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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.


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.

FitzGerald, A.M., & White, G.P. (Under review). How and why Latino families decide to become involved in their students' education: A test of the Hoover-Demsey and Sandler model. Urban Education

Hochbein, C., & FitzGerald, A.M. (In preparation). A veil of poverty: Examining managed school choice.


AERA, Annual Conference, April 2014
Round Table Session: Latino Fathers' Involvement in Their Children's Education: Counter-narratives Fostering Strengths-Based Thinking.

UCEA Annual Conference, November 2013
Paper: 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

UCEA Annual Conference, Denver, November 2012
Co-presenter, Engaging Families and Communities to Serve Diverse Learners

AERA Annual Conference, New Orleans, April 2011
Co-presenter, Preparing Urban School Leaders: What Works?

Professional Affiliations

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA)


ProDEL Problem of Practice Seminar 2

Advanced Curriculum