College of Education and Human Services

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MOUSUMI BOSE
Assistant Professor
Nutrition and Food Studies Department
bosem@mail.montclair.edu
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Office Location: University Hall

DR. BOSE, who received her PhD from the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Rutgers, New Brunswick in October 2007, joins the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies after a post-doctoral fellowship at the New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center, where she studied the effects of surgery compared to dietary weight loss on glucose tolerance. Dr. Bose has published several manuscripts based on her research regarding the effects of phytonutrients on the development of chronic disease. Prior to teaching at Montclair State, her graduate work at Rutgers focused on the prevention of chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and colon cancer. Dr. Bose serves on the board of directors for a patient advocacy organization called the Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disorders, which focuses on a group of rare, inherited metabolic disorders that present with multiple medical and dietary needs that require constant management. 

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HANNAH HELMY
Assistant Professor
Public Health Deaprtment
helmyh@mail.montclair.edu
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Office Location: University Hall

DR. HELMY joins the Department of Public Health after serving as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Social Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. She received her PhD in Applied Anthropology with a specialization in Medical Anthropology from the University of South Florida in 2015. Dr. Helmy’s dissertation, which examined contemporary teen pregnancy prevention strategies in New York City, contributes to scholarship on the social determinants of health, health communication, and health policy. She has also worked on several research projects funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and private foundations focusing on HPV-related cancer prevention and treatment disparities, sexual health promotion and mobile technology, and patient-provider communication. Dr. Helmy’s future research plans include projects that continue with her focal areas of reproduction, structural vulnerability, health policy, and healthcare delivery.  

 

TANYA MALONEY
Assistant Professor
Secondary and Special Education Department
maloneyt@mail.montclair.edu
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Office Location: University Hall

DR. MALONEY joins the Department of Secondary and Special Education after serving as Director of the Woodrow Wilson New Jersey Teaching Fellowship (WWTF) Urban Teacher Residency Program at Montclair State University since 2013. During this time, she also taught several master’s level courses for future math and science teachers in the Newark Montclair Urban Teacher Residency Program. Dr. Maloney received her EdD in Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education in 2015. Prior to that, she was the Associate Director for Collaboration at the Philadelphia-based Center for the Study of Boys’ and Girls’ Lives, where she supported teachers and students by designing research to identify conditions, practices, and programs that best serve their students.

 

ELIZABETH RIVERA RODAS
Assistant Professor
EducatioNAL Foundations Department
rodase@mail.montclair.edu
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Office Location: University Hall

DR. RIVERA RODAS, who received her Ph.D. in Economics and Urban Education Policy at Rutgers University in 2015, joins MSU after a two-year Fellowship at the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University as part of the Strategic Data Project. Her Fellowship focused on teacher value-added data and residential segregation in the Passaic City Schools.  While at Rutgers-Newark, she worked as a researcher at the Institute on Education Law and Policy and Newark Schools Research. Her research explores the relationships among teacher quality indicators, school demographics, school choice, and neighborhood diversity.  Results of her research address disparities in teacher quality in Title I and non-Title I schools.  Dr. Rivera Rodas’s dissertation earned honorable mention in the competition sponsored by the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education and the Educational Testing Service.