College of Education and Human Services


Associate Professor, Secondary and Special Education
ext. 3297
Office Location: University Hall 2169

DR. BAGLIERI received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Teaching: Learning Disabilities at Teachers College, Columbia University in 2008.  She joins MSU from Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus, where she was a faculty member for seven years.  Dr. Baglieri’s expertise includes preparing teachers to develop inclusive curriculum and practices for students in traditionally under-served communities, particularly in urban areas.  She has published articles in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, including Teachers College Record, Remedial and Special Education, and Diversity: A Reader, in both special education and disability studies.


Assistant Professor, Health and Nutrition Sciences
ext. 4154
Office Location: University Hall 4162

DR. DINOUR received her Doctor of Public Health in Community, Society, and Health at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, in September 2012.  Her dissertation, The Role of Advocates in State-Level Competitive Food Legislation Formation: A Comparative Case Study, focused on the decision-making process of state-level school food legislation, including how and why food and nutrition-related policies are formed, the stakeholders involved, and the tactics they use to successfully influence policy language and content.  Dr. Dinour brings a strong foundation in nutritional sciences as a Registered Dietician and her professional experience in the nutrition field will bring valuable insight to her students.


Assistant Professor, Secondary and Special Education
ext. 6709
Office Location: University Hall

DR. STATE received her Ph.D. in Special Education at Lehigh University in 2009.  She joins MSU from Lehigh University, where she served as a Research Scientist/Grant Coordinator in the Center for Adolescent Research in Schools (CARS) as well as an Adjunct Professor.  In her role at CARS, she was directly involved with the development of a comprehensive intervention package addressing the emotional, behavioral, and academic needs of high school students at-risk for school failure.  Dr. State’s research focuses on improving the outcomes of students with social, emotional, and behavioral needs through implementation of assessment-based interventions targeting both behavioral and academic deficits.

Assistant Professor, Counseling and Educational Leadership
ext. 7216
Office Location: University Hall

DR. TORRES received his Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning: Urban Education at New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development in May 2013.   In his dissertation, The Experiences, Perceptions, and Career Decisions of Teachers at ‘No Excuses’ Charter Schools, Dr. Torres seeks to understand what personal and contextual factors impact the satisfaction of charter school teachers and what influences their decisions to stay or leave their positions.  Dr. Torres brings a diverse background in education research, theory, and practice to Montclair State University.