Louisa Visconti is currently an instructor for the Graduate ELL & ITA Program and the Undergraduate Writing Program in the Rutgers University Department of English. She is also an International & Comparative Education Researcher and Policy Analyst. She earned a Ph.D. in Comparative Education and an M.A. in International Education Development from Columbia University; she has an M.S. Ed. in School Administration & Supervision from Fordham University, where she also received her B.A. in Communications/Philosophy.
She is currently Education Project Leader and Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, where she is studying efforts to develop schooling for Syrian refugees in MENA countries. Her research proposal was accepted for publication in the International Journal of Educational Development (IJED) scheduled for print in June 2018.
Dr. Visconti began her career as a teacher in NYC, where she worked primarily with ELL students. Her interest in international schooling was borne of her studies and her TESOL teaching experiences in Rome, Paris, and Seville. She went on to become a professor of education at Rutgers University-Newark and Adelphi University.As a senior analyst with NYS government officials, she drafted countless state-level policy briefs and bills. Louisa's research has focused on best practices, comparative outcomes, equity issues, and accountability.