Allan DiBiase 

Associate Professor

Ed.D., Ed.M., Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education, Rutgers University
B.A., Department of Music, Wagner College

Allan DiBiase holds a BA in Music from Wagner College in New York City and Masters and Doctor of Education degrees in the Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education from Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey. His dissertation and academic specialization concern the philosophy of John Dewey particularly in education and aesthetics. Dr. DiBiase was Director of Student Activities and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Philosophy for twenty-five years at the College of Staten Island/City University of New York before relocating to Center Sandwich, New Hampshire in 1996. He is an active musical performer, musical director, performance artist and composer. He is a full-time member of the faculty in the Doctor of Arts program in Leadership at Franklin Pierce University and teaches outdoor, experiential graduate courses year round in the foundations of education in the Master of Education Program at Plymouth State University. Dr. DiBiase has taught courses in Italy and also Shanghai, China.

Research Interests:
The historical background of the American philosophical pragmatists.

Courses Taught:
Leadership Studies
Transformation Through the Arts
Leadership and the Creative Imagination

He particularly enjoys teaching and working with students who are interested in a qualitative grasp of transacted leadership, which parallels approaches to creating in the arts.