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Michael Vinella

Contributing Faculty

Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy

Degree Program Doctor of Education (EdD)

My name is Michael Vinella and I received a Ph.D. in K-12 Educational Leadership from Walden University, M.Ed in Administration and Supervision from Kean University, and BA Economics from Rutgers University. I have worked at Walden University since 2008 teaching courses, working on committees, facilitating at residencies, and serving on various university committees. I have conducted extensive research on the implementation of professional learning communities, technology integration and curriculum/assessment development. I have worked internationally and domestically in the private sector before moving into education. While in the field of education, I have served as a classroom teacher, building administrator, and central office administrator. In 2020 I was selected as the NJ Principal of the Year. I reside in New Jersey with my wife and three children. In my free time I enjoy golfing, working out, and spending days on the lake with the family.

Courses Taught

EDDD 8051 - Data Driven Instruction and Assessment

EDPD 8054 - Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment & Evaluation


PhD, Walden University