Education Department Faculty

Dr. James Cressey
James Cressey, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Education Department Chair

Office: O'Connor Hall 130
Phone Number: 508 626 4928
Email: jcressey@framingham.edu; www.jamescressey.com

Education:
Ph.D. School Psychology
University of Massachusetts Amherst

M.Ed. Special Education
Plymouth State University

B.A. Psychology and Theology
Georgetown University

Research Interests:
Dr. Cressey's research focuses on positive behavioral interventions and supports, social-emotional learning, multi-tiered systems of support, and universal design for learning.

Courses Taught:

  • EDUC 320 The Young Child: Emergent Literacy: Special Needs
  • EDUC 374 Early Childhood Curriculum: Mathematics with Field Study III
  • EDUC 376 Early Childhood Curriculum: Special Needs
  • EDUC 346 Elementary Curriculum: Special Needs
  • EDUC 490 Independent Study in Elementary Education
  • HNRS 480 Honors Program Thesis
  • EDUC 431/432 Early Childhood Professional Practicum
  • EDUC 437/438 Elementary Professional Practicum
  • SPED 960 Assessment Procedures
  • SPED 963 Behavior and Classroom Management

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Susan Donnellan, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor

Office: O’Connor Hall 130
Phone Number: 508 215 5124
Email: sdonnellan@framingham.edu

Education:

Ed.D. Curriculum, Teaching, Learning, and Leadership
Northeastern University

M.Ed. Special Education
Framingham State University

B.S. Early Childhood Education and Psychology of Learning and Development
Framingham State University

Research Interests:
Dr. Donnellan’s research interests include teacher preparation, early childhood education, classroom management, and supporting the diverse needs of children in educational settings.

Courses Taught:

  • EDUC 320 The Young Child: Emergent Literacy and Special Needs with Field Study II
  • EDUC 376 Early Childhood Curriculum: Reading, Social Studies, and Special Needs

Dr. Mary Grassetti
Mary Grassetti, Ed.D.

Associate Professor

Office: O'Connor Hall 138
Phone Number: 508-215-4859
Email: mgrassetti@framingham.edu

Education:

  • Ed.D. Mathematics Teacher Education
    University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • M.Ed. Science Curriculum and Instruction
    University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • B.S. Psychology and Education
    Mount Holyoke College

Research Interests:

Dr. Grassetti’s research focuses on mathematics teacher education, technology and education, and motherhood and education. Her work has appeared in the Massachusetts Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development journal, Perspectives and in the Journal of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement. She co-authored a chapter in the book, Common Core Mathematics Standards and Implementing Digital Technologies and co-edited a book on technology and teacher education. Dr. Grassetti is a reviewer for numerous educational journals and was the past president of the New England Educational Research Organization.

Courses Taught:

  • EDUC 341 Elementary Curriculum: Math
  • EDUC 374 Early Childhood: Math and Science
  • EDUC 346 Elementary Curriculum: Science
  • EDUC 431/432 Early Childhood Professional Practicum
  • EDUC 437/438 Elementary Professional Practicum

Dr. May Hara
May Hara, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office: O'Connor Hall 141
Phone Number: 508 626 5803
Email: mhara@framingham.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D. Educational Policy Studies, Curriculum & Instruction
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.S. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    City College of New York
  • B.A. Government, French Literature
    Cornell University

Research Interests:

Dr. Hara's research interests include teachers and educational policy, culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms, and anthropology of education.

Courses Taught:

  • EDUC 222 Sheltered English Immersion
  • EDUC 431/432 Early Childhood Professional Practicum
  • EDUC 437/438 Elementary Professional Practicum

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Laura Hudock, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office: O'Connor Hall 142
Phone Number: 508 215 5123
Email: lhudock@framingham.edu

Education:
PhD, Curriculum & Instruction
The Pennsylvania State University

M.Ed, Curriculum & Instruction
The Pennsylvania State University

B.A. Government & Law
Lafayette College

Research Interests:
Dr. Hudock’s research focuses on twenty-first century literacies and children’s literature, namely critical analysis of and child reader’s multimodal responses to picturebooks, graphic novels, Early Readers, and transitional chapter books. In 2018 she co-edited two books, Does Nonfiction Equate Truth?: Rethinking Disciplinary Boundaries through Critical Literacy and Exploring Nonfiction Literacies: Innovative Practices in Classrooms, and authored one chapter in them as well as co-authored a second.

Courses Taught:

  • EDUC 322 The Child and Literacy with Field Study II
  • EDUC 431/432 Early Childhood Professional Practicum
  • EDUC 437/438 Elementary Professional Practicum

Dr. Hudock serves as the faculty advisor of Alpha Upsilon Alpha, The Honor Society of the International Literacy Association, Alpha Pi Chapter at Framingham State University.

Dr. Kelly Kolodny
Kelly Kolodny, Ph.D.

Professor

Office: O'Connor Hall 148
Phone Number: 508 626 4567
Email: kkolodny@framingham.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D. Educational Studies
    Concentration in Social Foundations, History and Philosophy of Education
    2000 University of Connecticut
  • M.A.T. Elementary Education
    1994 Rhode Island College
  • B.A. International Development and Social Change
    1990 Clark University

Research Interests:

Dr. Kolodny's research interests focus on the learning and development of children; educational collaborations between schools, families, and community institutions; educational biography; and history of schooling.

Courses Taught

Dr. Kolodny is the CAEP accreditation coordinator for undergraduate, PBTL, and graduate teacher preparation programs at Framingham State University. She is the Program Area Chair for the Child and Family Studies major.

Dr. Wardell Powell
Wardell Powell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office: O'Connor Hall 136
Phone Number: 508 626 4830
Email: wpowell1@framingham.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D. Curriculum & Instruction
    University of South Florida
  • M.S. Science Education
    Herbert H. Lehman College, City University of New York
  • B.A. Biology
    Herbert H. Lehman College, City University of New York

Research Interests:

Dr. Powell’s scholarly interest centers on effective science instruction for students with and without specific learning disabilities and the development of accessible science curriculum for such students.  Specifically, he is interested in the use of socioscientific issues as a critical pedagogical strategy to enhance scientific literacy among marginalized students.

Courses Taught: 

  • EDIL 302—Secondary Methods w/FS II: Special Needs and Educational Technology
  • EDIL 802—Secondary Methods w/FS II: Special Needs and Educational Technology
  • EDIL 325—Secondary Methods w/Field Study II: Science
  • EDUC 341—Elementary Science Methods
  • EDUC 437/438—Elementary Professional Practicum
  • EDUC 431/432—Early Childhood Professional Practicum
  • EDPS 425A/B—Secondary Professional Practicum A: Science 8-12
  • INTD 190S01: Topics Interdisciplinary Studies
  • STEM 962—A World Connected: Interdependence and Systems in Science
  • STEM 945—21st Century Technologies for Teaching and Learning

Dr. Powell serves as the coordinator and Advisor for the  M.Ed. in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM), and coordinator for the Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure Programs & M.Ed. in Secondary Education Programs.

Dr. Folashadé Solomon
Folashadé Solomon, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor

Office: O'Connor Hall 143
Phone Number: 508 626
Email: fsolomon@framingham.edu

Education:

  • Ed.D. Administration, Planning, and Social Policy K-12
    Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • M.Ed. Administration, Planning, and Social Policy K-12
    Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • M.S. Leadership and Policy in Education
    Wheelock College
  • B.A. Theater Arts and Elementary Education
    University of Massachusetts Boston
Courses Taught:
  • EDUC 123 Art, Self, and Community
  • EDUC 200 Education in American Society
  • EDUC 346 Elementary Curriculum Science
  • EDUC 350 Education and Social Change
  • EDUC 431/432 Early Childhood Professional Practicum
  • EDUC 437/438 Elementary Professional Practicum

Dr. Solomon serves as the coordinator for the M.Ed. Elementary Education, M.Ed. Curriculum and Instructional Technology, and M.Ed. Educational Technology programs.

Dr. Julie Zoino-Jeannetti
Julie Zoino-Jeannetti, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office: O'Connor Hall 147
Phone Number: 508 626 4594
Email: jzoinojeannetti@framingham.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D. Curriculum & Instruction, Boston College
  • M.Ed. Boston College
  • B.A. History Wellesley College

Research Interests:

Dr. Zoino-Jeannetti's research areas include pre-service teacher education, influence of social class in schooling, cultural competence, critical pedagogy, and adult literacy.

Courses Taught:

  • EDUC 200 Education in American Society
  • EDUC 374 Early Childhood Curriculum: Math
  • EDUC 376 Early Childhood Curriculum: Social Studies
  • EDUC 431/432 Early Childhood Professional Practicum
  • EDUC 437/438 Elementary Professional Practicum
  • PBTL 910 Education Foundations
  • EDUC 991 Philosophy of Education and Teaching Practice

Dr. Zoino-Jeannetti has received Quality Matters  approval for online course design and pedagogy, and is a QM-certified course reviewer for the University.