Donna L. Cellante, Ed.D.
Professor of Computer and Information Systems (Computer and Information Systems)
412-397-6021 phone (M)
412-397-6469 fax
Wheatley Center 311

My Website

Educational Background

  • Doctorate of Education, Administrative & Policy Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 1991
  • Master of Science, Business Education, Robert Morris College, 1981
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Business Education, Robert Morris College, 1979

Professional Background

  • Robert Morris University since 1986.
  • University of Pittsburgh, Computer Learning Center, 1983-1986.
  • Cornell Senior High School, Business Teacher, 1980-1983.

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Information Technology
  • Women in CIS
  • Overview of the Research Process
  • Instructional Design
  • Professional Communication


  • Cellante, D., Kavanaugh, L. & Mishra, S. (April 2014).  Perceptions of incoming students regarding the information technology/computing major:  An exploratory study.  2014 Business Education Research Conference held in conjunction with National Business Education Association Convention.
  • Cellante, D. & Donne, V. (Fall 2013).  A program evaluation process to meet the needs of English language learners.  Education, Vol. 134, No. 1, pgs. 1-8.
  • Mishra, S., Kavanaugh, L. & Cellante, D. (October 2013).  Strategies to encourage females beginning in middle school and high school to participate in the computing field.  Issues in Information Systems (IASIS), Vol. 14, Issue 1, pgs. 251-259.
  • Cellante, D. & Graham, J. (February 2012).  A model for integrating communication "soft" skills into the business education curriculum.  BUSINESS EDUCATION FORUM, Vol. 66, No. 3, pp. 31-33, 50.
  • Cellante, D. (Winter 2011).  Basic business/economics:  A graduation requirement for all students.  National Teacher Education Journal, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 21-24.
  • Wrote Chapter 28:  Role of Consumers in a Market Economy for Ryan, J., Managing Your Personal Finances, South-Western Publishing, 2009.
  • Represented Pennsylvania at the Educational Testing Service Multi-State Standard Setting for Business Education in New Jersey.
  • NABTE Review Editorial Board


  • 2012 - The new face of business education. National Association for Business Teacher Education.
  • 2011 - A model curriculum for financial literacy in high schools in Pennsylvania. National Association for Business Teacher Education.
  • 2011 - Mobile technology in education. Proceedings of the Society of Information Technology and Teacher Education.