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Anne Marie FitzGerald, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor
Schoof of Education
Educational Foundations and Leadership

412A Canevin Hall
Phone: 412.396.2592


Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Lehigh University, 2013
M.Ed., Educational Administration, The College of New Jersey, 2000
B.Ed., K-8 Education, The University of Western Ontario, 1983

Anne Marie FitzGerald, Ed.D.

Anne Marie FitzGerald is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership, School of Education, Duquesne University. She received her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Lehigh University where she assisted in the Center for Developing Urban Educational Leaders and taught in the International and Overseas Educational Leadership program. Her practitioner experience includes K-8 second-language teaching in diverse public schools in Canada and serving as a PreK- 5 principal in a number of settings, including the US, Colombia, and Kuwait. She is a curriculum developer for the Leaders Supporting Diverse Learners project of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA). Her research interests include urban school reform initiatives such as the community school model, community engaged research, the intersection of housing and education policy, and culturally relevant parental engagement. Her goal is to foster strengths-based thinking and effective action in aspiring school leaders in service of diverse students and their families.

Publications and Presentations


Fitzgerald, A. & Militello, M. (2016). "How do we prepare future school and district leaders to work with diverse communities and to build community partnerships?," Forthcoming, School Community Journal, Fall.

Fitzgerald, A., Wagner, M., & Dostilio, L. (2016). School, university, and community partnerships: Democratic dialogue for change. In Judith J. Slater, Ruth Ravid, and R. Martin Reardon (Eds.), Building and Maintaining Collaborative Communities: Schools, Universities, and Community Organizations. Information Age Publishing.

Fitzgerald, A. (2015). Engaging Latino parents in the middle: Valuing, validating, and building upon what families already do, In K. L. Sanzo, I. E. Sutherland, & J. Scribner (Eds.), Leading Small and Mid-Sized Urban School Districts.. UK: Emerald Group Publishing.

Beachum, F., White, G., Fitzgerald, A., & Austin, A. (2013). Urban schools: Poverty, plight, and potential. UCEA Review.

Huang, T., Beachum, F., White, G., Kaimal, G., FitzGerald, A.M., & Reed P., (2012). Preparing urban school leaders: What works?, Planning and Change, 43, 72-95.


Hochbein, C. & Fitzgerald, A. (2016). Spatial Analysis of Educational and Housing Opportunities of a Managed School Choice System. Urban Affairs Association Annual Conference, United States, California.

Fitzgerald, A. & Quinones, S. (2015). Conditions and leadership practices facilitating Latino family engagement. University Council on Educational Administration, San Diego, California.

Fitzgerald, A. & White, G. (2014). Latino fathers' involvement in their children's education: Counternarratives fostering strengths-based thinking. American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Fitzgerald, A. & Hochbein, C. (2014). Managed school choice: Rupturing or reproducing inequity for families? University Council of Educational Administrators (UCEA), Washington, District of Columbia.

Fitzgerald, A. (2014). Engaging Latino parents in the middle: Valuing, validating, and building upon what parents already do. University Council of Educational Administrators (UCEA), Washington, District of Columbia.

Fitzgerald, A. (2013). Why and how do Latino parents get involved in their children's education? A test of Hoover-Dempsey and Sandler's model with middle school parents in a community school. University Council of Educational Administrators (UCEA), Indianapolis, Indiana.

Huang, T., Beachum, F., White, G. P., Kamal, G., & Fitzgerald, A. (2011). Preparing urban school leaders: What works? American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Professional Affiliations

Consortium for Christian Muslim Dialogue, Duquesne University, 2016-2017 Invited member

International Network of Educators, Center on Family, School, and Community Partnerships, Johns Hopkins University, 2016-2017

The Family Involvement Network of Educators, Harvard Family Research Project, 2016-2017

World Education Research Association (WERA), Network on Educational Advocacy, 2015-2016 Invited member, Family and Community Engagement

Carnegie Project on the Educational Doctorate, S.I.G. EdD Programs for Social Justice, 2014- Present

American Educational Research Association, S.I.G. Family, School, Community Partnerships, 2012-Present

University Council of Educational Administration, 2011-Present

Editorial Board, Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2015-Present


Research and Development, Policy Rotation, PDEL 751

Social Justice in Educational Settings, LTFL 204

Leadership Design and Practice, ProDEL 720

Advanced Curriculum, GADS 547

Foundations of Assessment, LTFL 208

Problems of Practice, Seminar 1, ProDEL 740

Problems of Practice, Seminar 2, ProDEL 730

Grants and Awards


2015: Quinones, S. & Fitzgerald, A., Canevin Center Small Grant, Co-Principal Investigator.
2015 [Year 1 of 2]: Mahalingappa, L. & Fitzgerald, A., Community Engaged Research Grant.


Early Career Award for Service, School of Education, Duquesne University