Mary Lee Batesko, Ed.D.

Mary Lee Batesko
Phone: 732-987-2667
Office Location:
Raymond Hall West 103
Office Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Wednesday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Evenings by appointment
Education Department

Educational Background:

  • B.A., College of New Jersey, Education
  • M.A., Kean University, Reading Specialist
  • Ed.D, Rutgers University, Social and Philosophical Foundations
  • Post-doctorate, Montclair State University

Professional Certifications:

  • Elementary Teacher
  • Reading Teacher
  • Reading Specialist
  • Supervisor Principal


  • Batesko, M.L. Putting Passion Back into School Leadership. Fall 2009
  • Batesko, M.L. Creating a Positive Elementary Classroom Environment for Children with Asperger Syndrome. Journal of College Learning and Teaching. October 2007 Vol. 4, Number 10
  • Batesko, M.L. Build It and They Will Come but Will They Stay: The Freshmen Experience, Batesko, M.L. Inclusion: Cooperation or Competition
  • Batesko, M.L. Familial and Societal Variables that Influence the Identity of Non-traditional Women, New Brunswick

Courses Taught:

  • Foundations of Inclusive Education
  • Elementary Reading
  • Secondary Reading
  • Reading Seminar
  • Reading in the Content Area
  • Reading Practicum
  • Co-Planning and Co-Teaching for Inclusive Education
  • Philosophical and Psychological Foundations of Inclusive Education
  • History, Phonology and Structure of American English
  • Language and Culture


Research Area:

  • K-12 education

Service to the University

  • Past President of Alpha Zeta State - Delta Kappa Gamma Society International
  • Past President of New Jersey Association of Teacher Education
  • State Chairperson of Leadership - Delta Kappa Gamma
  • Board Member Monmouth Council of Professional Development
  • Member of the Advisory Committee to the N.J. State Department of Bilingual Proficiency Evaluation
  • Charter member Kappa Delta Pi - Tau Gamma Chapter
  • Moderator - Kappa Delta Pi - Tau Gamma Chapter
  • Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Committees: GCU Rank and Tenure committee, curriculum committee

Why I Love GCU

  • GCU lives its mission.  It is a warm and accepting place, an oasis, an area of peaceful living.  All members of the community are treated with courtesy and respect.

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