Office: Teacher Prep Office, Title: Coordinator for TESOL and Urban Teaching, Program in Teacher Preparation; Lecturer and Program Associate, Teacher Certificate Program
41 William Street
Kathleen Nolan is a program associate and lecturer in the Teacher Certification Program. She serves as the coordinator of TESOL (Teaching English as a second language) and urban teacher preparation and supervises student teachers working mainly in urban settings. Along with her responsibilities in Teacher Prep, Kathleen is a lecturer in the Freshman Seminar Program where she offers seminars in urban education policy. She also conducts research related to urban education.
Dr. Nolan began her career in education as a high school ESL teacher and curriculum developer in the Bronx, NY. She also has 10 years experience working in teacher preparation programs where she has mentored novice teachers and taught courses in cultural perspectives, ESL methods, bilingual education history and policy, second language acquisition theory, social foundations of urban schooling, and qualitative research methods.
Dr. Nolan holds a MS.Ed. in TESOL and a Ph.D. in Urban Education. Her research interests include the social context of urban schools, policy, inequality in education, school discipline and classroom management, culturally responsive pedagogy, and ethnographic methods. She is the author of several journal articles and book chapters on using critical social theory in educational research, school discipline, and power relations and language use in the classroom. She is the author of the book, Police in the Hallways: Discipline in an Urban High School (University of Minnesota Press, 2011).