Marlene S. Munn-Joseph
Marlene S. Munn-Joseph is an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculumand Teaching at Hofstra University, where she addresses issues of race, class andgender in courses such as The Secondary School Teacher; Multicultural Perspectives,Curriculum and Teaching; and Hip-Hop, the Dream, and Education. She has served asthe co-coordinator of Teachers of Tomorrow and Building Cultural Bridges here atHofstra. Dr. Munn-Joseph was a New York City high school teacher of social studiesfor six years. She earned an M.A. in teaching at the State University of New York atAlbany. While a New York City teacher, she earned the High School Teacher of theYear Award, and worked extensively with the New York Urban League in itsCommunity Achievers Program.
Dr. Munn-Joseph holds a Ph.D. in educational psychology from Indiana University-Bloomington. Her research agenda includes parent/school relations in blackcommunities, education in majority black suburbs, and minority teacher preparation.Her interest in these areas, coupled with her experience as an urban school educator,has shaped her willingness and commitment to explore and contribute to both theresearch literature and to the material lives of black people. Her scholarship hasappeared in the Journal of Public School Relations and Urban Education.
Hofstra Horizons Articles
- Fall 2008: Black Suburbia: Panacea for Urban Education?