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 Secondary and Special Education. 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: Going to scale with new school designs: Reinventing high school. In 2015 she published a book about her work in the Newark Montclair Urban Teacher Residency entitled: A year in the life of a third space urban teacher residency: Using inquiry to reinvent teacher education.

 

Degrees

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

 

Career Appointments

 MAT Graduate Program Coordinator, Secondary and Special Education


 

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

Books:

Taylor, M. & Klein, E.J. (2015). A year in the life of a third space urban teacher residency: Using inquiry to reinvent teacher education. Rotterdam: The Netherlands: Sense Publishers. *Nominated for the 2017 Grawemeyer Award in Education

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: 

Taylor, M., Klein, E. J., Carletta, L. (2016). Freezing out injustice: Using ICE to foster democratic inquiry in science classrooms. Kappa Delta Pi’s The Record, 52(4), 170-173.

Klein, E.J., Taylor, M., Onore, C. Strom, K., Abrams, L. (2016, June 1). Exploring inquiry in the third space: Case studies of a year in an urban teacher residency program. The New Educator,12. Online version at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/1547688X.2016.1187980

Klein, E. J., Jaffe-Walter, R., Riordan, M. (2015). Scaling up teacher professional learning: How to grow teacher knowledge while growing school networks. Current Issues in Education18(2), 1-19.

Klein, E.J., Taylor, M., Abrams, L., Monteiro, K., Romney, W., Scipio, M. Diaz, A., Dunn, B., Poole, S (2015). Making the leap to teacher: Pre-service residents, faculty and school mentors taking on action research together in an urban teacher residency program, Networks: An online journal for teacher research17(1). Retrieved from http://journals.library.wisc.edu/index.php/networks on 7.6.15.

Taylor, M. & Klein, E. J., Abrams, L. (2014) Shape shifting or becoming third space teacher educators?: A co/autoethnographic self-study of mentors and faculty. Studying Teacher Education: A journal of self-study of teacher education practices10(1), 3-19.

Klein, E.J., Taylor, M., & Onore, C., Strom, K., Abrams, L. (2013). Finding a third space in teacher education: Creating an urban teacher residency. Teaching Education24(1), 27-57.

Klein, E. J. & Riordan, M. (2011). Wearing the "student hat": Experiential professional development in Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound Schools. Journal of Experiential Education34(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 Quarterly36(4), 61-80. 

Onore, C., Goeke, J., Taylor, M., Klein, E.J. (2009). Teacher leadership: Amplifying teachers’ voices. Academic Exchange Quarterly13(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.

Presentations

Presentations

 

Klein, E. J., Taylor, M., Munakata, M., McManus J., Rahman, Z., & Trabona, K. (2016). Nurturing teacher leaders through actions and agency: A differentiated science teacher leadership program. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, Washington D.C.

Riordan, M., Jaffe-Walter, R., & Klein, E. J. (2016). Scaling up teacher learning: Sharing knowledge and spreading ideas across geographies. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, Washington D.C. 

Klein, E.J., & Taylor, M. (2015, April). Toward urban teaching for justice: Admissions to an urban teacher residency program. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Taylor, M., Klein, E. J., Munakata, M., Kurland, S., Trabona, K., McManus, J. (2015, April). Fostering science teacher leadership for sustainable change. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Klein, E.J., Taylor, M., Boriello, R., Costello, C., Mahfouz, A., Weeg, J. (2015, February). Owning our professional development: Becoming science teacher leaders. Paper presented at the Ethnography in Education Forum, Philadelphia, PA.

Taylor, M. & Klein, E. J. (2014, April). Negotiating the boundaries as third space educators: Faculty and mentors co-construct curriculum and instruction for an urban teacher residency. In Doyle, W. (Chair). Using third space in teacher education design. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Taylor, M., Klein, E. J., Strom, K., Perry-Ryder, G. (2014, April). Inquiring and facilitating inquiry with students: Residents develop a social justice teaching stance. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Taylor, M. & Klein, E.J. (2013, July). What does excellence in teaching look like?: Mentors, faculty and residents design protocols to explore video artifacts of teaching. Paper presented at the International Study Association of Teachers and Teaching, Ghent, Belgium. 

Klein, E.J., Taylor, M., Crooms, C., Hnatczuk, O, Monteiro, A.K., Mooney, E., Scott, K. (2013, February). Building reflective practice together in an urban teacher residency: Mentors, faculty, and residents design protocols to examine video artifacts of teaching. Paper presented at the Ethnography in Education Forum, Philadelphia, PA.

Klein, E.J., Taylor, M., Monteiro, A.K., & Romney, W. (2013, April). 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 presented at the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, Ca.

Taylor, M., Abrams, L., Klein, E., Wray, S., Cordero, E., Silva, J., …Rincon, R. (2012, July).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, June). 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, April). 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, February). 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, October). 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, April) 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, April). Re-imagining teacher preparation: Apprenticing effective math and science teachers in an urban teacher residencyIn 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, April). 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, April). 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.J., Onore, C., Cuellari, R. & Strom, K. (2011, February). 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, April). 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, April). 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, April). 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. 

Service

Service

Elected member, College Distinguished Teacher Committee  2015-present
Invited member, CEHS Doctoral Faculty 2010-present
Invited member, Teacher Admission and Retention Committee (Art)  2006-present
Elected, Chair of Department Personnel Action Committee         2016-present
Elected, Department Personnel Action Committee 2011-2013, 2015-present
Volunteer, SASE Department Curriculum Committee  2014-present
Volunteer, Doctoral Program Assistant Search Committee 2014
Volunteer, MAT Pilot 2013-present
Volunteer, Faculty Member Search Committee (Special Education)  2012-2013
Volunteer, Faculty Member Search Committee (Doctoral Faculty) 2009-2010
Nyack Center board member – programs committee 
Invited to serve on board of local non-profit which supports children, youth and families through educational and recreational programs.
2015-present
WIPRO Science Education Fellows Joint Conference
Co-planned and facilitated conference for New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts programs.

2015
Member Editorial Review Board 
Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research
2015-present
Journal, Manuscript, and Conference proposal reviewer
Journal of Teacher Education 2006-present
Teacher Education Quarterly  2007-present
Teaching Education 2012-present
Journal of Media Literacy Education  (American Educational Research Association Conference) 2013-present
Conference Proposal Reviewer Division K (volunteer)  2006-present
Strengthening Teacher Education Research, pre-session workshop at AERA April 2007

 

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