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Jordan Abbott

Research Assistant

Jordan Abbott is a doctoral student in Special Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research interests include secondary special education service delivery, college-focused transition services for students with learning disabilities, and the transition experiences of...

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Majed Aldalham

Graduate Student

Majed is a doctoral student at UMass Amherst in Special Education. He graduated from the University of Sydney, with master degree in special education in 2007. He worked as lecturer for many years at King Khalid University in Saudi Arabia. He is interested in the field of gifted education. His...

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Beyza Alpaydin

Graduate Student

Beyza graduated from Ankara University, Fa department of special education in 2009. After graduation, she worked as a teacher in Kilis, Turkey for two years. In 2010, she received a scholarship from the Ministry of National Education in Turkey. She came to the U.S. in 2011 and received her...

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Tassan Alsulami

Graduate Student
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Ella Banda

Graduate Student
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Genia Bettencourt

Research Assistant, Coordinator, Center for Student Success Research

Genia Bettencourt is a higher education doctoral candidate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research interests include the college access, equity, and success of marginalized students within higher education, particularly focused on social class, race, gender, and ability. Genia...

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Sandra Botha

Graduate Student
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Maritza Casas

Graduate Student
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Patricia Feraud-King

Doctoral Student

Patricia Tita Feraud-King is a first-year doctoral student and Assistant Residence Director at UMass. She received her Master’s of Science in Higher Education at University of Pennsylvania and her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a concentration in Peace and Conflict Studies at the College of...

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Gerald Fonville

Graduate Student
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Anna Fox

Doctoral Candidate

Anna Fox is a doctoral candidate studying higher education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research interests include academic identity development in relation to gender and sexuality, disability within the college environment, adult learning theory, and perceived support for...

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Amanda Gorham

Graduate Student
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Mujtaba Hedayet

Doctoral Student

Mujtaba Hedayet is a Ph.D. student in higher education administration program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His scholarly interests include college access and success, quality assurance in higher education, higher education autonomy, leadership, and management, and higher...

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Seong Eun Hong

Graduate Student
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Hyun Joo Jung

Graduate Student
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Suzan Kommers

Research Assistant

Suzan is a Ph.D. student in Higher Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. After completing her bachelor and master in Educational Science at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, Suzan specializes in internationalization of higher education, study abroad and global competency...

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Andrea Larmon

Graduate Student

Andrea is currently a doctoral student in Special Education at UMass Amherst, with an expected completion date of August, 2018. She received her BA in Psychology from UMASS Amherst in 1992, her BA in Special Education from Westfield State in 2003, her M.Ed in Moderate Special Needs Education...

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Minhyeong Lee

Graduate Student
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Jennifer Lewis

Graduate Student
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Hwangguy Lim

Graduate Student
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Victoria Malaney Brown

Doctoral Candidate

Victoria K. Malaney Brown is Ph.D. candidate in Higher Education at the University of Massachusetts  Amherst. Victoria's research interests focus on multiracial college students, intergroup dialogue, critical race theory (MultiCrit), and student activism. Victoria's background in student...

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Catherine Manly

Doctoral Candidate

Catherine Manly is a doctoral candidate in higher education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and she teaches statistics for The American Women’s College @ Bay Path University. Her dissertation research investigates the effectiveness of the use of multiple modalities for presenting...

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Koboul Mansour

Doctoral Student

Koboul El Sayed Mansour is a Doctoral Student in Higher Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Koboul earned her Master’s degree in International and Comparative Education from the American University in Cairo (AUC) in 2014. She worked as a college administrator for a number of...

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Kimberly McIntee

Graduate Student
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Benjamin Ostiguy

Doctoral Student

Benjamin J. Ostiguy, M.Ed. is a doctoral student in Higher Education and Associate Director of Operations for disability services at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. As a practitioner-scholar, his areas of inquiry involve college students with disabilities and institutional practices...

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Yooyoung Park

Graduate Student
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Ali Soken

Graduate Student

Ali Soken is a PhD student in Math, Science and Learning Technologies at UMass Amherst. He earned his BA in Computer Education & Educational Technology and his MA in Primary Science Education at Bogazici University, Turkey. Ali has worked as an instructional designer in an e-learning...

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Kat Stephens

Doctoral Student

Kat J. Stephens, Ed. M., is a first year doctoral student in the Higher  Education program at UMass Amherst. Her research interests include high-achieving community college students and their transfer choices, and higher education choices of Afro-Guyanese women in Guyana, desiring to study in...

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Darius Taylor

Graduate Student
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Miguel Tejada

Doctoral Student

I'm a first year doctoral student in the Higher Education program after receiving my master's degree from UMass Amherst in School Counseling. I'm from Springfield, Massachusetts and have an interest in working with the Latino Male community in college looking specifically at their engagement...

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Hanni Thoma

Research Assistant

Hanni is a doctoral student in Higher Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. After earning a bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College, Hanni went on to complete a master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Bilingual/ESL/Multicultural Studies. A former...

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Nina Tissi-Gassoway

Doctoral Student

Nina Tissi-Gassoway (She/Her) is a PhD student in Social Justice Education (SJE) at University of Massachusetts Amherst. Nina earned her Master’s degree in College Student Services Administration and worked professionally in student affairs for 6 years before deciding to pursue her doctorate....

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Siyu Wan

Graduate Student
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Ayse Yakut

Graduate Student

Ayse Yakut is a doctoral student in the Department of Special Education at UMass Amherst since 2014. She received her BA and her Master’s degree in elementary school teaching from Turkey. She had worked as elementary school teacher until she came to the USA. Currently, she is a teaching and...

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Faculty

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Maurianne Adams

Professor Emerita
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Theresa Y. Austin

Professor

Theresa Y. Austin's research draws on critical race and sociocultural theories to examine language and literacy policies and planning for multilingual learners from a broader social perspective and discursive microanalytic level.

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Ysaaca Axelrod

Assistant Professor

Ysaaca D. Axelrod has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in Language and Literacy Development, Children, Families and School Relationships, Critical Issues in Early Childhood Education, Teaching Reading and Writing to English Language Learners, and Ethnography and Case-Study...

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Professor Benita Barnes

Benita Barnes

Associate Professor, Director of Diversity Advancement, Social Justice Education Concentration Coordinator

Benita Barnes is an associate professor in the department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration. Barnes is also the Director of Diversity Advancement for the College of Education.

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Ian Barron

Professor, Director, Center for International Education
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Beverley Bell

Senior Lecturer, Director, Secondary Teacher Education Program
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Elisabeth Bennett

Elisabeth Bennett

Adjunct Lecturer

Elisabeth E. Bennett, Ph.D, is an adjunct lecturer for the Higher Education leadership Graduate Certificate program. Bennett is an assistant teaching professor with Northeastern's doctor of education program, where she teaches organizational leadership, adult learning, communication,...

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Mary Lynn Boscardin

Professor

Mary Lynn Boscardin is a professor in the Department of Student Development.

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Maria José Botelho

Associate Professor

Maria José Botelho is interested in how school literacy practices can be re-imagined to affirm children’s cultural and linguistic knowledge as well as to offer tools for cultural production and social participation and re/organization. Her three-pronged research agenda offers some...

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Jeanne Brunner

Assistant Professor

Jeanne Brunner is an Assistant Professor in Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies. Her research focuses on improving science learning and instruction throughout the elementary grades.

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J. Camille Cammack

Senior Lecturer

J Camille Cammack is a senior lecturer in the department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies.

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John C. Carey

Professor Emeritus, Associate Director, Center for Counseling Outcome Research & Evaluation, Associate Director, Center for Youth Engagement

John C. Carey is a professor emeritus in the department of Student Development, Associate Director of the Center for Counseling Outcome Research & Evaluation, and the Associate Director for the Center for Youth Engagement.

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David Caruso

David Caruso

Adjunct Lecturer - Higher Education Leadership

David Caruso is an adjunct lecturer for the Higher Education leadership Graduate Certificate program.

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Jonique Childs

Assistant Professor

Jonique R. Childs is an assistant professor in the College of Education Student Development program. She has completed her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Iowa.

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John J. Clement

Professor Emeritus

John J. Clement is a professor emeritus in the department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies.

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John Comings

John Comings

Adjunct Professor - Early Grade Reading in Developing Countries
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Grace Craig

Professor Emerita

Grace Craig is a professor emerita in the department of Student Development.

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Kathleen Davis

Professor

Kathleen Davis is a professor emerita in the department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies.

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Marialuisa Di Stefano

Lecturer
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Carey Dimmitt

Professor, Director, Center for School Counseling Outcome Research & Evaluation, Program Coordinator, School Counselor Education

Carey Dimmitt is a professor in the department of Student Development and the Director of the Fredrickson Center for School Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation.

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Darrell Earnest

Associate Professor

Darrell Earnest is an Assistant Professor in Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies (TECS) within the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His research explores mathematical cognition in school contexts, with foci on learning and teaching as well as...

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Sharon Edwards

Lecturer
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Jeffrey W. Eiseman

Associate Professor

Jeffrey W. Eiseman is an associate professor in the department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration

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Portia Elliott

Professor Emerita
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Daryl Essensa

Lecturer

Daryl Essena is a lecturer in the department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies.

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David Evans

Professor Emeritus

David Evans is a professor in the department of Educational Policy, Research, & Administration. 

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Sarah Fefer

Assistant Professor, Associate Director of Center for Youth Engagement

Assistant Professor Sarah Fefer received her doctoral degree from the University of South Florida’s APA accredited program in school psychology in 2013. She completed her predoctoral APA/APPIC accredited internship at the May Institute and her postdoctoral fellowship at UMass’ PSC. Her...

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John Francisco

Associate Professor

John Francisco is an associate professor in the department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies.

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Sally Campbell Galman

Professor

Dr. Galman is an anthropologist of education and visual artist. Her research interests include the anthropology of childhood and gender studies.

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Meg L. Gebhard

Professor

Meg Gebhard’s research agenda centers on understanding second language literacy development, teachers’ professional development, and the discourses of educational reform in the United States.

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Chrystal George Mwangi

Chrystal George Mwangi

Assistant Professor, Program Coordinator, Higher Education, Research Affiliate, Center for Student Success Research

Dr. George Mwangi is an assistant professor in higher education. Her scholarship broadly centers on 1) structures of opportunity and educational attainment for underrepresented populations along the P-20 education pipeline; 2) impacts of globalization and migration on U.S. higher education at...

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Kevin Goodman

Visiting Assistant Professor
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Katie Gray

Adjunct Lecturer
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Kelly Gray

Adjunct Lecturer - Higher Education, Assistant Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Executive Director of the SBS Advising Resource Center

Kelly Gray is an adjunct lecturer in the department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration. Gray is the Assistant Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Executive Director of the SBS Advising Resource Center.

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Keisha L. Green

Assistant Professor

Dr. Keisha L. Green's scholarly interests are in English Education, youth literacy practices across school, home, and community contexts, critical literacy and critical pedagogy.

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Linda Griffin

Professor

Linda L. Griffin is a professor in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research and scholarly interest for over 25 years has been on the teaching and learning of sport related games through a games-centered approach grounded in constructivist learning.

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Catherine Griffith

Assistant Professor, Associate Director, Center for School Counseling Outcome Research & Evaluation

Catherine Griffith’s research interests include the development of affirming interventions with LGBTQ+ youth, and identifying best practices in responding to power-based personal violence (PBPV). In addition, she has an interest in technology, specifically the ethical and legal aspects of the...

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Ronald Hambleton

Distinguished Professor, Executive Director, Center for Educational Assessment

Ronald K. Hambleton holds the titles of Distinguished University Professor and Executive Director of the Center for Educational Assessment.

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Claire Hamilton

Associate Professor

Claire Hamilton is an associate professor in the department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies.

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Karen Harrington

Senior Research Fellow , Assistant Director, Center for Youth Engagement

Karen Harrington is a senior research fellow in the department of Student Development and the Assistant Director of the Center for Youth Engagement.

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Ash Hartwell

Adjunct Professor - International Education

Ash Hartwell is an adjunct professor in the department of Educational Policy, Research, & Administration. 

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Kira Henninger

Lecturer

 

 

 

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John Hintze

Professor, Chair, Department of Student Development

Professor John Hintze received his doctoral degree from Lehigh University’s APA accredited program in school psychology in 1994. He completed his predoctoral APA/APPIC accredited internship at Children’s Seashore House/Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and his postdoctoral fellowship at the...

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Dawn Horton

Assistant Professor

 

 

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John Hosp

Professor

John Hosp is a professor in the department of Student Development.

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Michelle Hosp

Associate Professor, Program Coordinator, Special Education

Michelle Hosp is an associate professor in the department of Student Development.

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Barbara Hruska

Senior Lecturer

Barbara Hsruka isa lecturer in the department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies.

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Denise Ives

Associate Professor

Denise Ives is an associate professor in the department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies.

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Bailey Jackson

Professor Emeritus
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Korina Jocson

Associate Professor

Korina Jocson (Ph.D.) is a cross-disciplinary scholar in social justice education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Central to her work are arts-informed sociocultural approaches that examine youth literacies and issues of equity among historically marginalized youth.

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Sangeeta Kamat

Professor

Sangeeta Kamat is an associate professor in the department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration.

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Lisa Keller

Associate Professor, Assistant Director of the Center for Educational Assessment

Lisa Keller is an associate professor in the department of Educational Policy, Research, and Administration, and the Assistant Director of the Center for Educational Assessment.

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Ezekiel Kimball

Assistant Professor , Associate Director, Center for Student Success Research

Education

B.A. - University of Southern Maine (2005)
M.S. - University of Southern Maine (2008)
Ph.D. - The Pennsylvania State University (2012)

Biography

Dr. Ezekiel Kimball is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education and the...

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John Kudukey

Lecturer

John Kudukey is a lecturer in the department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies.

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Rich Lapan

Professor

Rich Lapan is a professor in the department of Student Development.

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Alexandra Lauterbach

Assistant Professor

Dr. Alexandra A. Lauterbach’s scholarly interest centers on effective literacy instruction for elementary and secondary students with specific learning disabilities (SLD), and effective professional development for teachers of students with SLD.

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Jamila Lyiscott

Assistant Professor

Jamile Lyiscott is an assistant professor in the department of Student Development.

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Sandra Madden

Associate Professor

Sandra Madden is an associate professor in the department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies.

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Robert Maloy

Senior Lecturer II

Robert Maloy is a senior lecturer II in the department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies.

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Amanda Marcotte

Associate Professor, Program Coordinator, School Psychology

Associate professor Amanda Marcotte received her doctoral degree from the University of Massachusetts’ Amherst’s APA accredited program in school psychology in 2006. She completed a CDSPP internship in the New Bedford, MA public schools. Her...

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William J. Matthews

Professor Emeritus

William J. Matthews is a professor emeritus in the department of Student Development.

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Rebecca Mazur

Lecturer

Rebecca Mazur is a lecturer in the department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration.

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Christine McCormick

Professor

Christine McCormick is a professor in the department of Educational Policy, Research, & Administration. 

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Kathryn A. McDermott

Professor, Chair, Department of Educational Policy, Research, & Administration

Kathryn A. McDermott is a professor in the department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration. McDermott is also the Department Chair.

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Betsy McEneaney

Associate Professor

Betsy McEneaney is an associate professor in the department of Teacher Education & School Improvement. 

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Scott Monroe

Assistant Professor, Assistant Director of the Center for Educational Assessment

Scott Monroe is an assistant professor in the department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration and the Assistant Director for the Center for Educational Assessment

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Jacqi Mosselson

Associate Professor

Jacqi Mosselson is an associate professor in the department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration. 

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David Neely

Adjunct Lecturer
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Martina Nieswandt

Associate Professor, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement

Martina Nieswandt is an associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies. Nieswandt is also the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement. 

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Bjorn Nordtveit

Associate Professor

Bjorn Nordveit is an associate professor in the department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration.

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J. Kevin Nugent

Professor Emeritus
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Lyndsey Nunes

Adjunct Lecturer
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Kysa Nygreen

Associate Professor

Kysa Nygreen’s research and teaching address topics of race, class, and culture in education; urban schooling; critical and anti-racist pedagogies; participatory action research; and educational ethnography.

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Sharon Rallis

Dwight D. Allen Distinguished Professor, Director of the Center for Education Policy

Dr. Sharon F. Rallis serves as the Dwight W. Allen Distinguished Professor in Educational Policy and Reform in the Department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration in the College of Education, as well as the director of the Center for Education Policy, at the University of...

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Gretchen Rossman

Professor Emerita

Gretchen B. Rossman serves as Professor of International Education. With an international reputation as a qualitative methodologist, she has expertise in education reform and capacity building at international, national, and local levels, qualitative research design and methods, mixed methods...

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Masha Rudman

Professor Emerita
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Tammie Samuels

Lecturer

 

 

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Clement Seldin

Professor Emeritus
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Raymond Sharick

Senior Lecturer, Associate Dean for Partnerships, Educator Preparation, & Innovation

Raymond Sharick is a lecturer in the department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies. Sharick is also the Associate Dean for Partnerships, Educator Preparation, & Innovation.

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Stephen Sireci

Distinguished University Professor, Director of the Center for Educational Assessment

Stephen G. Sireci is Professor in the Psychometrics Program and Director of the Center for Educational Assessment.

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Cristine Smith

Associate Professor

Cristine Smith focuses on literacy and reading for children, youth and adults in developing countries. Smith is an associate professor in the department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration.

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Florence Sullivan

Florence Sullivan

Professor, Department Chair, Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies

Florence Sullivan's research focuses on student collaborative learning with computational media. Specifically, Sullivan focuses on collaborative creativity, problem solving, group dynamics and aspects of computational thinking as they manifest while playing with robotics or other computational...

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Torrey Trust

Assistant Professor

Torrey Trust’s research focuses on how technology can support K-12 teachers and higher education faculty in designing contexts that enhance student learning. Her research interests include instructional design, teacher professional development, social media, web 2.0 tools, online communities...

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K.C. Nat Turner

Associate Professor

K.C. Nat Turner is an associate professor in the department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies.

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Laura Valdiviezo

Associate Professor

Laura Valdiviezo’s interest is in re-conceptualizing and reforming schools as loci of change for social justice. Her work examines the role teachers play as political actors able to inform both policy and teacher education. She is also interested in the education of teachers as researchers...

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Ruth-Ellen Verock

Senior Lecturer

Ruth-Ellen Verock is a senior lecturer in the department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies.

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Ernest Washington

Professor, retired

Ernest Washington is a retired professor in the department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies.

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Craig Wells

Associate Professor, Associate Director for the Center for Educational Assessment

Craig Wells is an associate professor in the department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration and the Associate Director for the Center for Educational Assessment.

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Ryan Wells

Ryan Wells

Associate Professor, Director of the Center for Student Success Research

Ryan Wells is Director of the Center for Student Success Research and associate professor of higher education. He  primarily investigates questions of college access, equity, and success for underrepresented and/or under-researched groups. Topics for recent research include the ways that...

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Sara Whitcomb

Sara Whitcomb

Associate Professor

Associate professor Sara Whitcomb received her doctoral degree from the University of Oregon’s APA accredited program in school psychology in 2009. She completed her predoctoral APA/APPIC accredited internship at the May Institute and her postdoctoral fellowship at UMass’ PSC. Her research and...

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Elizabeth Williams

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Director of Survey and Evaluation Research

Elizabeth Williams is an adjunct assistant professor in the department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration. Williams is also the Director of Survey and Evaluation Research.

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Carmen Woodhall

Lecturer
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Rebecca Woodland

Associate Professor, Co-Director of the Center for Education Policy

Rebecca Woodland is an associate professor of Educational Leadership. Woodland's research interests include leadership for curriculum and instruction, teacher education, professional learning communities, and organizational collaboration.

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Susan Wyckoff

Adjunct Lecturer

Dr. Wyckoff has an extensive background in higher education administration, particularly in the areas of academic policy development and implementation, faculty development, curriculum development, and program review/assessment activities.

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Seon Yeong Yu

Associate Professor

Dr. Seon Yeong Yu's educational background and research focus on early childhood special education with a particular interest in young children’s social emotional competence, challenging behavior, social interaction and peer relationships.

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April Zenisky

April Zenisky

Associate Research Professor, Director of Computer-Based Testing Initiatives for the Center for Educational Assessment

April Zenisky is a senior research fellow in the department of Policy, Research, & Administration.

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Ximena Zúñiga

Professor

Ximena Zúñiga is a professor in the department of Student Development. 

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Staff

Ellen Bitzer

Ellen Bitzer

Grants & Contract Coordinator
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Anna Carter

Administrative Assistant, Project RAISE
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Chanti Chanthavong

Academic Advisor for Exploratory Track Students
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John Ciampa

Department Administrator
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Nicole Cloutier

Nicole Cloutier

Department Assistant

 

 

 

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Christine Dolgas

Christine Dolgas

Grants & Contract Manager
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Kimberly A. Drake

Kimberly A. Drake

Educator Licensure Officer
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Karlee Drumgool

Human Resources Manager
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Anthony Eastmond

Anthony Eastmond

Clerk, P12 Educator Preparation
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Cynthia Gerstl-Pepin

Dean

After earning a B.A. in art history and studio art at Bates College in 1989, Gerstl-Pepin received a Ph.D. in educational organizations and policy studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her training focused on qualitative methodology, with a minor in the anthropology of...

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Barbara Gravin-Wilbur

Barbara Gravin-Wilbur

Program Manager, Center for International Education
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Michael Hanna

Academic Affairs Coordinator
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Robert Heath

Clerk, P12 Educator Preparation
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Helen-Ann Ireland

Post-Doc
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Scott Latham

Scott Latham

Administrative Assistant, Center for Educational Assessment
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Rachael Lawrence

Postdoctoral Fellow , Assistant Director, Center for Educational Policy

Dr. Rachael B. Lawrence, Postdoctoral Fellow, serves as the Assistant Director of the Center for Education Policy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She earned her Ph.D. in Education Policy & Leadership from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2016. Lawrence primarily...

Seung-eun Lee

Seung-eun Lee

Administrative Assistant, Educator Licensure Office
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Sovann-Malis Loeung

Department Assistant
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Susan Martin

Assistant to the Dean
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Jennifer Masztal

Jennifer Masztal

Accountant
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Sharon S. McDonald

Sharon S. McDonald

Science Education Online Coordinator
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Sara Mutch

Sara Mutch

Administrative Assistant
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Melinda Novak

Interim Director of the Center for International Education
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Francis O'Donnell

Research Fellow
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Judy Pierce

Judy Pierce

Department Administrator
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Wardell Powell

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Dr. Wardell Powell is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dr. Powell previously worked as an instructional science coach with the Polk County Schools in Florida and taught environmental science at the secondary level for 13 years. Wardell’s teaching...

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Gabriel Rodriguez

Director of Assessment for Educator Preparation
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Jim Smith

Information Technology Manager
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Jennie Southgate

Jennifer Southgate

Department Administrator
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Ann Stephany

Ann Stephany

Field Experience Specialist
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Brian Toohey

Brian Toohey

Director of Development
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Kristin Tyler

Graduate Program Coordinator
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Emily Walker

Department Assistant
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Beth Weinman

Beth Weinman

Grants & Contract Coordinator
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Wendy Wilde

Director of Financial Services
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Fred Zinn

Associate Director for Program Development and Innovation
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Faculty, Staff

Shane Hammond

Shane Hammond

Lecturer, Graduate Program Director

Shane Hammond is a lecturer for the department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration. Hammond is a demonstrated scholar-practitioner in Higher Education with progressively responsible and diverse experience in Student Affairs administration and leadership, including human...

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Kate Hudson

Senior Lecturer, Director of Program Development

Kate Hudson is a senior lecturer for the department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration. Hudson is also the Director of Program Development for the College of Education.

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Michael Krezmien

Associate Professor, Associate Dean, Research and Engagement , Director, Center for Youth Engagement

Michael Krezmien is an associate professor in the department of Student Development, the Associate Dean for Research and Engagement, and the Director of the Center for Youth Engagement. 

 

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Jennifer Randall

Jennifer Randall

Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Director of Evaluation for the Center for Educational Assessment

Jennifer Randall is an associate professor in the department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration and the Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the College of Education.

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