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Dr. Gregory Taranto


  • B.S.: Exercise Science, Slippery Rock University
  • M.S.: Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology, East Stroudsburg University
  • M.Ed.: Elementary Education, Cal U
  • K-12 Principal Certification: Cal U
  • Ph.D.: Instructional Management and Leadership, Robert Morris University


Dr. Taranto is a recipient of the 2012 Pennsylvania Middle Level Principal of the Year and the 2012 PASCD Outstanding Research and Publication Award. In addition to Dr. Taranto's adjunct work, he is a full-time middle school principal, where he enjoys working with a top-notch staff.

Outside of his academic endeavors, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.


  • Taranto, G., & Somerville, B. (2011, November). Coteaching: Seeing immediate results. Principal Leadership, 12(3). 

  • Taranto, G. (2011, Fall). New-teacher induction 2.0. Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 28(1), 4-15.

  • Taranto, G., & Braidic, S. (2011, Spring). Web 2.0: Collaborating to create dynamic learning experiences for new teachers. Pennsylvania Educational Leadership, 30(1), 30-35.

Research Interests

Dr. Taranto's research focus has been on the development of a teacher induction program to better prepare new in-service teachers to enter the teaching field.

Academic Department(s)

  • Department of Secondary Education and Administrative Leadership

Academic Program(s)

  • M.E. Administration Program for Principals
  • Grad. Cert. Administrative Program for Principals

Contact Information



Keystone Hall Room 408