Gerard Babo, Ed.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Education Leadership Management and Policy

Gerard Babo, Ed.D. spent 31 years in public education as an Instrumental Music Teacher, Supervisor of Art and Music, Director of Special Education, Assistant Middle School Principal, Elementary/Middle School Principal and as an Assistant Superintendent of Schools. Before coming to Seton Hall University he was an assistant professor and chairperson for the Department of Educational Leadership at Kean University in Union, NJ. Additionally, while at Kean, he also served as the Interim Dean of the Nathan Weiss Graduate College.

Dr. Babo is the founder and current co-president of the New Jersey Affiliate for the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration and the Editor for the International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation. His research interests are focused on principal preparation and evaluation, supervision of classroom instruction, data driven decision making and the Arts in education. With his spare time he freelances as a professional acoustic and electric bassist in the New York/New Jersey/Pennsylvania metropolitan area.

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that Gerard Babo, Ed.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Education Leadership, Management and Policy, passed away on February 26, 2019. Dr. Babo was a beloved professor, friend, colleague, and supporter of the College of Education and Human Services. We will miss him dearly.