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Research & Publications

Faculty Accomplishments

  • GAELS RICE:  Gaels Rice mentors participated in panel presentations at the New York Special Education Administrators Conference in Saratoga Springs, July 2012. They also presented at the Think College Conference at Iona College in October 2012.
  • UG Research Day: Adrianna Cioffi, Christine Colangelo, Marieann DiMeglio, Stephanie Engstrom,Samantha Pecoraro and Thomas Simon will present their research project from EDU 380 at the UG Research Day.
  • Graduate Research Day:  In fall 2012, approximately fifteen students presented their action research on literacy/special education. In spring 2013, approximately twelve students will present their findings.
  • Pi Lambda Theta:  In spring 2013, ten students were inducted in the national Pi Lambda Theta honor society with an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Team Simon:  The Iona chapter of Pi Lambda Theta led a fundraiser for a Dodson student with bone cancer. Their efforts raised over $1000.
  • Homeless Project: In fall 2012, juniors in methods courses at Dodson School as well as faculty, participated in a project to help homeless students at Dodson School. The drive collected pajamas, school supplies, and funds for these students of poverty.

Faculty Accomplishments

  • Bacon, Jennifer: Book Proposal accepted for publication Spring, 2013 Sisters in the Dissertation House: A Social Narrative
  • Presenter National Women’s Studies Association Fall, 2012
Excavating the Lived Experience of African American Adolescent Girl Poets
 
  • Impact Faculty Writing Facilitator for UMBC PROMISE Summer Success Institute Summer, 2012
Co-presenter 4th Annual Paris International Conference on Education, Economy & Society Summer, 2012 (along with Dr. Ellen Small) Deactivation of Perceptions of Race and Gender: The Experience of African American High School Students
  • Beaudin, Paul:
Presented professional development workshops for Catholic School teachers in St. Petersburg FLA AY 2011-2013
Director of Graduate Programs with over 100 advisees
  • Ciardiello, Angelo: Article in Reading Today (IRA Publication), Dec/Jan 2012-2013, Did you ask a good Common Core question today?: The cognitive and metacognitive dimensions of enhanced inquiry skills. Vol 30, 14-16.
Article in Multicultural Education,     Happy Birthday Frederick Douglass: A model for teaching literacy narratives of freedom in the classroom, 2012, 56-61.
Created a Professional Learning Community with Dodson Faculty & Iona junior EDU students on Ruby Bridges curriculum unit.
  • Goldberg, Gravity: Co-author, The Teaching Professor article entitled, The Power of We. May 2013.
Single author, Living Work: Mindfulness and Memoir in a Middle School Classroom- the English Record (Fall 2012).
Readers Who Keep Us Up At Night: Moving Away from Deficit Beliefs and Into Positive Action- Heinemann’s new Digital Campus Resource Library (Fall 2012). Also Book manuscript for winter 2013.
Staff Developer in over ten NY/NJ school districts.
  • Leipold, Malissa: Journal Article Review
(2013, April 7). Contemplative leadership practice: The influences of character on Catholic school leadership. Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice.
Federal and Foundation Reviews
Kappa Delta Pi, Educational
Foundation. (April-May 2013). Scholarship reviewer.
Investing in Innovation (i3). (2013). Washington, DC: United States
Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement. Peer reviewer.
Service to the College – Committee
Academic Affairs Committee Member (2008-Present)
Taskstream Coordinator
  • Masi-Cunzio, Margaret:
NSTA coordinator
Student Teaching Coordinator
  • O’Callaghan, Catherine:  Presented at the London Education Research Symposium, Fall 2012: Journeying Towards the New Literacies
Co-Presented at the New York State Special Education Administrators, Bridging the Academic Divide, July 2012.
Technical Reports
O’Callaghan, C. (2012). IRA NCATE Program Review (submitted March 15).
O’Callaghan, C. & Panetta, E. (2012). National Council Teachers of English (NCTE) NCATE Program Review (to be submitted 9/15).
O’Callaghan, C. & Gratzer, W. (2012). National Council Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) NCATE Program Review (to be submitted 9/15).
O’Callaghan, C. & Carroll, J. (2012). National Council Teachers of Social Studies (NCTM) NCATE Program Review (to be submitted 9/15).
Chaired two NCATE accreditation teams to Arkansas and Massachusetts
Program Review Leader for four IRA literacy program reports.
  • Small, Ellen: Co-presenter 4th Annual Paris International Conference on Education, Economy & Society Summer, 2012 (along with Dr. Ellen Small)Deactivation of Perceptions of Race and Gender: The Experience of African American High School Students
Summer 2012:Co-coordinator of Harlem Children’s Zone project as part of the Iona College Center for Educational Excellence, Equity, and Innovation (CEEEI).
Co-trained graduate students to conduct post assessments and prepare written reports for preschool students at the Harlem Children's Zone.
Spring 2012:Co-created and piloted the Dodson Residency Model.
Spring 2013 Coordinator of student interviews for admittance to the Education Dept.
Spring 2013: Co-created the TPA mentor program developing a learning community which includes both our graduate and undergraduate students.
Spring 2013:Co-presented along with Dr. Beaudin to Iona graduate Psychology majors on the collaborative role of psychologists in special education.
Fall and spring 2013: Freshman Advisor
Spring 2013: Honors thesis advisor
Spring 2013: Assisted with the Education Department Honor Society to recruit students and conduct ceremony.
  • Smith, Margaret: Student Teaching observer for Adolescent Math students
O’Callaghan, C. & M.Smith. (2012). Association of Childhood Education International (ACEI) ACEI Program Review (submitted 9/15).
  • Wexler-Robock, Stephanie:
Wexler-Robock, S. & Patinella, S. Healthy Eating for a Healthy Start Menu Rubric. Funded through New York City Administration for Children’s’ Services and United Way of New York City. The instrument which underwent validity and reliability testing, is being field tested in Head Start sites throughout New York City.   
Wexler-Robock, S. (September, 2012). Year Two Evaluation of United Way of New York City and New York City and Administration for  Children’s Services; Healthy Eating for a Healthy Start (HEHS)Demonstration project  (Results of the evaluation are being used to inform the development of scalable, sustainable modelsof nutrition and wellness literacy professional development for early childcare staff and families.)
Wexler-Robock, S. Year Four Evaluation of Mosholu-Montefiore 21st Century Community Learning Grant.   Prepared for New York State Department of Education, US Department of Education, August, 2012. 
Presentations:
Wexler-Robock, S. Content Validity of QuantitativeAssessment of Early Childcare Menu Quality. To United Way of New York City Health Advisory Board, New York, July, 2012.
  • Wolfson, Eugene:  Co-created edTPA Student Workshops to focus on  Tasks 1, 2, and 3.
Chaired the Student Academic Review Committee and refined policies and procedures.
  • Zakierski, Marlene:  Director of GAELS Rice and coordinator with agencies and New Rochelle CSD.
Program Reviewer for Council for the Exceptional Child (CEC).
2013 SEPTA Bridges Award Recipient.  The Bridges Award is given to individuals in broader community, beyond our public schools, that have gone above and beyond to foster an environment of inclusiveness for our special needs students.
2012-13 Member, Iona College Middle States Revision Team
Computer Software-DVD-Professional Development
Zakierski, M. (2011).  Think Alouds, for Middle School and High School teachers to utilize for sustained professional development DVD.
 
Conference Presentations
 
Crossing Academic Borders:  Partnering to create a Think College Program. Transition Conference, Westchester Institute of Human Development.  New Rochelle, NY, October, 2012
Think Aloud Protocol: Professional Development to enhance teachers’ reflection that positively impact student achievement in schools in United States and Taiwan. Aace.org, E-Learn 2012 in Montreal, Canada.
GAELS RICE:  Think College Program. Council of New York Special Education Administrators Summer Conference, Saratoga, NY. July, 2012
Think Aloud Strategy For Enhanced Reading Comprehension in the Content Areas in Digital Format supporting middle school students.  NYS Reading Association Conference:  October, 2011