Frank Pignatosi is the Vice-Chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning, he spent over a decade as Director of Clinical Studies at Steinhardt, developing a network of partner schools to support teacher education programs at New York University, and providing professional development to the supervising field faculty in the Department of Teaching & Learning. He has served on different NY State and NYC advisory committees and task forces charged with improving the preparation and retention of teachers for urban education. Prior to returning to NYC, he worked in language schools in Europe, developing methods and materials, and providing professional development for new language teachers. He earned his doctorate in English Education from New York University in 2005, with a study on narrative traditions and their impact on early literacy. He has since shifted his focus towards coaching and mentoring in pre-service clinical experiences and the early induction of new teachers.