E. Francine Guastello

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Associate Professor;
Chair, Human Services and Counseling; and
Coordinator of the Graduate Literacy Program

Human Services
The School of Education

St. John's University

E. FRANCINE GUASTELLO, is an Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Human Services and Counseling and the Coordinator of the Graduate Literacy Program in the School of Education at St. John’s University. She is a Senior Vincentian Research Fellow and a fellow in the Orton-Gillingham Academy of Practitioners and Educators dedicated to working with children and adults who are dyslexic. She coordinates a program on leadership development in the non-public sector. Her research focuses on developing effective teaching strategies especially for struggling readers and writers. Dr. Guastello earned her Ed. D. at St. Johns University.

Academic Background

  • Ed..D., Department of Instructional Leadership, St. John's University

Research Interests

  • The diagnosis and remediation of children and adults with learning disabilities, especially dyslexia
  • Developing effective strategies for reading, oral and written communication.  

Affiliation with the Center

Vincentian Research Fellow,
Class of 2009

Food for Thought

A Catholic university is called to become an evermore effective instrument of cultural progress for individuals as well as for society. Included among its research activities, therefore, will be a study of serious contemporary problems in areas such as the dignity of human life, the promotion of justice for all, the quality of personal and family life, the protection of nature, the search for peace and political stability, a more just sharing in the world’s resources and a new economic and political order that will better serve the human community at a national and international level.

Pope John Paul II,
Ex Corde Ecclesiae (32)