Faculty and Staff

Childhood Education

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Jennifer Gordon

Associate Professor

Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership

Research Interests

  • Qualitative research methodology, race and social justice
  • School reform initiatives including the charter movement
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Early Childhood Education

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Elizabeth M. Anderson

Associate Professor; Associate Director

Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership; Institute for Justice and Well-Being; Binghamton University Community Schools

Research Interests

  • Trauma-informed practices
  • Interprofessional education and collaboration
  • Young children with complex academic mental health and health needs
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Educational Foundations

Education Minor

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David Archer

Lecturer, Undergraduate Minor Coordinator

Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership

Research Interests

  • Understanding what leads to individuals reaching peak performance as students and as athletes
  • Skills and concepts of Leadership
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Educational Leadership

English Education

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Matthew L. McConn

TLEL Department Chair

Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership

Research Interests

  • The impact of standards on teacher development for the teaching of literary appreciation
  • The professional development of teaching English in secondary schools
  • The processes of change in secondary English teachers’ perceptions regarding the purposes of teaching literature.
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Literacy Education

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Marla H. Mallette

Associate Professor, Doctoral Program Coordinator

Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership

Research Interests

  • understanding the role of teachers’ and students’ beliefs about literacy learning
  • teacher expectations
  • early literacy learning
  • literacy instruction and intervention
  • mixed methods research in literacy
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Bogum Yoon

Professor

Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership

Research Interests

  • Critical literacies
  • Critical global literacies
  • Critical analysis of children’s and youth literature
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Positional identities
  • Language and literacy theories into practice
  • Development of literacy frameworks
  • Teacher education for immigrant students and English language learners
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Mathematics Education

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Amber Simpson

Assistant Professor

Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership

Research Interests

  • she is interested in examining maker education in adolescent learning of STEM-related practice skills as well as ways to engage families within the process of making.
  • Simpson is interested in understanding one’s STEM identity: specifically female identification or disidentification in STEM-related degrees and careers.
  • she is interested in exploring how one’s STEM identity is shaped within various learning experiences including formal; informal and out-of-school learning experiences.
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Mental Health in Schools

Romance Languages Education

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Chesla Ann Lenkaitis (Bohinski)

Research Interests

  • Identifying the most effective ways to facilitate the teaching and learning of a second language (L2)
  • Examining technology integration in the L2 classroom including telecollaboration and intercultural competence
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Science Education

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Thomas P. O'Brien

Professor

Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership

Research Interests

  • Science Curriculum-Instruction-Assessment development
  • Preservice and inservice teacher professional development
  • 5E model (Engage-Explore-Explain-Elaborate-Evaluate)
  • Applied cognitive psychology and K-12 educational leadership
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Special Education

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Loretta Mason-Williams

Associate Professor

Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership

Research Interests

  • Critical quantitative research
  • Issues related to the teacher supply demand and preparation of well-prepared teachers
  • Equitable education
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Nicole S. Fenty

Associate Professor

Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership

Research Interests

  • Students with or at risk for disabilities in reading teacher education and special education
  • Increased access to the general education curriculum for students with or at risk for learning disabilities
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Hyejung Kim

Assistant Professor

Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership

Research Interests

  • Intersectionality of multi-layered vulnerabilities including dis/abilities
  • Educational equity
  • Students with autism and other neurodevelopmental dis/abilities
  • Postsecondary transition from high school to adulthood
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Tracy Lyman

Lecturer

Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership

Research Interests

  • Trauma informed practices
  • Social emotional learning
  • Supporting inclusion for student with developmental disabilities
  • Engagement with families
  • Collaboration in early childhood settings
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Candace A. Mulcahy

Associate Professor

Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership

Research Interests

  • Education policies that apply to youth in corrections
  • Provision of appropriate education and special education services to marginalized youth
  • Effective reading and mathematics instruction for youth with disabilities in public schools and for youth in corrections
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Social Studies Education

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S. G. Grant

Bartle Professor

Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership

Research Interests

  • Social studies teaching and learning curriculum and assessment
  • New national standards for social studies
  • Curriculum and instructional model that advances inquiry-based teaching practice
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TESOL

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Shannon Hilliker

Research Interests

  • ESL after school programs
  • Content area teacher perceptions of ESL students
  • ESL teacher identity and online language and cross cultural exchange
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Hoe Kyeung Kim

Associate Professor; TRIP Courtesy Title

Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership; Translation Research and Instruction Program (TRIP)

Research Interests

  • Teacher education and assessment
  • L2 writing
  • Sociocultural theory
  • Korean L2 learning
  • Educational technology
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Professional Staff

Support Staff

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Lee Belknap

Administrative Assistant Trainee 2; Administrative Assistant Trainee 1; Administrative Assistant Trainee 1, TLEL/SAA

CCPA Student Affairs Administration; Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership; Notaries Public
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