Della L. DeKay

Associate Professor
JD, Law, Pace University Law SchoolEdD, Teacher's College, Columbia UnviersityMA, Teacher's College, Columbia UnviersityBA, History, Missouri State University
Della DeKay, Ed.D., J.D. is an Associate Professor, Department of Educational Specialties. Prior to becoming a full-time faculty member she was an adjunct at St. John’s for 10 years. Her research interest is developing methods for teaching TESOL within the legal, social and cultural context encountered by new immigrants. She earned her M.A. and Ed.D. at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Teaching Interests

Over 20% of the students in New York public city schools are newcomers. To reach these students, teachers must be aware of the cultural and sociological factors which impact how students assimilate and acculturate into American society.

Research Interests

Exploring how the economic realities of living in New York City affect newcomers' performance in schools. Specifically, how does the shortage of affordable housing affect the way that newcomers assimilate?

Courses Taught

EDU
9001
FOUND BILING MULTI SCD LANG ED
EDU
9002
PSY & SOC LANG & BILING
EDU
9003
LIT DEV FIRST & SEC LANG LEARN
EDU
9003T
LIT DEV FIRST & SEC LANG LRNS
EDU
9004
CON AREA INS LING CUL DIV LRNS
EDU
9005
TEACH ENG SPEAK OTHER LANG
EDU
9006
HUMAN DEV CROSS CULTURAL PERSP
EDU
9009
TCH BIL PRE K-12 MTH SCI SO ST
EDU
9012
MET LNG ACA ASSE ELL EXCEP LRN
EDU
9012T
MET LNG ACA ASSE ELL EXCEP LRN
EDU
9014
PRACT SEM TESOL
EDU
9890
INDEPENDENT STUDY: TESOL