Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
Dr. Yarosz earned his BA at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia, an MS at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and a Doctorate at Rutgers University. His areas of expertise include both quantitative and qualitative methods in educational research, assessment, early childhood and early elementary education, adult development, and the training and continuing education of teachers.
He has served at the Center for Early Education Research at Rutgers (CEER). He served as a data analyst in Institutional Research for the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Budget, Finance, and Information Services, City University of New York, New York City, N.Y. He returned to Rutgers to provide support for the proposal to the Pew Charitable Trusts, which launched the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) (25 million dollars over 10 years). He went on to serve at NIEER at Rutgers and at the National Center for Children in Poverty at Columbia University. He has consulted with state, national, and international agencies.
He has taught graduate-level research at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, graduate level Research and Assessment at Hunter College of The City University of New York (CUNY) and a variety of courses at Walden. He serves as a University Research Reviewer for Walden, as well as a doctoral chair and research methodologist.
Recent courses include:
Assessment Practices to Promote Healthy Development and Learning
Dynamics of Early Childhood Policies and Systems
Advocacy and Leadership for Positive Social Change
Research Theory, Design, and Methods