PhD, University of Rochester (teaching, curriculum & change)
MA, State University of New York - Brockport (mathematics)
BS, State University of New York - Brockport (mathematics)
Judi Fonzi brings extensive experience as a teacher, teacher educator, and researcher to the Warner School. Currently, Fonzi directs the health professions education program, an innovative master’s program for professionals such as doctors, nurses, clinic personnel and others who want to develop skills in teaching and learning. It is an interdisciplinary program offered through a collaboration of the Warner School of Education, the School of Nursing, and the School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Rochester.
Fonzi’s research focuses on systemic reform, professional development, and teacher leadership. She has served as the principal investigator for a $3 million National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project, Preparing Highly Qualified STEM Teacher Leaders for Urban Schools, which aims to increase mathematics and science leadership capacity in the Rochester City School District.
Fonzi has also served as co-principal investigator for a $1.95 million U.S. Department of education funded project, Western New York Collaboration for ELL Success (Project CELLS), through which the Warner School partners with the Mid-West Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network, the Rochester City School District, and Monroe 2-Orleans, Wayne-Finger Lakes and Genesee Valley BOCES to increase the number of highly qualified teachers certified in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). In addition, Project CELLs provides professional development to K-12 teachers, counselors and administrators to support ELL student achievement.
Fonzi has been published in several professional journals, including the National Science Foundation, Journal of American Geriatrics Society, Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Advance Access, Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, and the Journal of Research in Mathematics Education.
Courses ED489 Implementing Curriculum Reform in Mathematics EDU497 Teaching and Learning in Higher Education ED516 Designing and Evaluating Professional Development EDU581 Clinical Teaching in Health Care Professions Education: Teaching and Instructional Methods