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Affiliated Faculty

Dr. Reza Arjmand
Visiting Assistant Professor of Education
Office Location: 368 GDodge

Dr. Lesley Bartlett
Assistant Professor
Office Location: 376 Dodge

Dr. Lesley Bartlett is a faculty member in the Department of International and Transcultural Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University and the Co-Director of the Center for Multiple Languages and Literacies. Her research examines key issues in the fields of anthropology, comparative and international education, and literacy studies. These include sociocultural studies of language and literacy, multilingual literacies, popular education and critical pedagogy, race and class inequality, human rights and human rights education, and teacher education. Recently, Dr. Bartlett has been serving as the Principal Investigator on a study of the use of schools as centers of care and support in five sub-Saharan African countries. Dr. Bartlett holds a PhD in the field of anthropology and a BA in English education, both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Click HERE to see Dr. Bartlett's recent research initiative.

Dr. Monisha Bajaj
Assistant Professor of Education
Office Location: 276 GDodge
Phone: 212-678-3194

Dr. Bajaj has her B.A. and M.A. from Stanford University, and her Ed.D. from Teachers College. Her scholarly interests include comparative and international education; peace education; human rights; politics of education; critical pedagogy; social inequalities in education; collective action; gender issues in education; sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the United States.

Dr. Louis Cristillo
Research Asst. Professor of Education
Office Location: 950C Thndk

Professor Cristillo's B.A. is from UCLA (1978), his M.A. in Anthropology and Education from Teachers College (1999) and his PhD is from Teachers College, Columbia University. His scholarly interests include agency and religiosity in education; religious education of Muslim diaspora communities in the US; issues of identity and schooling among Muslim minority children in the US; religious and secular education in the Middle East; education and development in the Muslim world

Cate Crowley
Coordinator of Bilingual Extension Institute

Stephen Dubin
Department: Arts & Humanities
Office: 421A Thmps
TC Box #: 078
Phone: 212-678-3134

Dr. JoAnne Kleifgen
Associate Professor of Linguistics and Education
Office Location: 352 Macy
Office Hours: Tues. 4:45-5:45, Wed. 4-5 Doct. Advisees:

Dr. David Hansen
Professor of Philosophy and Education

Kristine Roome
Special Assistant for Academic Development, Provost's Office
Office: 122 Zankel
TC Box #: 54
Phone: 212-678-3692

Dr. Gita Steiner-Khamsi
Professor of Education
Office Location: 364 GDodge

Professor Steiner-Khamsi's degrees are a Dr. h.c. of Education (2004) and Ph.D. Social Psychology (1983). Her Scholarly interests include international policy studies in education. School and teacher education reform from an international perspective. Education, development and international cooperation. Transnational policy borrowing/lending and globalization. Theories and methods (case study methodology) in international and comparative education. Analytical work, strategic planning and program evaluations in Mongolia and Central Asia (Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic).

Dr. Lena Verdeli
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education

Dr. Philip Saigh
Professor of Psychology and Education