Professor John Fischetti is the Dean of Education and Head of School at the University of Newcastle. Currently he is Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Education and Arts. He is also currently President of the New South Wales Council of Deans of Education.
John received his doctorate in education in professional development, school reform and educational leadership for change in 1986 at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Previously he completed Master’s work in Secondary Education and holds a BA in Economics and American Government from the University of Virginia. John holds his teaching certificate in secondary social studies and has taught high school history, economics and political science.
Prior to coming to Newcastle, John served as Dean and Professor of Educational Leadership at the College of Education and Human Development at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana.