Dean of the School of Education
MAT - Elementary/Secondary
Medicine, Nursing, Health Sci 185-M
Welcome to my web page! My name is Kevin Basmadjian and I am an Assistant Professor of Education at Quinnipiac University. My interests include multicultural and urban education, critical pedagogy, and preparing teachers for diverse classrooms. Specifically, my research interests include understanding the challenges of preparing English teachers to lead discussions with diverse learners, and the role of technology in teaching. In addition to these topics, I am also interested in the socio-cultural nature of learning, charter schools, and teacher research. I earned a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Michigan, a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy from Michigan State University. Prior to my graduate work, I taught high school English for six years, including three at a public high school in southern California, and two at a public charter academy in the Detroit area. While at Michigan State University, I developed and taught online courses in education, and worked with and studied prospective teachers as they completed their teaching internships. While a graduate student, I was awarded a research fellowship from the Spencer Foundation which allowed my opportunities to investigate the challenges beginning teachers faced in leading discussions in diverse urban classrooms. I currently teach a range of courses in the Master of Arts in Teaching program at Quinnipiac University including "Diversity in the Classroom," "Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education," and "Issues and Research in Education."