Robert L. Infantino

Professor Emeritus

  • Learning and Teaching
  • Ed.D., University of Buffalo

Robert L. Infantino, Ed.D., Professor of Education, Emeritus, began teaching at USD in 1976. After 12 years of teaching in Buffalo, New York.  He was director of Teacher Education and director of Secondary Teacher Education from 1976-1998.He retired in 2007 after 31 years at USD. Bob holds a doctorate in English Education from SUNY at Buffalo, and bachelors and masters degrees from Canisius College. He has been active in many organizations involved with English education: Director of the San Diego Area Writing Project (1980-91); Greater San Diego Council of Teachers of English (president, 1986-88); California Association of Teachers of English (president, 1994-96), The Conference on English Leadership (CEL), an affiliated group of the NCTE (board member, 1999-2002). Additionally, Dr. Infantino has served in many capacities with the California Council for Teacher Education, once serving as co-chair of the Policy Committee. Dr. Infantino taught courses in secondary teaching methods and reading methods, measurement and evaluation, writing across the curriculum, and ethics and education in undergraduate and graduate programs. He continues to give presentations at local, state, and national conferences, and has served as keynote speaker at many conferences. Dr. Infantino has co-authored a book with Dr. Ed DeRoche, Real World Reading for Teachers and Students (1983), and has written many articles for California English and other publications. He recently co-authored, with Dr. Rebecca Wilke, a book entitled Tough Choices for Teachers: Ethical challenges in today’s schools and classrooms (Roman and Littlefield, 2009). He is active in his church community, serving as accompanist and director for the contemporary music group at St. Catherine Laboure for more than 30 years. He and his wife Ginger sing with the USD Community Concert Choir.