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The School of Education Now

Dear Colleagues,

As the 2017–2018 academic year began, The School of Education at St. John's University entered its 110th year. In keeping with one of our University's Strategic Priorities to recruit, recognize, and retain the best faculty, administrators, and staff, we are delighted to welcome six new full-time faculty members to three of our departments.

To our Administrative and Instructional Leadership department, chaired by Seokhee Cho, Ph.D., we welcome Elizabeth Gil, Ph.D., Stephen Kotok, Ph.D., and Stephanie Tatum, Ph.D. Bilge Cerezci, Ph.D., and Elena Jurasaite-O'Keefe, Ph.D., join the ranks of our Curriculum and Instruction department, which is chaired by Mary Beth Schaefer, Ed.D. Education Specialties, chaired by Yvonne Pratt-Johnson, Ed.D., adds Rebecca A. Louick, Ph.D., as a Special Education professor.   

Many years ago, a professor inscribed a book for one of her graduating students, Ann Cranston-Gingras, Ph.D. '80Ed. During her career, Dr. Cranston-Gingras has come to understand the meaning of those words. She embodies the Vincentian mission of St. John's University, and I am certain you will be inspired as you read her alumni profile.

Wishing you all a fruitful semester and academic year.

Michael R. Sampson, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor

New Faculty Join The School of Education

The School of Education welcomes six new full-time faculty members this academic year.

Administrative and Instructional Leadership

  • Elizabeth Gil, Ph.D.
  • Stephen Kotok, Ph.D.,
  • Stephanie L. Tatum, Ph.D.

Curriculum and Instruction

  • Bilge Cerezci, Ph.D.,
  • Elena Jurasaite-O'Keefe, Ph.D.

Education Specialties

  • Rebecca A. Louick, Ph.D.

Alumni Profile

Ann Cranston-Gingras, Ph.D. '80EdAnn Cranston-Gingras, Ph.D. '80Ed

“It was clear that we were receiving an education rich with experiences that would help us use the abilities we had been blessed with to make a positive difference.”