Title: Dean, Graduate School of Education, Fordham University
Dr. Virginia Roach is currently the dean of the Graduate School of Education at Fordham University, a position she assumed July 1, 2015. Prior to joining Fordham, Roach was the dean of the Graduate School of Education at Bank Street College, associate professor and department chair at The George Washington University and also served as the deputy executive director of the National Association of State Boards of Education. She began her career as a special education teacher. Roach has researched, written and presented extensively on emerging issues in educational reform, particularly in special education and leadership development of women in domestic and international settings. Her professional contributions include service as editor of Educational Planning from 2009 to 2011 and membership on the boards of the International Society of Educational Planning, the United Nations International School and the Carnegie Project on the Educational Doctorate (CPED).