Ruth Powers Silverberg
: Building 3S
Ed.D in Educational Leadership, Hofstra University
Master of Science in Music Education
Biography / Academic Interests
Professor Silverberg has served schools and programs as a teacher and leader for more than 25 years and is currently the Deputy Chair of the Education Department and Coordinator of the Post Masters Advanced Certificate Program for Leadership in Schools at CSI. Dr. Silverberg earned her doctorate in educational administration from Hofstra University after serving public and private schools in upstate New York, New York City, and Long Island as a music teacher, classroom teacher, and Assistant Principal. She has published and continues to conduct research in her primary area of interest, relationships in schools and their influence on children’s and adult’s learning.
Scholarship / Publications
Silverberg, R.P. & Kottkamp, R.B. (2006). Language Matters. Journal of Research in Leadership Education,1(1), 1-5.
Kottkamp, R.B. & Silverberg, R.P. (2006). Reconceptualizing students at risk: Teacher assumptions about “The Problematic Student.” In C. Borg & C. Calleja (Eds.), Understanding children and youth at risk: Narratives of hope. Luqa, Malta: Agenda.
Silverberg, R.P. (2006). Chapter 3 “Let Us Learn.” In Sullivan, S., & Glanz, J. Building effective learning communities: Strategies for leadership, learning, & Collaboration.Thousand Oaks, Ca.: Corwin Press.
Orr, M., Doolittle, G., Kottkamp, R., Osterman, K., Silverberg, R. (2004). What are we learning from the ELCC/NCATE required program evaluations? Findings from real-time action research at the UCEA convention. UCEA Review, Winter, 7-9.
Silverberg, R.P. (2003). Leading in the relational space. Journal of School Leadership, 13(6), 688-706.
Kottkamp, R.B. & Silverberg, R.P. (2003). Leadership preparation reform in first person: Making assumptions public. Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2(4), 299-326.
Kottkamp, R.B. & Silverberg, R.P. (1999a). Learning formal theory through constructivism and reflective practice: Professor and student perspectives. Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 11, 47-59.