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Name: Nancy Schniedewind
Title: Professor, Educational Studies; Coordinator, Humanistic/Multicultural Education Program
Academic Rank: Professor
Department: Educational Studies and Leadership

Expertise Keywords: Multicultural Education; Democratic, Public Education as the Alternative to Corporate-Driven Policies; Conflict Resolution/Safe Schools; Cooperatively-structured Learning; Socio-economic Class Inequality in Schools; Teacher Education

Available For: interviews, essays, speaking

Expertise: Author, "Open Minds to Equality" and numerous articles and book chapters on educating diverse learners. "Educational Courage: Resisting the Ambush of Public Education" co-editor with Mara Sapon-Shevin. Professional development presenter in diversity education and conflict resolution programs

Currrent Research: Development of multicultural and inclusive classrooms and schools
Professional development in diversity education - The long term effects on teachers' practice
Impacts of Standardizing and Privatizing Approaches to Education and their Alternatives.

Contact Information

Office Phone: 845-257-2827

Other Information

Positions held prior to joining SUNY New Paltz:
Professor, St. Marys State College of Maryland
Teacher, Philadelphia Public Schools


Harvard University 1968-1970 MAT 1970 Social Studies Education
University of Massachusetts 1973-1975 ED 1975 Teacher Education
Smith College 1964-1968 BA 1968 History


Chancellors Award for Excellence in University Teaching

Other professional activities

Consultant to many public and private schools with a focus on:

- teaching diverse learners and creating multicultural, socially-just classrooms and schools

- addressing socio-economic class inequality in classrooms and schools

- cooperatively structured learning

Organizational Memberships

National Association for Multicultural Education

American Educational Research Association

International Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education


book "Educational Courage: Resisting the Ambush of Public Education" with Mara Sapon-Shevin, 2012, Beacon Press.

book: "Women Images and Realities: A Multicultural Anthology", 4th ed., 2012 with Suzanne Kelly and Gowri Parameswaran, McGraw Hill

book: "Open Minds to Equality", 3rd edition, with Ellen Davidson, Rethinking Schools, 2006