Aimee LaPointe Terosky, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor
Specialization: Faculty Development in Higher Education; Career Management for K-12 Principals
Office: 264 Merion Hall

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Dr. Aimee LaPointe Terosky is an assistant professor of educational leadership at Saint Joseph's University. Dr. Terosky teaches in the IDEPEL Doctoral Program and the Masters in Educational Leadership Program. Prior to her arriving at Saint Joseph's in January 2011, Dr. Terosky was an adjunct assistant professor of higher and postsecondary education at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she taught courses on teaching and learning and faculty development in postsecondary education settings. From 2006-2011, she also served as the assistant principal of Public School #334, The Anderson School in New York City, which received the 2007 New York City Blackboard Award for Outstanding Public Middle School.


Dr. Terosky received her B.S. in secondary education (social studies) from The Pennsylvania State University, her M.A. in school leadership from Villanova University, and her Ed.D. in higher and postsecondary education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her dissertation, Taking teaching seriously: A study of professors and their undergraduate teaching, won the 2005 Bobby Wright Dissertation of the Year from the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), which is considered the highest dissertation honor in the field of higher education. Dr. Terosky holds the following certificates: Administrative I Principal K-12 (Pennsylvania and New York) and Instructional II Social Studies 7-12 (Pennsylvania and New York). 

Professional Experience

January 2011 – present Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership

July 2006 – June 2011 Public School #334, The Anderson School, New York, NY Assistant Principal

July 2006 – August 2010 Teachers College, Columbia University, New York Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Program in Higher and Postsecondary Education

June 2005 – July 2006 Columbia University Center for New Media Teaching and Learning, New York, NY Post-doctorate Researcher/Affiliate Professor of Higher and Postsecondary Education

October 2004 – May 2006 The Center for Teaching Excellence at New York University, New York, NY Consultant

September 2004 – November 2004 The United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY Project member – Office of the Special Advisor on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women

January 2002 – December 2004 Teachers College, Columbia University, New York Teaching Assistant

August 2001 – May 2005 Teachers College, Columbia University, New York Student Affairs Assistant

August 2001 – May 2005 Teachers College, Columbia University, New York Graduate Research Assistant

August 2001 Teachers College Cultural Teacher Exchange, China Teacher Exchange Participant

December 1995 – July 2000 Milford Middle School, Quakertown, PA Social Studies Teacher

Courses Taught

 Dr. Terosky teaches masters and doctoral courses on K-12 Curriculum and Instruction, K-12 Human Resource Development, Higher Education Policy, Higher Education Communications, and Professional Seminar to Doctoral Studies.


Journal Articles (Refereed)

Terosky, A.L. & Reitano, M. (2016, May). Putting followers first: The role of servant leadership in cases of urban, public school principals. Journal of School Leadership, 26(3), XXX-XXX. 

Gonzales, L.D. & Terosky, A.L. (2016, forthcoming). From the faculty perspective: Defining, earning, and maintaining legitimacy across academia. Teachers College Record, 118(9), XXX-XXX. 

Terosky, A.L., & Gonzales, L. (2016, Winter). Re-envisioned contributions: Experiences of faculty  employed at institutional types that differ from their original aspirations. The Review of Higher Education, 39(2), 241-268.

Terosky, A.L. & Gonzales, L. (2015). Scholarly learning as vocation: A study of community and broad access liberal arts college faculty. Innovative Higher Education, 41(2), 105-120. DOI: 10.1007/s10755-015-9341-8.

Terosky, A., & Heasley, C. (2014). Supporting online faculty through a sense of community and collegiality. Online Learning: Official Journal Of The Online Learning Consortium, 19(3). Retrieved from

Terosky, A.L., O’Meara, K., & Campbell, C.M. (2014). Enabling possibility: Women associate professors' sense of agency in career advancement. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 7(1), 58-76.

Terosky, A.L. (2014; 2013 online). From a managerial imperative to a learning imperative: Experiences of urban, public school principals. Educational Administration Quarterly, 50(1), 3-33.

Terosky, A.L. & Leung, S.K. (2012, Winter). A case of responsibility: Preparing community-minded school leaders. Scholar-Practitioner Quarterly, 6(4).

Terosky, A.L., Wang, A., Berenato, C. & Rodrigues, E. (2012, Spring-Summer). Sitting in the director’s chair: One university’s response to media representations of education. Scholar-Practitioner Quarterly, 6(1-2), 51-64.

Terosky, A.L. (2010). How do they do it? Career strategies of professors noted for taking teaching seriously. Journal of Excellence in College Teaching 21(1), 121-145.

Neumann, A. & Terosky, A.L. (2007 May/June). To give and to receive: Recently tenured professors’ experiences of service in major research universities. Journal of Higher Education, 78(3), 282-310.

Journal Articles (Editorially Reviewed)

Terosky, A.L. & O’Meara, K (2011, Summer/Fall). Assuming agency: The power of strategy and networks in the professional lives of faculty. Liberal Education, 97(3/4), 54-59.

O’Meara, K. & Terosky,A.L. (2010, November/December). Engendering faculty professional growth. Change, 42(6), 44-51.

Online News Article (Editorially Reviewed)

Terosky, A.L. (2014). Learning from Other Academics: Three Career Management Strategies Inside Higher Ed.


O’Meara, K., Terosky, A. L., and Neumann, A. (2008). Faculty Careers and Work Lives: A Professional Growth Perspective. ASHE Higher Education Report, no. 34(3). San Francisco, C.A.: Jossey-Bass.

Chapters in Edited Book

Baker, V., Gonzales, L.D., & Terosky, A.L. (accepted, 2018). Innovative approaches to the practice of mentoring and supporting early career faculty learning and growth. In L. Searby & B. Irby (Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell international handbook of mentoring: Paradigms, practices, programs, and possibilities (pp. XX-XX). XXXX, XX: Wiley-Blackwell. (Authors listed in alphabetical order with equal contributions to the book chapter) 

Gonzales, L.D. & Terosky, A.L. (accepted). Aspirations and inclinations among emerging and early   career faculty: Leveraging strengths, imagining possibilities. In A. Kezar & D. Maxey (Eds.,), The faculty for the 21st century: Moving to a mission-oriented and learner centered faculty model. (pp. XXX). NJ: Rutgers University Press. 

Baker, V. & Terosky, A.L. (accepted). Early career faculty mentoring: Career cycles, learning & support. In D. A. Clutterbuck, F. K. Kochan, L. G. Lunsford, B. Smith, N. Dominguez, & J. Haddock-Millar (Eds.), SAGE handbook of mentoring (pp. XX-XX). XXXX, XX: SAGE. 

Terosky, A.L. (2013). Contributions of women leaders: Broadening understandings of leadership. In R. Palestini, Feminist theory and educational leadership: Much ado about something! Lanham, M.D.: Rowman & Littlefield Education.

Terosky, A.L., Phifer, T., & Neumann, A. (2008). Shattering Plexiglas: Continuing challenges for women professors in research universities. In J. Glazer-Raymo (Ed.), Unfinished agendas: New and continuing gender challenges in higher education (pp. 52-79). Baltimore, M.D.: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Neumann, A., Terosky, A.L. & Schell, J. (2006). Agents of learning: Strategies for assuming agency, for learning, in tenured faculty careers. In S.J. Bracken, J.K. Allen, & D.R. Dean (Eds.), The balancing act: Gendered perspectives in faculty roles and worklives (p. 91-120). Sterling, V.A.: Stylus Publishing.

Grants and Awards

Cadre and Faculty Development Course: Pilot, Funded by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (2015-present) 

Michael J. Morris Grant for Scholarly Research (2015-2016)

Academic Technology & Distributed Learning Technology Innovation Award (2013-2014)

Saint Joseph's University Summer Research Grant (2012)

Educational Policy and Leadership Center (EPLC) Fellowship (2011-2012)

New York City Blackboard Awards: Outstanding Public Middle School (2007-08)

Association for the Study of Higher Education, Dissertation of the Year (2005)

AAHE K. Patricia Cross Future Leader of Higher Education Award (2005)

Teachers College Dean’s Grant for Student Research (2004-05)

Spencer Foundation Research Training Grant (2003-04)

Teachers College Academic Scholarship (2001-05)

Penn State Alumni Association: John Black Alumni Ambassador Award (2004)


Dr. Terosky's research focuses on K-12 and higher education settings with a concentration on teaching, learning, career management, faculty development, instructional leadership, and educational or professional experiences of girls/women.