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Sherene Alexander

Director of Academic Administration (DAA)

Her primary responsibility is administrative management of the Department and she reports to the Chair. She is responsible for the organization and planning of the academic and administrative activities of the department, including matters of financial, personnel, course scheduling, space management, special events, and the provision of student and faculty services. The DAA has overall responsibility for the department's administrative budget and for supervision of the instructional budget in collaboration with the Chair. She is responsible for the hiring, training, and supervision of all department staff. The DAA processes all full-time faculty appointments and oversees faculty search activities. She oversees departmental facilities and space utilization, coordinates planned projects, approves requests for repairs and improvements, and advises faculty and students concerning College policies and procedures.

Lauren Lester

Department Administrative Coordinator

This position reports to the DAA and responsibilities include administrative duties such as office reception, providing support for course administration, and event planning and implementation. The Administrative Assistant is the principal receptionist for the department office and provides administrative support to the faculty, Program Managers, and the DAA. This staff member answers the department's main telephone line and directs callers and walk-in visitors to the appropriate faculty or staff member. This position is responsible for the management of departmental social media accounts, mail distribution, the contribution of original writing to departmental publications, the ordering of office supplies, the management of departmental and program calendars, preparing and distributing appointment letters for student employees and part-time instructional staff, and the management and processing of professional development and travel funds for faculty, staff, and students, and the supervision of student work-study employees.

Patricia Gabriel

Program Manager for the programs in Economics and Education and Sociology and Education

Reporting to the EPSA Department's DAA, the Program Manager is responsible for the administrative management, along with faculty Program Coordinators, of two of the EPSA department's four academic programs: Economics and Education and Sociology and Education. This entails continuous communication with the faculty Program Coordinators and involvement in all aspects of the program including admissions, student communications, marketing, recruiting, academic advising, faculty hiring, program management, and special events.

Malgorzata (Gosia) Kolb

Program Manager for the programs in Politics and Education and Education Policy

Reporting to the EPSA Department's DAA, the Program Manager is responsible for the administrative management, along with faculty Program Coordinators, of two of the EPSA department's four academic programs: Education Policy and Politics and Education. This entails continuous communication with the faculty Program Coordinators and involvement in all aspects of the program including admissions, student communications, marketing, recruiting, academic advising, faculty hiring, program management, and special events.

Rachel Moskowitz

Graduate Assistant

This position reports to the DAA and responsibilities include administrative duties such as office reception and providing support for course administration. Additionally, the Graduate Assistant provides administrative support to the faculty and staff as well as assistance with departmental and program publications, editing, research projects, faculty grants, special events, and project management.

Dianne Delima

Her duty as Administrative Coordinator is to manage logistical information for CURE. Her primary responsibility is to assist Sociology of Education Professor Amy Stuart Wells on projects surrounding the educational benefits of diversity, primarily “Reimagining Education: Teaching and Learning in Racially Diverse Schools”, a multidisciplinary Summer Institute that supports efforts to create truly integrated schools for educators, policy makers, parents, and graduate students who live and work in racially and ethnically diverse communities.  She also assists students and research assistants on The Public Good, a public school support organization (PSSO) that offers a comprehensive package of services to schools and communities to realize the educational and societal benefits of diversity. Dianne also organizes budgetary grant information, manages logistical information for research assistants and interns working in the office, and communicates with TC Offices and other organizations in related efforts to advocate for true integration.  Dianne hails from California and is currently a doctoral candidate in the Higher and Postscondary Education program at Teachers College.

Katherine Y. Chung

Administrative Director for the National Center for Children and Families

Katherine Y. Chung is the Administrative Director for the National Center for Children and Families.  She oversees the fiscal and operational aspects for the Center. These responsibilities include but are not limited to creating and managing budget proposals and reports; writing and editing grants and annual proposals and reports; recruiting and hiring personnel and staff appointments; and managing public relations efforts.  She has a BA in Psychology from Barnard College, Columbia University and pursued graduate studies in Social Welfare Policy at Columbia University. Before coming to NCCF, Katherine wrote committee reports to the Trustees on behalf of Columbia University’s Committee on Socially Responsible Investing; served as the Chief of Staff to the Provost at Pace University; and held appointments in the Dean’s Office at Columbia Law School.

Jeannie Kim

Postdoctoral Fellow and Instructor

Jeannie Kim received her BA in History from Brown University, her M.Ed in Administration, Planning and Social Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and her Ph.D in Sociology from New York University, where she was an IES-PIRT Predoctoral Fellow. Before her graduate studies, she taught middle school mathematics in Brooklyn as a New York City Teaching Fellow and worked as a program coordinator for the Education Research Program at the Social Science Research Council. Her past research has included supporting projects that have focused on examining stratification in higher education. Her research agenda, broadly, is motivated by questions investigating racial inequality in education and the various mechanisms within and outside of educational institutions that mediate the heterogeneous experiences and outcomes of students by race. Her current research examines the influence of school racial compositions on teachers’ evaluations of student academic effort and the variation of those evaluations by student race. She also teaches the course, Roles of Culture and Race in Educational Inequality.

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