Dr. Albert Inserra Appointed Dean of LIU Post’s College of Education, Information and Technology
Dr. Albert Inserra has been appointed Dean of LIU Post’s College of Education, Information and Technology. Dr. Inserra comes to LIU from Dowling College, where he served as professor, department chair, and president after a 34-year career in public education.
Dr. Inserra began his career as a high school biology and chemistry teacher, rising to become Superintendent of Schools, a position he held for 10 years in the Carle Place Union Free School District and 7 years in the Port Washington School District. Following his public education career, he joined the Dowling faculty as an associate professor, achieving tenure and becoming a full professor in 2010. As chair of Dowling’s Department of Educational Administration, Leadership and Technology, Dr. Inserra oversaw more than 30 doctoral students, many of whom went on to become leaders in their fields after completing research in areas related to public and private education, health care, and higher education. He was asked to assume Dowling’s presidency in 2014, and held that position until the College’s closing on August 31, 2016. Dr. Inserra maintains a research interest in public school finance, the future of liberal arts education in the United States, and the potential for partnerships between higher education and public schools.
“Dr. Inserra brings with him a wealth of knowledge, expertise and vision that will guide the College forward in its growth and expansion,” said Dr. Jeffey Kane, LIU’s senior vice president for Academic Affairs. “Dr. Inserra’s extensive administrative experience in public education, his leadership among superintendents and his knowledge of higher education make him ideally qualified to both build the research activity of the College and create programmatic partnerships with the educational community.”
LIU Post’s College of Education, Information and Technology is the top producer of school administrators in the New York region, with graduates attaining leadership positions at every level of school administration throughout the country. The School of Education places more than 500 students each year in student teaching positions with 60 partner school districts, while the Palmer School of Library and Information Science offers one of the nation’s leading programs in Rare Books and Special Collections Administration, as well as the only Ph.D. program in Information Studies in the New York metropolitan area. LIU is also leading the advancement in New York of the Sanford Education Initiatives, which are transforming the way more than 70,000 children learn in 3,000 classrooms across the region. For more information, visit the College of Education, Information and Technology home page.
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