Undergraduate Faculty

Programs:
Elementary Teacher Program
Secondary Teacher Program
Faculty Contact Information
Area of Expertise
Marcie

Marcie Abramson

bramson@brandeis.edu
Marcie Abramson is a Lecturer in Education. She teaches the mathematics portion of ED 105a - Elementary School Curriculum and Teaching. She has extensive experience teaching elementary, middle and high school-aged students. She is also the author and co-author of several mathematics books for students in grades 5-8.
Travis Bristol

Travis Bristol

tbristol@brandeis.edu

Travis is a Lecturer in Education and teaches Critical Perspectives in Urban Education: ED 170a. A former high school English teacher in New York City public schools, his most recent work includes training teachers in Guyana with the World Bank and in Boston as part of Boston Teacher Residency. Travis is a PhD candidate at Teachers College, Columbia University where his research interests focus on the intersection of race and gender in organizations. Travis is a 2013 National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellow.
Jennifer Cleary

Jennifer Cleary

jacleary@brandeis.edu

Ms. Cleary is a Senior Lecturer in Theater Arts. She has stage-managed professionally with the New Repertory Theatre, Worcester Foothills Theatre, Fredericksburg Theatre Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Encompass New Opera Theatre, and Gloucester Stage. She received her Ed.M. in Arts-in-Education from Harvard University and works with theatre student teachers in the Brandeis Education Program. Also, she previously worked as the Artistic Liaison for Opera Boston, serving as their Chorus Manager. She is in her 11th year of teaching at Brandeis.
Judith Kelly

Judith Kelly

jkelly79@brandeis.edu

Judith Kelly is a Lecturer in Education. She teaches the Reflective Teaching class, ED 110E 263b, at Brandeis and is a field instructor for students doing their student teaching assignments. Judith S. Kelly has a CAS Degree from Harvard University in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy, MED from Smith College in Special Education: Audition, and a BA from University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Mrs. Kelly was Principal at Cameron Middle School for 10 years in Framingham, a Principal for 4 years at Millis H.S., 4 years as Assistant Principal at Winchester H.S. and 2 years as Assistant Principal at Hollis-Brookline H.S. in N.H.
marya levenson

Marya Levenson

ASAC 217
(781) 736-2001
mlevenso@brandeis.edu

Marya R. Levenson  is Professor of the Practice in Education and the Harry S. Levitan Director of the Brandeis Education Program. She was a teacher in the Boston Public Schools, principal of Newton North High School, and superintendent of the North Colonie Schools.

jon levisohn

Jon A. Levisohn

ASAC 330
(781) 736-2941
levisohn@brandeis.edu
Jon A. Levisohn is Associate Professor of Jewish Education in the Department of Near Eastern & Judaic Studies.  He has taught in middle school and has served as a consultant to K-8 Jewish day schools. He teaches Philosophy of Education and Philosophy of Jewish Education. His particular focus has been on the myriad ways we have of making sense of texts. 
Alexa Miller

Alexa Miller

alexam@brandeis.edu

Alexa Miller is a Lecturer in the Education Department. Alexa has spent the last ten years working in the arts and education fields, with a focus on helping art museums reach new audiences through collaborations in education reform. She currently teaches Looking with the Learner: Practice and Inquiry. 
deborah moriarty

Deborah Moriarty

dsull@brandeis.edu
Deborah Moriarty is a Lecturer in Education.  She teaches ED 107a, Teaching and Learning Reading in Elementary Schools.  She co-teaches Ed 101a, Elementary School Curriculum and Teaching: Literacy, Social Studies, and Other Topics in which she focuses content on literacy skills, strategies and techniques.  Deborah has taught elementary school for 12 years, 10 of those in first grade.

Frances Moyer

fmoyer@brandeis.edu
Frances Moyer is a Field Instructor. She received her Master's in Urban Education from Boston College and her Master's in Public Administration through the University of Oklahoma’s Extension Program offered in the Panama Canal zone.
Theodorou

Rachel Kramer Theodorou

rbkramer@brandeis.edu

Rachel Kramer Theodorou teaches ED 100a, ED 111e, and selected mini-courses in ED 101b. She has been a classroom teacher for 14 years in both public and private elementary schools in New York City and Massachusetts.

Diana Turk

Diana is the Director of Teacher Ed. She will be joining the Education Program in the fall 2013.

 Staff  Contact Information  Area of Expertise

Eileen Kell

ASAC 215
(781) 736-2002
ekell@brandeis.edu
Eileen Kell is the Senior Department Coordinator for the Education Program.  She has taught middle school English Language Arts and drama in both public and independent schools.