On Thursday, April 23, the College of Education and Human Services will celebrate the dedication of a conference room to Dr. Nicholas M. Michelli, former Dean of the College, from 3:00 – 5:00pm in University Hall Room 1060. The program will include a presentation by Dr. Michelli entitled “The Evolution of a Teacher: Reflections of a Jersey Boy,” and will be followed by a reception in the Courtyard Lounge and the dedication of the conference room.
For twenty years, Dr. Michelli was Dean of the College of Education and Human Services at Montclair State University, where he is professor and dean emeritus. He is currently Presidential Professor in the City University of New York’s Ph.D. program in Urban Education, where he teaches courses on public policy, education policy, and teacher education and directs dissertations dealing primarily with policy, democracy, and social justice. His academic interests include urban education, teacher education, school-university partnerships, aesthetic education, public policy for education, education for democracy and social justice, and teaching for critical thinking. Prior to this appointment he was CUNY’s University Dean for Teacher Education, responsible for teacher education across CUNY’s twenty campuses and collaboration with the New York City Public Schools.