CCSU, including Central’s first international doctoral program in educational leadership. He formerly served as professor and chair of the Department of Special Education and Reading at Southern Connecticut State University. Prior to that, he served, first, as director of the Graduate Teacher Preparation Program and, then, as executive director of Teacher Preparation Programs in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut.
Mike currently holds an appointment to the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education’s (AACTE) Clinical Practice Commission. Additionally, he recently joined the faculty of AACTE’s Leadership Academy. Mike has published widely in the fields of teacher preparation, reading and special education. 

Positions

January 2018 - Present Dean, Isabelle Farrington College of Education, Sacred Heart University Isabelle Farrington College of Education
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June 2013 - December 2017 Dean, Central Connecticut State University ‐ School of Education and Professional Studies
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2017 - Present Clinical Practice Commission, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
2016 - Present Leadership Academy, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
2014 - Present Reviewer, Education in a Democracy: A Journal of the National Network for Educational Renewal
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Education

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2001 Ph.D. Educational Psychology-Special Education, University of Connecticut
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1998 M.Ed. Reading and Learning Disability, DePaul University
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1995 B.S. History and Social Science, Southern Connecticut State University
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Contact Information

Isabelle Farrington College of Education 
West Campus West Building WCW*WE304 
203-365-7621

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