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Joanna Abramo, Ed.D., has worked in the field of education for over 15 years. Her experiences include working with students at the PreK-12, undergraduate, graduate levels. Prior to her work as a professor, Abramo worked throughout New Jersey in the field of special education. Beginning her career as a classroom teacher, she held various leadership roles including a special education instructional coach and district-level special education administrator. Abramo earned a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Saint Peter’s University, holds her Master’s degree in Childhood Special Education and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, both from Fordham University. Abramo has also taught at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education in the Division of Curriculum and Teaching. Her research interests include Teacher Preparation, Best Practices for Inclusion, Teacher Efficacy, and Differentiated Instruction. 


Through her work at Kean, Dr. Abramo aims to not only instruct, but mentor future educators. Her approach to education is making connections with her students and capitalizing on their strengths to support individual goals and growth. Outside of Kean, she mentors young adults in her community. 


  • Saint Peter’s University, Doctorate of Education: Educational Leadership 
  • Fordham University Graduate School of Education, Master of Science in Education: Childhood Special Education 
  • Fordham University, Bachelor of Science: Psychology

Courses Taught

  • EC2900: Clinical Experiences in Early Childhood Settings
  • ID 3051: Computer Technology in Today’s Society