Volume 7, Issue 1 (2015)The articles in this issue of JPPP reflects a kaleidoscopic view of the higher education landscape.
Culturally Responsive Teaching in a War-Affected Area: Lesley University in Israel – 1979-2014
Vivien Marcow-Speiser and Samuel Schwartz
Changing Lives: A Developmental Approach to College Counseling
Donna San Antonio, Chelsea Levy, and Tuyet-Mai Hoang
Cultivating a Culture of Mutuality: The Role of Mentorship in Emerging Professional Development
Angelica Pinna-Perez, Kazuyo Kubo, and Joshua Baldwin
Confronting the Illusion of Technological Expertise Among College and University Students
Barbara Kolan and Joanne McNeish
Teacher-Education Programs & Teacher Trainees` Sense of Professional Efficacy
Efrat Kass and Erez Miller
- Executive Editor
- Arlene Dallalfar, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences, International Higher Education and Intercultural Relations Program, and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Social Sciences Division
- Joshua Baldwin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Social Work, Social Sciences Division, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Katherine Barone, Ph.D., Division Director, Psychology and Applied Therapies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Meenakshi Chhabra, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Global Interdisciplinary Studies, International Higher Education and Intercultural Relations, Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences
- Lisa B. Fiore, Ph.D., Professor of Education, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
- Roser Gine, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Graduate School of Education
- Amy Gooden, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of TESOL and Bilingual Education, Graduate School of Education
- Marjorie Jones, Ed.D., Professor Emeritas, Education, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
- Kazuyo Kubo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology and Child Studies, Social Science Division, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Solange de Azambuja Lira, Ph.D., Professor Emeritas, TESOL and Bilingual Education Division of Language and Literacy Graduate School of Education
- Kelvin Ramirez, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Art Therapy, Division of Expressive Therapies, Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences
- Nisha Sajnani, PhD, RDT/BCT, Coordinator of Drama Therapy/Psychodrama Program; Faculty, Expressive Therapies PhD Program, Division of Expressive Therapies, Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences
- Rebecca Zarate, Assistant Professor of Expressive Therapies; Program Coordinator, Music Therapy, Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences
About the Contributors
Dr. Vivien Marcow-Speiser is a professor of Expressive Therapies at Lesley University and the Director of National, International, and Collaborative Programs. She has utilized the arts as a method of communicating across borders and cultures. Her expertise lies in building resolutions to trauma and cross-cultural conflict, and has worked with groups in the Middle East and South Africa.
Dr. Samuel Schwartz is a faculty member at the Academic College of Society and the Arts in Netanya, Israel. He worked at Lesley University's extension in Israel for over 20 years, first as extension coordinator and then as Associate Director. He served as the Spokesperson and Director of Academic Affairs at Israel's Consulates in Boston and Los Angeles. Schwartz received a BA from Yale University, an MPP from Harvard University, and his Ph.D. in Political Sciences from Bar Ilan University.
Dr. Donna San Antonio is an Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology at Lesley University, and her areas of academic focus and expertise include School Counseling, Adolescent Development, Rural Education, Adventure Therapy, Program Development, and Participatory Action Research. She received her Ed.D. in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from Harvard University, and she taught for seven years in the Risk and Prevention Program in the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has worked as a community organizer, middle school teacher, school counselor, outdoor educator, non-profit administrator, and university instructor.
Chelsea Levy holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of Vermont and an M.A. in Counseling and Psychology from Lesley University. She is currently a second year doctoral student at William James College studying clinical psychology. Chelsea has worked at Housing Families in Malden MA, Lesley University College Counseling Center, and Burlington Youth and Family Services. Her work in the field of trauma and developmental and attachment theory led to research in examining emerging adulthood and developmental life transitions. She currently works with families and young adults using a systemic approach through a developmental lens. Chelsea is also in the process of researching resiliency of individuals with a family member diagnosed with mental illness.
Tuyet Mai Hoang received her M.A. from Lesley University’s Division of Counseling and Psychology and is currently a second-year doctoral student in the counseling psychology program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL. Her clinical specialization focuses on working with racial-ethnic minority youths. Her research interests include understanding how critical consciousness is formed and its long-term effects on minority youths' developmental outcomes. She has worked as a research assistant at the Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment and assisted in research on civic engagement for girls in Tanzania and youth in the U. S. Her goal is to investigate and understand ways to empower minority youths from low-income and high-risk environments, to succeed and commit to make changes to their own communities.
Dr. Angelica Pinna-Perez, LICSW, LCAT, REAT, RDT, is an Assistant Professor of Expressive Therapies at Lesley University, specializing in the field of Expressive Arts. She has worked as an actor/creator, creative arts therapist and psychotherapist, and social action activist engaging in community arts and community based mental health counseling since 2003. She has worked artistically, clinically, and in advocacy in the U.S. and abroad with an interest in transnational/transcultural and social justice expressive arts based work in the context of globalization. Current projects include the role of Global South aesthetic and language paradigms in the art making processes with Latino communities and arts based exploration of expressive arts in the virtual space and emerging digital arts/technology to inform clinical practice, supervision, and pedagogy.
Dr. Kazuyo Kubo is an Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences division at Lesley University, and her areas of academic concentration are in Sociology and Child Studies. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Dr. Kubo’s expertise centers on Family Formation, Adoption, and Race and Ethnic Relations. Her research examines the welfare of children and adoptive family formation, in particular how race influences U.S. parents’ transnational adoption decisions and practices. Dr. Kubo enjoys travel, hiking, and cooking.
Dr. Joshua Baldwin is an Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences division at Lesley University, and his areas of academic concentration are in research methods and social work. He received his MSW and Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Alabama. Dr. Baldwin’s expertise includes forensic social work, social work practice with individuals and groups, and gerontology. Dr. Baldwin loves to play competitive tennis and has developed a passion for swimming.
Dr. Nicola Blake is an Assistant Professor and Faculty Advisor to the Provost at the City University of New York. She received her Ph.D. in medieval literature from Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Her research focuses on the role of narrators and narrative structure in medieval and modern literature. She specializes in dream theory and theories of memory and performance. Her Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) research centers on collaborative teaching practices and pedagogies of engagement. Dr. Blake has received several awards for her service and scholarship, including one from the Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies.
Dr. Barbara Kolan is the former head of the English department at Achva College of Education, Israel. For over 20 years she coordinated and taught EFL courses at Bar Ilan University . Her doctoral thesis focused on British literature and she currently teaches English literature for majors in EFL teacher education programs. Her particular interest is online teaching and learning.
Dr. Joanne McNeish is an Associate Professor in Marketing at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. She received her Ph.D. in Management from the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University. Her research takes a unique perspective on exploring adoption behavior. While most researchers focus on consumers’ reactions to adopting new technologies, her research focuses on simultaneous users (those who use both incumbent and new technologies). Dr. McNeish believes that understanding the attitudes and behavior of simultaneous users has the potential to lead to more efficient and effective new product development. She has a particular interest in paper documents (e.g. bills and statements and textbooks) as powerful examples of resilient technologies.
Dr. Efrat Kass is a senior lecturer and researcher at Achva Academic College in Israel and a member of the research committee of Mofet Institute. She has a B.A. in Special Education from Bar Ilan University, Israel, an M.A. in Educational counseling from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel and a Ph.D. in Teachers' Self-efficacy from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Her main areas of interest are Self- efficacy in Education, Biblio-therapy, and Motivation to choose teaching as a career. She has authored the book LO LEFAHED MEHAPAHAD (Don't be afraid of fear: Development of a personal and professional sense of self efficacy, 2012) and published many articles.
Dr. Erez C. Miller served until recently as the Head of the B.Ed Special Education Dept. at Achva Academic College. He was also the co-developer of the new M.Ed. program in Special Education at Achva Academic College. Dr. Miller obtained his Ph.D. in Developmental and Educational Psychology from Boston College in Boston, MA. He teaches courses, publishes articles, and conducts research projects in the fields of ADHD, motivations of minority groups to choose special education teacher training, and quality of life of young adults with intellectual disabilities. In addition, Dr. Miller is a practicing licensed psychologist, and specialized in cognitive behavioral therapy of children and adolescents.
Dr. Sara Zamir is a senior lecturer and a researcher at Achva Academic College and Ben-Gurion University at Eilat, Israel. She serves as the Head of the B.Ed - Educational Administration program as well as the Head of the certification studies "Measurement & Evaluation in Education" at Achva academic college. She obtained her PhD in Educational Policy and Administration from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. She teaches courses as well as publishes many articles in the fields of peace-education, sociology, political socialization, communication and educational evaluation. She edited the book "The voice of Peace in the Process of Education" in 2008. Her second book "Literary school textbooks as peace agents - Changes and diversity of peace education perspectives" was published in 2012 by Ben-Gurion University publishing house. Her third book, Education and communication, was published in 2014 by Henrietta Szold Institute publishing house.
Dr. Heidi Flavian is a senior lecturer in educational leadership at Achva Academic College in Israel. She was formerly the head of the Department of Special Education and the head of the Department of Pedagogy and Education. Her research activities are focused on learning disabilities, learning strategies for students with special needs, teacher training, and self-awareness. She has published many articles in English and in Hebrew and presents them in a variety of international conferences. In 2009 she founded a school for children with severe and complicated learning disabilities.