Faculty & Staff

Department Chair

David Kennedy
Chair
973-655-5170
University Hall 2129 
kennedyd@mail.montclair.edu
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  Education: EdD, University of Kentucky; MS, Eastern Montana College; BA, Luther College
Research/Interests: Community of inquiry; history of childhood

 

Staff

Brenda Godbolt
Secretary
973-655-5170
University Hall 2128B
godboltb@mail.montclair.edu

 

Faculty

 

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Zoe Burkholder
973-655-3481
University Hall 2140
burkholderz@mail.montclair.edu
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  Education: PhD New York University; MA University of California, Berkeley; BA University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Research/Interests: Social construction of race in schools; history of educational antiracist activism; teachers and schools in the long civil rights movement

 

Nicole Barnes
973-655-3028
University Hall 2110
barnesn@mail.montclair.edu
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  Education: PhD Rutgers University, New Brunswick; MEd Rutgers University, New Brunswick; BS Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Research/Interests: Self-regulated learning; collaborative learning; authentic tasks/assessments; teaching and learning in urban schools

 

Helenrose Fives
973-655-7162
University Hall 2135
fivesh@mail.montclair.edu
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  Education: Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park; M.A., Trinity College; B.A., The Catholic University of America
Research/Interests: Research focuses on the intersection of teacher beliefs and practices with an emphasis on understanding the interrelationship between teachers' beliefs (specifically efficacy, knowledge, and ability beliefs) and the process of teaching and learning to teach. Interests include developing a better understanding of the teaching learning process with particular focus on the teaching as persuasion metaphor

 

Maughn Gregory
973-655-7049
University Hall 2197 
gregorym@mail.montclair.edu
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  Education: PhD, Iberoamericana University; MA, University of Hawaii; JD, J. Ruben Clark Law School
Research/Interests: Philosophy and education; critical thinking

 

Jaime G. A. Grinberg
973-655-4427
University Hall 2137 
grinbergj@mail.montclair.edu
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  Education: PhD, Michigan State University; MA, Eastern Michigan University; BA, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)
Research/Interests: Teacher education; historical, cultural, political and social contexts of schooling; teaching; educational leadership; professional development

 

Kathryn Herr
973-655-6845
University Hall 2161 
herrk@mail.montclair.edu
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  Education: PhD, Ohio State University; MSW, Fordham Graduate School of Social Services, BS, Millersville University
Research/Interests: Qualitative and action research, equity issues in schools, fit/lack of fit between diverse student bodies and schools, issues of gender, youth studies; adolescents

 

Tamara Lucas
973-655-7128
University Hall 3141
lucast@mail.montclair.edu
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  Education: PhD, MA, Stanford University; MA, San Francisco State University; BA, Centre College of Kentucky
Research/Interests: Culturally and linguistically responsive teaching, the preparation of teachers to teach culturally and linguistically diverse students, the education of English language learners

 

Jamaal Matthews
973-655-3027
University Hall 2133 
matthewsj@mail.montclair.edu
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  Education: PhD, University of Michigan; MS, Mercy College; BA, Columbia University
Research/Interests: Self-regulated learning; achievement motivation; ethnic minority youth and urban education; adolescent identity development; early childhood cognitive and social development

 

Alina Reznitskaya
973-655-4080
University Hall 2193 
reznitskayaa@mail.montclair.edu
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  Education: PhD, MEd, MS, BS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Research/Interests: Development and assessment of argumentation and reasoning

 

Pablo Tinio
973-655-3128
University Hall 2112 
tiniop@mail.montclair.edu

  Education: PhD, University of Vienna; MA, Rutgers University; MA, Kean University; BA, Kean University
Research/Interests: Creativity and aesthetics within school systems and cultural institutions

 

Mark Weinstein
973-655-7041
University Hall 2195 
weinsteinm@mail.montclair.edu
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  Education: PhD, The City University of New York; MA, The City College of New York; BA, Brooklyn College
Research/Interests: Philosophy of education, methods of inquiry

 

Adjunct Faculty

Debra Amato
amatod@mail.montclair.edu

Patrick Comstock
comstockp@mail.montclair.edu

Daniel Fisherman
fishermand@mail.montclair.edu

Jordan Fullam
fullamj@mail.montclair.edu

Monica Glina
glinam@mail.montclair.edu

Margo Kourkoutas Morea
moream@mail.montclair.edu

Robert Levin
levinro@mail.montclair.edu

Andrea Lira
lriaa@mail.montclair.edu

Sabrina Misirhiralall
misirhiralas@mail.montclair.edu

Joe Oyler
oylerj@mail.montclair.edu

Ramon Robles
roblesfemar@mail.montclair.edu

Sergio Saldivia
saldiviacors@mail.montclair.edu

Lavina Sequeira
sequeiral@mail.montclair.edu

Marvin Walker
walkerma@mail.montclair.edu