Joined May 21 2014
New Jersey, USA
Currently, I am an Assistant Professor of Special Education at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (IUSA). At Stockton college, I am responsible for teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in special education, developmental reading instruction, and research methods.
I completed my Ph. D in Education from University of Delaware and have master’s degrees in Special Education and Elementary Education from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA and University of Scranton, Scranton, PA respectively.
I have several years of teaching and research experience in the education field in various settings (i.e., special education classrooms, inclusive classrooms, etc.) in the United States and India.
I have co-presented at national and international conferences and co-authored peer-reviewed journal articles on: enhancing read alouds for early learners by including systematic instruction in reading comprehension and vocabulary, and developing instruction in genre-specific reading comprehension strategy for struggling upper elementary and adolescent learners within the context of persuasive genre.
My research interests include: developing vocabulary and reading comprehension instruction for struggling readers, enhancing text-based discourse within the context of reading-writing instruction for students with language and learning difficulties, and developing curriculum in critical analysis of argumentative/persuasive text for school-age children with learning differences. In addition, I am interested in working with international community to work on core reading and writing skills for children with learning differences. Thus, I am very much interested in collaborating with international faculty to develop instrucitonal and assessment methods to address the needs of learners.