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Kenneth Gold

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 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)


Ph.D 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 and 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.

Last Updated: 06.09.2016

Contact Information

Office: Building 3S Room 208
Fax: 718.982.3743