Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Education, Secondary, Brooklyn College
Namulundah Florence’s love of teaching is inseparable from her personal, academic and cultural pursuits within and beyond the academy. She teaches because she loves learning and strives for a better self and society. She holds students to high standards and works with them to meet and/or exceed stipulated expectations. Working with diverse students exposes her to multiple perspectives and challenges at undergraduate and graduate levels of teacher preparation, including: Social Foundations of Education at the Undergraduate and Graduate Level; Diversity and the Inclusive Classroom; Integrative and Multidisciplinary Teaching and Learning; and Seminar in Education Research Methods. These courses foster a commitment to ongoing reflection in both Florence and the teacher candidates. Her research focuses on how ongoing conceptions of self and society drive the education agenda–what is taught, how students learn and who succeeds. Democracy requires greater participation and engagement.