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Alumni Spotlight: Emily Jones, Teaching Fellow in Malaysia 

Emily Jones with secondary school students in Malaysia.   “That itch to go abroad, it bit me.” Emily Jones, a Teachers College alumna who graduated last Spring with an M.A. in TESOL, followed her graduation with a 10-month stint as a prestigious English Language Fellow (ELF) with the United States’ State Department in Malaysia. Malaysia …

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Getting Dialogical with Professor Bob Fecho from the English Education Program 

This past fall, Bob Fecho, formerly a professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Georgia, joined the faculty in the English Education program at Teachers College. Prof. Fecho is not only distinguished in the study of language, identity and sociocultural perspectives in secondary classrooms, but has decades of firsthand …

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Rethinking Assessment: An Interview with Dr. James Purpura  ☆

This past summer, I met with several graduate students in the Applied Linguistics program, all of whom have made notable strides in their disciplines. Two students, Fred Tsutagawa and Saerhim Oh, Ph.d. Students in the Applied Linguistics program, are now completing their third year in an internship program with Educational Testing Service (ETS). A third …

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Mark Oleszko Reflects on Writing and Performing with the Lincoln Center College Cabaret 

by Sandra Forlemu for Music & Music Education When and how did you start playing the piano? I started playing piano really young – when I was 4! My parents enrolled me in a group music class for toddlers, but at that point I wasn’t ready to take it seriously. I started taking actual private …

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Ed.M Student Spearheads Community Art Projects Around the World 

Max Levi Frieder, is an Ed.M student at Teachers College and founder of Artolution, who has harnessed his own skills along with his knowledge from the Art & Art Education program to expand art projects around the world that have the power to heal and transform communities. Mr. Frieder has worked on hundreds of art projects in numerous …

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Three Star English Education Students Look Back on Receiving the New Teacher Award 

The New Teacher Award is given in recognition of outstanding performance in student teaching, excellence in scholarship, and service to the College. This award is granted annually to an individual student or in cases of equal merit may be shared by up to three equally deserving recipients. Last year’s awards were announced this past summer …

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Alumna Shaireen Rasheed Explores Sexuality, Islam and the War on Terror in Current Work 

By Tim Ignaffo Shaireen Rasheed is a Professor at LIU-Post and has been a visiting scholar for the 2014-2015 academic year at the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School. Shaireen Rasheed is a Professor at LIU-Post and has been a visiting scholar for the 2014-2015 academic year at the Center …

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TC Alumna EY Zipris Brings Passion for New York City History to A&H in the City 

Studying English literature at Yeshiva University’s Stern College, EY Zipris originally planned on getting a PhD in the subject and becoming a professor.  However, after taking some time off from school, and beginning to work in Jewish Education, she eventually landed at Teachers College where she completed her EdM in Art Education with a concentration in …

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EdM Student Minhye Son Thwarts Language-based Discrimination in her Work 

When EdM student Minhye Son first came to the United States, she was still learning English. Far from her home and culture in Busan, South Korea, Mrs. Son encountered a disquieting occurrence endured by many English language learners. Her experience rippled through the rest of her academic and professional life.

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Class of 2015: Jennifer Ammenti Explores Teacher Identity Through a Historical Lens 

Jennifer Ammenti, who will graduate this spring with an Ed.M. in History and Education, sought out Teachers College in part because of her desire to learn about education through a historical lens. As a former elementary school teacher and school librarian, Ammenti loved teaching history, but as she puts it, wishes she could go back …

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Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, S.J., Ph.D. on Philosophy, Higher Education, and Pope Francis  ☆

Philosophy and Education alumni Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, S.J., Ph.D. (2012) was recently named as the new President of Creighton University. In the following interview with Timothy Ignaffo, Philosophy and Education PhD student, he characterizes his views on philosophy, the role of a university president, and the Jesuit leadership of Pope Francis.

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Social Studies Education Alum Brian Lawless Embraces “the Unexpected” in China 

It’s 8:30am on a Friday morning in Ho Chi Minh City. Teachers College alum, Brian Lawless is on winter vacation for the Chinese New Year and has graciously agreed to speak with me via Skype.

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New AL/TESOL Lecturer Beth Clark-Gareca at Fall Brown Bag Luncheon 

Dr. Clark-Gareca is the newest lecturer to join the AL and TESOL program this fall. The presentation for this installment of the Brown Bag Lunch focused on Dr. Clark-Gareca’s dissertation entitled, “Sometimes an F+ is Good: Elementary English Language Learners and Classroom Content Tasks.”

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Faculty Profile: Christine Baron 

Experts in the fields of art and science education have conducted extensive research about using museums as places for teacher professional development, but what do history educators learn when they visit a history museum and how can they incorporate that information into the classroom? Dr. Christine Baron, the new Assistant Professor of Social Studies and …

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Alumni Profile of Winston Thompson, PhD 

Interviewed and written by Tim Ignaffo Dr. Winston Thompson is a graduate of the Philosophy and Education Program (2011). He is currently an Assistant Professor of Education at the University of New Hampshire. Previously, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Education at NYU. He has also taught at Hofstra and Teachers College. …

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Doctoral Student Profile : Brian Bulfer 

As a current Doctoral student in the Arts & Art Education program, Brian Bulfer constantly strives to accommodate the plethora of artistic paths and opportunities that have presented themselves since his enrollment at Teachers College. Last Fall, his silkscreen submission to the Myers Art Prize Competition on the theme of equilibrium titled “Sacred Exchange” was …

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Profile of Catherine Box, Instructor for Arts and Humanities  ☆

What brought you to TC? Why did you want to study here? Before TC, I had been teaching English at a high school in Paris. The school I was working in considered me an expert on teaching English simply because I was a native English speaker. In fact, as time went on, I realized that …

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Social Studies and Education’s Anand Marri Named Vice President and Head of Economic Education of Federal Reserve Bank of New York  ☆

“I didn’t apply for the job,” said Marri of his new position. “ called me back in March and asked me to serve on a search committee. I knew the two heads, and shared a lunch with a former student of mine, Adrian Franco, of the Economics and Education program and he basically told me …

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Alumni Interview with Darryl De Marzio (07’), Philosopher of Education (Part II) 

Alumni profile of Darryl De Marzio (07’), Philosopher of Education (Part II) By Timothy Ignaffo Darryl De Marzio is a graduate of the Philosophy and Education program (2007), and currently an Associate Professor at the University of Scranton. In addition to his professorial obligations, he was …

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New Faculty Profile: Dr. Iris Bildstein  ☆

This semester, the Art and Art Education Program of Teachers College warmly welcomes Dr. Iris Bildstein as a new member of their faculty. Having received both her Masters and Doctorate of Education from Teachers College, she continues her work in the classrooms of Macy Hall in hopes of shaping the careers of future art teachers. …

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