Dr. Emily J. Klein

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Secondary and Special Education

Dr. Emily J. Klein

Office: University Hall 2123
Phone: (973) 655-3454
Email: kleine@mail.montclair.edu

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Emily J. Klein is an associate professor at Montclair State University of New Jersey in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching. She is core faculty in the secondary strand of the Newark Montclair Urban Teacher Residency. She earned her doctorate in English Education from the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University. She previously taught high school English in NYC where she developed and implemented interdisciplinary curriculum with the American Social History Project and the NYC Opera Project. She is the author of several articles on high school professional development, building communities of practice, and teacher leadership, and recently published a book about scaling up of successful high school designs with Teachers College Press.

 

Degrees

  • PhD New York University
  • MA Stanford University
  • BA Barnard College

 

Career Appointments

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Publications

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Resume/CV

Emily J. Klein is an associate professor at Montclair State University of New Jersey in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching. She is core faculty in the secondary strand of the Newark Montclair Urban Teacher Residency. She earned her doctorate in English Education from the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University.

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Publications: Books and Monographs

McDonald, J.P., Klein, E.J., Riordan, M. (2009). Going to scale with new school designs: Reinventing high school.New York: Teachers College Press.

McDonald, J.P., Klein, E.J. & Riordan, M. (2004b). Scaling up the Big Picture. Monograph 4, Scaling-Up Study. New York: Steinhardt School of Education, New York University. Available on-line at: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/scmsAdmin/uploads/000/413/Essay%204.pdf McDonald, J.P., Klein, E.J. & Riordan, M. (2004a). Scaling up the Big Picture. Monograph 3, Scaling-Up Study. New York: Steinhardt School of Education, New York University.  Available on-line at: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/scmsAdmin/uploads/000/412/Essay3%20final.pdf McDonald, J.P., Klein, E.J., & Riordan; M., & Broun, S. (2003b). Scalingup the Big Picture. Monograph 2, Scaling-Up Study. New York: Steinhardt School of Education, New York University. Available on-line at: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/scmsAdmin/uploads/000/411/essay2.pdf

McDonald, J.P., Klein, E.J., & Riordan M., & Broun, S. (2003a). Scaling up the Big Picture. Monograph 1, Scaling-Up Study. New York: Steinhardt School of Education, New York University. Available on-line at: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/scmsAdmin/uploads/000/410/essay1.pdf

Refereed Journal Articles

Klein, E.J., Taylor, M., & Onore, C., Strom, K., Abrams, L. (in press). Finding a third space in teacher education: Creating an urban teacher residency. Teaching Education.

Klein, E. J. & Riordan, M. (2011). Wearing the "student hat": Experiential professional development in Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound Schools. Journal of Experiential Education, 34(1), 35-54.

Goeke, J., Klein, E.J., Garcia-Reid, P., Birnbaum, A.S., Brown, T.L., DeGennaro, D. (2011). Deepening roots: Building a task-centered peer mentoring community. Feminist Formations (formerly National Women’s Study Association Journal).

Taylor, M., Klein, E. J., Onore, C., & Goeke, J. (2011). Changing leadership: Teachers lead the way for schools that learn. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 27(5), 920-929.

Riordan, M. & Klein, E. J. (2010). Environmental Education in Action: How Expeditionary Learning Schools support teachers in tackling issues of sustainability in classroom practice. Teacher Education Quarterly, 37(4), 119-137. (Invited and peer reviewed)

Klein, E. J. & Riordan, M. (2009). Putting professional development into practice: A framework for how teachers in Expeditionary Learning Schools implement professional development. Teacher Education Quarterly, 36(4), 61-80.

Onore, C., Goeke, J., Taylor, M., Klein, E.J. (2009). Teacher leadership: Amplifying teachers’ voices. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 13(2), 78-83.

Klein, E. J. (2008).  Learning, unlearning, and re-learning: Lessons from one school’s approach to creating and sustaining learning communities. Teacher Education Quarterly, 35(1), 79-97.

Klein, E.J. (2007). Rethinking professional development: Building a culture of teacher learning. The New Educator, 3(3), 179-197.

Turk, D., Klein, E.J., Dickstein, S. (2007). Mingling “fact” with “fiction”: Helping teachers integrate literature into their history classrooms. The History Teacher, 40(3), 397-406.

McDonald, J.P. & Klein, E.J. (2003).  Networking for teacher learning: Toward a theory of effective design.  Teachers College Record, 105(8), 1606-1621. (Featured lead article on www.tcrecord.org week of May 3, 2005).

Cohen, R., Turk, D., Klein, E. (2001) Debating war and peace in Washington Square Park. Social Education, 65(7) 398-404.

Book Chapters - peer reviewed

Klein, E. J., Riordan, M., Sotirhos, S., Schwartz, A. (2009). Caring and community: Analyzing a dissertation support group as a community of practice using Noddings' ethic of care. In A. Samaras, C. Beck, A. Freese, & C. Kosnik (Eds), Learning communities in practice. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer Press. Invited book chapter. 

Book Reviews

Klein, E.J. (2012). Review of Research-based unit and lesson planning: Maximizing student achievementby Marie Menna Pagliaro. Teachers College Record, Date Published: August 16, 2012 http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 16850, Date Accessed: 8/16/2012 11:30:54 AM.

Published Proceedings

Taylor, M., Abrams, L., Klein, E., Wray, S., Cordero, E., Silva, J., Famularo/Blazquez, T., Scipio, M., Scott, K., Panitch, A., Romney, W., Brown, C., Barzaga, B., Mooney, E., Rozek, T., Lidman, L., Abreu, I., Monteiro, A., Rincon, R. (2012). Shape Shifting or Becoming Third Space Teacher Educators?: A Co/Autoethnographic Self-Study of Mentors and Faculty. In L. B. Erickson, J. R. Young, S. Pinnegar (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Self Study of Teacher Education Practices, East Sussex, England. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University.

Other Publications

Klein, E.J. (2005). Theory into Practice: Professional Development Design and Implementation in a Small High School Development Project. New York University. Department of Teaching and Learning. Unpublished dissertation

Historical Legacies: The Korean War: Perspectives from Leaders, Understanding the Korean Peninsula in the 21st Century. Stanford Project on International and Cross-Cultural Education; Leland Stanford Junior University Board of Trustees (1997).              

 

Presentations

Refereed Scholarly Presentations

Klein, E.J., Taylor, M., Crooms, C., Hnatczuk, O, Monteiro, A.K., Mooney, E., Scott, K. (under review). Building reflective practice together in an urban teacher residency: Mentors, faculty, and residents design protocols to examine video artifacts of teaching. Paper submitted to the Ethnography in Education Forum, Philadelphia, PA.

Klein, E.J., Taylor, M., Monteiro, A.K., & Romney, W. (under review). Making the leap to teacher: Pre-service residents, faculty, and school mentors taking on action research together in an urban teacher residency program. In Taylor, M. & Strom, K. (Chairs). Building systemic and sustainable educational change in a third space: A multi-dimensional view of an urban teaching residency. Paper submitted to the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, Ca.

Klein, E.J., Taylor, M., Monteiro, A.K., Scott, K., & Crooms, C. (under review). Building reflective practice together in an urban teacher residency: Mentors, faculty, and residents design protocols to examine video artifacts of teaching. In Wray, S. (Chair4 Paper submitted to the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, Ca.

Taylor, M., Abrams, L., Klein, E., Wray, S., Cordero, E., Silva, J., Famularo/Blazquez, T., Scipio, M., Scott, K., Panitch, A., Romney, W., Brown, C., Barzaga, B., Mooney, E., Rozek, T., Lidman, L., Abreu, I., Monteiro, A., Rincon, R. (2012 - accepted). Shape shifting or becoming third space teacher educators?: A co/autoethnographic self-study of mentors and faculty. Paper accepted to present at the 9th International Conference on Self Study of Teacher Education Practices, a Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association, East Sussex, England.

Riordan, M., Klein, E. J., Jaffe-Walter, R. (2012). Scaling up small high school designs. Paper accepted for Vanderbilt University’s National Center on Scaling up Effective Schools Conference, Achieving Success at Scale: Research on Effective Schools, Nashville, TN. 

Taylor, M., Klein, E. J., Strom, K., & Abrams, L. (2012). A year in the third space: The praxis of inquiry.  In Taylor, M. & Strom, K. (Chairs). Urban teacher residencies, year one: Looking across models and contexts. Paper presented in symposium at the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, Canada.

Abrams, L. Taylor, M. Klein, E. J., Strom, K. (2012). Shape Shifting or Becoming Third Space Teacher Educators?: A Co/Autoethnographic Self-Study of Mentors and Faculty. Paperpresented at the meeting of the Ethnography in Education Forum, Philadelphia, PA.

Taylor, M., Klein, E., Monteiro, K., Cuellari, R. & Strom, K. (2011). The Newark Montclair urban teacher residency program: Opening a third space to promote quality education for all. Paper presented at the National Network for Educational Renewal Conference, Hartford, CT.

Klein, E. J. (2011) Building on the intimate knowledge of teachers: Scaling up teacher learning in three intermediary organizations. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Klein, E. J., Taylor, M, & Onore, C. (2011). Re-imagining teacher preparation: Apprenticing effective math and science teachers in an urban teacher residency. In A.S. Mungal (Chair). Pathways toward the future: The promise of innovative teacher education and pre-service preparation programs. Symposium presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Taylor, M. Onore, C., Klein, E. J., & Strom K.  (2011). Finding a third space in teacher education: Creating an urban teacher residency with Montclair State University and the Newark public schools.In S. Dickstein (Chair). Developing and Sustaining UTRs: How Do We Provide Effective Preparation Experiences and Build Resident Efficacy? Paper presented in symposium at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA. 

Riordan, M. & Klein, E. J. (2011). Sustaining environmental education: How Expeditionary Learning supports teachers in tackling science in classroom practice. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Taylor, M., Klein, E., Onore, C., Cuellari, R. & Strom, K. (2011). Developing an urban teaching residency in dynamic times and spaces: The Newark Montclair Urban Teaching Residency as a third space in education. Paper presented at the Ethnography in Education Forum, Philadelphia, PA, Penn.

Klein, E. J., Onore, C., Goeke, J., & Taylor, M. (2010). Changing leadership: Teachers leading the way for schools that learn. Paper presented at the meeting of American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Klein, E.J., Riordan, M, & Jaffe-Walter, R. (2010). Taking teacher professional development to scale: A comparative case study of three school designs. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

McDonald, J.P., Riordan, M., & Klein, E. J. (2010). Going to Scale with New School Designs: Reinventing High School. In J. P. McDonald, M. Riordan, & E.J. Klein (Chairs). Scaling-up small high school designs. Symposium presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Taylor, M., Onore, C., Goeke, J., Klein, E.J., Auriti M., McGee, P., & Shachnovitz, S. (2009, November). Finding one's voice as a teacher leader: Reading between the lines through action research and self-study. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English, Philadelphia, PA.

Onore, C., Robinson, J., Lauter, N., Klein, E.J., & Bello, J. (2009, October). Together again for the first time: Sharing responsibility through a school district-university partnership. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Network for Educational Renewal, Bellevue, WA.

Klein, E.J. & Riordan, M. (2009, March). Putting professional development into practice: Towards a theory of how teachers in Expeditionary Learning Schools implement professional development. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Klein, E.J. & Riordan, M. (2009, March). Wearing the "student hat" - Experiential Professional Development in Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound Schools. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

Klein, E. J. & Riordan, M. (2008, November). Expeditionary Learning Schools Outward Bound: How professional development impacts teachers' curriculum and instruction. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Experiential Education conference, Vancouver, WA.

Klein, E.J. & Riordan, M. (2008, March). Expeditionary Learning Schools Outward Bound: Exploring how professional development impacts changes in teachers' curriculum and instruction. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association. New York, NY.  

Goeke, J., Klein, E.J., Garcia-Reid, P., Birnbaum, A.S., Brown, T.L., & DeGennaro, D. (2008, March). Building community to support female scholars' transitions to faculty roles. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Klein, E. J., Riordan, M., Sotirhos, S., & Schwartz, A. (2007, April). Dissertation support groups: Building a community of practice using Noddings’ ethic of care. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

McDonald, J.P., Klein, E.J., & Riordan, M. (2007, April). Scaling-up New High School Design. In J.P. McDonald, E.J. Klein, & M. Riordan (Chairs), Scaling-Up New High School Design. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Klein, E.J. & Riordan, M. (2007, February). Rethinking teacher professional development: What can we learn from new small schools. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, New York, NY.

Klein, E.J. & Riordan, M. (2006, November). Rethinking teacher professional development: How two innovative school designs prepare teachers to teach nontraditionally. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Experiential Education, Minneapolis, MN.

Klein, E. J. (2006, April). Content and pedagogy: How one small high school does teacher professional development for student learning. Poster session presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Klein, E. J., Riordan, M., Sotirhos, S., & Schwartz, A. (2006, February). I get by with a little help from my friends: How a dissertation support group facilitates the Ph.D. degree and transition from student to professional. Paper presented at the meeting of the Ethnography in Education Forum, Philadelphia, PA.

Klein, E.J. (2006, February). Small high school professional development: Building a culture of teacher learning. Paper presented at the meeting of the Ethnography in Education Forum, Philadelphia, PA.

Turk, D., Klein, E.J., & Dickstein, S. (2005, April). Mingling ‘fact’ with ‘fiction’: Helping teachers integrate literature into their history classrooms. Paper presented at the meeting of the Organization for American History, San Jose, CA.  

McDonald, J.P., Klein, E.J., & Riordan, M., (2004, April). Scaling up a new small high school design. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

McDonald, J.P., Klein, E.J., & Riordan, M., (2004, February). Scaling up a new small high school design. Paper presented at the meeting of the Ethnography in Education Research Forum, Philadelphia, PA.

McDonald, J.P., & Klein, E.J. (2003, March). Networking for teacher learning: Toward a theory of effective design. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Turk, D. & Klein, E.J. (2002, November). Technology-based lessons for technologically-shy teachers (and students). Paper presented at the meeting of the National Council for the Social Studies, Washington DC.

Invited Presentations and Workshops

Taylor, M., Klein, E.J., Strom, K., Abrams, L. (2012). “Exploring the Possibility of Third-Space in Teacher Education.” Workshop selected for the Invisible College for Research on Teaching at the American Educational Research Association,Vancouver, CA.

Klein, E.J. (2011, November). Invited presentation on "Tenure at MSU:  Lesson learned, Stories Told” to New Faculty Program at Montclair State University, NJ.

Klein, E. J. (2009, October). Invited teaching presentation on Hybrid and Online Teaching to faculty of College of Education and Human Services at Montclair State University, NJ.

Klein, E.J. (2008, November). Invited research presentation of faculty scholarship program to the New Faculty Program at Montclair State University, NJ.

Klein, E. J. (2008, November). Scaling up new high school designs. Invited presentation to the Department of Educational Foundations Symposium at Montclair State University, NJ.

Klein, E. J. & Riordan, M. (2007, December). Interim findings of study of Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound professional development. Research presentation at Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound Headquarters, New York, NY.

Goeke, J., Klein, E.J., Garcia-Reid, P., Birnbaum, A.S., Brown, T.L., & DeGennaro, D. (2007, June). Building a Community to Support Female Scholars’ Transition to Faculty Roles. Invited presentation for the Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal Summer Conference.

Klein, E.J. (2007, October). Using Socratic Seminars. Professional development workshop at University High School, Newark, NJ.

Klein, E.J. (2007, March). Text-based discussions. Professional development workshop at University High School, Newark, NJ.

Klein, E.J. (2006, March). Understanding Wiggins’ Backward Design. Presentation at Glover Cleveland Middle School, Caldwell, NJ.

McDonald, J.P., Klein, E.J., & Riordan, M. (2005, June). Scaling up the Big Picture Company. Invited paper presentation for the Gates Emerging Research Symposium, Seattle, WA.

Klein, E.J. (2003, November). Developing Interdisciplinary Units with the American Social History Project. Invited presentation for The Center for Arts Education: Partnership Intervisitation at Martin Luther King Junior High School, New York, NY.  

 

Service

Professional Association Memberships

  • American Educational Research Association

Reviewer for the following professional journals

  • Journal of Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education Quarterly
  • Teachers College Record

Other Types of Reviews

  • American Educational Research Association: Reviewer of proposals for annual meeting 

 

Awards

Awards and Recognition

AERA Editor’s Mentoring Roundtable Session for Early Career Scholars April 2006
New Faculty Program for Division K April 2006
Spencer/American Educational Research Association (AERA) 
Pre-dissertation fellowship
2002 - 2003
New York University Graduate Assistantship 2000 – 2002
Stanford University, Merit scholarship    1995-1996
Barnard College Phi Beta Kappa 1994
Barnard College Magna Cum Laude 1994
   
UNIVERSITY-BASED SERVICE  
   
University-Level  
Elected member, University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee 2007-2008
   
College-Level  
Elected member, CEHS College Distinguished Teacher Committee 2012-present
Invited member, College Career Development Committee 2011-present
Invited member, CEHS Doctoral Faculty 2010-present
Invited member, CEHS Advisory Group on Hybrid and Online Teaching 2009 - 2010
Elected member, Research Committee 2009-present
Invited member, Teacher Admission and Retention Committee (Art)   2006-present
Invited member, Teacher Admission and Retention Committee (English)  2006-2009
Participant, Pie Q (partnership between Montclair and Newark public schools)   2008- 2010
Participant, Urban Teaching Academy 2006-2009
Participant, Product of the Month Club 2006-2009
(research and support group of tenure track female faculty)  
   
Department-Level  
Volunteer, Faculty Member Search Committee (Special Education)   2012-2013
Elected, Department Personnel Action Committee 2011-present
Volunteer, Faculty Member Search Committee (Doctoral Faculty) 2009-2010
Course Coordinator, Teaching for Learning I and II 2008 - present
Invited member, Department Undergraduate Curriculum Committee 2005-present
Volunteer, Department Assistant Search Committee Spring 2007
   
Program Development  
M.Ed. Urban Teacher Residency  2009 – 2010
36 credit Masters degree program for Math and Science pre-service teachers  
M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership 2006 - 2007
32 credit Masters Degree program  
Montclair State University, New Jersey  
   
Course Development  
Doctoral Course: TETD 806: The Practice of Teacher Education and Teacher Development Summer 2010 
MA Course: CURR 689: Leadership in Professional Development Summer 2006
MA Course: Fieldwork course for PD Course Summer 2006
Course module on Assessment Fall 2005
   
NON-UNIVERSITY SERVICE (EXTERNAL)  
   
American Educational Research Association Conference 2006 – present
Conference Proposal Reviewer Division K (volunteer)  
Strengthening Teacher Education Research, pre-session workshop at AERA  April 2007
Journal of Teacher Education 2006 – present
Article Submission Reviewer (volunteer)  
Teacher Education Quarterly 2007 – present
Panel of Readers (invited) 2005 – present
Teachers College Record  
Book Reviewer and Commentary (volunteer)  
Teaching Education  
Article Submission Reviewer (invited) 2012- present
   

 

Projects

Scholarly Interests and Specialties

  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Communities of Practice
  • Urban Teacher Residencies
  • School Reform
Urban School Reform, Teacher Professional Development, Professional Communities of Practice, Urban Teacher Residencies