Leadership

Our leaders are themselves lifelong educators and experienced professionals.

Their combined experiences, understanding of education and vision for where it's going, help the Graduate School of Education continue to grow and succeed in our mission to empower teachers and students everywhere.

Marcella Bullmaster

Marcella Bullmaster-Day, Ed.D.

Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Yuriy Karpov

Yuriy Karpov, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Finance and Administration
Nilda Soto-Ruiz

Nilda Soto Ruiz, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Graduate School of Education
Program Chair, School Leadership

Program Chairs

Laurie Bobley

Laurie Bobley, Ed.D.

Program Chair, Teaching Students with Disabilities, Generalist, Grades 7-12, Education & Special EducationAssistant Professor, Education & Special Education
Susan Courey

Susan Courey, Ph.D.

Program Chair, Early Childhood Special Education, Birth – Grade 2, Education & Special Education
Olga DeJesus

Olga DeJesus, Ed.D.

Program Chair, TESOL, Bilingual Advanced Certificate Programs
Issac Herskowitz

Issac Herskowitz, Ed.D.

Program Chair, Instructional TechnologyAssociate Professor, Instructional Technology
Elina Lampert-Shepel

Elina Lampert-Shepel, Ed.D.

Program Chair, Childhood Education and Special Education, Grades 1-6, Education & Special Education
Jeff Lichtman

Jeff Lichtman, Ph.D.

Director, Student Mental Health Services at Touro College & University System and Lucille Weidman Director, Graduate Jewish Education & Special EducationProfessor, Jewish Education & Special Education
Elaine Nikolakakos

Elaine Nikolakakos, Ed.D.

Program Chair, Teaching LiteracyAssociate Professor, Teaching Literacy
Nilda Soto-Ruiz

Nilda Soto Ruiz, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Graduate School of Education
Program Chair, School Leadership
Brenda Strassfeld

Brenda Strassfeld, Ph.D.

Program Chair, Mathematics Education
Yair Maman

Yair Maman, Ph.D.

Interim Program Chair, School CounselingAssociate Professor, School Counseling