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Graduate School of Education Administration/Faculty & Their Research Areas

* Asterisk denotes Bene Merenti Award for 20 years of service. Dates in parentheses indicate initial year of appointment.

** Two asterisks denote Bene Merenti Award for 40 years of service.

Administration

* James J. Hennessy (1974) Dean, Professor. B.A., M.A., St. John’s University; Ph.D., New York University: Counseling Psychology, Counseling Theory, Criminal Behavior, Human Development, Moral Development, Personality Assessment, Violence Prevention, Measurement, At-Risk Youth, Delinquency, School Psychometrics.

* Rita S. Brause (1975) Associate Dean for Academic Affairs,  Professor. B.S., M.A., Ed.D., New York University: Language Development (Spoken and Written), Literacy Education, Teaching/Learning, Teacher Research, Ethnography, Contemporary Literacies.

Anita Batisti (2006) Associate Dean for Educational Partnerships. B.BA., CUNY (Baruch College); M.S., CUNY (Hunter College); Ph.D., Fordham University: Arts in Education, Educational Media.

* Tami Masson (1983) Assistant Dean for Administrative Services. B.A., M.S.W., M.S.E., Fordham University. Organizational and Systems Development. Clinical Practice. Addictive Behavior.

Linda Horisk (2007) Assistant Dean for Enrollment Services. B.A., California State University, Dominguez Hills; M.S., SUNY New Paltz.

Division of Curriculum and Teaching

* Richard E. Baecher (1973) Professor Emeritus. B.A., Cathedral College; M.A.T., CUNY (City College); Ph.D., University of Michigan: Bilingual Education, Bilingual/Second Language Learning, Teacher Education, Literacy.

** Anthony N. Baratta (1961) Professor Emeritus, Distinguished Professor of Education (Retired). B.S.Ed., State Teachers College, East Stroudsburg University; M.A., Lehigh University; Ed.D., The Pennsylvania State University: Curriculum and Teaching, Teacher Education, Multicultural Education.

Jane Bolgatz (2001) Associate Professor. B.A., Columbia University; M.A.T., Brown University; Ph.D., University of Iowa: Social Studies Education, Multicultural Education.

Rhonda Bondie (2010) Assistant Professor. B.A., New York University; Ph.D., George Mason University: Curriculum and Teaching.

* Rita S. Brause (1975) Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor. B.S., M.A., Ed.D., New York University: Language Development (Spoken and Written), Literacy Education, Teaching/Learning, Teacher Research, Ethnography, Contemporary Literacies.

Diana Caballero (2003) Clinical Associate Professor. B.S., City College; M.S., Long Island University; M.Ed., Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University: Educational Administration, Bilingual/Multicultural Education, Childhood Education.

Su-Je Cho (2003) Associate Professor. B.A., Daung-A University; M.A., California State University; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara: Educational Psychology, Special Education, Families and Children with Disabilities.

* Carolyn N. Hedley (1968) Professor Emerita. B.A., M.A., San Francisco State College; Ed.D., University of Illinois.

John Craven (2008) Associate Professor. B.S., University of Connecticut, Storrs; B.S., Memphis State University; M.S., University of Memphis; Ph.D., University of Iowa: Environmental Education; Teacher Education; Assessment and Evaluation.

Anthony Elia
(2007) Director of Field-Based Education and Accountability. B.A., CUNY (City College); M.A., New York University; Ph.D., New York University: Educational Administration and Supervision.

Marshall A. George (1997) Professor. B.A., University of North Carolina; M.Ed., University of Southern Mississippi; Ed.D., University of Tennessee: Secondary English Education, Adolescent Literature, Middle School English and Literacy, Teacher Education.

Robert J. Graham Clinical Associate Professor. B.A., CUNY (Brooklyn); M.S., CUNY (Richmond); Ph.D., CUNY (Staten Island); Ed. D., St. John’s University; Instructional Technology, Online Instruction, Distance Learning, Mathematics Education K-12, Teacher Education, Educational Leadership, Educational Administration and Supervision.

* Rowland S. Hughes(1971) Professor Emeritus. B.A., M.F.A., M.S., Ph.D., Fordham University: Math Education, Curriculum and Teaching, Cognitive Skills Teaching, Mathematics Education K-12.

Usha Kotelawala(2007) Assistant Professor. B.A., Claremont McKenna College; M.A.,M.S., Teachers College, Columbia University; Ph.D., Columbia University: Elementary and Secondary Mathematics.

* Clement B. London (1974) Professor Emeritus. B.A., M.A., CUNY (City College); Ed.M., Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University.

Arlene Moliterno (2003) Clinical Professor. B.A., Lehman College; M.A., Adelphi University; Ph.D., Fordham University: Language, Literacy and Learning; Instructional Technology; Field Supervision.

Molly Ness-Hill (2006) Assistant Professor. B.A., Johns Hopkins University; M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Virginia: Reading Comprehension, Secondary Literacy, Effective Instructional Practices, Achievement Gap.

Aida Nevrez-La Torre (2006) Associate Professor. B.A., University of Puerto Rico; M.S., State University of New York at Albany; Ed.D., Harvard University: Linguistic Diversity in Teacher Preparation, Practitioner Research, Literacy Development in English Language Learners.

Delores Pogue (2004) Administrator. Alternative Education Programs. B.S., Howard University; M.S., CUNY (Lehman); Advanced Certificate Administration Supervision CUNY (City College).

* Angela L. Reyes-Carrasquillo (1975) Professor Emerita, Distinguished Professor (Retired). B.A., M.A., University of Puerto Rico; Ph.D., New York University: ESL, Language, Literacy and Learning, Bilingual/Second Language Education, Multicultural Education.

Patricia Shea-Bischoff (2003) Clinical Associate Professor. B.A., Fordham University; M.S., CUNY; M.A., Kean University; Ph.D., Fordham University: Professional Development, Middle School Literacy, Teacher Education, Secondary English Education.

Kristen Turner (2006) Assistant Professor. B.A., Bucknell University; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., Rutgers University: Writing, Connection Between Talk and Writing, Argumentative Genres, Transfer of Knowledge.

Joanna K. Uhry (1994) Professor. A.B., Brown University; M.A., Ed.M., Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University: Reading, Initial Teacher Preparation, At-Risk Students, Early Literacy.

* Thomas G. Vinci, Professor Emeritus and Associate Dean Emeritus. B.S. Fordham University; M.A., Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University.

Chun Zhang (2000) Professor. B.A., Central China Normal University; M.Ed., Eastern Illinois, University; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Families and Children from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Areas; Service Delivery to Young Children with Developmental Delays and their Families; Family/Professional Relationships and Partnerships.

Division of Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy

Carolyn A. Brown (2009) Associate Professor. B.A., M.A., Western Washington University; Ph.D., University of California Los Angeles: Educational Theory, Research and Practice, Policy and School Improvement.

Kathleen M. Cashin (2010) Clinical Professor. B.S., Brentwood College; M.S., Brooklyn College; P.D., Ed.D., Fordham University: Collaborative Professional Development.

* Gerald Cattaro (1994) Professor and Director of the Center for Catholic School Leadership and Faith-Based Education. (1998) B.A., Merrimack; M.S., CUNY (City College); M.S., Pace University; Ed.M., Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University: Administration, Catholic School Leadership, Non-Public School Policy.

* Bruce S. Cooper (1981) Professor. B.A., M.A., University of North Carolina; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago: School Finance, Restructuring, Shared Decision Making, School Choice, Change Processes.

* Barbara L. Jackson (1987) Professor Emerita. B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University; CAS, Ed.D., Harvard University: Race, Education and Culture, Women Leadership, Politics in Urban Education.

John W. Lee (2005) Clinical Professor. B.A., M.S. CUNY (City College); Ed.D., New York University: Administration and Supervision, Superintendency, High School Reform, Educational Leadership.

** Sheldon Marcus (1968) Professor. B.A., M.A., CUNY (City College); Ed.D., Yeshiva University: Administration and Supervision, College Administration, Multiculturalism.

Carlos R. McCray (2010) Associate Professor. B.A., M.S., Alabama State University; Ed.D., Bowling Green State University: School Leadership, Multiculturalism, Urban Education.

* Toby J. Tetenbaum (1974) Professor. B.A., Hunter College; M.S., CUNY (City College); Ph.D., New York University: Human Resource Education, Work Place Issues and Trends.

Stanley E. Kaminsky (2010) Field Supervisor. B.A., M.S., New York University: Educational leadership that creates successful schools.

Division of Psychological and Educational Services

Vincent C. Alfonso (1994) Professor. B.S., CUNY (Brooklyn); M.A., Ph.D. Hofstra University: Psychoeducational Assessment, Early Childhood Psychology, Subjective Well-Being.

Fran C. Blumberg (1997) Associate Professor. B.A., SUNY (Stony Brook); M.S., Ph.D., Purdue University: Educational Psychology, Attention and Learning Strategies.

Karen Brobst (1997) Associate Professor. B.A., University of North Carolina; M.A., Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University: School Psychology, Learning Strategies, Parent Education.

* Anthony Cancelli (1981) Professor. B.S., St. Joseph’s University; M.Ed., West Chester State College (PA); Ed.D., Oklahoma State University: School Psychology, Behavioral Intervention, Consultation.

Eric Chun-Lung Chen (1995) Associate Professor. B.A., National Taiwan Normal University (Taipei); M.S., University of Oregon; Ph.D., Arizona State: Counseling Psychology, Career Development, Counseling Supervision, Cultural Diversity.

Yi Ding (2010) Assistant Professor. B.Ed., M.Ed., Beijing Normal University; Ed.S./ Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Amelio D’Onofrio (2006) Clinical Professor and Director of the Psychological Services Institute. B.S., Georgetown University; M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., Fordham University: Psychodiagnostic Assessment and Evaluation, Solution Focused Therapy, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy.

* Giselle B. Esquivel (1982) Professor. B.A., Rutgers University; M.A., Montclair State University; Psy.D., Yeshiva University: School Psychology, Bilingual School Psychology, Gifted/Talented/Creative Students, Personality.

* Abigail Harris (1987) Associate Professor. B.A., University of Delaware; M.A., Michigan State University; Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley): School Psychology, Consultation Assessment, International Education, Gender.

* James J. Hennessy (1974) Dean, Professor. B.A., M.A., St. John’s University; Ph.D., New York University: Counseling Psychology, Counseling Theory, Criminal Behavior, Human Development, Moral Development, Personality Assessment, Violence Prevention, Measurement, At-Risk Youth, Delinquency, School Psychometrics.

* John C. Houtz (1973) Professor. B.S., M.S., Bucknell University; Ph.D., Purdue University: Problem Solving and Creativity, Gifted/Talented, Teacher Education, Assessment and Evaluation, Statistical Methods.

Margo Jackson (1999) Associate Professor. B.A., SUNY-Binghamton; Ed.M., SUNY-Buffalo; Ph.D., Stanford University. Career Development, Multicultural Counseling Training and Supervision, Stress and Coping in Human Lifespan Development.

* Merle A. Keitel (1986) Professor. B.A., SUNY (Binghamton); Ph.D., SUNY (Buffalo): Counseling Psychology, Grief and Loss Counseling, Stress Management, Health Psychology.

Zsuzsanna Kiraly (2007). Clinical Associate Professor and Director of The Rosa Hagin School Consultation and Early Childhood Centers. B.A., M.A., P.D., City College of New York; Ph.D., Fordham University.

Melissa Laracuenta (2010) Clinical Assistant Professor. B.A., Marist College; M.S. Ed., Psy.D., Pace University.

Jennie Park-Taylor (2004) Associate Professor. B.A. Wellesley College; M.A. Teachers College; Ph.D., Boston College: Acculturation, Immigrant Children’s Health and Mental Health, School-Based Interventions, Inter-Professional Collaboration.

* Joseph G. Ponterotto (1987) Professor. B.A., Iona College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Santa Barbara): Counseling Psychology, Multicultural Counseling.

* Mitchell Rabinowitz (1988) Professor. B.A., SUNY (Albany); M.A., University of California (Berkeley); M.A., Ph.D., University of California (San Diego): Educational Psychology, Cognition, Educational Technology, Metacognition.

* Max Weiner (1981) Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus. B.A., University of Connecticut; M.A., Trinity College (Hartford); Ph.D., Yale University.

Akane Zusho (2004) Associate Professor. B.A., M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan: Motivation and Self-regulated Learning, Acculturation and Bicultural Identity Development, Media/Technology and Learning.

Contemporary Learning and Interdisciplinary ReseaRch (CLAIR)

Fran C. Blumberg (1997) Associate Professor. B.A., SUNY (Stony Brook); M.S., Ph.D., Purdue University: Educational Psychology, Attention and Learning Strategies.

Jane Bolgatz (2001) Associate Professor. B.A., Columbia University; M.A.T., Brown University; Ph.D., University of Iowa: Social Studies Education, Multicultural Education.

Rhonda Bondie (2010) Assistant Professor. B.A., New York University; Ph.D., George Mason University: Curriculum and Teaching.

* Rita S. Brause (1975) Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor. B.S., M.A., Ed.D., New York University: Language Development (Spoken and Written), Literacy Education, Teaching/Learning, Teacher Research, Ethnography, Contemporary Literacies.

Karen Brobst (1997) Associate Professor. B.A., University of North Carolina; M.A., Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University: School Psychology, Learning Strategies, Parent Education.

Carolyn A. Brown (2009) Associate Professor. B.A., M.A., Western Washington University; Ph.D., University of California Los Angeles: Educational Theory, Research and Practice, Policy and School Improvement.

Su-Je Cho (2003) Associate Professor. B.A., Daung-A University; M.A., California State University; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara: Educational Psychology, Special Education, Families and Children with Disabilities.

Yi Ding (2010) Assistant Professor. B.Ed., M.Ed., Beijing Normal University; Ed.S./ Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Marshall A. George (1997) Professor. B.A., University of North Carolina; M.Ed., University of Southern Mississippi; Ed.D., University of Tennessee: Secondary English Education, Adolescent Literature, Middle School English and Literacy, Teacher Education.

Margo Jackson (1999) Associate Professor. B.A., SUNY-Binghamton; Ed.M., SUNY-Buffalo; Ph.D., Stanford University. Career Development, Multicultural Counseling Training and Supervision, Stress and Coping in Human Lifespan Development.

Carlos R. McCray (2010) Associate Professor. B.A., M.S., Alabama State University; Ed.D., Bowling Green State University: School Leadership, Multiculturalism, Urban Education.

Molly Ness-Hill (2006) Assistant Professor. B.A., Johns Hopkins University; M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Virginia: Reading Comprehension, Secondary Literacy, Effective Instructional Practices, Achievement Gap.

Aida Nevárez-La Torre (2006) Associate Professor. B.A., University of Puerto Rico; M.S., State University of New York at Albany; Ed.D., Harvard University: Linguistic Diversity in Teacher Preparation, Practitioner Research, Literacy Development in English Language Learners.

Jennie Park-Taylor (2004) Associate Professor. B.A. Wellesley College; M.A. Teachers College; Ph.D., Boston College: Acculturation, Immigrant Children’s Health and Mental Health, School-Based Interventions, Inter-Professional Collaboration.

* Mitchell Rabinowitz (1988) Professor. B.A., SUNY (Albany); M.A., University of California (Berkeley); M.A., Ph.D., University of California (San Diego): Educational Psychology, Cognition, Educational Technology, Metacognition.

Kristen Turner (2006) Assistant Professor. B.A., Bucknell University; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., Rutgers University: Writing, Connection Between Talk and Writing, Argumentative Genres, Transfer of Knowledge.

Joanna K. Uhry (1994) Professor. A.B., Brown University; M.A., Ed.M., Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University: Reading, Initial Teacher Preparation, At-Risk Students, Early Literacy.

Chun Zhang (2000) Professor. B.A., Central China Normal University; M.Ed., Eastern Illinois, University; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Families and Children from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Areas; Service Delivery to Young Children with Developmental Delays and their Families; Family/Professional Relationships and Partnerships.

Akane Zusho (2004) Associate Professor. B.A., M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan: Motivation and Self-regulated Learning, Acculturation and Bicultural Identity Development, Media/Technology and Learning.


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