Published in TC Today - Volume 32, No. 2
By Connecting alumni far and near with Teachers College and each other
ARTS AND HUMANITIES
ART & ART EDUCATION
Timelines, a 17-year retrospective of the work of Barbara Rothenberg (M.A., 1956), was recently displayed at the Finn Gallery in
MUSIC AND MUSIC EDUCATION
Marsha Edelman (Ed.D., 1982), Professor of Music and Education, coordinator of academic programs in Jewish music and Director of the Tyson Music Library at Gratz College in Pennsylvania, recently arranged and produced Hodu: Jewish Rhythms from Baghdad to India for Rahel Musleah and Chai Od Va’Od: 18 Plus One Songs for Children for Nili Rabinowitz. Edelman’s book, Discovering Jewish Music (Jewish Publication Society, 2003), was issued in paperback last year.
PHILOSOPHY & EDUCATION
Carol Napier (M.A., 1983) is now a school psychologist at Clarkstown High School North in
Roben Torosyan (Ph.D., 2000; M.Phil., 1998), of the Center for Academic Excellence at
TEACHING OF SOCIAL STUDIES
Katherine Rodi (M.A., 1995) is senior counsel in the Office of the General Counsel for the NYC Department of Education. She lived in D.C. for the past eight years and now resides in
TEACHING OF SPANISH
Luis Rios (Ph.D., 2002) works as a Bilingual/Migrant Education Consultant with the Curriculum and Instruction Branch of the California Department of Education in
SPEECH & LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
Sara Rosenfeld Johnson (M.A., 1972), has spent the last 25 years perfecting a unique brand of oral-motor speech therapy. A speech and language pathologist, she has authored many works on the subject, including Oral-Motor Exercises for Speech Clarity, The HOMEWORK Book, Assessment and Treatment of the Jaw and The Drooling Program. She is the founder of Innovative Therapists International, a speakers bureau and source for oral-motor-based therapy tools and Sara R. Johnson & Associates in
COUNSELING & CLINICAL PSYCHOLOG Y
Sandra Berk Jacoby (M.A., 1967) is a learning disabilities specialist with her own tutoring practice. Jacoby has served as Director of the Rye Youth Council Employment Service at
After a more than 20 year career as a teacher and media specialist in New York and North Carolina school systems, Nikki Ingianni (M.A., 1976) bought a bookmobile on eBay and is currently traveling to trailer parks, church parking lots and along country roads to offer free tutoring and homework help to children in need. With over 1,400 donated books cataloged, her bookmobile offers library services to rural children, many of whom have never been inside a public library. Her organization, The Little Red Bookmobile, Inc., is a nonprofit, operating primarily on donations, and is now seeking grants.
Mary Lou Bernardo (Ph.D., 1993) is a full-time health and medical writer. Her motto is “Have Laptop, Will Travel”: in the past year, she has traveled across the
Christine Fischer (Ed.M., 1999) traveled to
PSYCHOLOGY & EDUCATION
Avianca Bouchedid (M.A., 1996) received a Bronze Volunteer Service Award from the United States President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. The award was created in 2003 to honor Americans who volunteer their time to help others.
Robert Cavalier (Ph.D., 1961) received the Catherine McGraw Rock Award from
PSYCHOLOGY IN EDUCATION
Nimat Hafez Barazangi (M.A., 1972) recently published a paper in the Action Research journal on her 2005–2006 Senior Fulbright Scholarship to
CURRICULUM & TEACHING
CURRICULUM & TEACHING
Rose Nappi-Wasser (Ed.M., 1999) is Visiting Instructor of Writing for Emerging Learners at St. Thomas Aquinas College, a diverse community of learners located in
Taunya Nesin (M.A., 2000) spent the past year developing a new reading program at Houghton Mifflin Company and has accepted a new position in the School Publishing Division at National Geographic. She is excited about relocating to
Edna Ranck (Ed.D., 1986) is President of the U.S. National Committee for the World Organization for Early Childhood Education. She was previously a Senior Research Associate at Westover Consultants, Inc. and Director of Public Policy and Research at the National Association for Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies. She has published widely and given presentations at local, national and international conferences.
ELEMENTARY & CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Barbara Golub (M.A., 2004) has been selected as a MetLife Fellow in the Teachers Network Leadership Institute. She is a fifth grade teacher at P.S. 158 in
Bridget Looney (M.A., 1997) is teaching third grade and coordinating the primary school social studies program at The Montclair Kimberley Academy in
HEALTH AND BEHAVIOR STUDIES
Joyce Sarat White (M.A., 1969) is in private practice counseling individuals and groups with weight problems. She has published several articles on weight management topics and has taught classes at a university in
Leah Farrell (M.A., 2007) is now a Ph.D. candidate in Clinical Psychology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and
Jill Jayne (M.S., 2007) is a fulltime “rock-star/nutritionist”: running two companies; her band, Sunset West; and her kids’ television show, Jumping Jacks with Jill. The show’s Web site is www.jumpingjill.com.
INTERNATIONAL AND TRANSCULTURAL STUDIES
COMPARATIVE & INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
Masako Hamada (Ed.D., 2002) is an Assistant Professor in the Japanese Program at
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Joseph Castleberry (Ed.D., 1999) is currently serving as President of Northwest University in
MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY
INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY & MEDIA
Nancy Lin (M.A., 2002) earned some additional certifications from
Janell N. Catlin (Ph.D., 2007) is a postdoctoral fellow in Science Education at Teachers College. Catlin’s research agenda includes a focus on urban education, student motivation to learn and engage in science and teacher motivation to practice in urban, high-poverty areas.
ORGANIZATION & LEADERSHIP
Steve Bogdanoff (M.A., 1994) founded ISIS Affiliates in 2001, specializing in resource development for K–12 knowledge management and visual analytic technology for effective analysis of educational data. He currently designs professional development resources for regional accreditation associations and consults with K–12 schools and districts. His Web site is www.isisaffiliates.com.
Kate Eskra Fioravanti (Ed.M., 2004) is Arts Director and Head Teacher of the
HIGHER & ADULT EDUCATION
Jeffrey A. Barnett (M.A., 2005) was appointed Assistant Dean of Students at
Eric Pardell (M.A., 2004) is Senior Vice President of Leadership Development Process & Programs at Bank of America’s Global Consumer and Small Business Banking unit in
SOCIAL, ORGANIZATIONAL, COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY
Jacob Jaffe (Ed.D., 1965) has published Hobgoblins, a psychological thriller about “a cabal of financiers that secretly supports a presidential candidate who plans to double-cross them and become a modern-day Hitler.” Jaffe’s previous novel was