Joette Stefl-Mabry

Joette Stefl-Mabry

College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
Information Sciences and Technology



PhD, Information Studies and Educational Technology, Long Island University

Certified Developmental Education Specialist, Appalachia State University

MA, Psychology/ Psychology of Education, Ball State University

BA, English Language Arts & Education, Hunter College

Professor Joette Stefl-Mabry

Joette Stefl-Mabry, PhD is a Professor and a tenured faculty member in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany.

Dr. Stefl-Mabry’s area of research focuses on educational assessment and evaluation: documenting evidence of practice by providing observable and measurable evidence of the attainment of student learning goals at a granular level where learning takes place: in classrooms.

Recently, Dr. Stefl-Mabry was PI on a three-year IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) funded research project: RE-96-18-0032-18 Seeking Stronger Evidence of School Library Effects on Student Outcomes. This was a follow up to her 2015-18 IMLS funded research, RE-04-15-0081-15, that examined the effect of school librarians on academic achievement in all public schools in New York State. The recent project extended her previous study, seeking to provide a longitudinal empirical examination of how school library variables and combinations of those variables effect student outcomes while controlling for a wide range of student and school demographics, building level characteristics, climate, and prior academic achievement.


CEHC Courses Taught 

CIST 673 School Libraries: Theory, Practice, and Assessment 

CIST 675 The Curriculum and Supportive Resources 


Research Interests 

Educational Assessment and Evaluation