Christopher J. Campisano

Christopher J. Campisano
Director of the Program in Teacher Preparation
Teacher Prep

Dr. Campisano has been involved in education for over thirty years. Prior to coming to Princeton University, he served as the Coordinator for Higher Education Programs for the New Jersey State Department of Education. In this role, he provided leadership to institutions of higher education for the preparation of New Jersey’s teachers, administrators, and educational service personnel. His area of expertise includes the social and philosophical foundations of education, educational reform, and comparative and international education. He began his teaching career as a high school social studies teacher and went on to earn his Doctor of Education degree at Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Campisano has taught courses in the areas of secondary classroom instruction, curriculum development, educational foundations, educational research, and multicultural education at Rutgers University, the City University of New York (Hunter College and the College of Staten Island), the College of New Jersey, and the University of Hawai’i at Mânoa. In addition to his teaching experience, he has supervised numerous student teachers, organized undergraduate field experiences, and participated in professional workshops and conferences.

Dr. Campisano was selected as the director of the Program in Teacher Preparation in July 2010. He has presented extensively on educational topics nationally and throughout the State of New Jersey.

Areas of Responsibility: 
Leading the Program in Teacher Preparation
Program Admission and The Introductory Practicum
Distinguished Secondary School Teaching Award
The High School Program at Princeton University
International Teaching Fellowships