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Arts & Humanities

 

APPLIED LINGUISTICS

Tomoko Takahashi (Ed.D. ’84) was elected to the Senior College and University Commis­sion of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

 

ARTS ADMINISTRATION

Rachel Moore (M.A. ’94) was named President and CEO of the Music Center in downtown Los Angeles.

 

ART & ART EDUCATION

Harry Leigh (M.A. ’59) was awarded a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts in Crafts/Sculpture.

 

HISTORY & EDUCATION

 

Grace Roosevelt (Ed.D. ’87) published Creating a College That Works: Audrey Cohen and Metropolitan College of New York.

 

LANGUAGE, LITERATURE & SOCIAL STUDIES

Pascal Tone (M.A. ’69) received an Honorary Doctorate degree from Franklin University Switzerland.

 

MUSIC & MUSIC EDUCATION

Lorenzo Martinez (Ed.D. ’98) was named Executive Director of the Houston Chamber Choir.

 

Rabbi Arnold Saltzman (M.A. ’76) was awarded The Maryland General Assembly Citation for dedicated service to the community. The ‘Newse­um’ Collection’s Committee in Washington, D.C. accepted Saltzman’s photos, posters and sermons concerning the Vigil to Free Alan Gross, a former prisoner in Cuba.

 

RELIGION & EDUCATION

Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook (Ed.D. ’93) published God Beyond Borders: Interreligious Learning Among Faith Communities.

 

TEACHING OF SOCIAL STUDIES

Rudy Arietta (M.A. ’99) was named principal of Ardsley High School in Ardsley, New York.

 

Biobehavioral Science

MOTOR LEARNING

James Gordon (Ed.D. ’85) received an Honorary Doc-tor of Science degree from SUNY Downstate, speaking at the institution’s commence­ment.

 

[ARTS ADMINISTRATION]

Rachel Moore (M.A. ’94) was named President and CEO of the Music Center in downtown Los Angeles

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Dorothy “Dolly” Lambdin (M.A. ’74), a 40-year professor in teacher education at The University of Texas at Austin, completed a year as President of the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America).

 

SPEECH & LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY & AUDIOLOGY

Diane DiResta (M.S. ’77), Founder and CEO of DiResta Communications, Inc., has earned the Certified Speaking Professional® (CSP) designation.

 

Counseling & Clinical Psychology

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

 

Aurelie Athan (Ph.D. ’11) and Heather Reel (M.A. ’14) published Maternal Psychology: Reflections on the 20th anniver­sary of deconstructing develop­mental psychology in Feminism & Psychology.

 

Curriculum & Teaching

CURRICULUM & TEACHING

 

Shira Epstein (Ed.D. ’07) published Teaching Civic Literacy Projects.

 

Sharon Feiman-Nemser (Ed.D. ’72) coauthored Inspir­ing Teaching: Preparing Teachers to Succeed in Mission-Driven Schools.

 

At the Third Annual Night to Celebrate Israel, Rabbi Ron Issacs (Ed.D. ’79) was honored for his contributions to his community and the State of Israel.

 

Julie Warner (Ed.D. ’14) was named a 2015 Presidential Management Fellows finalist.

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Eileen Flicker (Ed.D. ’94) was appointed Director of Early Childhood Education at the YJCC’s David Rukin Early Childhood Center in Washington, New Jersey.

 

ELEMENTARY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Third grade teacher Dahlia Constantine (M.A. ’02), of Patrick Henry Elementary in Arlington, Virginia, won the Washington Post’s 2015 Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award.

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD/ SPECIAL EDUCATION (DUAL CERTIFICATION)

Mary Victoria Algeri (M.A. ’06) has joined Mindprint Learning, which offers online cognitive assessments for children.

 

LITERACY SPECIALIST

Lauren Bakian (M.A. ’12) was one of 12 teachers to  receive New York City’s 2015 Big Apple Award.

 

Education Policy & Social Analysis

 

SOCIOLOGY & EDUCATION

Sachi (Alexandra) Feris (M.A. ’03) launched the blog Raising Race Conscious Children (www.raceconscious.org).

 

Health & Behavior Studies

APPLIED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY - SCHOOLING & READING

Arthur Chickering (Ph.D. ’58) released Cool Passion: Challenging Higher Education.

 

BLIND & VISUAL IMPAIRMENT

Beth Purvis (M.A. ’89) was named Illinois’ Secretary of Education by Governor Bruce Rauner.

 

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP STUDIES

The passage of House Bill 372 in Georgia’s Clayton County Superior Court ensures that Utopian Academy for the Arts, a charter school founded by Artesius Miller (M.A. ’11), will remain open to serve one of the nation’s poorest districts.

 

HEALTH EDUCATION

Beatrice Bridglall (Ed.D. ’04) edited the recently published Promoting Global Competence and Social Justice in Teacher Education.

 

MENTAL RETARDATION

Gay Culverhouse (Ed.D.’83) published Throwaway Players: The Concussion Crisis from Pee Wee Football to the NFL.

 

NURSING EDUCATION

Joan E. Bowers (Ed.D. ’78) received a certificate in gerontology. She exhibits her photography in Philadelphia.

M. Louise Fitzpatrick (Ed.D. ’72), the Connelly Endowed Dean and Professor of Nursing at Villanova Uni­versity’s College of Nursing, received the University’s Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

Lily Hsu (Ed.D. ’06) was named Vice Provost of Johnson & Wales University, Providence campus.

Phillippa Purdy (M.S. ’13) has been appointed Clinical Dietician at The Osborn Retirement Community in Rye, New York.

 

NUTRITION EDUCATION

“Get Me Goin,” a danceable music video by Jill Jayne (M.S. ’07) was nominated for an Emmy by the Michi­gan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

 

Human Development

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOL­OGY-HUMAN COGNITIVE STUDIES EDUCATION

Daniel Schwartz (Ph.D. ’92), an expert in human cognition and educational technology, has been named Dean of Stan­ford University’s Graduate School of Education.

Alice Wilder (Ed.D. ’98) and her team won five daytime Emmy Awards for their pro­gram Tumble Leaf.

 

Interdepartmental

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES IN EDUCATION

Nancy Brown (Ed.D. ’88),  the Gordon Professor of  Early Childhood Education  at Florida Atlantic University’s Karen Slattery Educa­tional Research Center for Child Development, is on the Executive Board and serves as a United Nations representative for the Association for Childhood Educa­tion International.

Kevin Jennings (M.A. ’94) was named Board Co-Chair of the National LGBT Museum.

Harvard University Press has published Undlattenin, the TC thesis of Nick Sousanis (Ed.D. ’14), considered the first dissertation presented entirely in comic book format.

 

International & Transcultural Studies

COMPARATIVE & INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

Keiichi Ogawa (Ph.D. ’99) published Comparative Analysis on Universal Primary Education Policy and Practice in Sub-Saha­ran Africa: The Cases of Ghana, Kenya, Malawi and Uganda.

 

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Joseph Castleberry (Ed.D. ’99), President of Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington, published The New Pilgrims: How Immi­grants are Renewing America’s Faith in both English and Spanish.

 

Mathematics, Science & Technology

MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

Valerie Camille Jones (Ed.D. ’11) and current TC doctoral student Chance Nalley (M.E. ’13) received the Presiden-tial Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, for Georgia and New York, respectively. The award is administered by The National Science Foundation on behalf of the White House

Office of Science and Technology Policy.

 

COMMUNICATION & EDUCATION

Philip H. Martin (M.A. ’10) won the 2013 Neblett Award for Outstanding Classroom Teaching, Union County Col­lege, Cranford, New Jersey.

Bobby Susser (M.A. ’87) was honored at the Josephine Foundation Gala on June 12 for his contributions to chil­dren’s music.

INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY & MEDIA

Steven Goss (Ed.D. ’07) joined Teachers College as Vice Provost for Digital Learning.                          

Organization & Leadership

ADULT EDUCATION GUIDED INTENSIVE STUDY

David Zersen (Ed.D. ’98) and Moses Kumar published Planting in Native Soil: Studies in Inculturation.

EDUCATIONAL  ADMINISTRATION

Doris “Annie” Henry (Ed.D. ’90) represented New Zea­land in the 5th Women’s World Golf Croquet Championship in Cairo, Egypt. Henry, ranked 35th, is Vice President of Croquet New Zealand.

Anton Jungherr (M.E. ’71) was recently appointed to the Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee, in Rich­mond, California.

Edward A. Mainzer (Ed.D. ’90) retired in July 2015 after 30-plus years as a K–12 teach­er, counselor and building- and district-level administrator in New York City-area schools and colleges. He remains on the Ethics Committee of the National Career Development Association and the Board of Directors of the American School Counselor Association.

William Paterson University professor Ron Verdicchio (Ed.D. ’82) and six of his students co-authored Images of America: Prospect Park.

HIGHER & POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

 

Heather Correa (M.A. ’08) is Coordinator of Orientation and First-Year Programs at the Uni­versity of California, Riverside.

 

Negar Farakish (Ed.D. ’08) received The Chair Academy’s 2015 International Exemplary Leadership Award.

Sosanya Jones (Ed.D. ’13) re­ceived the J. William Fulbright Scholar award for her research project, Inclusionary Internationalization: A Multi-Case Study of Policies and Practices in Alberta’s Institutions of Higher Education.

 

STUDENT PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION

 

Patrick L. Valdez (M.A. ’02) was appointed Dean of the Undergraduate College and  Associate Professor of Educa­tion at the College of Mount Saint Vincent.

 

Published Thursday, Nov 5, 2015

Class Notes

Arts & Humanities

 

APPLIED LINGUISTICS

Tomoko Takahashi (Ed.D. ’84) was elected to the Senior College and University Commis­sion of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

 

ARTS ADMINISTRATION

Rachel Moore (M.A. ’94) was named President and CEO of the Music Center in downtown Los Angeles.

 

ART & ART EDUCATION

Harry Leigh (M.A. ’59) was awarded a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts in Crafts/Sculpture.

 

HISTORY & EDUCATION

 

Grace Roosevelt (Ed.D. ’87) published Creating a College That Works: Audrey Cohen and Metropolitan College of New York.

 

LANGUAGE, LITERATURE & SOCIAL STUDIES

Pascal Tone (M.A. ’69) received an Honorary Doctorate degree from Franklin University Switzerland.

 

MUSIC & MUSIC EDUCATION

Lorenzo Martinez (Ed.D. ’98) was named Executive Director of the Houston Chamber Choir.

 

Rabbi Arnold Saltzman (M.A. ’76) was awarded The Maryland General Assembly Citation for dedicated service to the community. The ‘Newse­um’ Collection’s Committee in Washington, D.C. accepted Saltzman’s photos, posters and sermons concerning the Vigil to Free Alan Gross, a former prisoner in Cuba.

 

RELIGION & EDUCATION

Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook (Ed.D. ’93) published God Beyond Borders: Interreligious Learning Among Faith Communities.

 

TEACHING OF SOCIAL STUDIES

Rudy Arietta (M.A. ’99) was named principal of Ardsley High School in Ardsley, New York.

 

Biobehavioral Science

MOTOR LEARNING

James Gordon (Ed.D. ’85) received an Honorary Doc-tor of Science degree from SUNY Downstate, speaking at the institution’s commence­ment.

 

[ARTS ADMINISTRATION]

Rachel Moore (M.A. ’94) was named President and CEO of the Music Center in downtown Los Angeles

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Dorothy “Dolly” Lambdin (M.A. ’74), a 40-year professor in teacher education at The University of Texas at Austin, completed a year as President of the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America).

 

SPEECH & LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY & AUDIOLOGY

Diane DiResta (M.S. ’77), Founder and CEO of DiResta Communications, Inc., has earned the Certified Speaking Professional® (CSP) designation.

 

Counseling & Clinical Psychology

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

 

Aurelie Athan (Ph.D. ’11) and Heather Reel (M.A. ’14) published Maternal Psychology: Reflections on the 20th anniver­sary of deconstructing develop­mental psychology in Feminism & Psychology.

 

Curriculum & Teaching

CURRICULUM & TEACHING

 

Shira Epstein (Ed.D. ’07) published Teaching Civic Literacy Projects.

 

Sharon Feiman-Nemser (Ed.D. ’72) coauthored Inspir­ing Teaching: Preparing Teachers to Succeed in Mission-Driven Schools.

 

At the Third Annual Night to Celebrate Israel, Rabbi Ron Issacs (Ed.D. ’79) was honored for his contributions to his community and the State of Israel.

 

Julie Warner (Ed.D. ’14) was named a 2015 Presidential Management Fellows finalist.

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Eileen Flicker (Ed.D. ’94) was appointed Director of Early Childhood Education at the YJCC’s David Rukin Early Childhood Center in Washington, New Jersey.

 

ELEMENTARY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Third grade teacher Dahlia Constantine (M.A. ’02), of Patrick Henry Elementary in Arlington, Virginia, won the Washington Post’s 2015 Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award.

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD/ SPECIAL EDUCATION (DUAL CERTIFICATION)

Mary Victoria Algeri (M.A. ’06) has joined Mindprint Learning, which offers online cognitive assessments for children.

 

LITERACY SPECIALIST

Lauren Bakian (M.A. ’12) was one of 12 teachers to  receive New York City’s 2015 Big Apple Award.

 

Education Policy & Social Analysis

 

SOCIOLOGY & EDUCATION

Sachi (Alexandra) Feris (M.A. ’03) launched the blog Raising Race Conscious Children (www.raceconscious.org).

 

Health & Behavior Studies

APPLIED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY - SCHOOLING & READING

Arthur Chickering (Ph.D. ’58) released Cool Passion: Challenging Higher Education.

 

BLIND & VISUAL IMPAIRMENT

Beth Purvis (M.A. ’89) was named Illinois’ Secretary of Education by Governor Bruce Rauner.

 

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP STUDIES

The passage of House Bill 372 in Georgia’s Clayton County Superior Court ensures that Utopian Academy for the Arts, a charter school founded by Artesius Miller (M.A. ’11), will remain open to serve one of the nation’s poorest districts.

 

HEALTH EDUCATION

Beatrice Bridglall (Ed.D. ’04) edited the recently published Promoting Global Competence and Social Justice in Teacher Education.

 

MENTAL RETARDATION

Gay Culverhouse (Ed.D.’83) published Throwaway Players: The Concussion Crisis from Pee Wee Football to the NFL.

 

NURSING EDUCATION

Joan E. Bowers (Ed.D. ’78) received a certificate in gerontology. She exhibits her photography in Philadelphia.

M. Louise Fitzpatrick (Ed.D. ’72), the Connelly Endowed Dean and Professor of Nursing at Villanova Uni­versity’s College of Nursing, received the University’s Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

Lily Hsu (Ed.D. ’06) was named Vice Provost of Johnson & Wales University, Providence campus.

Phillippa Purdy (M.S. ’13) has been appointed Clinical Dietician at The Osborn Retirement Community in Rye, New York.

 

NUTRITION EDUCATION

“Get Me Goin,” a danceable music video by Jill Jayne (M.S. ’07) was nominated for an Emmy by the Michi­gan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

 

Human Development

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOL­OGY-HUMAN COGNITIVE STUDIES EDUCATION

Daniel Schwartz (Ph.D. ’92), an expert in human cognition and educational technology, has been named Dean of Stan­ford University’s Graduate School of Education.

Alice Wilder (Ed.D. ’98) and her team won five daytime Emmy Awards for their pro­gram Tumble Leaf.

 

Interdepartmental

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES IN EDUCATION

Nancy Brown (Ed.D. ’88),  the Gordon Professor of  Early Childhood Education  at Florida Atlantic University’s Karen Slattery Educa­tional Research Center for Child Development, is on the Executive Board and serves as a United Nations representative for the Association for Childhood Educa­tion International.

Kevin Jennings (M.A. ’94) was named Board Co-Chair of the National LGBT Museum.

Harvard University Press has published Undlattenin, the TC thesis of Nick Sousanis (Ed.D. ’14), considered the first dissertation presented entirely in comic book format.

 

International & Transcultural Studies

COMPARATIVE & INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

Keiichi Ogawa (Ph.D. ’99) published Comparative Analysis on Universal Primary Education Policy and Practice in Sub-Saha­ran Africa: The Cases of Ghana, Kenya, Malawi and Uganda.

 

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Joseph Castleberry (Ed.D. ’99), President of Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington, published The New Pilgrims: How Immi­grants are Renewing America’s Faith in both English and Spanish.

 

Mathematics, Science & Technology

MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

Valerie Camille Jones (Ed.D. ’11) and current TC doctoral student Chance Nalley (M.E. ’13) received the Presiden-tial Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, for Georgia and New York, respectively. The award is administered by The National Science Foundation on behalf of the White House

Office of Science and Technology Policy.

 

COMMUNICATION & EDUCATION

Philip H. Martin (M.A. ’10) won the 2013 Neblett Award for Outstanding Classroom Teaching, Union County Col­lege, Cranford, New Jersey.

Bobby Susser (M.A. ’87) was honored at the Josephine Foundation Gala on June 12 for his contributions to chil­dren’s music.

INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY & MEDIA

Steven Goss (Ed.D. ’07) joined Teachers College as Vice Provost for Digital Learning.                          

Organization & Leadership

ADULT EDUCATION GUIDED INTENSIVE STUDY

David Zersen (Ed.D. ’98) and Moses Kumar published Planting in Native Soil: Studies in Inculturation.

EDUCATIONAL  ADMINISTRATION

Doris “Annie” Henry (Ed.D. ’90) represented New Zea­land in the 5th Women’s World Golf Croquet Championship in Cairo, Egypt. Henry, ranked 35th, is Vice President of Croquet New Zealand.

Anton Jungherr (M.E. ’71) was recently appointed to the Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee, in Rich­mond, California.

Edward A. Mainzer (Ed.D. ’90) retired in July 2015 after 30-plus years as a K–12 teach­er, counselor and building- and district-level administrator in New York City-area schools and colleges. He remains on the Ethics Committee of the National Career Development Association and the Board of Directors of the American School Counselor Association.

William Paterson University professor Ron Verdicchio (Ed.D. ’82) and six of his students co-authored Images of America: Prospect Park.

HIGHER & POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

 

Heather Correa (M.A. ’08) is Coordinator of Orientation and First-Year Programs at the Uni­versity of California, Riverside.

 

Negar Farakish (Ed.D. ’08) received The Chair Academy’s 2015 International Exemplary Leadership Award.

Sosanya Jones (Ed.D. ’13) re­ceived the J. William Fulbright Scholar award for her research project, Inclusionary Internationalization: A Multi-Case Study of Policies and Practices in Alberta’s Institutions of Higher Education.

 

STUDENT PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION

 

Patrick L. Valdez (M.A. ’02) was appointed Dean of the Undergraduate College and  Associate Professor of Educa­tion at the College of Mount Saint Vincent.

 

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