Dr. Barbara Veltri

BA: Iona College, New Rochelle, NY
Double Major: History & Political Science
Minor: Economics

MAT: Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
EdD: Arizona State University

Areas of teaching

  • Social Studies Methods and Assessment
  • Elementary School Curriculum
  • Professional Problems of Teachers
  • Principles in Curriculum Design
  • Elementary Literacy; Literacy in the Content Areas


  • Veltri, B.T. & Singh, N. (in press). “ATale of Two Countries: Teach For America/Teach For India as Globalized EducationalReform ‘For The Public Good?”  World Education Culture Congress Proceedings.
  • Veltri, B. T. (April, 2010).  Learning on Other People’s Kids: Becoming a Teach ForAmerica Teacher. Information  AgePublishers: Charlotte, North Carolina. This book offers insiders views of thecorps members’ experiences in two  regionsinitial teacher preparation program.
  • (UnderReview.) Veltri, B.T. (November, 2010). “From a Kids” Point of View: How Children’sVisual Art Informs Practiceon “Pot-holder Topics.” Journal of Research in Childhood Education.
  •  Veltri, B. T. (July, 2008).  Teaching orService? The site-based realities of Teach For America Teachers in Poor Urban Schools. Education and Urban Society, 40 (5) Thousand Oaks, California: CorwinPress. 
  • Veltri, B.T. (April, 10, 2008.) “Separate and Unequal: Realities in Schools andTeaching to the Test “ TheDallas MorningNews (p. A10).
  • Veltri, B.T.(1999-2001) Performance Power Seriesfor grades 2-5 New York: Newbridge Educational.
  • Veltri, B.T. (April, 1998) “Jackie Robinson’s Stolen Base Bar Graph.”Breaking Barriers ” New York: Scholastic Publishers.
  • Veltri, B. T. (April, 1986) On the Trail of One’s Hero, The Greenwich Time. 
  • Veltri, B. T.  (May 1986)  “Celebrity Book Project” Library Talk Magazine. 
  • Veltri, B.T. (May, 1985) Mother’s Camp. TheStamford Advocate 
  • Veltri, B.T. (March, 1985)  “Rx for yourgym program,” InstructorMagazine 
  • Veltri, B.T. (February, 1984) “Believers and Achievers: A Salute to Black Americans,”Instructor Magazine. 
  • Veltri, B.T. (October, 1983) “Back to Basics with Baseball” Instructor Magazine. 

Works in process

  • “Who’s in the House? Poor Urban Districts’ Hiring Polices and the Impact on Practitioners” Journal of Teacher Education.
  • “TenYears After: Teacher Candidates Reflect on How 'School' Handled 9/11” 

Research interests

  • Teach for America and alternative pathways to teaching
  • Sports Curriculum (Baseball and Football) web site: www.powerhitter.co 
  • Narrative Research, how stories teach us about ourselves and history
  • Students' visual art and discourse on 'pot-holder' topics

Professional/Honorary affiliations

  • National Council for Social Studies
  • American  Educational Research Association
  • Arizona Council for the Social Studies
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

Consultant and/or media interviews in area of professional expertise

  • Teach For America
  • Baseball and Curriculum