TC Welcomes New Members to the Faculty
Published in Inside - Volume VII, No. 1
This Year's New Arrivals
Susan Garni Masullo
Coming to TC from Manhattan Reading Institute, where she was Academic Director, Susan Garni Masullo joins Teachers College as a Reading Specialist. Masullo received her M.A. in Special Education from TC in 1975 and since that time has been working in various capacities at the Manhattan Reading Institute, New York University Reading Institute, and PS 11M. She completed her Ph.D. in Reading, Language and Curriculum Development at Fordham University in 1994.
Some of what Masullo has been involved in includes developing and evaluating instructional materials; evaluating student readiness for higher level instruction; designing, implementing and scheduling individualized instructional programs for adults with disabilities; and research and evaluation of trends in adult education.
Ruth Michele Bereson
New to the Arts Administration program, Ruth Michele Bereson comes to TC from the Theatre Studies Programme Department of English Language and Literature where she was a fellow. As part of her fellowship, Bereson designed and taught courses in various areas of arts management. She coordinated a forum on artistic integrity and social responsibility and conducted research on the implementation of cultural policies in Asia from 1990 to 2000.
Prior to her fellowship, Bereson held various positions conducting research on arts policy issues, preparing a report for the French Minister for Culture, and teaching courses in art and arts management.
Bereson received her education at the University of Melbourne, the Sorbonne in Paris, and The City University in London, where she received her Ph.D. in Arts Policy and Planning.
F. Timothy Walsh
Having recently received his Ph.D. in TESOL at New York University, F. Timothy Walsh joins the Teachers College TESOL Program faculty. In addition to his studies, Walsh has been involved as an ESL Teacher in Mexico, San Francisco and New York. Since 1995, he was an adjunct lecturer in TESOL Education at The City College of New York and Director of the Second Language Learning Master Teacher Development Project at City College. He received a teaching fellowship in TESOL and Foreign Language from NYU from 1996 to 1999.
Walsh has been the recipient of various grants for outstanding teaching and received an Exceptional Service Award from New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages for his efforts to preserve ESL certification in New York State. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of The John Burroughs Association and an Advisory Committee Member at the Hello World Language Center in Manhattan.
In addition to his background in TESOL, Walsh has an M.F.A. in Painting from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Spanish Literature from Colgate University.
Michele Genor comes to TC from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she has been University Supervisor in a professional development school program since 1997. Genor received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction in May from UW-Madison. During her tenure as a doctoral student, Genor also served as a teaching assistant in the Elementary Education Program. She now joins the Preservice Program at Teachers College.
Prior to UW, she attended Harvard Graduate School of Education where she received a Certificate of Advanced Study in Learning and Teaching in Arts Education. Genor worked as an elementary school teacher in the Midwest from 1988 through 1996.
Genor has presented her work at various conferences and is author of The Island of Anyplace Teacher's Guide: Supplemental Curriculum Guide to the American Repertory Theatre's Performance.
In addition to UW and Harvard Graduate School of Education, Genor attended the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she studied Elementary Education; Theology; and Gifted, Creative and Talented Education.
The Arts Education Program welcomes Leo-Paul Cyr to its faculty ranks. Cyr received his Ed.D. in Art Education from TC in 2000 and was an instructor of ceramics in the early 1990s. Most recently, he has been an Assistant Professor of Art and Art Education at the University of Maine at Presque Isle as well as serving as artist-teacher for two students in the M.F.A .program at Vermont College of Norwich University.
He has been actively involved in community service projects in Maine and Canada teaching workshops for high school and middle school students. Cyr was also instrumental in restructuring the Teacher Education Program and creating and implementing an art education program at the University of Maine at Presque Isle.
Cyr's artwork has been shown at galleries in Maine, New Brunswick and New York City. His writing explores the various aspects of making art and developing an atmosphere for learning.
In addition to his education at Teachers College, Cyr received undergraduate and graduate degrees from University of Moncton in New Brunswick, Canada, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He also studied arts at Lasalle Conservatory in Montreal, National Institute for Popular Education in Marly-le-Roi, France, and studied French literature at University of Grenoble, France, under a scholarship from the French government.
Derald Wing Sue
Coming to TC from the California School of Professional Psychology and California State University at Hayward, Derald Wing Sue is Professor of Psychology specializing in multicultural psychology, multicultural education, and multicultural counseling and therapy. His extensive research and writing in psychology and education with a multicultural focus has had widespread influence on the counseling and mental health professions.
Sue was invited to address President Clinton's Race Advisory Board on the National Dialogue on Race and participate in a Congressional Briefing on the Psychology of Racism. In addition to being a spokesperson on issues of racism, multiculturalism and diversity, he has produced four widely used videotapes on multicultural professional training. He has also received numerous awards from professional organizations, educational institutions, and community groups.
Sue received his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon and has served as a training faculty member with the Institute for Management Studies and Columbia University Executive Training Programs. He is also co-founder and first president of the Asian American Psychological Association.
David Torrey Hansen
The Philosophy and Education Program welcomes David Torrey Hansen, who comes to TC from the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Hansen began teaching there in 1987 as a doctoral student. After receiving his Ph.D. from the Department of Education at the University of Illinois, he became Assistant Professor at the College of Education.
Hansen's area of interest lies in morality in education, and his book Exploring the Moral Heart of Teaching: Toward a Teacher's Creed was recently published by Teachers College Press. He has also written about teaching as a vocation and democratic commitment to schools. Awards and honors he has received include a Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship and a membership to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of The John Dewey Society. Additionally, he has been appointed to the editorial and review boards of a number of academic journals.
While philosophy of education is Hansen's primary interest, he studied history at the University of Chicago as an undergraduate and received his master's degree in international politics and economics from Stanford University Food Research Institute. After completing his master's studies, Hansen spent two years in Sierra Leone as a teacher and agricultural extension agent with the Peace Corps. He completed his Ph.D. at University of Chicago Department of Education, where he also served as graduate student editor of the American Journal of Education.
Amy Stuart Wells
As a Professor of Educational Policy at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA, Amy Stuart Wells has made a name for herself as an expert in the study of school choice-specifically, school reform, charter schools and desegregation. Originally, her academic studies were leading her in the direction of a journalism career, having received her B.A. in English from Southern Methodist University, and an M.S. in Journalism from Boston University. While attending TC as a doctoral student, she was a freelance education writer and reporter, publishing articles on education and social policy for publications such as The New York Times, Boston Globe, The Nation, Street News and Boston Magazine.
It was while she was working on her Ph.D. from Teachers College in the Sociology of Education that she set out to explore the issues she is known for today. While at TC, Wells was a research associate with Professor Emeritus Robert Crain on the St. Louis School Desegregation Project, in which she was responsible for designing and conducting an evaluation of one of the nation's largest city-suburban student transfer programs. She also worked as a researcher and writer for the ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, writing articles and digests synthesizing research findings.
Named principal investigator on a number of projects funded by the Spencer Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Lilly Endowment, Wells has also been a fellow with the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Science, a Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Academy of Education, and a Visiting Fellow at the A.E. Havens Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She served as a Visiting Scholar at The Russell Sage Foundation just prior to her role as a Visiting Professor and the Jacob and Rosa Sachs Lecturer at Teachers College last year.
Alexander P. Karp
Alexander Karp is no stranger to Teachers College. He has been a Visiting Professor here in both 1998 and 2000. Now he joins the Mathematics Education Program after serving as a Lecturer at St. Petersburg University of Education in Russia since 1989.
In addition to his position at St. Petersburg, Karp has consulted with numerous schools, districts and colleges on curriculum, teacher training and evaluation in mathematics and he has been a member of the St. Petersburg Committee for Evaluation and Assessment of Teachers. He also acted as consultant to the Finnish Team for Mathematical Olympiads in 1993.
Karp is the author of more than 50 publications on Geometry, Methods of Education, Evaluation of Student Achievement, Elementary Mathematics and the History of Mathematics Education. He has made numerous presentations on practice in mathematics education, assessment and combining Russian and western approaches in teaching mathematics.
His work has not gone unrecognized, as he is the recipient of many awards including a Golden medal for academic excellence back in 1976, several Soros Foundation Outstanding Teacher Awards and three awards as the Winner of the National Textbook Competition.
Karp attended Leningrad State Pedagogical University for undergraduate and graduate degrees in Mathematics and Education. He received a graduate degree in History and Education and a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from St. Petersburg State Pedagogical University.
Last Year's New Arrivals
The following new faculty members began teaching at TC in the last academic year, but have never been formally introduced to the community in Inside TC.
Randi L. Wolf
Project Coordinator, Randi L. Wolf, who has worked in the Department of Health and Behavior Studies since March 2000 on "Tailored Communications for Colorectal Cancer Screening," is now a member of the faculty. Educated at Cornell University and the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Wolf has done numerous studies involving aging and bone loss, calcium absorption and osteoporosis prevention. Her current work focuses on understanding factors associated with colorectal and breast cancer screening.
Wolf was an intern at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta and, while at University of Pittsburgh, served as a researcher in the Department of Epidemiology exploring cardiovascular disease risk factors and menopause. She also was principal investigator on a study that looked at determinants of calcium absorption in older men. Her work earned her the Young Investigator Award from the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.
Anne Dorsey Sabatini
TC lecturer, Anne Sabatini, who has been part of the preservice program in Elementary Education since 1996 and a researcher at NCREST since 1991, is now a faculty member in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College. Sabatini is also an alumna who received her Ed.D. from the College.
In addition to her role as an instructor, Sabatini has been a researcher, consultant, staff developer and editor. As a researcher, she has looked at assessment practices of elementary and secondary school teachers, studied school-based management teams, and surveyed Latino and African-American public school teachers to determine what keeps them teaching in urban, inner-city schools.
Associate Professor of Speech and Language Pathology Peter Gordon joined the Department of Biobehavioral Studies in January of this year. Gordon came to TC from New York University, where he was a Research Scientist with the Department of Psychology. Prior to that, Gordon was an Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, also having taught at Harvard University, Stanford University (where he was a Sloan Postdoctoral Fellow) and Northeastern University.
Gordon received his B.A. from the University of Stirling in Scotland and his Ph.D. in Psychology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Some areas of research that interest Gordon are language acquisition, critical periods in second language acquisition, syntax and semantics and cross-cultural studies of numerical and linguistic knowledge.
V.P. Franklin has been a professor of history at Drexel University since 1990, and a distinguished professor since 1999. Now Professor Franklin is part of the TC faculty. Having received a B.A. from Pennsylvania State University, an M.A.T. from Harvard, and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, Franklin began working as a social studies teacher in the Philadelphia Public School System in the early 1970s. As time went on, he entered academia and served as an Assistant Professor of Educational Policy Studies at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; an Assistant and Associate Professor of History and Afro-American Studies at Yale; a Scholar in Residence at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and an Associate Professor of History at Arizona State University before going on to Drexel.
Franklin has also received a number of honors and awards, including a Fulbright Fellowship, an Award for Excellence in Teaching, Scholarship and Student Advising from Yale University, and, recently, a grant from W.E.B. Du Bois Collective Research Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.
Franklin's research and writing explores African-American intellectual tradition, advancement, leadership and education.previous page