Ed.D. in Art and Art Education, Teachers College, Columbia University (2006)
Goetheanum Diploma in Speech Formation, London School of Speech Formation (1990)
M.A. in Speech Arts and Educational Theater, Adelphi University (1980)
B.A. in English, SUNY Binghamton (1978)
Exploring The Arts: Creative Speech And Storytelling
First Year Seminar Becoming Human
Master'S Seminar In Adolescence Education
How can we bring a threefold experience of learning—one that unites thinking, feeling and doing—into our university classrooms so that our students can recreate such integrated learning for their own students? And while bringing such integration, how can we awaken empathy and ignite a commitment to social responsibility and community well-being? What is the role of imagination in teaching and learning? These are some of the essential questions that occupy my teaching practice.
Educational Theater and Creative Speech
Rudolf Steiner (Waldorf) Education
Creating and supporting educational partnerships with indigenous communities;
The role of the creative imagination in education;
Michael Chekhov Acting Method.
Faculty Development Grant, Adelphi University, 2006-2007. The $5000 grant was used to create a professional development workshop for Adelphi students, faculty and alumni. The workshop was held at the Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum on October 13, 2007. The purpose was to examine an authentic model for teacher education that centers indigenous peoples' perspectives and respects them as the generators of their own educational discourses regarding their culture, history and current issues.
President's Grant for Student Research in Diversity, Committee for Community and Diversity (CCD)at Teachers College, Columbia University. 2004 recipient of $3000. grant awarded to initiate an educational partnership with members of the Shinnecock Nation. Funding enabled the co-creation of a professional development workshop for in-service Suffolk County teachers hosted by the Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum, March 3, 2005 and the creation of a DVD: Teaching and Learning with Long Island's Native Peoples.
Caracciolo, D. & Mungai, A. M. (Eds.) (2009). In the Spirit of Ubuntu: Stories of Teaching and Research. Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
"Teaching & Learning with Long Island's Native Peoples". In March 2005 the Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum organized and hosted its first professional development workshop for elementary school educators. The workshop was funded by the President's Grant for Student Research in Diversity, Teachers College, Columbia University. A portion of the grant funded the filming of the workshop. In March 2006 I completed editing the DVD of this film, which can be used for professional development in the areas of diversity & multicultural education, Native Studies, Long Island history and social justice. (The film will by copyrighted as property of the Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum.)Karola Ritter was the cinematographer of the film. The Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center & Museum. April 2006.
Caracciolo, D (2010). It has your grandmother’s knowledge. In Verma, R. (Eds.). Be the change: Teacher, activist, global citizen. NY: Peter Lang.
Caracciolo, D. (2009). Closing the Distance: Partnering with the Indigenous Peoples on Whose Land We Earn our Living. In Caracciolo, D. & Mungai, A. M. (Eds.). In the Spirit of Ubuntu: Stories of Teaching and Research. (pp. 103-116). Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
Caracciolo, D. (2009). Becoming human. In Caracciolo, D. & Mungai, A. M. (Eds.). In the Spirit of Ubuntu: Stories of Teaching and Research. (pp. xi-xv). Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
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Caracciolo, D. & Wallowitz, L. (2009), Reawakening a sense of play through theater. Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice, 22, 3, 21-25.
Caracciolo, D. & Staikidis, K. (2009), Coming of Age in Methodology; Two Collaborative Inquiries with Shinnecock and Mayan Artists. Qualitative Inquiry, 15, 8, 1395-1415.
Caracciolo, D. (2009), By their very presence: Rethinking research and partnering for change with educators and artists from Long Island's Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum. International journal for qualitative studies in education, 22, 177-202.
Caracciolo, D. (2008), Addressing Anti-Indianism in the mainstream curriculum: A partnership model. Multicultural perspectives, 10, 224-228.
Caracciolo, Diane (2008), Strengthening the imaginaton through theater: the contributions of Michael Chekhov. Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice, 1-7.
Caracciolo, D. (2007), By their very presence: Rethinking research and partnering for change with artists and educators from Long Island’s Shinnecock Nation. Art Education Dissertation Monographs, Vol.2. NY: Teachers College, Columbia University..
Caracciolo, D. (2000), Breaking the spell of the mechanistic: The search for an organic way of knowing. Encounter: Education for meaning and social justice, 13, 11-22.
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Caracciolo, D. (2010). Glimpses of this unfamiliar terrain: Contemplative pedagogy and Michael Chekhov’s acting method. In Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education Second Annual Conference. Amherst, MA.
Caracciolo, D. & Wallowitz, L. (2009). Teaching the Art of Shakespeare. In 2009 NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) Annual Convention. Philadelphia, PA.
Caracciolo, D. (2009). In the Spirit of Ubuntu: Stories of Teaching and Research, Part II. In Fifth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Caracciolo, D., Feige, D. & Mungai, A. (2009). In the Spirit of Ubuntu. In Celebration on Teaching, Channel 13. NY, NY.
Caracciolo, D. (2008). Glimpses of this Unfamiliar Terrain: Awakening the Artistic Spirit in Teacher Education. In American Educational Research Association (pp. 17). NY, NY.
Caracciolo, D. (2007). We can hear the trees falling: An untenured assistant professor in search of the seventh moment. In Third International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, 2007 (pp. 18). University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Caracciolo, D. (2007). Closing the distance: Partnering with the indigenous peoples on whose lands we earn our living. In American Educational Research Association (pp. 29). Chicago, Illinois.
Caracciolo , D. & Staikidis, K. (2007). Foregrounding indigenous points of view in art and education: Two collaborative inquiries with Shinnecock and Mayan artists. In National Association of Art Educators. New York, NY.
Caracciolo, D. (2006). By their very presence: rethinking research and partnering for change with artists and educators from Long Island’s Shinnecock Nation. In Second International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry 2006. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Other Scholarly/Artistic Work
Caracciolo, D.M. (1999). The Pencil: Memories of Dartington Hall and the English origin of the Michael Chekhov acting method. Introduction (unpublished) to D. H. du Prey, The Actor is the Theatre: A Collection of Michael Chekhov’s Unpublished Notes & Manuscripts on the Art of Acting and the Theatre. (Introduction and archives housed at Harvard University, Adelphi University, Lincoln Center and Dartington Hall, UK.)
Honors and Accomplishments
Recipient, Adelphi University Student Government Association, Women's Recognition Award, March 31, 2005.
Recipient, President's Award for Excellence in Service, 2003-2004, Adelphi University.
Licenses & Certifications
NYS permanent certification in English 7-12 and Speech Arts K-12.