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Nicholas Michelli
Position: Presidential Professor
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Phone: (212)817-8252
Room Number: 4202.02
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. Teachers College of Columbia University
Research Interests: Teacher Education Policy

Nicholas Michelli is Presidential Professor in the City University of New York’s PhD program in urban education in the policy analysis and leadership strand.  As CUNY Dean for Teacher Education he was responsible for teacher education across the CUNY campuses and was liaison to the New York City Public Schools. For twenty years he was Dean of the College of Education and Human Services at Montclair State University, where he is professor and dean emeritus.  He is active in chairing accreditation committees in the US and internationally.

His academic interests include the public purposes of education, policy analysis, critical and imaginative thinking, teacher education, accreditation and international education. These have led to ongoing research that includes planned organizational change, the connection between education, democracy and social justice, the public purposes of education, assessments of teacher education, urban schools, policy and school/university partnerships and teacher education in US, China, Great Britain and The Middle East.  Nationally, he chaired the Governing Council of The National Network for Educational Renewal, a coalition of 25 school/university partnerships and is a member of Deans for Justice and Equity.  He is a member of Education Deans for Justice and Equity.


His publications include Teacher Quality and Teacher Education Quality:  A Global Perspective on Accreditation (Routledge, 2017),  Teacher Education Policy in the United States: Issues and Tensions in an Era of Evolving Expectations with David Imig and Penny Earley (Routledge, 2012),  Teacher Education for Democracy and Social Justice with David Keiser (Routledge, 2010), Chinese Edition, (East China Normal College Press, 2009). In addition, he has served as guest editor of the October/December 2017 issue of The Record, the Journal of Kappa Delta Pi, has numerous other articles and chapters in books, most recently “Teacher Evaluation in the Current Era,” in Kate O’Hara, Teacher Evaluation the Charge and the Challenges, (Peter Lang, 2015) and Music Education for Democracy in Lisa DeLorenzo,  Giving Voice to Democracy (Routledge, 2015).