Director, CMSCE and Associate Professor of School Psychology

Dr. Shernoff is an educational psychologist who conducts applied research in schools, after-school settings, technology-supported environments, and other learning environments. He is interested in educational and other holding environments supportive of positive development. Specific areas of research relate primarily to the motivation and engagement of youth, engagement and learning in game-based, digital learning environments, and mentoring in early career development. He has served as Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI on over 12 research projects on community engagement, student engagement, or teacher professional development. His research has yielded 5 authored or edited books, and over 35 other publications. He serves on several editorial boards and as a reviewer for the National Science Foundation. He served as chair and program chair of the Out-of-School Time Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). 

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Assistant Director, CMSCE

Dr. Edward Cohen is the Assistant Director at CMSCE. He has 18 years of experience in innovative pedagogy in K-16 education. His experience has been in designing, implementing, and leading data-driven curriculum as a teacher, professor, Middle School Vice Principal/Supervisor of Instruction, District K-12 Science Supervisor, and District STEAM Specialist across multiple districts. Eddie started his career as a middle school science teacher where he became interested in pedagogy for makerspaces and teaching climate change. During a Fulbright scholarship in Japan following the 2011 Tsunami, the link between climate change and the need for engineered solutions to environmental problems became extremely apparent. Eddie has designed and presented an original climate change curriculum from his missions aboard the US premier research drill ship, the JOIDES Resolution, at the National Science Teachers Association, the National Academy of Research in Science Teaching, and the American Geological Union. He was the Eastern United States Outstanding Earth Science Teacher winner for NAGT. The award is given for "exceptional contributions to the stimulation of interest in the Earth Sciences at the pre-college level." Dr. Cohen is certified in elementary education, middle school science, k-12 Earth Science, Supervision, Principalship, and Superintendency. He has presented and consulted internationally in pedagogy specifically on the Nature of Science, technology education, and climate change. His current research and professional development support combine these three passions with design thinking and makerspace education pedagogy.

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Dr. Brielle Kociolek
Senior iSTEM Education Coordinator
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Chris Anderson
Maker Educator
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Meeta Desai
Program Coordinator 1
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Todd Menadier
Maker Educator
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Suparna Sinha
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Roya Enayati Basu
Maths Consultant
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Cecilia Arias
Adjunct Faculty Department of Mathematics
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Advisory Board

Haim Baruh
Professor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
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Sunita Chaudhary
Director, Research Education, Rutgers University Cancer Institute
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Adam Lekwa
Assistant Research Professor, Graduate School for Applied and Professional Psychology
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Mary Emenike
Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
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Janice McDonnell
STEM Agent, Department of Youth Development
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Janice Gobert
Professor, Department of Educational Psychogy
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Arthur Powell
Professor, Department of Urban Education
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Gerald Goldin
Distinguished Professor, Graduate School of Education
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Rebecca Reynolds
Associate Professor, Department of Library Sciences
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Radha Jagannathan
Professor of Statistics, Rutgers Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
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Deborah Silver
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Executive Director, Professional Science Master’s Program
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Jonathan Singer
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Frances Trees
Professor, Computer Science Department
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William Whitlow
Professor, Depatment of Psychology
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