STEM Education and Teacher Development Faculty

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Faculty OfficePhoneEmail

Walter Stroup
Chair and Associate Professor

Dr. Stroup’s current research is related to generative activity design that celebrates and attempts to leverage the dynamic and inclusive participatory potential of classroom-based learning and teaching in science and mathematics.  LA-398B 508.910.6097 wstroup@umassd.edu
Beste Güçler
Associate Professor 
Beste’s present work explores how mathematical discourse develops over history and in undergraduate calculus classes with a focus on the concept of limit.  LA-396C  508.910.6952  bgucler@umassd.edu
Maureen Hall
Maureen is interested in English Education, middle and secondary education, literacy, developmental reading and language arts k-12, curriculum design, professional development, community-making, innovation and reform LA-398C 508.999.8211 mhall@umassd.edu
Shakhnoza Kayumova
Assistant Professor
Shahknoza is interested in the conditions of possibility for English Language Learners within STEM content area classes in K-12.  LA-399K 508.910.9033 skayumova@umassd.edu
Sheila Macrine
Sheila is interested in Reading/Special Education, Education Reform, and Critical-Feminist Theory LA-398F 508.999.9234 smacrine@umassd.edu
Chandra Orrill
Associate Professor
Chandra is interested in teachers' mathematical knowledge and how to support teachers' mathematical learning. Most of her research focuses on middle school teacher's knowledge related to multiplicative reasoning.  LA-399L 774.929.3052 corrill@umassd.edu
Karen Terrell
Full-Time Lecturer
Karen's research is focused on how to prepare teachers to meet the needs of English Language Learners in their classrooms. LA-399A 508.910.6617 kterrell@umassd.edu
Stephen Witzig
Assistant Professor
Stephen studies the development of teachers' specialized knowledge for teaching science. LA-398E 508.910.9030 switzig@umassd.edu

Christopher Clinton
Full-Time Lecturer

Chris' research is focused on the ways in which assessment are used in teacher preparation. 


508.910.6097  cclinton@umassd.edu


Emeritus Faculty Email
Armand Desmarais
Professor Emeritus
Teaching in certification and mentoring, teacher induction. adesmarais@umassd.edu
Cynthia Kruger
Professor Emeritus
Middle and secondary education, curriculum development, methodology, social studies, reading, inclusive education. ckruger@umassd.edu


Traci Almeida
Graduate Admissions Coordinator
LA-372 508.999.8098 talmeida@umassd.edu
Carol Hansen
STEM Education Secretary
LA-398F 508.999.8262 chansen1@umassd.edu


Educational Leadership Faculty

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João Paraskeva Ph.D., University of Minho, Portugal (2004)
Professor; Specializes in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Curriculum Theory and Development, Critical Theory, Qualitative Methods, Southern Theory.



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Ismael Ramirez-Soto Ed.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst (1984) , J.D. University of Puerto Rico School of Law (1977)
Specializes in Educational Policy and the Law, Equity and Educational Finance, Educational Leadership, and K-20 Administration.

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Ricardo D. Rosa Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison (2011) Assistant Professor; Specializes in Curriculum and Instruction, Language Policies, Literacy and Social Studies Education.




Kenneth Saltman



Kenneth Saltman, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, McGill University, Professor; Specializes in Educational Policy and Politics, Sociology of Education, Social and Cultural Theory, Curriculum Theory, Educational Leadership, Globalization and Education, Critical Pedagogy, Political Economy of Education.





Traci Almeida
Graduate Admissions Coordinator


Mete, Anna

Educational Leadership
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