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Joseph V. Doria,

Dean, Caulfield School of Education

About Professor Doria

Dr. Joseph V. Doria, Jr. has been actively involved in education and government during his long professional career. He has taught at the high school, collegiate, and graduate levels. Dr. Doria has served as a member and president of a local Board of Education, in addition to serving 28 years in the New Jersey State Legislature.

During his tenure there he served as chair of both the Education and Higher Education Committees. During his service in the legislature he sponsored many pieces of education legislation that became law. He also served as the New Jersey Commissioner for the Education Commission of the States.

Dr. Doria also served as Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly (1990-1991) and Minority Leader (1992–2002). He was appointed by the governor to the Executive Branch position as Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs. From 1998 to 2007 he served as the Mayor of Bayonne, New Jersey

Doria graduated Magna Cum Laude from Saint Peter’s with a B.A. in History, and holds a Masters degree in American studies from Boston College. He went on to attain a doctorate in Organizational Leadership and Educational Administration from Columbia University’s Teachers College. He also holds honorary doctorates from New Jersey City University and Centenary University. He has received more than 200 awards and citations from many educational and community-based organizations. He has served as Dean of The Caulfield School of Education since 2012.

Career & Accomplishments


  • Columbia University Teachers College, Ed.D.

  • Boston College, M.A.

  • Saint Peter's University, B.A.

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