Geraldine Fitzpatrick-Doria, EdD

Assistant Professor

BS in Elementary Education, Holy Family University

MEd in Reading & Literacy, East Texas State University

MS in Educational Leadership, Gwynedd Mercy University

Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility, Saint Joseph University

EdD in Educational Leadership & Administration, Capella University

Courses Taught


EDEC 203: Developing Language & Literacy

EDEC 205: Theory & Practice Educational Psychology

EDEC 310: Language Arts Theory & Instruction

EDEC 311: Theory & Practicum

EDUN 320: Classroom Management

EDUN 412: Student Teaching

EDUC 543: Teaching Science/Social Studies Methods


EDUC 505: Research and Evaluation in Education

EDUC 580: Theories in Educational Leadership

EDUC 582: Supervision & Performance Evaluation

EDUC 583: The Principalship

EDUC 584: Practicum

EDUC 589: Seminar in School Leadership

EDUC 620: Seminar in Curriculum Development

Recent Presentations/Publications

Fitzpatrick-Doria, G & McNellis, J. (2020, February): Flipped Classrooms: A Cross-cultural Examination of Effectiveness and Issues. Poster Presentation at 4th Annual Conference on Academic Research in Education (CARE), Las Vegas, NV

Fitzpatrick-Doria, G. (2020, January): Light Your Inner Candle. Symposium presented at Holy Family University Student Leadership Conference Bloom Your Own Way, Philadelphia, PA

Broderick, D., Danilchik, A., Dickerson, K., Fitzpatrick-Doria, G., & Savoy, E. (2019, November) Inquiries into Identity and Practice: Educator Growth through Transformation Action Research. Symposium presented at National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) 2019 Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD.

Fitzpatrick-Doria, G & McNellis, J. (2020, October): Flipped Classrooms: Building a Community of Learners . Teacher Educator Assembly Conference 49TH Annual Conference (PAC-TE) Virtual.

Additional Info

Dr. Geraldine Fitzpatrick-Doria brings more than 30 years of instructional and leadership experience to this work of educating students and supporting communities. She has passionately worked for The Dallas Independent School District, Saint Peter Independent School, The School District of Philadelphia, The Lower Merion School District and the School District of Cheltenham Township. During her career, Dr. Fitzpatrick-Doria has served in a variety of educational and administrative capacities, including elementary and middle school teacher, academic coach, elementary school administrator, staff development specialist, and director of instruction. She is also a Learning Forward Academy Graduate. As a Staff Development Specialist, she collaborated with a team of 6 specialists to support over 250 Philadelphia schools.

As an educational leader, Dr. Fitzpatrick-Doria’s primary responsibilities included: curriculum coordination and implementation, program development in support of student learning, and adult learning opportunities strategically aligned to instructional practices and student achievement.

Currently Dr. Fitzpatrick-Doria is an Assistant Professor here at Holy Family University teaching undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students. She is passionate in her work supporting Holy Family University's ASPIRING EDUCATORS and the Future Teachers of Philadelphia Project. Dr. Fitzpatrick-Doria's research focuses on Self-Care Strategies for Educators, Cultural Competency and Student Engagement. Dr. Doria is a lifelong learner and she is committed to the work of supporting the students, families and community she serves.

Geraldine Fitzpatrick-Doria, EdD
Office: ETC 436
Phone: 267-341-3002