Meet Our Faculty
They will demand excellence from you—and do everything they can to ensure a learning experience that is best for you. Wheelock’s faculty are distinguished scholars (2 out of 3 hold the highest degree possible in their field), gifted teachers, and often become life-long mentors to their students. Their commitment to inspiring a world of good is evident in everything they do, from research to teaching to supervising field placements to volunteering.
Our faculty contribute regularly to scholarly journals, books, conferences, partnerships, and committees. Here are a few things our faculty have been up to:
- Lenette Azzi-Lessing (Social Work) examines how America’s War on the Poor is harming our most vulnerable children in her 2017 book titled Behind from the Start.
- Janine Bempechat (Human Development) wrote Engaging Youth in Schools (Teachers College Press).
- Eleonora Villegas-Reimers (Education) received the Boston Association for the Education of Young Children’s 2017 Abigail Eliot Award for outstanding service to young children.
- Samuel Cook (Math/Science) wrote “Computer-assisted Learning in Anatomy at the International Medical School in Debrecen, Hungary” (Anatomical Sciences Education).
- William Rodriguez (Youth Justice) received the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s prestigious 2017 Natalie S. Bimel Award for his efforts to build a just and equitable youth justice system.
- Stephanie Cox Suarez (Special Education) wrote “What Does Your Child Really Know?” (The New Educator).
- Ashley Davis (Social Work) wrote “The Invisible Family” (Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers).
- Diane Levin (Early Childhood Education) wrote Beyond Remote-controlled Childhood (NAEYC Books).