BA History/Secondary Education from The College of New Jersey, USA (with secondary certification in Social Studies in New Jersey) MA European History from Newcastle University, UK MA Education from Institute of Education, University of London, UK (currently enrolled) Currently teaching Geography (grade 6) and World History (grade 9) at Fudan International School in Shanghai, China Previous taught subjects (grades 6-12): MYP Humanities, AP World History, IGCSE Global Perspectives, US History, ESL/Transitional History Previous locations: Princeton High School, Princeton, NJ; The International School of Azerbaijan, Baku, Azerbaijan Also serving as WASC Coordinator for Fudan International School. Fulfilled WASC FoL Self-Study for a 2-year accreditation term in March 2012.
For the past 20 years, I have been engaged as an educational researcher, evaluator and professor of educational policy. Areas of expertise include education reform, policy implementation and effectiveness, post-secondary attainment and socio-economic disadvantage. My publications address the social institutions and policies designed to promote educational advancement for students, especially the socially disadvantaged. Teaching and research associations over the past 20 years include the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, University of Minnesota and Stanford University. I hold a Ph. D. and M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.A. from Lawrence University.