Donna L. Cellante, Ed.D.
Professor of Computer and Information Systems (Computer and Information Systems)
Coordinator, CIS Graduate and Integrated Programs (Computer and Information Systems)
Coordinator, Decision Support and Office Information Systems (Computer and Information Systems)
412-397-6021 phone (M)
412-397-6469 fax
Wheatley Center 311

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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.