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 co-PI on a the WIPRO Science Education Fellowship which is a teacher-leadership program that supports experienced K to 12 science teachers to deepen their practice while staying in the classroom. 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 published a book about scaling up of successful high school designs with Teachers College Press. She is currently working on a book about her work in the Newark Montclair Urban Teacher Residency.

 

Degrees

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

 

Career Appointments

 No information available


 

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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Selected Publications

Book:

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

Journal Articles:

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

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

Riordan, M. & Klein, E. J. (2010). Environmental Education in Action: How Expeditionary Learning Schools support teachers in tackling issues of sustainability in classroom practice.  Invited publication to Teacher Education Quarterly.

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 Education Quarterly.

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).

Presentations

Presentations

AERA Presentations

Klein, E. J., Taylor, M, & Onore, C. (2011 – accepted). 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 accepted for the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Taylor, M. Onore, C. & Klein, E. J. (2011 - accepted). 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 E xperiences and Build Resident Efficacy? Symposium accepted for the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA. 

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

Taylor, M., Onore, C., Klein, E.J., & Goeke, J. (2011 – accepted). Changing Leadership: Teacher Educators Investigate their own Practices to Prepare Teacher Leaders. Paper accepted for the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA

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.

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.

Paper presentation, Expeditionary Learning Schools Outward Bound: Exploring how Professional Development Impacts Changes in Teachers' Curriculum and Instruction, presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, NY, New York, March 2008 (co-presenter).

Interactive symposium, Scaling-up New High School Design, presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2007 (organizer and presenter).

Poster Presentation, Content and pedagogy: How one small high school does teacher professional development for student learning, presented at the American Educational Research Association Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2006.

 

Service

Service

AERA Editor’s Mentoring Roundtable Session for Early Career Scholars April 2006
New Faculty Program for Division K April 2006
Spencer/AERA pre-dissertation fellowship 2002 – 2003
AERA Conference Proposal Reviewer Division K (volunteer)            April 2006 – present
Strengthening Teacher Education Research, pre-session workshop at AERA April 2007
Journal of Teacher Education-Article Submission Reviewer (volunteer) June 2006 – present
Teacher Education Quarterly- Panel of Readers (invited) September 2007 – present

 

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

Projects

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