Barbara Bashaw(Ed.D. ’11, M.A. ’96), Arnhold Professor of Practice in Dance Education, Director of TC’s Dance Education Doctoral Program, and Executive Director of Arnhold Institute for Dance Education Research, Policy & Leadership
Alex BowersAssociate Professor of Education Leadership
Associate Professor of Education Leadership, is appointed as an Associate Editor to Educational Administration Quarterly, the leading peer-reviewed research journal in education leadership. Bowers is also appointed to the editorial board for AERJ (the American Educational Research Journal), among the top global research journals in education.
Melanie BrewsterAssociate Professor of Counseling Psychology, Co-Founder of Sexuality, Women, & Gender Project
Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology and Co-Founder of TC’s Sexuality, Women, & Gender Project, receives the 2020 Fritz & Linn Kuder Early Career Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Counseling Psychology,given by Division 17 of the American Psychological Association to an early-career psychologist. Brewster is Director of Clinical Training for TC’s Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program and directs identityLORE (Laboratory for Oppression, Resilience, and Empowerment).
A student in TC’s Dance Education doctoral program, receives a 2020 Dance Teacher Award from Dance Teacher magazine. Dye directs the Dance Department at Science Skills High School for Science, Technology & the Creative Arts and the after-schoolJow-Ile-Bailar Dance Company in Brooklyn. She is also a dance faculty member for Ballet Hispánico and Lincoln Center’s Middle School ArtsAudition Boot Camp.
Kenneth Graves(Ph.D. ’19, M.A. ’13), Adjunct Professor at Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership
(Ph.D. ’19, M.A. ’13), Upper School Assistant Principal for Academic Life & Director of Studies at New York City’s Ethical Culture Fieldston School and Adjunct Professor at TC’s Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership, receives the Dissertation of the Year Award from the AERA Advanced Studies of National Databases SIG. Graves’s dissertation, titled “Disrupting the Digital Norm in the New Digital Divide: Toward a Conceptual and Empirical Framework of Technology Leadership for Social Justice through Multilevel Latent Class Analysis.”
Sonya Douglass HorsfordAssociate Professor of Education Leadership, Co-Director of Urban Education Leaders Program (UELP) in the Department of Organization & Leadership, Founding Director of Black Education Research Collective (BERC)
TC Student Senate Vice President Charmagne (Cha Cha) Jones, a master’s degree student in Applied Physiology, is named to receive The Campbell Award, given by the Columbia University Alumni Association for exceptional leadership and Columbia spirit.
A Ph.D. student in TC’s History & Education program, is named a recipient of the National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship. Kautz’s dissertation project is titled “Punishing Promise: School Discipline and Carceral Expansion during the Era of Desegregation,” focusing especially on Boston, Massachusetts.
Janet MillerProfessor Emerita of English Education
Professor Emerita of English Education, is recognized at AERA’s 2020 annual meeting, held virtually, with the conference session “Light in Bleak Times: Reflections on Janet Miller’s Four Decades of Curriculum Theorizing and Praxis.”
Silvia Alves NishiokaPh.D. student in Counseling Psychology and Counseling Program Assistant
A fourth-year doctoral student in Counseling Psychology and Counseling Program Assistant, receives a Teachers College Student Leadership Award for her outstanding work as a student in the Student Support & Counseling team in Student Affairs, collaborating in the development and refining of the office’s operation.
Dimitri PapanagnouPh.D. student in Adult Learning & Leadership
A doctoral student in TC’s Adult Learning & Leadership program, receives the Macy Faculty Scholars Award, provided by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation to fund projects that improve health by advancing the education and training of health professionals. For his project, Papanagnou — who is also an emergency medicine physician, professor and medical college associate dean — is developing a curriculum to help medical students and practitioners cope with the constant element of surprise in their work.
Alexa RodriguezPh.D. student in History & Education
A Ph.D. student in TC’s History & Education program, is named a recipient of the National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship. Rodriguez’s dissertation engages with social and transnational approaches to investigate the execution of education policies aimed at modernizing the Dominican Republic during the U.S. occupation from 1916 to 1924.
Amra Sabic-El-RayessAssociate Professor of Practice in Education Policy & Social Analysis
Associate Professor of Practice in the Department of Education Policy & Social Analysis, receives the 2020 Samuel Untermyer Award, given by the Untermyer Gardens Conservancy for reflecting the bravery of the award’s namesake, who was an advocate for stock market regulations, government ownership of railroads and various legal reforms. Subsequently, The Cat I Never Named: A True Story of Love, War, and Survival (Bloomsbury, 2020), a memoir by Sabic-El-Rayess, a survivor of ethnic cleansing in Bosnia and Herzegovina, is named a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection and receives six starred reviews, reserved for books of exceptional quality.
Frances Schoonmaker(Ed.D. ’83), Professor Emerita of Education
(Ed.D. ’83), Professor Emerita of Education receives the Agatha Award for Best Middle Grade/Young Adult Mystery for her 2019 novel, The Last Crystal (book three of her The Last Crystal Trilogy, published by Auctus Publishers).
Professor of Psychology & Education, is elected to Fellow status in the American Psychological Association by the APA Council of Representatives. Smith’s work focuses on social inclusion/exclusion and emotional well-being, social class and poverty, anti-racism and Whiteness, and participatory action research.
Phillip Smith(Ph.D. ’19), Research Fellow with Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME), Program Director of Black Education Research Collective (BERC), Director of Reimagining Education Summer Institute (RESI)
Thuy Hang TranMaster’s student in Education Policy
A master’s degree student in Education Policy, is awarded a $10,000 Davis Project for Peace Fellowship to support her work building a youth after-school learning center and implementing a summer peace program in her home village in Vietnam.
Cally L. WaiteAssociate Professor of History & Education
Associate Professor of History & Education and Director of the Social Science Research Council’s Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives Program, is named one of six recipients of the Spencer Foundation’s 2020 Mentor Awards.