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Diana J. LaRocco

Assistant Professor
Director, Center for  Leadership in Education and Health
Department of Education
  • EdD, University of Hartford
  • Sixth-Year Certificate, University of Hartford
  • MS, Central Connecticut State University
  • BA, Central Connecticut State University

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Diana LaRocco
Teaching Focus

Assistant Professor Diana J. LaRocco’s teaching expertise includes research design, leadership, planning, and collaborative approaches to working with communities, schools, and families. LaRocco teaches doctoral students in the Educational Leadership Program.

Professional Interests

LaRocco’s research interests focus primarily on examining what can be characterized as new forms of shared leadership.  Specifically, she has been engaged in three related areas of study: leveraging personal power, advocating, and collaborating.  Within each area, the primary aim is solving important public problems.  This type of leadership spans a variety of organizational settings, including schools (Pre-K-12), institutions of higher education, and public and not for profit human services organizations. LaRocco serves as the Director of the Center for Leadership and Health in the Institute for Translational Research.

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