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Department of Curriculum and Instruction (C&I)
PhD, North Carolina State University,
Curriculum and Instruction (2005)
PhD, Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Human Development (2001)
Research: Education in emergencies, international education and curriculum development, human rights and peace education, and the education of women and girls.
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
PhD, Howard University , Educational Psychology (1997)
Research: Mathematics Education
EdD, Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas, Higher Education Administration (1987)
Research: Elementary and Secondary Science Education
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.
Kellee D. Jenkins, PhD
Assistant Professor of Literacy Education
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
Denisha Jones, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education
PhD, Indiana University, Curriculum and Instruction
Research: Youth civic engagement through service learning; teacher de-professionalization; teacher quality improvement through focused professional development; critical perspectives on education reform; the development of educational activists; diversity training and cultural competence development for teachers
PhD, University California—Berkeley, Human Development and Learning (1981)
Research: Development and evaluation of education reforms Education of diverse populations, especially in the areas of mathematics and science. She served for eight year at the College Board as Executive Director of EQUITY 2000, where she led one of the largest and most successful education reform programs in the country. Inducted into the “Education Hall of Fame” by the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) at its annual conference.
Deena Khalil, PhD
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education
PhD 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.
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