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Arts & Humanities

Language, Literature and Social Studies

Sidney Trubowitz (Ed.D., 1966) authored the book, The Good Teacher Mentor: Setting the Standard for Support and Success (2003), with Maureen Robins, the teacher he mentored. He also co-authored with Paul Longo, How It Works: Inside a School-College Collaboration (1996), based on Trubowitz's experience at the Louis Armstrong Middle School in East Elmhurst, New York. Trubowitz is also a professor emeritus from Queens College.

Teaching of English

E. Brooks Goddard (M.A., 1969) is the Chair of the Steering Committee for Teachers for East Africa Alumni (TEAA) and supports the Boston area teachers of African Studies at the Boston University Africa Outreach Office. Goddard helped plan the TEA reunion in September 2001 and was the chief planner for Kampala '03, the TEA's East Africa reunion, and is currently planning Dar '05. Goddard also works for a professional development program called Teachers as Scholars and supervises interns for Boston University. He worked as a teacher for 34 years, including 20 years as English Department Head at Wellesley High School in Massachusetts.

Rita Gold (M.A., 1962) As a recent graduate of the Rita Gold Early Childhood Center puts it, there is Rita Gold, the place, and Rita Gold, the person. On November 15, current tudents, staff and visiting dignitaries gathered to celebrate both. Gold-a long-time educator and recipient of TC's Distinguished Alumni Award-funded the creation of The Gold Center with her husband, Herb, to serve the Columbia community. At the celebration, jazz pianist and TC faculty member Bert Konowitz accompanied a classroom of pre-schoolers as they sang two of Gold's own songs ("I'm Gonna Be Proud of Me" and "The Good Manners Song") from her new collection, Songs for a Head Start. Gold Center director Isabel Belinki presented Gold with a photo album and a toddler-sized Rita Gold Early Childhood Center tee-shirt. TC President Arthur Levine then addressed the smaller members of his audience: "Rita and Herb are friends of mine, they created this place, and they care about children. Rita went to school, worked hard, and did well-and I'm very proud of her."

Teaching of Social Studies

Peninnah Schram (M.A., 1968) authored the book, A Tree in the Garden, with Miriam Oren. Schram is an Associate Professor of Speech and Drama at Stern College of Yeshiva University and works as a professional storyteller. She has written seven books of Jewish folktales and has recorded a CD, The Minstrel and the Storyteller, with singer/guitarist Gerard Edery.

Teaching of Spanish

Arnulfo Hinestroza (Ed.D., 1992; Ed.M., 1990; M.S., 1988) authored the book, The Teaching of the Spanish Language to High School Students. With a wide array of methodology and games, the book is an important resource for high school Spanish teachers throughout the United States, Colombia, Mexico, Spain, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and many other countries. In writing the book, Hinestroza drew upon his 32 years of teaching research and experience.

Department of Counseling & Clinical Psychology

Psychological Counseling

Paul M. Steinberg (Ed.D., 1961) and his wife Trudy were honored at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion through the establishment of The Steinberg Distinguished Professorship in Human Relations and Counseling. The chair pays tribute to their 50 plus years of devotion to the College-Institute and its students. Beginning in 1955, Paul Steinberg has served the College-Institute as Dean of the Rabbinical School, the School of Education, the School of Sacred Music, and of the New York School, where he served the longest tenure of a dean in the school's history. He helped develop the Jerusalem School and was its first Executive Dean. Steinberg earned a B.S. and an M.S. from CCNY. He was ordained and received a master's degree from the Jewish Institute of Religion, and received his doctorate from TC. He has taught at Hebrew University, NYU Baruch College and the Army Management School. He is President of the Gimprich Foundation, and serves on the boards of the Jewish Braille Institute, the Albright Institute of Archaeology in Jerusalem, the Hospital for Joint Diseases, and Dorot.

 

Educational Institutions and Programs

Giftedness

Nancy Taylor Goldman (Ed.D., 1992; M.A.T., 1969) has been appointed the Program Director for Curriculum and Instruction at Long Island University's Rockland Graduate Campus. Prior to her appointment, she served as Director of Curriculum in the Pearl River Schools in Rockland County. During her tenure, Pearl River Schools became one of the first education recipients of the Malcolm Baldrige Quality in Education Award (2001).

Health & Behavior Studies

Applied Physiology & Nutrition

Merle Myerson (Ed.D., 1991; M.A., 1989) sees patients at the National Naval Medical Center. She has also worked as a medical officer at the National Institutes of Health and spent two years as a Cardiologist at a Columbia-affiliated hospital. Myerson received an M.D., completing her residency at Duke University Medical Center and her Cardiology Fellowship at Columbia University.

Nursing Education

Raimonda Clark (Ed.M., 1979; M.A., 1977) was recently named President and CEO of Bayshore Community Hospital and its affiliates, and will be the only woman to hold such a position in a Monmouth County hospital. Clark has worked with Bayshore for 16 years and she has served as Executive Vice President of the hospital since September 2002.

Lucille Joel (Ed.D., 1970) received the 2004 New Jersey Governor's Nursing Merit Award for excellence as a nurse educator. Joel was the first Vice President of the International Council of Nurses, Geneva, and served as the council's representative to UNICEF. She has served as President of the American Nurses Association and the New Jersey State Nurses Association. Joel is on the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools, and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the nursing honor society, and Kappa Delta Pi, the education honor society. She received the Teaching Excellence Award in 2000 from Rutgers College of Nursing, and was selected for the Hall of Honor at the School of Nursing, Seton Hall University.

Anie Kalayjian (Ed.D., 1986; Ed.M., 1981) was elected Treasurer of the American Psychological Association's International Psychology Board of Directors. She has served as chair of the APA Convention's International Program, and is a member of the United Nations NGO/DPI Annual Conference Planning Committee, which she chaired in 2001. Kalayjian has recently been interviewed by several major media outlets, including CNN's Live with Paula Zahn regarding the psychological impact of sexual abuse of Iraqi prisoners by American soldiers. Kalayjian is the founding member of the Worldwide Network for Gender Empowerment, partners of Fielding Graduate Center of Santa Barbara.

Human Development

Developmental Psychology

Richard V. Campagna (M.A., 1991) ran as the Libertarian Party candidate for Vice President in the 2004 elections. Campagna is an international businessman, university instructor and legal/ psychological counselor. "A mainstay of my campaign is that I do more counseling and psychotherapy for the American electorate than politics," says the 52-year-old Campagna, who also holds a degree from the American College of Metaphysical Theology. "People want someone who'll listen, like a neighbor or a friend."

Mathematics, Science & Technology

Communication And Education

Monique J. Fortuné (Ed.M., 2002) joined the Museum of Television & Radio as Radio Curator. A college instructor teaching communication and media arts and public speaking, she has held concurrent positions at Fordham, Westchester Community College, Bronx Community College and Hostos Community College. Since 1997 she has been president of Fortuné & Associates. Fortuné was Development and Marketing Director of WFUV-FM, and an on-air host and Promotion Director of WWRL- AM. Fortuné earned a B.S. from Syracuse University, an Ed.M. from TC, and an M.S. from Fordham University.

Mathematics Education

Sister Nancy Gilchriest (M.A., 1985) has been appointed Chairperson of the Education Department at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. Gilchriest holds an Ed.D. from St. John's University.

Organization and Leadership

Education Leadership

Cecilia Cunningham (Ed.D., 1991) received the 2004 McGraw Prize in Education for her work towards closing the achievement gap. Cunningham served as Principal of Middle College High School, the first high school_college collaboration model designed to help students most likely to drop out of school. In 1993, she founded the Middle College National Consortium, which consists of over 25 Middle College High School campuses across the country, and aims to provide professional development for educators working with at-risk students. She also founded the Bank Street Principal's Institution and is currently working on starting eight new early college high schools.

Barbara Fuchs (Ed.D., 1997) was recently named Assistant Superinten dent of Curriculum, Instruction and Personnel for the Putnam Valley Central School District. Her focus will be improving student achievement via the use of K-12 articulated curriculum maps, which will be continuously informed by data analysis. Previously, Fuchs served as the Director of Professional Development for the Southern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services.

Robert P. Macrae (Ed.D., 2000; M.A., 1994) was named Head of School at Cincinnati Country Day School. He was chosen following a year-long search and will be the 11th person to hold the position. Macrae has served as Headmaster of the Pingry School in New Jersey where he also taught and coached. He has been an instructor in the Stanford University School of Education Leadership and Development Institute and a financial analyst for PaineWebber.

Lynne Brusco Moore (M.A., 1998) recently contributed a chapter about faculty and school meetings to Looking Ahead: Independent School Issues and Answers (2nd Edition). The book includes information about finance, faculty, communication, curriculum, culture and community, and technology, and provides valuable information about issues facing schools today.

Student Personnel
Administration and Guidance

Alma Flagg (Ed.D., 1955) was named the 2004 John Cotton Dana Lecturer by the Friends of the Newark Public Library. Flagg taught elementary school in Washington, D.C., and New Jersey before becoming the first African-American female principal in Newark in 1964. The E. Alma Flagg School in Newark is named in her honor. She has also authored three books of poetry: Twenty-One Poems; Feelings, Lines, Colors; and, Twenty More with Thought and Feeling.

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