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PASA Research and Development Committee

2013-14 Committee Report (pdf)

2015 Needs Assessment Report (pdf)
a report identifying the professional development needs of school system leaders

About the Committee...

The PASA Research and Development Committee, created in 1999, is appointed by the PASA president from among the PASA membership.   The Committee meets at the call of the chair.       

Role of  the Committee...

RESEARCH: The Committee supports and promotes research on emerging issues which have the potential to improve education.  Click here (pdf) to read the 2015 Needs Assessment Report.

PASA RESEARCH FELLOWS:  The committee also promotes and coordinates the PASA Research Fellows program, which encourages educational leadership doctoral students from around the Commonwealth to pursue research in areas of interest to PASA members.

Responsibilities of Committee Members...

  • meet with the President's Cabinet to identify research needs and to establish research projects

  • draw upon other PASA members, students in administrator preparation programs, and others to assist in conducting research and in reporting its findings to the Board of Governors

  • participate in meetings of the committee


2014-15 Research & Development Committee
  Dr. Joyce Pittman, Chair
Professor/Director - School of Education, Drexel University
  Dr. David Baugh
Superintendent, Bensalem Township
  Dr. Jay Burkhart
Superintendent, East Pennsboro Area
  Dr. Terrance Furin
Director of International Programs, St. Joseph's University
  Dr. Robert Gildea
Superintendent, Hollidaysburg Area
  Dr. Joseph Guarino
Superintendent, New Brighton Area
  Dr. Gennaro Piraino
Superintendent, Franklin Regional