Faculty: Janis Massa
Academic Interests: The sociocultural context of teaching and learning; critical literacy theory; second language acquisition.
Research: Urban school reform; immigration and education
- Elected by CUNY Senate to Executive Board of Directors, CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, 2006-present
- University of Oklahoma, National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education, Elected to Board of Directors, Latino Caucus, 2008-present
- Rockefeller Foundation Residency Fellowship. “Educational Access in the Diaspora,” Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the America and the Caribbean, 2002-2003
- Oxford University Round Table for College and University Leaders. Invited member, panel: “Expansion of Access and the Reach of Mass Higher Education”, 2002
- White House Commission on Education, Honorable Mention for educational contribution to the Dominican population, New York, 1997
- ABC-TV New York "After the Sexual Revolution" Peter Jennings, moderator. Documentary, extensive interview and production. Used as teaching tool in classes, New York University Women's Studies Program and School of Education
- KQED FM, San Francisco "The Helleniki Hour." Co-produced, broadcast, edited, and translated weekly Greek/English news and culture program
Publications and Presentations:
- "Critical literacy development in action." Theory in Action 2(2009): 195-221 (with L. Pinhasi-Vittorio).
- "L2 pedagogy and globalization: An historic overview". Academic Exchange Quarterly, 1 (2008): 45-50.
- Reinventing Education in the New Geography" In J. Miller and J. Grocci (eds.), On Becoming a Productive University: Strategies for Reducing Costs and Increasing Quality (2005)
- Teaching and Learning in a Multicultural Classroom (2003)
- "Identity Resolution and Educational Achievement in the Second Language Classroom." In Punto 7 Review: A Journal of Marginal Discourse.(1996)
- Recent papers presented include American Anthropological Association, Montréal BC (2011); School District 18, Neyba, Dominican Republic (2010); National Congress for Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education, San Francisco (2011); National Council of Teachers of English, Pittsburgh (2010); Centro Linguistica, Santiago de Cub (2003).
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