Dr. Vincent Rinaldo, Niagara University director of Ontario administration, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Ontario College of Teachers Council, the governing body for the teaching profession in Ontario.

The Ontario resident joined the faculty of Niagara University’s College of Education as an assistant professor in 2002, rising to the rank of professor in 2011. He has served as chair of the Department of Middle Childhood and Adolescence and was on the faculty of Niagara’s doctoral program in leadership and policy. In 2016, Dr. Rinaldo took on administrative duties as associate dean for Niagara University’s Ontario programs and became director of Ontario administration a year later, a position in which he is responsible for the oversight of the operations and strategic growth of Niagara University in Ontario.

Dr. Rinaldo was instrumental in establishing an additional location for the Niagara University in Ontario program in Vaughan, Ont. Classes started in January 2019 at the site, which is the first-ever university to be established in the City of Vaughan and York Region.

His scholarship includes journal publications in the areas of dispositions and the arts. He also developed two music programs for grades 1-8, one of which was adopted by a number of Ontario school districts and the other by the New York City Department of Education.

Dr. Rinaldo holds a bachelor’s degree in English from McMaster University, a master of science in education and an MBA from Niagara University, and a master’s degree in education and a Ph.D. in curriculum from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto.

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