Dr. Picciano is a professor and executive officer in the Ph.D. Program in Urban Education at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is also a member of the faculty in the graduate program in Education Leadership at Hunter College, the doctoral certificate program in Interactive Pedagogy and Technology at the City University of New York Graduate Center, and CUNY Online BA Program in Communication and Culture. He has extensive experience in education administration and teaching, and has been involved in a number of major grants from the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, IBM, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. In 1998, Dr. Picciano co-founded CUNY Online, a multi-million dollar initiative funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation that provides support services to faculty using the Internet for course development. He was a founding member and continues to serve on the Board of Directors of the Sloan Consortium. In 2010, Dr. Picciano was the recipient of the Sloan-Consortium’s National Award for Outstanding Achievement in Online Education by an Individual.
Dr. Picciano's major research interests are school leadership, education policy, Internet-based teaching and learning, and multimedia instructional models.
Picciano, A.G. & Spring, J. (2013). The Great American Education-Industrial Complex: Ideology, Technology and Profit . New York: Routledge.
Dringus, L., Moore, J., & Picciano, A.G. (Ed.) (2012). Special Edition of the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks featuring articles that were considered the best papers delivered at the 17th Annual International Sloan-C Conference on Online Learning. Vol. 16(5). Needham, MA: The Sloan Consortium
Banerjee, G. & Picciano, A.G. (Ed.) (2011). Special Edition of the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks featuring articles on blended learning specifically the theme Transitioning to Blended Learning. Vol. 15 (1). Needham, MA: The Sloan Consortium
Picciano, A.G. (2011).Educational Leadership and Planning for Technology (5th Ed).Columbus, OH: Pearson Education