Professor of School Psychology and Special Education at Brooklyn College, CUNY.
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology Columbia University
Campus Affiliation: Brooklyn College
Research Interests: Urban Special Education, Psychological Assessment
Bursztyn is Professor of School Psychology and Special Education at Brooklyn College, CUNY. Born and raised in Argentina, he is a graduate of Brooklyn College (B.S. in Geology, M.S. in Science Education, and M.S. in Education and Advanced Certificate in School Psychology); NYU (Certificate of Advanced Studies in Educational Leadership); and The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences - Columbia University (Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology). Prior to his academic career, Alberto worked for a decade in NYC public schools as a teacher, counselor and school psychologist. He introduced and directed programs for new immigrant students in five large urban schools while working for the Office of the Superintendent of Brooklyn High Schools. Alberto’s current scholarship focuses on diverse families; the school paths created for children identified as needing special services, multicultural psychological assessment, and qualitative research methods. His most recent publications include The Praeger Handbook of Special Education, Praeger Books, 2007; Teaching Teachers: Building a Quality School of Urban Education (with J. Kincheloe and S. Steinberg) Peter Lang, 2004; and Rethinking Multicultural Education (With Carol Korn), Bergen & Garvey, 2002. Within professional psychology, Alberto has served as Vice-President for Education, Training and Scientific Affairs of Division 16 (School Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. He was also Chair of the Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs of the same organization. Presently he serves on the Editorial Board of The School Psychology Quarterly. Alberto is also a visual artist who works in a variety of media.