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Judith Fonzi

Judith Fonzi

Professor (clinical)
Center for Professional Development & Education Reform

LeChase Hall 442

Fax: 273-5550

The Warner Center


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 directorship of the Warner Center for Professional Development and Education Reform. The Warner Center works collaboratively to provide services in program evaluation, leadership and organizational development, and K-12 education.
Fonzi also 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 is 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 is a co-principal investigator for a new $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 will provide 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.

Curriculum Vitae available here.