The University of Maryland College of Education is excited to welcome a number of new faculty members to our college for the 2019-20 academic year. The new faculty bring a diverse set of research interests and academic experience to our college. The college looks forward to their scholarship and to the relationship they build with students, the faculty, and the broader community.
Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL)Sarah McGrew, Ph.D.
Alma Mater: Standford University
Prior to joining COE as a new assistant professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL), Sarah McGrew was a doctoral candidate in the Stanford University Graduate School of Education. In her research, Dr. McGrew studies how young people learn to evaluate online information, especially information on contentious political issues.
"As a history teacher, one of my goals was to help students crtically evaluate sources - not just historical sources, but anything they'd use to inform their decisions and actions. More and more, young people are turning to the Internet for that information. They (and the rest of us) are faced with near-constant questions about what to trust. I got really interested in how young people make decisions about what to trust online and what we can do in schools to better support them."
Dr. McGrew credits COE's mission of excellence in research, teaching and service to the community and the State as her motivation for joining the College.Sarah C.K. Moore, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Online TESOL Certificate Program
Alma Mater: Arizona State University
The new Coordinator of the Online TESOL Certificate Program, Sarah C.K. Moore joins the TESOL Certificate Program staff from the Center for Applied Linguistics, in Washington, D.C., where she was Program Director of PreK-12 English Learner Education and directed a range of projects regarding the teaching and learning of language. Her research includes investigating effectiveness of teacher professional development for supporting the needs of emergent bilingual learners. Her scholarly activities relate to language policy and planning with focus on educational language policy implementation.
"I believe strongly in making and maintaining connections between research, policy, scholarship, and on-the-ground practice and ensuring equitable educational access for language minoritized learners."
Dr. Moore chose to work at UMD's College of Education to provide flexible opportunities for educators pursuing coursework in TESOL without the constraints associated with traditional course offerings and improve educational opportunities for emergent bilingual learners.Katie Coogan, MA
PDS Coordinator, Art Education Program
Alma Mater: University of Maryland
Before her current position as the PDS coordinator in COE's art education program, Katie Coogan worked in several capacities at the University of Maryland College of Education. She was an adjunct instructor teaching Arts Integration in the Elementary Classroom and Principles and methods of Elementary Education, which led to becoming an elementary education supervisor. Before that, she was a visual arts integration coach for the arts integration master's program that served Prince George's County teachers.
"I am a product of the Prince George's County Public School System and was fortunate enough to attend two schools with excellent visual arts programming. These artistic opportunities, and the educators who provided them, set the path to where I am today; from learner, to art teacher in Washington, D.C. to UMD. Working with and inspiring future arts educators is exponentially rewarding."
Katie hopes her COE Graduates will inspire students who may not know they have an artistic path to pursue one.
Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education (CHSE)Mark Ginsburg, Ph.D.
Alma Mater: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Mark Ginsburg is a new visiting professor in the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education (CHSE). Prior to joining COE, Dr. Ginsburg was a visiting professor at the Universidad de Ciencias Pedagogicas "Enrique Jose Varona." Dr. Ginsburg's research has focused on teachers' work, teacher education, and educational reform, examining policies, preactice, and teacher organization inititatives in countries such as Cuba, Egypt, England, Equatorial Guinea, India, Malawi, Mexico, Nicaragua, Pakistan, and South Sudan.
"I am committed to promoting quality education for all and contributing to efforts by educators and others to create a more just, humane and peaceful world."
Joining COE as a visiting professor was a natural decision for Dr. Ginsburg. Since 2006, Dr. Ginsburg has been working as a visiting scholar with faculty and student colleagues in COE in CHSE's international education policy concentration, mainly serving on dissertation committees, conducting guest lectures, and occasionally teaching a summer course.Yewon Lee
Assistant Clinical Professor
Alma Mater: University of Maryland
Prior to joining COE as an Assistant Clinical Professor, Yewon Lee was a doctoral candidate and instructor at the University of Maryland. She taught both introductory and teacher preparation courses and continues to do so at her current position. Her research focuses on promoting disciplinary writing in adolescent students who are identified with learning disabilities and/or as English Learners. Her most recent work involves evaluating a science writing intervention that packaged cognitive and linguistic resources, beneficial for her target populations.
"I am a strong believer that educationcan can open doors for students with disabilities or those who are placed at a socioeconomic, cultural and linguistic disadvantages. My passion for and committment to social equity became the greatest catalyst that propelled me in my work in writing research and teaching."
Dr. Lee decided to join COE to continue her work in raising awareness of and advocating for individuals with disabilities through research and teaching undergraduate students.