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Department of Learning, Leadership and Culture

Prof. Christopher D. Yawn, Chair • Department Office: NA 6/207B • Tel: 212-650-7085

General Information

The Department of Learning, Leadership and, Culture  offers graduate programs leading to New York State initial and/or professional certification in administration and supervisions, bilingual education, bilingual childhood education, literacy, teaching students with disabilities (grades 1-6 and grades 7-12), and TESOL.

Initial certification programs are available at the graduate level for students with a baccalaureate degree. Professional certification programs leading to a master’s degree are available to students who possess Initial Certification.

The department also offers advanced certificate programs in administration and supervision, bilingual education, teaching students with disabilities (grades 1-6 and 7-12), and TESOL.



Hazel Carter, Associate Professor
B.A., Univ. of the West Indies (Trinidad), Graduate Diploma; M.S., New School Univ.; Ph.D., New York Univ.

Yvel Crevecoeur, Associate Professor
B.A., Central Connecticut State Univ.; M.S., Univ. of Bridgeport; C.A.S., Fairfield Univ.; Ph.D., Univ. of Connecticut

Joseph Davis, Professor
B.S. Wake Forest Univ.; M.S.Ph., Univ. of North Carolina; M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D., Columbia Univ.

Jesús Fraga, Lecturer
B.S., The City College of the City University of New York; M.S., Bank Street College of Education; M.A., Adelphi University

Armineh Hallaran, Assistant Professor
B.S., Boston University; M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University; Ed.D., Hunter College of the City University of New York

Carol Huang, Assistant Professor
B.A., Tamkang Univ. (Taiwan); M.A., Michigan State Univ.; M.Ed., New York Univ.; Ph.D., Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Tatyana Kleyn, Professor
B.S. and M.Ed., Ohio State Univ.; Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia Univ.

Dina López, Associate Professor
B.A., Brown University; M.S., Fordham University; Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia Univ.

Nadjwa Norton, Associate Professor
B.A., Yale Univ.; M.Ed. and Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia Univ.

Laura Rader, Assistant Professor
B.A., Univ. of Connecticut; M.Ed., Univ. of Hartford; Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia Univ.

Nancy Stern, Professor
B.A., The College of William and Mary; M.Phil. and Ph.D., The Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Terri Watson, Associate Professor
B.A., St. John's College, St. John's Univ.; M.A., Teachers College, Columbia Univ.; Ph.D., Florida Atlantic Univ.

Christopher D. Yawn, Associate Professor and Chair
B.A., Hampton Univ.; M.S., Mercy College; Ph.D., The Ohio State Univ.

Affiliate Faculty

Marit Dewhurst, Associate Professor
B.A, Univ. of Michigan; Ed.M., Harvard University, Ed.D.

Issa I. Salame, Lecturer, and Master Teaching Fellow
B.S., The City College; M.Ph., Ph.D., The Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Professors Emeriti

Ruth R. Adams
Bernard Bernstein
Augustine Brezina
Hubert Dyasi
Shirley Feldman
Ruth Grossman
Elizabeth S. Hirsch
Robert Lento
Joel Mansbach
Martin Marin
Harold J. McKenna
James L. Neujahr
Oliver Patterson
Julius Pastor
Alfred S. Posamentier
Anne S. Peskin
Howard Sasson
Madelon D. Stent