- Professor; Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
- Ph.D. Program, HPE, and Student Affairs
- Phone: 401.874.7074
- Email: email@example.com
Dr. Lori Ciccomascolo is a tenured full professor and former dean of the College of Education. She has taught classes in Health and Physical Education, is a member of the graduate faculty, and has served as a major professor or committee member for students in the Ph.D. in Education program. She is also the Associate Vice President of Student Success in the Division of Student Affairs and uses her faculty, student affairs, and academic administration experiences to create and assess student success initiatives between faculty and staff. Dr. Ciccomascolo serves on the university-wide Student Success Team and is a co-chair of the subcommittee that focuses on strategies to reduce curricular obstacles that impact persistence and retention rates of historically resilient students. She also supervises the Center for Student Leadership Development.
As a first-generation student herself, she is one of the coordinators of the URI ‘Rhody First’ First Generation Student program that serves the needs of 3,000+ first gen students. Dr. Ciccomascolo co-chairs the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Steering Committee, leads the Constructive Dialogue Institute initiative, and is a member of the national LGBTQ Leaders in Higher Education organization. She is an alumnus of the HERS Leadership Institute for which she also served as a faculty facilitator. Dr. Ciccomascolo was selected as a 2022-2023 American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow and was recently elected to serve on the ACE Council of Fellows Board.
- Health, physical activity of girls in urban settings
- Best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion in teacher education
- Women’s leadership and mentoring
- Ed.D. in Curriculum and Teaching, Boston University, 2001
- M.S. in Exercise Science, Southern Connecticut State University, 1994
- B.S. in Corporate Communication, Southern Connecticut State University, 1992
Ciccomascolo, L & Brand, S. (2022). Preservice Teachers: Leading Positive Change for Inclusion and Support of LGBTQ+ Students. In N. Bond (Eds). The Power of Teacher Leaders: Their Roles, Influence, and Impact (2nd ed.). Kappa Delta Pi Publications.
Ciccomascolo, L. (2019). Mentoring and sponsoring for academic and professional success. Brand, S. & Ciccomascolo, L. (Eds.) (2019). Social justice and putting theory into practice in schools and communities. IGI Global.
Brand, S. & Ciccomascolo, L. (Eds.). (2019). Social justice and putting theory
into practice in schools and communities. IGI Global Publishers.
Ciccomascolo, L. E., & Seitsinger, A. M. (2016). Multi-dimensional model for mentoring faculty: A college-wide approach. In K. Peno, E. Silva Mangiante, and R. Kenahan, (Eds.). (2016). Mentoring in formal and informal contexts. Information Age Publishing.
Clapham, E. D., Ciccomascolo, L. E., & Clapham, A. J. (2015). Empowering girls with chemistry, exercise and physical activity. Strategies, 28(4), 40-46.
Clapham, E. D., Sullivan, E. C., & Ciccomascolo, L. E. (2015). Effects of physical education supportive curricula and technological devices on physical activity. The Physical Educator, 72(1), 83-97.
Ciccomascolo, L. (2013). Assessment in physical education: A primer. In Ciccomascolo, L. & Sullivan, E. (Eds.). (2013). The dimensions of physical and health education: An introduction to the discipline. Jones & Bartlett Publishers.
Ciccomascolo, L. (2013). Using stages of change in PE assessment. In Ciccomascolo, L. & Sullivan, E. (Eds.). (2013). The dimensions of physical and health education: An introduction to the discipline. Jones & Bartlett Publishers.
Ciccomascolo, L. & Sullivan, E. (Eds.). (2013). The dimensions of physical and health education: An introduction to the discipline. Jones & Bartlett Publishers.
Younes, S., Ciccomascolo, L., & Shim, M. (2013). Climate and motivation for women athletes in Palestine. ICHPER-SD Journal of Research, 8(1), 12-19.
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ Transformation Cluster Initiative
American Council on Education-Moving the Needle Initiative: Advancing Women in
Higher Education Initiative