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Ronald Dufalla, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Education

Pictured is Ronald Dufalla, Ph.D., instructor of education at Point Park University. | Photo by John Altdorfer

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Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Social Studies Education, Edinboro State College
  • Master of Science, Secondary Education, Duquesne University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Administration, University of Pittsburgh

Certifications

  • Pennsylvania Letter of Eligibility, Superintendent
  • Pennsylvania Letter of Eligibility, Assistant Superintendent
  • Pennsylvania Administrative II
  • Pennsylvania Instructional II, Social Studies

Courses Taught

  • Human Behavior and Classroom Management
  • The Principalship
  • Applied Research Practicum in School Administration I and II
  • Instructional Methods for Secondary Teachers
  • Instructional Methods
  • Teaching in the Secondary School
  • Superintendent Letter of Eligibility Practicum
  • The Art and Science of Visionary Leadership

Background

Ronald Dufalla, Ph.D., is a lecturer of education at Point Park University and circuit rider for Pennsylvania Schools and The Campaign for Fair Education Funding. Prior to becoming a full-time faculty member at Point Park, Dufalla was superintendent of schools for Brentwood Borough School District. Before that, he served as a principal, assistant principal and social studies teacher for the Brentwood Borough School District and social studies teacher for Fox Chapel High School. Dufalla has won numerous awards in education and is a member of many professional education organizations.

Curriculum Vitae

Honors and Awards

  • Friend of Education Award, Brentwood Education Association/Western Region PSEA, 2014
  • Mayoral Proclamation, Borough of Brentwood, 2014
  • Trustee Emeritus, Brentwood High School Hall of Fame, 2014
  • Induction into Elizabeth Forward High School Hall of Fame, 2010
  • Joseph Mamana Meritorious Service Award, Pennsylvania Association of Secondary School Principals, 2002
  • Who's Who in American Education, 1988-89
  • Teacher Award for Junior Achievement Project Business, 1978-80

Current Professional Memberships

  • Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League
  • American Association of School Administration
  • Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators
  • Pennsylvania Principals Association
  • National Association of Secondary School Principals
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Phi Delta Kappa International, University of Pittsburgh-Three Rivers Chapter
  • University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association
  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Alumni Association