As an associate professor of education and core faculty in the Middle and High School programs in the Graduate School of Education, I help prepare the next generation of secondary school teachers to engage their students in learning, finding more effective alternatives to traditional lecture-based, skill-and-drill pedagogy.
I have taught high school humanities for 17 years, and have had the privilege to work in suburban, urban, and international teaching and learning environments. My dissertation, A study of the effects of peace education on academic achievement in an urban middle school, exemplifies my research focus: looking at ways in which student-centered, interdisciplinary, project based learning can aid both student learning and student socio-emotional well-being.
I am coordinator for the G.L.O.B.E. (Global Learning Opportunities in Boston Area Education) consortium. We are currently running an interdisciplinary after school course in Green Technology - check out our promotional video here:
I consult for Boston area middle and high schools - please contact me if you are interested in how I can help work with your school or district to meet your goals.
Education: BA, Brandeis University; MA, Tufts University; PhD, Lesley University