Merrimack College

SESP Faculty Profile

Joanne Gurry, Ed.D.


  • Ed.D., Reading Education and Organizational Leadership, Boston University
  • M.A., Rhetorical Studies and Mass Media, UMass Amherst
  • B.A., English and Speech Communication, Boston College


Prior to joining Merrimack, Joanne Gurry was a teacher, department chair and assistant superintendent for curriculum and Instruction in the public schools. 

She also served as an adjunct professor at UMass-Boston; as consultant to the Massachusetts Department of Education and EDC Inc. in Newton, Massachusetts, and as chair and member of boards and committees of private schools in the Boston area.