New Scholars Further Strengthen TC’s Faculty
Four dynamic new scholars – Daniel Fienup, Mark Gooden, Douglas Mennin, and Minority Postdoctoral Fellow Michael Hines – have joined the Teachers College community this fall. They add to the depth, diversity and expertise of TC’s faculty in education, health, psychology, and leadership. They are:
Daniel M. Fienup, Associate Professor of Psychology and Education in the Applied Behavior Analysis programs. Fienup’s research focuses on instructional design for individuals with and without disabilities, including college students and children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Specifically, he is interested in comparing the effectiveness and efficiency of different instructional components and developing assessments to tailor instructional methods to learner needs. Fienup comes to TC from Queens College, where he developed and coordinated the graduate programs in Applied Behavior Analysis and SIBS Club, a program providing services to families of children with autism. Fienup is a guest associate editor for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, the flagship journal in his discipline, and serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavior Analysis in Practice, the Journal of Behavioral Education, The Behavior Analyst, and Behavior Development. He serves on the Licensed Behavior Analyst New York state board and is a past board member of the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis.
Mark Anthony Gooden, Christian Johnson Endeavor Professor in Education Leadership, Director of the Endeavor Leadership Initiative in TC’s Department of Organization and Leadership, and, within that department, Program Director of Education Leadership. Gooden’s research focuses on culturally responsive school leadership with specific interests in the principalship, anti-racist leadership, urban educational leadership and legal issues in education. His research has appeared in a range of outlets including American Educational Research Journal, Educational Administration Quarterly, Teachers College Record, Review of Educational Research, and the Journal of School Leadership & Urban Education. Gooden previously served as the Margie Gurley Seay Centennial Professor of Education and director of the principalship program at The University of Texas. He is the immediate past President of the University Council on Educational Administration.
Douglas Mennin, Professor of Clinical Psychology. Mennin’s research focuses on the application of basic affective science to improving understanding and treatment of chronic anxiety and mood disorders. He has published over 100 articles, chapters and books, regularly gives invited workshops, keynotes and colloquia, and often speaks to the media about how to help people better understand and respond to their struggles with anxiety, worry and depression. He currently serves on the editorial board of six journals, has served on the executive boards of the American Psychological Association Division of Clinical Psychology and the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology, and is the incoming Chair of the Scientific Council of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Mennin comes to TC from CUNY Hunter College, where he was a Professor of Psychology and Co-Director and Founder of the Health Psychology and Clinical Science Ph.D. training program.
Michael Hines, Minority Postdoctoral Fellow. Hines’ research addresses the history of American education and the intersections of race and class with this history. Based in TC’s History and Education program, he is examining efforts by African-American teachers and activists to create alternative curricula in history and social studies during the early twentieth century. His related interests include African-American history, curriculum history, the history of childhood, and the history of children's play. Hines received his Ph.D. from Loyola University Chicago, where he was a part of the Cultural and Educational Policy Studies program. Prior to pursuing graduate studies, he worked as an English Language Arts and World History teacher in Washington D.C. and Prince George's County Maryland.
Published Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017