Teaching is a vital profession, perhaps now more than ever.To do it well requires passion and dedication but also a fundamental understanding of children and learning, proficiency in a variety of pedagogies, the ability to formulate a sound plan, and the wisdom to know when to deviate from it. To do it well rewards you with deep relationships with children and adolescents and psychic pleasure in watching them learn and grow under your tutelage. To do it well in the 21st century results in opportunities for many students that they would not otherwise have. The School of Education is committed to following these principles as it enhances its academic offerings and co-curricular opportunities in ways that meet the needs of students, schools and communities.
Meet the Dean:
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 manuscript on Staten Island’s historical relationship with the rest of New York City in the Twentieth Century. Dr. Gold is the author of School’s In: The History of Summer Education in American Public Schools, (2002) and co-editor of Discovering Staten Island: A 350th Commemorative History (2011).
- PhD in American History (History of Education), University of Michigan
- M.A. in American History, University of Michigan
- B.A. in American History, Princeton University
Scholarship / Publications:
- Discovering Staten Island: A 350th Anniversary Commemorative History. Co-editor, (Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2011)
- School’s In: Summer Education and American Public Schools, 1840-2000 (New York: Peter Lang Press, 2002).
- “We just don’t want to keep on going to useless meetings’: Public Schools and Community Organizing at Detroit’s Jefferson Junior High, 1966.” The Michigan Historical Review, Vol. 32, No. 1 (Spring 2006), pp. 97-121.
- “What did you flunk?’: Summer Schools and the Race for Promotions in Richmond, Virginia, 1911-1931.” Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. Vol. 110, No.3 (2002) pp. 339-376.
- “From Vacation to Summer School: The Bureaucratic Transformation of Summer Education in New York." History of Education Quarterly. Will appear in Vol. 42, No. 1 (Spring, 2002) pp. 18-49