Professor and Chair
Degree Institution Field Dates PhD CUNY Graduate Center Educational Psychology BA SUNY at New Paltz Psychology
Dr. Fusco is currently serving as the Howland Endowed Chair at the University of Minnesota and will return to her teaching position in the Fall of 2012.
For the past twenty years, Dr. Fusco’s research has focused on youth development and afterschool leading to increased national and international recognition. Recently she was the Keynote Speaker at the History of Youth Work conference in Minnesota and presented at the International Conference on Youth Work and Youth Studies in Glasgow. She serves on a national panel of leaders in youth work, the Next Generation Coalition, has authored dozens of peer-reviewed articles and produced the documentary, When School Is Not Enough. Her most recent work is an edited volume to be published later this year entitled, Advancing Youth Work: Current Trends, Critical Questions.
Areas of Expertise
- Youth Development
Books in Field Of Expertise
Fusco, D. Advancing Youth Work: Current Trends, Critical Questions. New York: Routledge, 2012. .
Fusco, D. When School Is Not Enough: A video documentary on the role of afterschool programs in New York City. New York: Afterschool Productions, 2003. .
Fusco, D. Rethinking science and assessment. In A. Calabrese-Barton & M. Osbourne. New York: Teachers College Press, 2001. 201-228.
Articles in Field Of Expertise
Fusco, D.. "Use of self in the context of youth work.." Child & Youth Services. in press: .
Bai, X. & Fusco, D.. "Interdisciplinary collaboration through designing 3D simulation case studies." The International Journal of Multimedia & Its Applications. 3 2011: 101-109.
Fusco, D. "In support of quality youth work practice in the United States." A Journal of Youth Work,. 6 2010: 4-10.
Fusco, D. "School vs. afterschool: A study of equity in supporting children’s development." Journal of Research in Childhood Education. 22 2008: 391-403.
Fusco, D. "Developmentally-responsive relationships during after school." Journal of Youth Development. 2 2007: 2.
Sabo, K., & Fusco, D.. "Participatory Evaluation for Continuous Improvement." Evaluation Exchange. 2003: .
Fusco, D. "Creating relevant science through urban planning and gardening." Journal of Research in Science Teaching. 38 2001: 860-877.
Fusco, D., & Calabrese-Barton, A.. "Re-presenting student achievements in science." Journal of Research in Science Teaching. 38 2001: 337-354.
Fusco, D.. "Teaching developmental psychology developmentally: The role of performance in teacher education." NSEE Quarterly, 24(2),. 1 2000: 89-105.
Fusco, D.R.. "Reflection and the practices which make it work." Community Youth Roles. 4 1997: 1.
Fusco, D.R.. "Giving youth a voice." Community Youth Roles, 3. 3 1997: .
Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances
" Naming the tensions. Opening Session for the 8th International Conference – History of Youth and Community Work: A Critical Conversation Retreat " September 2010: St. Paul, MN: University of Minnesota.
" The significance of anchoring in a discipline. Panel session: Historical perspectives on becoming professional. Presented at the 8th International Conference – History of Youth and Community Work: A Critical Conversation Retreat " September 2010: St. Paul, MN: University of Minnesota.
" In support of quality youth work practice in the United States. Paper presented at the International Conference on Youth Work and Youth Studies " September 2010: University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Scotland.
" Action research as a tool for strengthening practice " 2009: International Child and Youth Care Conference.
" Transitioning to college: From fear to pride " 2009: American Educational Research Association, San Diego.
" Supporting after-school workers through University training " 2008: American Educational Research Association, New York.
" School or afterschool: Equitable opportunities to develop " June 2007: Center for Afterschool Excellence, New York.
" A study of equity in the afterschool environment " April 2007: American Education Research Association, Chicago, IL.
" Evaluation for continuous improvement " May 2006: The After School Institute, Baltimore, MD.
" Learning opportunities that support equitable opportunities to develop " April 2006: American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.
" Creating caring communities in afterschool settings " February 2006: 4-H Afterschool Statewide Conference for Extension Educators and Collaborators, Penn State University.
" Children’s perceptions of two learning environments: School and afterschool " April 2005: American Educational Research Association, Montreal, CANADA.
" Relationships: The bedrock of youth development " ay 2005: The After School Institute, Baltimore, MD.
" Relationships: The bedrock of youth development " February 2005: National Afterschool Association, San Antonio, TX.
" The developmental opportunities provided by after school " December 2002: Participatory Evaluation Group, CUNY Graduate Center.
" Building an inclusive and relevant science through community gardening " April 2000: American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.
" Documenting Our Collective History: A tool-and-result methodology for evaluation " November 1999: American Evaluation Association, Orlando, FL.
" Participatory Evaluation: A democratizing instrument? " November 1999: Paper presented at the American Evaluation Association, Orlando, FL.
" Occupational preferences of girls and boys participating in service learning " March 1997: American Educational Research Association, Chicago.
" Beyond effort: A look at strategy attributions in the domain of mathematical problem solving " April 1996: American Educational Research Association, New York.
" Student perceptions of the opportunities available from participating in Service Learning " April 1996: American Educational Research Association, New York.
" Gender differences among early adolescents' motivations and expectations for Service Learning " October 1995: Northeastern Educational Research Association, Ellenville, NY.
" The relationship between mathematical attributional beliefs and metacognitive action: A protocol analysis of control processes " April 1994: American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.