Charlene Trovato, PhD

LEND Center of Pittsburgh
Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
University of Pittsburgh
Children's Hospital Office Building (CHOB), Second Floor
3414 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-648-7429
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: June 15, 2016

Charlene Trovato

Primary Activity Coordinators: Training Director
Discipline Coordinators: Education
Discipline(s): Education/Special Education
Education: General
Education: Administration
AUCD Council Membership: National Training Directors' Council
No Council Membership




Associate Professor

Associate Chair, Department of Administrative and Policy Studies

School of Education

University of Pittsburgh

Member: Graduate Faculty


Doctor of Philosophy, Language Communications, University of Pittsburgh

Master of Education, Reading and Language Arts, University of Pittsburgh         

Bachelor of Science, Speech Pathology, Carlow College, Pittsburgh, PA      


Speech Correction, Reading Specialist, Special Education-Socially/Emotionally Disturbed, Early Childhood Education.


2003-present Clinical Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh, School of Education, Department of Administrative & Policy Studies, School Leadership Program

1998-present Educational Co-Director & Core faculty member, UCLID (University Community Leaders and Individuals with Disabilities). A four-year project that encourages trainees interested in educational services and school reform to interface with a new effort to provide interdisciplinary leadership training in neurodevelopmental disabilities for related service personnel and health care providers. Responsible for the redesign of the curriculum, the content of the Orientation Sessions and the Fall and Spring Leadership Courses and the assessment of the UCLID trainees and the UCLID program.

1997-present Core Faculty, UCLID (University Community Leaders and Individuals with Disabilities), UCLID Center at the University of Pittsburgh, Rangos Research Center, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.


2009     University Council for Educational Administration Convention, Anaheim, CA November  2009

2009    Institute for Learning Retreat, Marriot Conference Center, Chantilly, VA April 30 – May 2.


Chianese, J,; Ploof, D.; Trovato, C.; Chang, J. (2009). Inner-city Caregivers' Perspectives on Bed Sharing With Their Infants.  Academic Pediatrics, Volume 9, Number 1.

 Rubin, R.W.,D.D.S., M.P.H.; Weyant, R.J., M.S., D.M.D., D.R.P.H.; Trovato, C.A. Ph.D. (2008).  Utilizing Debates as an Instructional Tool for Dental Students. Journal of Dental Education ? Volume 72, Number 3, 282-287.


2010  Trovato, C., Guilleux, F. & Guzenhauser, M. Cultivating Leaders through Partnerships: Relational Humility and Professional Resistance in a Multi-Disciplinary Principal Preparation Program.  New Orleans, LA: University Council for Education Administration.: 

2009   Trovato, C., Guilleux, F. Leadership For Learning, Learning For Leadership: Building  Bridges In Principal Preparation, University Council for Educational Administration, Anaheim, CA. November 2009.



2008     Chair of peer review team slated to evaluate the proposed Educational Leadership program leading to the doctor of Education degree at Drexel University.

2004     Reviewer. 2005 Annual Meeting Proposals. American Education Research Association Division L: Educational Policy and Politics Section 4, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.


2009-2010  Co-Coordinate, Community University Partnerships Council, UCLID Center at   the University of Pittsburgh, Community Outreach.

2009–2010 PA Department of Education, Content Reviewer for K-12 Principal certificate programs.

2007 – 2009   Redesigned the K-12 Principal certificate program at the University of  Pittsburgh.


Instructional Leadership, Supervision and Teacher Learning, Summer Leadership Institute