Sumi Hagiwara

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Associate Professor, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, and Literacy Education

University Hall 3179
973 655-6848
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Sumi Hagiwara is an associate professor in early childhood and elementary education at Montclair State University. She teaches about equity, diversity, culture, and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to preservice early childhood and elementary teachers. Dr. Hagiwara researches equity and agency through STEM education, educational technology, and gaming with Minecraft. She continues to research parent involvement in education. Publications appear in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Cultural Studies in Science Education, and the International Journal of Science Education. She is co-editor of Change Agents in Science Education, to advance the discourse on change agency using science across settings.


Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, educational technology, teacher education, urban science education, immigrant families, culture and diversity, social justice and critical pedagogy.