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Donald Yarosz

Contributing Faculty

Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences

Degree Program Doctor of Education (EdD)

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
Learner-Centered Curriculum
Advocacy and Leadership for Positive Social Change
Foundations of Early Childhood
Dynamics of Early Childhood Policies and Systems
Global Perspectives on Development and Learning
Research Theory, Design, and Methods


EdD, Rutgers


Yarosz, D. J., Barnett, W. S. (2001). Who reads to young children?: Identifying predictors of family reading activities. Reading Psychology.

Yarosz, D. J. (2003). Doorway to Hope: Past participant perspectives on an exemplary transitional housing program for the homeless. PAACE Journal of Lifelong Learning.

Yarosz, D. J., Fountain, S. W. (2003). Facilitating reflection among family literacy participants. Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines.

Yarosz, D. J., Fountain, S. (2003). Facilitating transformative learning groups: Reflections on Mexico and Highlander. Adult Learning.

Yarosz, D. J. (2007). Interactive theater systems for preschool play areas. . Futures Research Quarterly.

Barnett, W. S., Yarosz, D. J., Thomas, J., Jung, K., Blanco, D. (2007). Two-way and monolingual English immersion in preschool education: An experimental comparison. Early Childhood Research Quarterly.

Barnett, W. S., Jung, K., Yarosz, D. J., Thomas, J., Hornbeck, A., Stechuk, R., Burns, S. (2008). Educational effects of the Tools of the Mind curriculum: A randomized trial. Early Childhood Research Quarterly.

Barnett, W. S., Yarosz, D. (2007). Who goes to preschool and why does it matter? (Revised) Preschool Policy Matters 15. New Brunswick, NJ: NIEER..

Yarosz, D. J. (2009). Book and Media Reviews:Global Issues and Adult Education: Perspectives from Latin America, Southern Africa, and the Untied States. New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development.

Yarosz, E. J., Yarosz, D. J. (1999). Ace That Test: Teacher Guide (Sylvan Learning).

Yarosz, E. J., Yarosz, D. J. (1999). Ace That Test: Student Guide (Sylvan Learning).

Yarosz, E., Yarosz, D. (1999). Ace That Test: Test Manual.


Yarosz, D. J. (2000). Applying the principles of adult education to help the homeless: Lessons learned from Doorway to Hope.

Yarosz, D. J. (2001). Center based child care participation over the past decade.. American Educational Research Association (A.E.R.A.).

Yarosz, D. J., Fountain, S. W. (2003). Facilitating transformative learning groups. Columbia Univerity.

Yarosz, D. J. (2005). New Jersey Assessment Standards in a National Context. National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER).

Yarosz, D. (2003). Who goes to preschool?. AERA.