Social & Psychological Foundations of Education

Faculty and Staff

Poonam C. Dev

Poonam C. Dev

Professor & Chair
585-389-2620
pdev2@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 200D
Bio

Dr. Poonam Dev has been at Nazareth College since 1997. She has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, and served on a number of committees. She completed a Ph.D. in special education, with an emphasis in learning disabilities, from Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) in 1996. Before emigrating to the USA, Poonam taught students with and without special needs in Grades 1-12 in New Delhi, India, for about 12 years. She was awarded a Fulbright-Hays scholarship for a seminar in South Africa in July-August, 2008. Her publications and presentations focus on topics related to teacher education, and self-concept and intrinsic motivation of
students with learning disabilities.

Timothy R. Glander

Timothy R. Glander

Professor
585-389-2996
tglande7@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 295
Bio

A former high school English teacher in New York City, Dr. Glander spent an early part of his career with the Professional Examination Service. He has also held teaching, research, and administrative positions at Marist College, Ithaca College, University of Illinois at U-C, and Rockhurst University. A graduate of Michigan State University, he holds an M.A. in Philosophy of Education from Teachers College/Columbia University and a Ph.D. in History of Education/Educational Policy Analysis from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Origins of Mass Communications Research During the American Cold War: Educational Effects and Contemporary Implications (Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. Publishers, 2000) and co-editor (with Karen Graves and Christine Shea) of Inexcusable Omissions: Clarence Karier and the Critical Tradition in History of Education Scholarship (New York: Peter Lang Publishers, 2001).

Rachel Bailey Jones

Rachel Bailey Jones

Associate Professor / Interim Director of the Core Curriculum / Director of the Portfolio @ Naz
585-389-5139
rjones3@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 125
Additional Positions:
Director / Interim Director of the Core Curriculum / Director of the Portfolio @ Naz in Women and Gender Studies
Bio

Education: Ph.D. Curriculum and Teaching with a Specialization in Cultural Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Teaching and Research Interests: Colonial and post-colonial forms of education, gender and sexuality in education, and the relationship between popular culture and education. She has a special fascination with Disney and its role in shaping and educating us about normal and appropriate gender and sexual roles.

Shirley N. Sommers

Shirley N. Sommers

Associate Professor / Director of the Frontier Center for Urban Education
585-389-2958
ssommer4@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 200B
Additional Positions:
Director of the Institute for Pluralism in Institute for Pluralism
Bio

Dr. Shirley Sommers is Assistant Professor of Education, and has been at Nazareth College since 2007. She is from South Africa. Shirley also works as the Nazareth College Administrator for GEAR UP Programs and a Coordinator for Urban Education Initiatives at the Frontier Center for Urban Education. Her main research interests include implementation of social justice education to achieve success for historically marginalized populations.

Shawgi Tell

Shawgi Tell

Associate Professor
585-389-2623
stell5@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 291
Bio

Dr. Shawgi Tell is Associate Professor of Education, and has been at Nazareth College since 1998. Since then, he has been teaching in-service and pre-service teachers. Shawgi received his Ph.D. in Social Foundations of Education from the University at Buffalo in 1997. His main research interests include education reform, educational governance, and the political economy of schooling. His classes combine lively lectures and presentations with small-group and large-group discussions where all are free to express their views and learn and grow together.