Janet Patti, Ph.D.

member emotional intelligence consortium

Affiliation: Hunter College of the City University of New York
Email: jpatti731@aol.com


Janet Patti is Professor of Administration and Supervision, Department of Curriculum and Teaching, Hunter College, CUNY. Dr. Patti holds an Ed.D in Educational Leadership from the University of Northern Arizona, and a Master's Degree in Bilingual Education (1978) from Hunter College, CUNY.

Dr. Patti is an internationally recognized educator and author in the fields of social and emotional learning and educational leadership development. Prior to assuming her university posts, Dr. Patti worked for 25 years in Pre-K-12 public schools as a teacher, administrator and school guidance counselor in New York and California.

Dr. Patti’s research interests are twofold: to help leaders acquire successful strategies to create and sustain caring, safe, learning communities that are conducive for learning; to help leaders enter into a transformative, reflective process of leadership development so as to model socially intelligent leadership. Janet works with school leaders to assess school culture, enhance leadership skills, and promote the building of a strong school community based on trust and democratic values. In 2004, she co-created and published The Star Factor Coaching Model for leadership development of educators. The model, derived from the work of Dan Goleman and Richard Boyatzis (2001) encourages intentional change and self-directed learning. Dr. Patti is a founding member of the Leadership Team of the Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL); an executive board member of the New York State Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development and it’s New York City Affiliate, an executive board member of  The Staten Island Community Charter School,  and a member of both the Consortium for Research in Emotional Intelligence in Organizations and The Institute of Coaching. She is a Senior consultant for the K-12 program The Ruler Approach developed by Yale University researchers.

Dr.Patti has authored numerous articles and chapters in the fields of conflict resolution and  social and emotional learning She is the co-author of Smart School Leaders: Leading with Emotional Intellligence and Waging Peace in Our Schools. Currently, she is co-authoring a book for Teachers College Press titled: Leadership for Tomorrow’s Children.







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