KATHLEEN PROVINZANO is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Policy, Organization, and Leadership at Drexel University. She primarily teaches Research Design I &II, and leadership/organizational theory courses in the online Educational Leadership and Management (Ed.D.) degree. She is a certified superintendent of schools, principal, counselor, and social studies teacher.
Kathleen values research and scholarship and serves as co-editor of the peer-reviewed journal, Pennsylvania Educational Leadership (PEL), a publication for PASCD. In addition, she is currently investigating the impact of resource extractive industries on northern Pennsylvania “boomtown” communities. Specifically, she is examining the unintended strains of a boomtown economy on individuals, schools, and human service organizations in the Marcellus Shale region. This research was selected for presentation at AERA and NREA.
Kathleen is passionate about service to the community and serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for CASA of Luzerne County. In this role, she provides a voice during court proceedings for children who have been abused and neglected. She also served as a voluntary Regional Director for The Borgen Project, a national campaign to end global poverty.
Kathleen earned the Ph.D. in Human Development from Marywood University, the M.S. in Secondary School Counseling from the University of Scranton, and the B.A. in History from King’s College. She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Education Policy Fellowship Program, class of 2011-2012.