Joan E. Silver, Ed.D.

Joan E. Silver, Ed.D.

Associate Professor, Director of M.A. in Childhood and Adolescence Education with an annotation in Severe and Multiple Disabilities

Child Study LI
Infant Toddler Early Childhood Special Education LI
Childhood or Adolescent Special Education LI
Literacy/Cognition LI


Long Island

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Ed.D., Division of Administration and Instructional Leadership, St. John's University

P.D., Instructional Leadership, St. John's University

M.S., Special Education, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus

B.S., Elementary Education, Ohio University


Joan E. Silver has been an associate professor in St. Joseph’s Department of Child Study since 1994. She also serves as the director of the M.A. in Childhood or Adolescence Special Education with an annotation in Severe or Multiple Disabilities program and teaches a number of graduate level courses. Dr. Silver sits on several University committees, including the Agenda Committee, Academic Development Committee and Assessment Advisory Committee, among others.

Before coming to St. Joseph's University, New York, Dr. Silver was an adjunct professor in the psychology department at Nassau Community College. From 1972 to 1992, she taught in several elementary and high schools as both a general education and special education teacher.

Throughout her career, Dr. Silver has given a number of presentations on topics relating to special education. She presented “Most Wanted: Collaborative Educators to Meet the Special Needs of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Learners” to the International Association of Special Education in Alicante, Spain.