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Inquiries Coordinator

If you are interested in learning more about the Ed.M. and Ed.D. Programs, please contact Abdul

Abdul B. Abad is an Ed.D. student and the Ed.M. and Ed.D. Inquiries Coordinator in the Higher and Postsecondary Education Program at Teachers College. Abdul’s research interests focus on online education, teaching and learning, the assessment thereof, access and retention of underrepresented minorities, and how these areas can be combined to bring about socially just outcomes. More specifically, he is interested in how or whether culturally relevant pedagogy could be incorporated into the online context. Additionally, Abdul is a member of the College Educational Quality Research Team led by Professor Corbin Campbell. Abdul holds a Masters in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of Connecticut. Before Teachers College, Abdul was an Academic Support Coordinator at the University of Connecticut. He also currently advises and teaches community college students.





If you are interested in learning more about the M.A. program, please contact Kat Mothudi:


Kat S. Mothudi is a third year Ed.M. student in the Higher and Postsecondary Education Program at Teachers College, and the M.A. Inquiries Coordinator for the program. She received her bachelor's degree from Sarah Lawrence College, where she concentrated in Africana Studies, English Literature, Sociology, & Education Policy. At B.M.C.C., she studied Writing & Literature with a focus on Caribbeanist Studies. Kat's professional experience include admissions, student life, residential life, communications, and academic advising. Her research interests vary between immigrant Black student experience, access, resilience, and motivation for non traditional aged students, and success of access programs targeted to community college students, and their outcomes for four-year institution transfer.