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Helen Bond, Ph.D.

Helen Bond, PhD
Associate Professor of Elementary Education, Coordinator of Elementary Education Program
ASA 206
curriculum vita

PhD, Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Human Development (2001)

Research: The creation and dissemination of knowledge about the use of information technology in teacher education and how human rights education can be used as a framework for culturally appropriate teaching practices in urban schools and communities.


Wilma Bonner, Ph.D.

Wilma Bonner, EdD
Director of Teacher Education
ASA 200
curriculum vita

EdD, George Washington University, Educational Administration and Curriculum Development (1980)

Research: Instructional supervision, principalship, urban school reform




Gerunda Hughes, PhD
Professor of Secondary Education
Miner Building, Suite 111
curriculum vita

PhD, Howard University , Educational Psychology (1997)

Research: Mathematics Education



Marilyn M. Irving, EdD
Professor of Elementary and Secondary Education
ASA 126
curriculum vita

EdD, Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas, Higher Education Administration (1987)

Research: Elementary and Secondary Science Education


Wilfred Johnson, Ph.D.

James Jackson, PhD
Assistant Professor of Special Education, Coordinator of the Special Education Program
ASA 200
curriculum vita

PhD, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Special Education (1992)

Research: Identifying stress in children and youth and how it impacts education and behavior; classroom ecology and its effect on learning; using the arts as a teaching tool for students in both regular and special education classes; and effective strategies to promote inclusive education for students with special needs.

Vinetta C. Jones, Ph.D.

Kellee D. Jenkins, PhD
Assistant Professor of Literacy Education
ASA 206
curriculum vita

PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Literacy, Language, and Culture (2011)

Research: The integration of discipline specific literacy as a part of a comprehensive school reform; the Influence of teacher beliefs about literacy instructional practices in the disciplines; community development through the use of literacy-focused programming; teacher preparation programs; adolescent literacy


Vinetta C. Jones, Ph.D.

Vinetta C. Jones, PhD
Professor of Secondary Education, Coordinator of Secondary Education Program
ASA 202
curriculum vita

PhD, University California—Berkeley, Human Development and Learning (1981)

Research: Professional Development for Teachers, Closing the Technology divide, Math and Science Education


Deena Khalil, Ph.D.

Deena Khalil , PhD
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education
ASA 208
curriculum vita

Joint Ph.D., Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Urban Systems:  Urban Education and Math Education (2012)

Research:   The challenges of recruiting, developing, and retaining highly effective teachers, particularly STEM teachers, who prefer to serve in either urban schools or in education systems with a predominantly marginalized student population.


Meredith Kier, Ph.D.

Meredith Kier , PhD
Assistant Professor of Science Education
ASA 208
curriculum vita

PhD, North Carolina State University, Science Education (2013)

Research: Developing the STEM professional identity of underrepresented minority adolescents through STEM-focused classroom interventions; she hopes to encourage students to develop early goals in STEM education and realistically consider STEM careers.  

Fang Wu, Ph.D.

Fang Wu, PhD
Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education, Coordinator of Early Childhood Education Program
ASA 205
curriculum vita

PhD, University of California-Los Angeles, Developmental Studies & Early Childhood Education (1992)

Research: Early attachment and child development (longitudinal), impact of familial and parental factors on child development (cross-culture), child development theories in early childhood classroom (applied), parent education (advocacy)

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