Arts & Humanities
Eric Oberstein (M.A. ’09) won a GRAMMY for Best Latin Jazz Album for producing The Offense of the Drum, by Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. He also received a Latin GRAMMY Award for producing the album Final Night at Birdland.
ARTS IN EDUCATION The art of the late Hortense “Honey” Kassoy (M.A. ’39, B.S. ’38) was featured in the Lasting Legacies exhibit of the Bronx Council on the Arts’ Longwood Arts Project. A sculptor and painter, Kassoy won First Prize in Watercolor on Painter’s Day at the 1939 World’s Fair.
MUSIC & MUSIC EDUCATION
Gerald R. Mack (Ed.D. ’66, M.A. ’55) received the Alfred Nash Patterson Lifetime Achievement Award from Choral Arts New England. A nationally-known conductor, educator and mentor, Mack served as conductor of the Worcester Chorus in Massachusetts for 28 years. He and his wife founded the Great Waters Music Festival in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary.
Joyce Chia-Yin Wu (M.E. ’09, M.A. ’08) teaches piano and cello at different music schools in Southern California. Wu loves sharing the joy of making music with her students.
PHILOSOPHY & EDUCATION
Rev. Daniel Hendrickson,
S.J. (Ph.D. ’12, M.Phil. ’11) has been named President of Creighton University.
RELIGION & EDUCATION
Kathy Winings (Ed.D. ’96) is Vice President of the Board of Directors for International Relief Friendship Foundation. Winings is the author of Building Character through Service Learning (2002) and conducts research in the area of neuroeducation.
TEACHING OF SOCIAL STUDIES
Historian and editor Judy Austin (M.A. ’63) received the Idaho Humanities Council Award.
The late Janet H. Carr (Ed.D. ’91, M.E. ’88, M.A. ’84) is described as “an absolute giant in the physiotherapy field in Australia” in a tribute in Physical Therapy, the journal of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Royal Dutch Society for Physical Therapy. With her collaborator, Roberta
Shepherd, Carr developed a clinical approach to treating patients with neuromuscular diagnoses. Her textbook, Neuro-logical Rehabilitation: Optimizing Motor Performance, has been translated into seven languages.
Curriculum & Teaching
Eileen Marzola (Ed.D. ’86, M.E. ’79, M.A. ’72) was recently honored at the Celebrate Dyslexia event at the NYU Kimmel Center for her pioneering work in education for people with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders. Marzola is an adjunct assistant professor at TC.
James Connelly (M.A. ’68) was named Interim Superintendent of Norwalk Public Schools. Connelly has previously served as interim superintendent in the Connecticut districts of Naugatuck, Oxford, Montville, Putnam, Region 16 (Prospect-Beacon Falls), Woodbridge and Killingly.
Education Policy & Social Analysis
POLITICS & EDUCATION
Justin Pequeno (M.A. ’13) has accepted a position as Project Analyst for the Kamehameha Schools’ Ka Pua Initiative, which seeks to create educational opportunities to improve the capability and well-being of people of Hawaiian ancestry.
[ECONOMICS & EDUCATION]
Daniel Hoffman (Ed.D. ’13) is examining how body movement supports student reasoning about critical concepts possessing unseen structures and unobservable molecular interactions.
ECONOMICS & EDUCATION
Abena Agyemang (M.A. ’12),
National Director of School Partnerships for Families For Excellent Public Schools, was named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30” in Education list. (See page 36.)
Health & Behavior Studies
Olivia J. Hooker (M.A. ’47), a survivor of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot, recently discussed that experience with WFUV.org. The first African-American woman to enlist in the U.S. Coast Guard during World
War II, Hooker became a pioneering psychologist after studying at TC and earning her doctorate from the University of Rochester, where she was one of two black, female students. She has been honored by the New York State Senate for her contributions to both the women’s and civil rights movements.
Dwight Hardy (M.A. ’77) recently retired after 35 years of full-time teaching, but continues to substitute in Atlanta’s Fulton County Public Schools System. He previously worked as a special education teacher with the New York City and the Atlanta Public School systems. He served as a resource room teacher for elementary and middle school students and as a teacher of autistic, physically and mentally challenged, learning disabled and severely and profoundly disabled students.
Sarah Eigen (M.A. ’72), inspired by a TC class titled Chinese Education under Communism, has forged a career as an International Human Resources Manager.
Ellyce di Paola (M.A. ’14) is enrolled in a two-year post-graduate certificate program in Parent Infant Psychotherapy at Columbia Psychoanalytic Institute.
International & Transcultural Studies
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
In 2013, Diane Dobry (Ed.D. ’11, M.A. ’01) received a Collaborative Online International Learning Award from the State University of New York (SUNY) to participate in a cohort whose members developed and taught international online classes. Dobry taught her class, Global Wine Marketing, with a professor of viticulture from Hungary’s Kecskemet College. Dobry also received a SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Internationalization for her proposal to bring students to Hungary to learn about film and television and to attend an International Animated Film Festival.
Angela Kelly (Ph.D. ’06), Associate Director of Science Education at Stony Brook University, is redesigning a collaborative undergraduate physics classroom in the Studio Physics model.
Organization & Leadership EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION
Danielle Moss Lee (Ed.D. ’06, M.E. ’99, M.A. ’95), Chief Executive Officer of the YWCA of the City of New York, was named to the 25 Influential Black Women in Business Class of 2015 by The Network Journal.
Alfred “Rik” F. Dugan III (M.A. ’04) was appointed the second headmaster of the Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart.
Belinda Miles (Ed.D. ’04, M.A. ’88) was named President of Westchester Community College.
Dorothy Miller (Ed.D. ’91), Professor of English & Humanities at Harford Community College, was named the 2015 Professional Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women.
INQUIRY IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE PRACTICE
Paul Fried (Ed.D. ’93) was named Superintendent of Schools for White Plains, New York, to begin July 1, 2015.
NURSE EXECUTIVE ROLE
Robin Goodrich (Ed.D. ’12), former Adjunct Assistant Professor of Nursing at Teachers College, heads the new Chamberlain College of Nursing campus in North Brunswick, New Jersey.
STUDENT PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION
Karennan Carty (M.A. ’92) was named Vice President of Academics & Chief Academic Officer of Monroe College.
Mathematics, Science & Technology
INSTRUCTIONAL TECH & MEDIA
Daniel Hoffman (Ed.D. ’13, M.E. ’12), Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and two departmental colleagues have received more than $1 million from the National Science Foundation for a four-year research project that will examine how body movement supports student reasoning about critical science concepts possessing unseen structures and unobservable molecular interactions. Hoffman's role is to work on the design of motion-sensing input controls.
Angela Kelly (Ph.D. ’06, M.E. ’07, M.Phil. ’05, M.A. ’00) is Associate Professor of Physics and Associate Direc-tor of Science Education at Stony Brook University in New York. Her recent research involves her continuing work with the Bronx Institute, where she has taught physics and chem-istry to urban high school students for the past six years. She is also redesigning an undergraduate physics classroom in the Studio Physics model, where students work collaboratively and attend lecture, laboratory and recitation in the same setting. Kelly served as a TC adjunct instructor for six years.
SECONDARY SCHOOL SCIENCE EDUCATION
Chin-Chung Tsai (Ed.D. ’96, M.S. ’96) is the youngest recipient of the National
Chair Professorship at the Graduate Institute of Digital Learning and Education, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, the highest award in Taiwan recognizing the academic contributions of a researcher.
Published Wednesday, Jun. 10, 2015