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Patrice Petroff, Ph.D.

Professor, Education
Cato School of Education

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Dr. Patrice Petroff’s areas of expertise are reading/literacy K-12, multicultural education and diversity training and educational technology.

She spent nine years as active department chair for the School of Education and director of teacher education (2003-2012).

Prior to her engagement at Queens, Dr. Petroff was a reading specialist focusing on the diagnosis of reading difficulties and the assessment and instruction of K-12 students.

She is a regular panelist and presenter at both regional and national conferences on education, has co-authored book chapters for publication and was the recipient of the William S. Lee Distinguished Professor Award in 2006.

It is her goal to ensure all students reach their potential.


Ph.D., Education, University of Virginia
MEd, Reading Education (K-12), California University of Pennsylvania
B.S., Elementary Education and Pre-K Education, Pennsylvania State University