David Allen

Allen, David Professor and Department Chairperson

David Allen’s research focuses on how groups collaborate and create together, in schools and other settings. He employs qualitative and arts-based research methodologies. He is currently studying performing arts practices as teaching and learning processes, as well as learning communities within the juvenile justice system and a statewide network of school

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Igor Arievitch

Arievitch, Igor Professor

Igor Arievitch joined the Department of Education at CSI as full professor in 2001. Prior to that, for a number of years he was doing research and teaching at the universities of Moscow (Russia), Leiden (The Netherlands), and Bern (Switzerland).
Dr. Arievitch is a developmental and educational psychologist working within the

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Margaret E. Bérci

Bérci, Margaret E. Associate Professor

Prior to coming to CSI, Margaret E. Bérci, a professor of  teacher education, gained practical, philosophical and theoretical experience with the various levels of education during sixteen years of teaching in Alberta, the Canadian province that has been a leader in education reform in the Social Studies. Her courses at CSI Read more..
Marta Cabral

Cabral, Marta Assistant Professor

Marta Cabral, EdD
In her role as Assistant Professor at the City University of New York (CUNY) College of Staten Island, Marta brings artistic explorations and material inquiries to pre-service teachers of young children.

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Rebecca Curinga

Curinga, Rebecca Assistant Professor

Rebecca Curinga received her Ph.D. in Linguistics from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her research focused on the development of English literacy skills in high school emergent bilinguals. In particular, her research suggests that an awareness of morphological structures in the home language can contribute Read more..
Deborah M. DeSimone

DeSimone, Deborah M. Associate Professor

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Gene Fellner

Fellner, Gene Assistant Professor

After getting his bachelor’s degree in political science and teaching certification from Boston University, Gene Fellner joined the Attica Brothers Legal Defense, the organization defending the 61 prisoners accused of leading the 1971 Attica Prison uprising. Years later, when the trials were over, he began his career as a fine

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Kenneth Gold

Gold, Kenneth Associate Professor and Dean of School of Education

Dr. Gold is the Dean of Education at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York CUNY.  He holds an appointment as an Associate Professor in its Department of Educational Studies and in the CUNY Graduate Center’s doctoral program in Urban Education.  He is currently completing “The Forgotten Borough,” a

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Rachel Grant

Grant, Rachel Associate Professor

As a scholar my work is informed by critical race and critical multicultural theory, womanist and feminist theory, critical multiculturalism, and sociocultural theory. My research interests reflect critical pedagogical approaches to literacy and academic achievement for linguistically and racially diverse students with a particular focus on urban settings.

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Chris Hale

Hale, Chris Assistant Professor

Dr. Hale has spent much of his career as a literacy specialist working with students with learning disabilities and those labeled emotionally disturbed. His years as a teacher allowed him to experience firsthand the challenges faced by special education teachers and to witness the pain and alienation of children who

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