Faculty and Staff

Teacher Education

Department Chair

Fusco, Dana
Fusco, Dana
O: AC-1D12
For the past twenty years, Dr. Fusco’s research has focused on youth work and opportunities in afterschool. Her work has lead to increased national and international recognition. She has delivered several keynote addresses at international conferences, serves on national panels in youth work, has authored dozens of peer-reviewed articles and produced the documentary, When School Is Not Enough. Her most recent work is an edited volume to be published later this year entitled, Advancing Youth Work: Current Trends, Critical Questions. She is also currently working on a second edited volume: Youth and Inequality: Global Actions in Youth Work and Education, with Dr. Michael Heathfield.

Full-Time Faculty

Bai, Xin
Bai, Xin
Associate Professor
O: AC-1E17
Dr. Xin Bai is an associate professor of Educational Technology in Department of Teacher Education at York College, City University of New York. She earned her doctorate in Instructional Technology & Media from Teachers College at Columbia University. Her research focuses on educational games, simulations, intelligent tutoring systems, and e-learning. Her work is built on the research done on cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and educational technologies.

Baron, Lindamichelle
Baron, Lindamichelle
Assistant Professor
O: AC-1D12
Qualitative study of the development and implementation of a new framework for the New York City Folktale Storytelling Festival: Descriptive Study of New York City Folktale Storytelling Festival: Cultural Implications for African American Students. Descriptive study of the use of poetry as a tool for developing social and emotional learning in middle school children. The use of reflective practice in teacher education and its implications for improved instruction

Gerena, Linda
Gerena, Linda
O: AC-1D12A
Dr. Gerena holds a Ph.D. in Educational Policy/Bilingual Education, MA in TESOL, and an MA in Urban Bilingual Education. Her professional interests are dual immersion bilingual education, L2 acquisition theory & pedagogy, Content & Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), and effective teaching practices for ELLs. Dr. Gerena began her bilingual teaching career in Coney Island following the NYC Consent Decree with ASPIRA. Over the ensuing 40 years, Dr. Gerena has been a bilingual teacher, researcher, teacher educator, and bilingual education advocate. In 2012, Dr. Gerena received the prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award, and researched bilingual programs in Madrid, Spain. In 2013, as an EL Specialist, she provided professional development for bilingual & CLIL teachers in Spain. From 2009 to 2015 Dr. Gerena researched literacy practices for ELLs and F-ELLs in an NSF grant. Current research interests include effective teaching practices in Bilingual Dual Immersion, TBE, and CLIL programs.

Keiler, Leslie
Keiler, Leslie
Associate Professor
O: AC-1D12D

My research involves exploring the impacts of inquiry-based learning experiences and the best ways to support teachers in their development of this pedagogy. Research clearly demonstrates that the central factor in the quality of students’ educational experiences is the teacher. My own research includes analyses of the best ways to prepare teachers for meeting the instructional challenges of urban classrooms in the 21st century. A substantial need persists for high quality professional development experiences for teachers at both the K-12 and university levels. My expertise includes both implementing and researching the impacts of professional development experiences.

Schillinger, Trace
Schillinger, Trace
Clinical Professor
O: AC-1D06
Trace Schillinger joined the Teacher Education Department at York College in August, 2014. She currently serves as a Clinical Professor and teaches the Student Teaching Seminar. Trace has a background teaching in secondary (English and history) and elementary education, as well as serving as a school administrator.

Vialva, Jessica
Vialva, Jessica
Assistant Professor
O: AC-1D12
Dr. Jessica Vialva started her teaching career as a public high school teacher in Connecticut, followed by her teaching within CUNY as a Continuing Education Teacher and as an adjunct at Bronx Community College and LaGuardia Community College. She also taught mathematics as an adjunct at Norwalk Community College and Rutgers University.  Dr. Vialva’s research stems from her experience in classrooms, where she encountered many students being held back from pursuing their degrees due to being inadequately prepared to handle college mathematics courses. Her current research is focused on pedagogical practices and curriculum reforms implemented within secondary and higher education that helps to lessen mathematics anxiety and improve learning.  Her published works are assessments associated with Mathematical Modeling in handbooks published by the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications.

Professor Emeriti

Part-Time Faculty

 Murray, Sheila, Adjunct Lecturer


 France, Richard, Administrative Non-Teaching Adjunct

 Misir, Regina, Assistant to Higher Education Officer

Cooperating Teacher

AliTarekSchool AdministratorHillcrest High School [Q505]
AllenLisaSchool AdministratorPS/IS 270 [Q270]
AltebrandVincentCooperating TeacherWalt Whitman High School
AndersonSuzeteCooperating TeacherPS 40 -Samuel Huntington [Q040]
AnglinKhalilahCooperating TeacherPS 270 [Q270]
ApostolidisSofiaSchool AdministratorFrank Sinatra HS of the Arts
ArancibiaNadiaCooperating TeacherIS 145 a€" Joseph Pulitzer School [Q145]
ArmottMs.School AdministratorPS 201 Discovery School for Inquiry and Research
AsquiJuanCooperating TeacherHillcrest High School [Q505]
BackelJanetCooperating TeacherWilliam H. Carr Junior High School [Q194]
BartlettArleneSchool AdministratorPS 176 Cambria Heights
BarceloLouisCooperating TeacherPS/MS 280 Mosholu Parkway [X280]
BayerJ.Cooperating TeacherPS 212 [Q212]
BiermanAdamCooperating TeacherThe Scholara€(TM)s Academy [Q323]
BishopHeatherCooperating TeacherBayside High School [Q495]
BlattJoshuaCooperating TeacherPS 133 - William A. Butler [K133]
BoghosianStellaCooperating TeacherHillcrest High School [Q505]
BoydAshleyCooperating TeacherHigh School of Hospitality Management [M296]
BrankerAlisonSchool AdministratorPS 40 Samuel Huntington [Q040]
BravoAndreaCooperating TeacherPS 280 [Q280]
BrettHunterCooperating TeacherHillcrest High School [Q505]
CadoganAngelaSchool AdministratorPS 95 - Eastwood School [Q095]
CammariereSantinaCooperating TeacherPS/IS 270 [Q270]
CampagnaNancyCooperating TeacherPS 135 [Q135]
CapuanaJosephSchool AdministratorBayside High School [Q495]
CentroneCindyCooperating TeacherPS 014 a€" Fairview [Q014]
CheeksGiaCooperating TeacherPS 147 [Q147]
CohenA.School AdministratorPS 147 [Q147]
CohenDayleCooperating TeacherHillcrest High School [Q505]
CookeRyanSchool AdministratorPS 251 [Q251]
CorradoJosephCooperating TeacherBayside High School [Q495]
CoxKersandraSchool AdministratorPS 80 Thurgood Marshall Magnet
CuellarNubiaCooperating TeacherHillcrest High School [Q505]
DavisCristalCooperating TeacherPS 147 [Q147]
DalvalleRoseSchool AdministratorIS 227 Louis Armstrong MS
DiazAlejandraCooperating TeacherPS 014 - Fairview [Q014]
DoranJenniferCooperating TeacherPS/IS 270 [Q270]
DuncanKatrinaCooperating TeacherPS 135 [Q135]
DunnPennySchool AdministratorIS 227 Louis Armstrong MS
DyckmanKenCooperating TeacherBayside High School [Q495]
EhrenkranzKenCooperating TeacherPolk Street School
EngelJeffSchool AdministratorLong Island City HS
FilakourisIreneSchool AdministratorIS 227 Louis Armstrong MS
FinleyPatrickSchool Administrator (Founder)Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School
FollygaJustinSchool AdministratorHillcrest High School [Q505]
FreibergM.School AdministratorSmithtown HS West
FrancoMelissaCooperating TeacherHillside Arts and Letters Academy [Q325]
FullerLorettaCooperating TeacherPS 201 - The Discovery School for Inquiry and Research [Q201]
GambeskiHeatherCooperating TeacherPS 188 - Kingsbury [Q188]
GarciaMarleneCooperating TeacherPS/MS 280-Mosholu Parkway [X280]
GardenJermaineSchool AdministratorPS - Walter Francis Bishop
GaughanMaryannSchool AdministratorPS 48-William Wordsworth [Q048]
GayleMerlineCooperating TeacherPS 48-William Wordsworth [Q048]
GeorgeMandyCooperating TeacherPS 147 [Q147]
GielarowskiJenniferCooperating TeacherPS 234 [Q234]
GitzC.School AdministratorSmithtown HS West
GlancyMichaelCooperating TeacherCollaborative Arts Middle School [Q355]
GoldsteinDavidCooperating TeacherThe New Preparatory Middle School - JHS 8 [Q008]
GonzalezBettySchool AdministratorCommunity School 211
GreigKimlynSchool AdministratorPS 147[Q147]
GrohmannAmandaCooperating TeacherHillside Arts and Letters Academy [Q325]
GrossoWendyCooperating TeacherPS/IS 270 [Q270]
GuerriniDianaCooperating TeacherPS 48-William Wordsworth [Q048]
HametsMs.School AdministratorPS 166-Henry Gradstein
HamiltonJudsonSchool AdministratorJHS190
HamlettDavitaCooperating TeacherPS 201 - The Discovery School for Inquiry and Research [Q201]
HeitnerAlexCooperating TeacherWilliam H. Carr Junior High School [Q194]
HentryPatriceSchool AdministratorYork Early College Academy
HenshawColleenCooperating TeacherNathaniel Hawthorne Middle School [Q074]
HernandezIvelisseSchool AdministratorPS 143-Louis Armstrong
HicksTiffanySchool AdministratorPS 160 - Walter Francis Bishop
HollowayTammySchool AdministratorMS 355 - Collaborative Arts MS
HughesLamaCooperating TeacherPS 201 - The Discovery School for Inquiry and Research [Q201]
JackmanMikeCooperating TeacherCommunity School 211 [X211]
KamelharAnnaCooperating TeacherRobert F. Wagner, Jr. Secondary School for Arts and Technology [Q560]
KassimisMagdaliniCooperating TeacherBayside High School [Q495]
KhandakerDr. NazrulSchool AdministratorSEMMA Program, York College
KrauseSueCooperating TeacherPS 135 [Q135]
LaceyRobertCooperating TeacherRobert F. Wagner, Jr. Secondary School for Arts and Technology [Q560]
LawrenceMaryCooperating TeacherPS 95 - Eastwood School [Q095]
LeBlancJanineSchool AdministratorMS 74 - Nathaniel Hawthorn
LevineKathySchool AdministratorPS 188 Kingsbury
LevittJasonCooperating TeacherBayside High School [Q495]
LewisTanyaCooperating TeacherPS/IS 270 [Q270]
LondonCathyCooperating TeacherPS 40 - Samuel Huntington [Q040]
MadamaKimCooperating TeacherSmithtown Elementary School
MalcolmGeorgette,Dr.School AdministratorPS/IS 116
MaystryAshookCooperating TeacherHillcrest High School [Q505]
MazunPeterSchool AdministratorPS 280 [X280]
McDermottKathleenCooperating TeacherBayside High School [Q495]
McCordDamonSchool Administrator (Founder)Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School
McGhieDeanneSchool AdministratorPS 133 William A. Butler
McKillopColleenCooperating TeacherGreat Hollow Middle School
McMahonRonSchool AdministratorQueens Collegiate HS
MillarHeathCooperating TeacherWilliam H. Carr Junior High School [Q194]
MitchellAndreaSchool AdministratorPS 135 [Q135]
MonahanSusanSchool AdministratorJHS 190
NatorTamikaSchool AdministratorIS 59 [Q059]
NicotraJoanCooperating TeacherPS 147 [Q147]
NolascooRaquelSchool AdministratorHillside Arts and Letters Academy
OdwinSharonSchool AdministratorJHS 8 - New Preparatory MS [Q008]
OjedaMosesCooperating TeacherThomas Edison Career and Tech. HS
PanzaJenniferCooperating TeacherPS 212 [Q212]
PapadimitropoulosFrancesCooperating TeacherPS 234 [Q234]
PeartWayneCooperating TeacherHillcrest High School [Q505]
PerkinsDesireeCooperating TeacherPS 251 [Q251]
PersaudDeborahCooperating TeacherPS 95 - Eastwood School [Q095]
PierceJasonCooperating TeacherPS 95 - Eastwood School [Q095]
PineiroMillieCooperating TeacherThe Scholars' Academy [Q323]
PiscitelliChristineCooperating TeacherIntermediate School 59 [Q059]
RamsahaiYelyzavetaCooperating TeacherPS 95 - Eastwood School [Q095]
RellaLindsayCooperating TeacherBayside High School [Q495]
ReynoldsWilliamCooperating TeacherPS/IS 109 The Glenwood Academy [K109]
RicaurteDavidSchool AdministratorHillcrest High School [Q505]
RiosJoseSchool AdministratorHillcrest High School [Q505]
RodgersD.Cooperating TeacherPS 80 - Thurgood Marshll Magnate [Q080]
RodriguezStephanieCooperating TeacherPS 280 [Q280]
RodriguezSylviaCooperating TeacherPS 135 [Q135]
RoldanJ.Cooperating TeacherPS 95 - Eastwood School [Q095]
SantanaLucyCooperating TeacherYork Early College Academy [Q284]
SefchekKristianaCooperating TeacherThe Scholars' Academy [Q323]
SheridanMarianneSchool AdministratorPS 133 William A. Butler
ShermanRoryCooperating TeacherSilas Wood 6th Grade Center
SirianniScottCooperating TeacherIS 227 - Louis Armstrong Middle School [Q227]
SklarRosemarySchool AdministratorPS 014 Fairview
SmithA. LoganSchool AdministratorPS/MS 333
SmithLisaCooperating TeacherPS 40 - Samuel Huntington [Q040]
SolomanD.School AdministratorSmithtown HS West
SuperbiaAntonioCooperating TeacherPS/MS 146 Howard Beach
ToichAbbyCooperating TeacherThe New Preparatory Middle School - JHS 8 [Q008]
TorresAnaCooperating TeacherThe Scholars' Academy [Q323]
TribbleNinaCooperating TeacherRussell Sage Junior High School [Q190]
VeniaMaryannCooperating TeacherPS 40 - Samuel Huntington [Q040]
VieraToniSchool AdministratorThe Scholarsa€(TM) Academy
VlantisMariaCooperating TeacherBayside High School [Q495]
WhichardRochelleCooperating TeacherPS 48 William Wordsworth [Q048]
WilkinsonRebeccaCooperating TeacherPS/IS 270 [Q270]
WilliamsJamaalCooperating TeacherPS/IS 270 [Q270]
WilliamsChevoneCooperating TeacherPS/IS 270 [Q270]
WilliamsSusanCooperating TeacherCollaborative Arts Middle School [Q355]
WilliamsTashemaCooperating TeacherPS 95 - Eastwood School [Q095]
WoesthoffJoyceSchool AdministratorPS 229, Emanuel Kaplan
Yuen ToyJoyceSchool AdministratorJHS 194 - William H. Carr