Kathleen M. Nolan

Assistant Director of English Language Arts, Coordinator of Urban Specialization
Office Phone
122 41 William Street

Kathleen Nolan is the Assistant Director of English Language Arts and a lecturer in the Teacher Certification Program. Dr. Nolan is also the Coordinator of Teacher Prep Urban Specialization. Additionally, she has lectured in the Freshman Seminars Program and American Studies offering seminars on urban education and policy.

Dr. Nolan was a high school English as a Second Language and English Language Arts teacher in the Bronx, NY. She has over 20 years of experience working in teacher preparation programs, teaching, and mentoring pre-service teachers.

Dr. Nolan holds a MS.Ed. in TESL and a Ph.D. in Urban Education from the City University of New York, Graduate Center. Her research interests include the social context and politics of urban schools, education policy, inequality, school discipline, asset-based pedagogies, and ethnographic methods. She is published in education journals, such as, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Teachers College Record, and Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. She is the author of the 2011 book, Police in the Hallways: Discipline in an Urban High School (University of Minnesota Press).

When not at work, Dr. Nolan can often be found hiking and biking on local trails with her son.