Dr. Joseph Pisani joined the Marymount University faculty in 2021as a Lead Doctoral Faculty Mentor. Dr. Pisani’s academic experience includes serving as a Senior Dissertation Chair for Grand Canyon University and Liberty University as Student Teaching Adjunct Faculty, in the School of Graduate Education. For the past 28 years Dr. Pisani has worked in P-12 public education. He has served as a Social Studies and Career and Technical Education teacher. For the past 18 years Dr. Pisani has served as a secondary administrator, 15 years as a high school principal in both New York and Virginia.
Dr. Pisani graduated from Capella University with his PhD in 2008 with a primary emphasis in Education Leadership and Technology. Dr. Pisani's graduate degree is in Elementary and Secondary Education from Dowling College and earned a postgraduate degree in School District Administration. His first undergraduate degree in History and Political Science is from SUNY @ Stony Brook and his second undergraduate degree in Business Administration is from Dowling College. Dr. Pisani’s research interests are focused on transition challenges for students from middle school to high school and leadership development and methodology. Dr. Pisani is currently authoring a book on shared leadership and the value of stakeholder voice. He is an active member of Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals and National Association of Secondary School Principals.