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Liz Chase

Assistant Professor
Curriculum and Instruction
EdD, Curriculum and Teaching, Teachers College, Columbia University
MS, Teaching, Pace University
BA, Comparative Literature, Barnard College, Columbia University
An assistant professor, in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Chase holds an Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University; an M.S.T. from Pace University; and a B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University. Before joining St. John's University's School of Education, Chase worked for 15 years in public schools in Harlem and the South Bronx. She taught in the classroom for ten years and worked for five years as an academic dean where she managed and supported all of the teaching and learning initiatives. While she was teaching, and later as a dean, she also pursued her doctorate in Curriculum Studies at Teachers College. Her dissertation explored counter narratives of achievement from the perspective of teenage mothers in high school. Her research interests include school achievement, teacher training in urban settings, and collaborative models of support between teachers and coaches. Her most recent research project involved an in-depth analysis of the experience of school success and failure for students who are traditionally labeled as "at risk."

Teaching Interests

Preservice Teacher Education Critical Perspectives in Education Curriculum Studies

Research Interests

(1) Academic Achievement and Schooling Experiences for Students Traditionally Labeled “At-Risk” (2) Pre-Service Teacher Education in Urban Settings (3) Teacher Preparation for Marginalized Populations of Students

Courses Taught

EDU
1027
PLAN/INSTRUCT/ASSESS STUDNT-CH
EDU
1028
PLAN/INSTRUCT/ASSESS STUDNT-AD
EDU
1030
INDEPENDENT STUDY
EDU
1055
ART OF WRITING FOR EDUCATORS
EDU
7585
ASSESS & EVAL:TCH/LRNG PROCESS
Keywords: 
Preservice Teacher Education
Urban Education
Women in Education
Alternate Conceptions of Achievement
Teaching and Mentoring