Joette Stefl-Mabry

Joette Stefl-Mabry

College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity


Draper Hall 104

Ph.D. in Information Studies and Educational Technology, Long Island University

Certified Developmental Education Specialist, Appalachia State University

M.A. in Psychology/ Psychology of Education, Ball State University

B.A. in English Language Arts & Education, Hunter College

Professor Joette Stefl-Mabry

Joette Stefl-Mabry, Ph.D. is a Professor and a tenured faculty member in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity and the Director of the Information Science School Library graduate program 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.

Currently, she is a 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 is 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 current project extends her previous study and seeks 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