Introducing the new GSE Newsroom

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The updated newsroom will include faculty, students, and alumni news, as well as feature articles, event announcement, professional development opportunities, and more.

This site will be live as old posts are migrated to the new site but be sure to bookmark the Newsroom for all your future GSE news, events, and announcements.


PBIS Intervention Workshop for PES Students, Faculty, and Staff

ProjectREACHTuesday, October 11, 2016
Lowenstein Building, 12th Floor Lounge, Gerald Corrigan Conference Center

Workshop 1
4:50-6:50 p.m.
Tier 1 Interventions

Workshop 2
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Tier 2 & 3 Intervention Strategies

Presented by Dr. Laura Riffel
Dr. Laura A Riffel has over 30 years of experience as a general education and special education teacher, resource teacher, state program leader, director of a day clinic, and a parent. Dr. Riffel has studied general education, special education, behavioral interventions, applied behavior analysis, and cognitive and multiple disabilities.

Currently, she is the director of Behavior Doctor Seminars and travels the world sharing behavioral ideas with others who work with children with challenging behaviors. Her website is

This workshop is free and open to all students, faculty and staff. Seats are limited.

Please RVSP to Linda Cheung by October 1, 2016 at


Project REACH, a federally funded grant, is proud to present this professional development workshop. Any question or concerns about the project activities can be addressed to Dr. Su Je Cho (

Connect with Fordham GSE at the AERA Annual Meeting

A number of Fordham GSE faculty members and students will be presenting at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC from April 9th-12th. Join us in supporting the GSE community at AERA during the sessions listed below.

Fordham GSE alumni are also invited to join us for a reception at Penn Social on Friday, April 8th, at 6pm. Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available. Register.

Saturday, April 9th

Communities, Neighborhoods, and Educational Opportunity
Race, Gender, Socioeconomic Status, and Achievement Gap
Convention Center, Level Two, Room 209B
Presenters: Tiedan Huang, Anchala Sobrin, Michele Williams

8:15- 9:45am
Poster Session 1
Working Memory Load and Automaticity in Relation to Mental Multiplication (#29)
Convention Center, Level Two, Exhibit Hall D
Presenter: Yi Ding

Multiculturalism and Social Identities in K-12 Environments
The Association Between Classroom Racial/Ethnic Diversity and Elementary
Marriott Marquis, Level Three, Chinatown
Presenters: Christina Rucinski, Essie Sutton, Richmond Carlton, Joshua L. Brown

Poster Session 2
Studying Racial Differences in Longitudinal Core Profiles: The Profile Analysis via Multidimensional Scaling Approach
Convention Center, Level Two, Exhibit Hall D
Presenters: Se-Kang Kim, Andrea McNamara

Sunday, April 10th

8:15 – 9:45am
Poster Session 6: Social and Cultural Influences on Learning and Motivation
The Impact of Mobile Technology Integration on Elementary School Students’ Academic Engagement
Convention Center, Level Two, Exhibit Hall D
Presenters: Susan J Chambre, Sean Kennedy Adcroft, Mahitot Arnold, Jaymie Paige Stein Green, Tomasita Ortiz, Sarah Skluzacek, Staci Tedrow, Kristen H. Turner, Akane Zusho, Carmina Marcial

Some Engage, Others Don’t: New Directions on the Development of Teachers’ Professional Ethos
Creating and Sustaining Social Justice in Schools: Teachers’ Work Environment and Teaching for Multicultural
Convention Center, Level One, Room 145B
Presenters: Ann Higgins-D’Alessandro, Ping Guo, Tinia R. Merriweather

8:15 – 9:45am
Roundtable Session 29
Catholic School Superintendency: Trends Over Time
Convention Center, Level Two, Exhibit D, Section B
Presenters: Gerald M. Cattaro, Joanna Alcruz

Measuring, Enacting, and Persistence: Multinational Women Leaders’ Agency
Does Gender Matter? A Multinational Study of Women Educational Leaders
Convention Center, Level One, Room 160
Presenters: Virginia Roach, Abebayehu Aemero Tekleselassie, Gulay Dalgic

Teacher Leadership and Professional Development
Who’s Known and What’s Important in Forming a School Reputation
Convention Center, Level One, Room
Presenters: Tiedan Huang, Dale Cox, Theron Mott, Courtney Lowe, Roland K. Yoshida

Monday, April 11th

New Developments in Learning Technologies
Integrating Mobile Technology Into Instruction in Elementary Classrooms: Impact on Student Engagement and Learning
Marriott Marquis, Level Two, Marquis Salon 4
Presenters: Jaymie Paige Stein Green, Sara Skluzacek, Sean Kennedy Adcroft, Mahitot Arnold, Susan J Chambre, Tomasita Ortiz, Staci Tedrow, Kristen H. Turner, Akane Zusho, Carmina Marcial

7:45 – 9:15am
Poster Session 9
Current Controversial Issues in History Classrooms: High School History Teachers’ Practices and Views (#50)
Convention Center, Level Two, Exhibit Hall D
Presenter: Eytan Apter

Promising Scholarship in Education: Dissertation Fellows and Their Research
The Opportunity Gap at the Classroom Level: Validation of the Classroom Multicultural Competence Measure (#26)
Convention Center, Level Three, Ballroom South Foyer
Presenter: Tinia R. Merriweather

Promoting College and Career Readiness Through Self-Regulated Learning in the Classroom
Do-It-Yourself Science: An Urban High School Teacher Develops Student Self-Regulation
Convention Center, Level One, Room 144C
Presenters: Rhonda Suzanne Bondie, Akane Zusho

4:30- 6:00pm
Catholic Schools: A Focus on Leadership, Data-Driven Decision Making, and Partnerships (Paper Session)
Marriott Marquis, Level Four, Independence Salon B
Discussant: Anthony D. Miserandino

Poster Session 13: Motivation in Education, SIG Poster Session 2
Assessing Adolescents’ Motivation to Read (#36)
Convention Center, Level Two, Exhibit Hall D
Presenter: Lauren Zucker

Tuesday, April 12th

April 12, 2:15-3:45pm
Examining Implementation, Process, and Outcomes of Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education for Teachers, a Mindfulness-Based Intervention

  • Enhancing Teachers’ Well-Being and Classroom Quality: Results From a Randomized Controlled Trial of Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education
  • Direct and Moderating Impacts of the Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education for Teachers Intervention on Student Outcomes
  • Examining Quality of Implementation: How Facilitator Skill and Training Fidelity Affects Participant Outcomes in Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education

Convention Center, Level One, Room 143B
Presenters: Anna DeWeese, Joshua L. Brown, Regin Tanler, Damira S. Rasheed

Tues, April 12, 2:15-3:45pm
Roundtable Discussion 57
Institutional Factors Impacting Black Students’ Success at an Elite Private Elementary School
Convention Center, Level Three, Ballroom B
Presenters: Jane Bolgatz, Tamar Brown, Susan J. Chambre, Enrique Figueroa

U.S. News Ranks Fordham GSE #45 in Nation


In its America’s Best Graduate Schools, 2017 edition, U.S. News and World Report ranked Fordham GSE #45 among 180 U.S. Schools of Education. This rank marks a fourteen spot jump over last year’s #59 ranking.

View the full list.

Psychological Services Institute 2016 Trauma Grand Rounds


The Psychological Services Institute is proud to announce the Spring 2016 Grand Rounds schedule. Please join us Wednesday mornings (10 am – 12 pm) in Lowenstein Room 1018 for stimulating presentations and lively discussions on the treatment of trauma with diverse, underserved populations in a diverse society. All are welcome. Admission is free.

February 24
Containing Rage, Terror, Shame, and Despair: The Traumatized Adolescent and the Therapeutic Hold
Amelio A. D’Onofrio, PhD

March 2
Can Psychoanalysis Add to the Multicultural Discourse? Part I: On Becoming Competent
Natasha Black, PhD

March 9
Can Psychoanalysis Add to the Multicultural Discourse? Part II: Applied Concepts
Natasha Black, PhD

March 16
A Lacanian Perspective on Trauma
C. Edward Robins, PhD

March 23
Trauma and Clinical Structures in Lacanian Theory
Joseph Giardino, PhD

March 30
Mentalization-Based Principles in the Treatment of the Traumatized Adolescent
Amelio A. D’Onofrio, PhD

*Speakers for April and May to be announced

February 11: Westchester Campus Information Session


Westchester Campus Information Session
February 11

The Fordham University Graduate School of Education is launching several exciting programs at the Westchester campus in West Harrison, NY to serve those looking to become educational leaders, earn initial teacher certification, or considering a multilingual extension at a prestigious, local university.

Join us on February 11th to discuss academics, admissions, and financial aid opportunities for the following programs:

Doctoral Programs (EdD)
K-12 Educational Leadership

Initial Teacher Certification Programs (MST)
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Special Education (dual certification)
Childhood Education
Childhood Special Education (dual certification)
Early Childhood and Childhood Education (dual certification)

Extension Programs (Certificate)
Bilingual Education
Bilingual Special Education
TESOL Special Education

The Fordham Westchester campus is located at 400 Westchester Avenue, West Harrison, NY 10604. Please contact the Admissions Office with any questions at or 212-636-6400.

“Your College Essay Isn’t a Selfie”

Florina Rodov ’07 (Adolescence English) published an article in Education Week where she discusses the importance of confronting failure and embracing imperfections, particularly in college essays and on campuses.

The precursor to the homogeneous ideas students will voice on campus appears to be the airbrushed essays they will write to get in. In the ones I have read, in my capacity as a former high school English teacher, I have seen much self-aggrandizement, but little self-effacement. I have come across perfect grammar, but no imperfect expression. I have rarely seen the vulnerability that is in us all.

Read the full article at Education Week.



Monica Kowal ’05 Named Associate Dean of Community Engaged Learning & Research at the University of New Mexico

Monica Kowal ’05 has been named Associate Dean of the Office of Community Engaged Learning & Research (CELR) at the University of New Mexico. “UNM faculty, staff and students are already doing amazing things in our community,” Kowal said. “The goal of CELR is to further that public work by providing resources and eliminating barriers to implementing service-learning projects that promote student learning and address compelling needs in Albuquerque and beyond.”

The CELR office fosters quality experiential learning opportunities for students,  supports faculty with community-based teaching and scholarship, and facilitates mutually beneficial campus-community partnerships. In her new role, Monica will work with faculty, staff, and students to provide and expand opportunities for service-learning and community engagement.

Monica earned her MST in Adolescence English at GSE while serving in the NYC Teaching Fellows program. She also has a master’s in journalism from New York University and a bachelor’s in English and a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction, both from the University of New Mexico.

Read more from UNM.


Reforming Education Reform: Leadership and Transmitting Inequality in Schools

James Earl DavisThe Third Annual Dr. Barbara L. Jackson, EdD, Lecture

Monday, December 7, 2015 | 6 p.m.
12th-floor Lounge | E. Gerald Corrigan Conference Center
Lincoln Center Campus | 113 W. 60th Street, New York City

James Earl Davis, PhD, is the Bernard C. Watson Endowed Chair in Urban Education at Temple University, where he is a professor of higher education and educational leadership.

He also holds affiliate faculty appointments in Temple’s Department of African American Studies and Women and Gender Studies program. Professor Davis’ research focuses on gender-based educational policy and reform; race, class, gender, and cultural issues in schooling; and the social stratification of education and communities.

He has investigated the social contexts of learning and development, including diverse educational settings, with a concern for factors related to student engagement and achievement—especially for black boys and young men.

His work has appeared in numerous academic journals, including Gender & Society, Urban Education, Youth and Society, American Journal of Evaluation, Review of Research in Education, Evaluation Review, Journal of Negro Education, and Educational Researcher.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Register online at

For more information, contact Shannon Hirrell, assistant director of New York City programming, at or 212-636-7501.

Co-sponsored by the Advisory Committee on Multicultural Affairs (ACMA).

Educational Leadership Online Information Session

November 3rd, 5-6pm

Join Dr. John Lee, Clinical Professor, and Linda Horisk, Assistant Dean for Admissions, for an online information session for the following programs:

Prior to answering your questions, Dr. Lee and Linda will discuss academics and student life at GSE, as well as the admissions process and financial aid opportunities. We look forward to connecting with you!