I joined the faculty at the College of Education and Human Services in 2002, having completed my doctoral work in curriculum, teaching and educational policy at Michigan State University. Prior to that, I was a high school English teacher in Honolulu, Hawai'i teaching at the Punahou School and St. Francis School on the island of O'ahu. At Seton Hall, I teach courses on educational foundations, diversity, curriculum and English methods.
My scholarly interests focus on new teacher induction and how pre-service education serves teachers as they enter their early careers. I am currently serving as program chair for the special interest group on Research on New Teacher Induction at the American Education Research Association which helps shape the research agenda on new teacher support and assessment. Collaborating with my colleagues in the department, I have researched issues pertaining to teacher dispositions towards diverse learners. I have also recently worked on projects concerning academic integrity in high schools.
- Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2002
- M.A., The Johns Hopkins University, 1992
- B.A., Dartmouth College, 1991
- "Measuring Social Consciousness: Using Multiples of Evidence to Examine Teacher Dispositions", Journal of Ethnographic Qualitative Research, 2, 129- 137, April 2008
- "Locating reflective practice: Findings from the field", Online Journal for Teacher Research, May 2007
- Provost's Faculty Scholarship Award: Journal Publication, 2005
- Spencer Research Training Grant, Michigan State University, 1999-2001
- Distinguished Fellowship Program, Michigan State University, 1997-2002
- Phi Beta Kappa Society, Dartmouth College, 1991