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Faculty & Staff

Joan G. Finch, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Director of Assessment Learning Center

Office: Herman D. James Hall 3061

Office Hours: Mondays: 3:15 to 4:30 PM; Tuesdays: 3:15 to 4:30 PM.

Phone Number: 856-256-4512 or x3880


About Joan G. Finch, Ph.D.

Dr. Joan Finch received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in French from the University of Pennsylvania, her M.S. Degree in Special Education from Southern Connecticut State College and her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Temple University. Dr. Finch has taught the following courses: Human Exceptionality, Differentiated Instruction, Assessment of Students with Exceptional Learning Needs, Educational Assessment in Special Education, Advanced Assessment Techniques, Clinical and Field Experiences in Learning Disabilities, Specialized Instruction for Students with Exceptional Learning Needs, and Curriculum, Instruction, and Transition. Dr. Finch is a member of CEC and ASCD. In addition to her teaching assignments, Dr. Finch is the Director of the Assessment and Learning Center, a state approved agency that conducts independent Child Study Team evaluations. The center has a staff of 5 learning consultants, 4 psychologists, 1 social worker, 1 speech/language pathologist, 1 secretary, and a graduate assistant. In the past year they have conducted 120 evaluations. In addition, they interface with the Academic Success Center to determine eligibility for 504 accommodations for Rowan students. Dr. Finch has also presented workshops throughout NJ and Pennsylvania on Co-teaching, Curricular Adaptations and Inclusion. In addition, she conducted a year long training through a grant  of Head Start teachers in order to teach them to deal with children with special needs.