Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Special Education
Susan H. Shapiro is an Assistant Professor of Early Childhood and Special Education at Touro Graduate School of Education. She earned her Master's degree in elementary and early childhood education from Bank Street College of Education and her doctoral degree from the Steinhardt School at NYU in Educational Leadership. Her dissertation, entitled In the Playground Trenches: Early Childhood Directors Experiences on 9/11/01, studied the leadership abilities of early childhood directors who worked in close proximity to the World Trade Center during that turbulent day. Dr. Shapiro’s research has focused on ethical leadership and on crises in Early Childhood Education.
She has published in journals and books on topics of early childhood leadership and ethical leadership and has presented papers at both the American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting and at the University Council of Educational Administration’s Values and Leadership Conference. Additionally, Dr. Shapiro has led early childhood and inclusion programs for the past 25 years. She has also been an advocate for early childhood education policy, working with the Governor's Early Childhood Advisory Council-Early Learning Focus Area as well as serving as Advisory Co-Chair of the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children Affiliate Chapter.