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. He has 5 years of administrative experience in Higher Education, prior to earning his doctorate. He then 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 as a Research Professor and at the National Center for Children in Poverty at Columbia University on an online research database that served the field of Early Childhood. It was a grant-funded project of the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He has consulted with state, national, and international agencies. He has an interest in Human Development across the lifespan.
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.
Courses taught have included:
Assessment Practices to Promote Healthy Development and Learning
Dynamics of Early Childhood Policies and Systems
Advocacy and Leadership for Positive Social Change
Foundations of Early Childhood
Global Perspectives on Development and Learning
Research Theory, Design, and Methods