Student work

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Students & Research Interests



Paulette Blowe

Linkages between pre-service teacher identity development and teaching praxis in urban school contexts


Thayane Bretas

Feminist studies, sex workers movement, urban redevelopment processes and law enforcement


Charles Chear

Urban communities bound by tradition, particularly those communities who have significant experiences with mass violence and atrocities


Gulse Eraydin

Educational ramifications of the digital divide, school-based technology one to one programs.


Nakeefa Garay

Civic engagement, social capital, and collective efficacy in low income communities

Catherine Hogg

Ways in which K-12 teachers of low-income and minority students design opportunities for their students to learn science in preparation for high-stakes exams


LaToya Jones

Environmental sustainability, international development, and social impact


Dorothy Knauer

Urban education reform and policy, urban school gardens in Newark


Tolu Lanrewaju

Innovation in public policy, millennial integration, and economic development


Kristina Micu

The securitization of immigration, social exclusion, and refugee resettlement


Hyacinth Miller

Caribbean immigrants, multiple citizenship policies, the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, immigrants and women of color in elected leadership


Heather See

Education, health, and opportunity for youth in urban communities


Tugba Altin


Nicole Auffant


Adam Straub

VillanuevaVania Villanueva

Marcus Anthony

Newark students’ sense of their experience in the Abbott Leadership Institute’s Youth Media Symposium

Jennifer Bucalo

Resiliency and factors that contribute to the Latina collegian experience

Uju Chiemelu

Autism in Lagos - Global Influence on Special Education Provision

Joya Clark

Exploring the written dialogues of three novice correctional educational science and mathematics teachers in an online mentoring program

Camille Ferguson

Social context of education, urban education policy, adolescent stress and management

Clare Gutwein

Race and culture, the effects of nonstandard dialects and language in the educational setting, immigration issues and identity

Crystal Hamai

Student and faculty perceptions of support for students in a University based teacher education program

Mary Malyska

Educational ramifications of the digital divide, school-based technology one to one programs

Marie J. Ndimbira

Providing access to mass learners quality holistic education within the existing budget framework

Lenore Pearson

Education, health, and opportunity for youth in urban communities

Ian Bouie Robert Igbinovia
Taekyun Kim Alezandra Melendrez
Jean Sung