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Leonisa Ardizzone Adjunct Assistant Professor of Education

Leonisa Ardizzone earned her BA from Ithaca College in Biology, her EdM in science education from Western Washington University, her doctorate in International Educational Development with a specialization in Peace Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and her Master of Divinity with a specialization in interreligious engagement from Union Theological Seminary.
  • At Vassar since 2018

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Courses

  • EDUC 235. Issues in Contemporary Education
  • EDUC 263. The Adolescent in American Society
  • EDUC 387. Science, Spirituality, and Peace Education: Addressing Climate Change

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Leonisa Ardizzone earned her BA from Ithaca College in Biology, her EdM in science education from Western Washington University, her doctorate in International Educational Development with a specialization in Peace Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and her Master of Divinity with a specialization in interreligious engagement from Union Theological Seminary. 

Leonisa is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister serving in Kingston, NY. Leonisa has taught every grade from pre-school to graduate school in public, private, museum, international, and informal education. Leonisa’s academic and teaching interests are multidisciplinary bringing together science and ecology, spirituality, activism, and anti-oppression work. She is the author of the books “Science - Not Just for Scientists” and “Gettin My Word Out: Voices of Urban Youth Activists” as well as many journal articles.

BA, Ithaca College, Ed.M, Western Washington University, Ed.D. Columbia University Teachers College, M.Div, Union Theological Seminary