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Middle and High School Education
Meet the Faculty
The faculty who advise and teach the MAT candidates have all been
classroom teachers themselves. They respect the work of classroom
teachers and are eager to work with the next generation of
Senior Lecturer, Interim Director of Teacher Education and School Partnerships
Laura Rogers, Ed.D., Co-Director of the School Psychology
Program earned her doctorate in Human Development from the
Harvard Graduate School of Education. As a licensed
psychologist, she has practiced in a variety of settings,
including schools, clinics, prisons, and in the community
both in Massachusetts and in Nepal. She served as Director
of Student Services and School Psychologist for the F.W.
Parker Charter Essential School, which she helped to found.
Laura teaches courses in special education and assessment,
and she supervises field-based seminars.
||Linda V. Beardsley
Linda V. Beardsley has been teaching in the Education
Department since 1997. She teaches courses that support the
pre-professional field experiences and provide candidates
for teacher license an understanding of the ways in which
policy and practice interact to influence the profession.
She teaches a course on The Global Educator, reflecting her
work in Rwanda and chairs the Teacher Education Committee.
She developed and directs the Urban Teacher Training
Steve Cohen has taught at Tufts since 1995. He works with
the MAT students who will be teaching middle and high school
history and social studies. He also teaches undergraduate
courses in education, American Studies, and Peace and
Justice Studies, and he is an adjunct in the History
Department. Steve has a PhD in Comparative History from
Julia studies biology learners and biology learning environments
primarily at the secondary and post-secondary levels. She is primarily
interested in studying and designing learning experiences for biology students
that support scientific reasoning.
||Brian E. Gravel
Assistant Professor, Director of Elementary Education
Brian studies how people use representations to think and
reason–within technological environments, in makerspaces, and in elementary
school classrooms. He works with future teachers in STEM fields to foster
intellectual approaches to teaching built on the belief that children are
nascent scholars with many valuable resources that serve as the foundation of
Professor, Department Chair
David studies learning and teaching in the sciences and engineering, across
ages from young children through adults. Most of his work has been in physics;
he started thinking about engineering education in 2010 when he joined the
Center for Engineering Education and Outreach.
Professor, Director of STEM Education Program
Andrew's research focuses on how students and teachers reason about topics related
to multiplication (including fraction arithmetic, proportional relationships, and
linear equations). He is especially interested in how they make use of inscriptions
(drawings) and resources for reasoning about quantities. In addition to research on
teaching and learning, he enjoys developing novel mathematics courses.
Shameka N. Powell is an Assistant Professor of Educational
Studies and affiliated with the Master of Arts in Teaching
program in the Department of Education. She completed her
doctoral work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her
research focuses on equality of educational opportunity and
the intersections of race, class, gender in school spaces.
Ryan Redmond is a Lecturer in the Department of Education
and has been a member of the department since 2010. In the
middle of ten years of English and history teaching at the
middle and high school levels, he completed his MAT work in
Political Science/Political Philosophy at Tufts in 2004.
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