Charlene Trovato
Emeritus Clinical Associate Professor

Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Teaching, Learning, and Leading

Dr. Charlene A. Trovato is an Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Education, Department of Teaching, Learning, and Leading, where she currently teaches leadership and teacher supervision courses in K-12 Principal and Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction certificate programs as well as a research seminar for Master of Education students in the Education Leadership program. Dr. Trovato led the innovative redesign of the K-12 Principal program supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education PDE and the Doctor of Education program, which she chaired for six years.

Dr. Trovato demonstrates her commitment to service through her work as Education Leadership program coordinator, chair of the program coordinators team, member of a work group designing a Master of Curriculum and Instruction in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Leading. She also serves as a member of a search committee and a representative to the Southwestern PA personalized learning project for the School of Education

Dr. Trovato has a B.S. in Speech Pathology from Carlow College and a Master of Education Degree with certifications in Special Education, Early Childhood Education, and Reading Specialist. Her doctoral work at the University of Pittsburgh focused on reading and her dissertation research focused on the oral language ability of children with learning disabilities. Early in her career, Dr. Trovato was a speech therapist, taught children with learning differences and emotional difficulties, and was the founder, owner, and director of an inclusive early childhood center for 20 years.

Instructional Interests

  • Leadership
  • Organization Development
  • Supervision and Teacher Learning
Charlene Trovato


University of Pittsburgh
5910 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

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