Dr. Jennifer S. Goldberg
Associate Professor of Curriculum & Instruction
o: Canisius Hall Rm 102
Dr. Jennifer Goldberg began teaching at Fairfield University in the department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2003. Dr. Goldberg became the director of Elementary Education in 2009.
Dr. Goldberg received her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Purdue University and her doctoral degree in Educational Research Methodology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She taught children with special needs in middle schools for five years before pursuing her doctoral degree. She chose to continue her studies seeking new perspectives and roles in education. Dr. Goldberg's passion for classroom teaching and beliefs about the power of reflection led her to pursue studies in educational research.
While at Fairfield University, Dr. Goldberg has worked to cultivate relationships with local schools. She co-created the Mighty Math Kids Club with the former Math Coordinator at Bryant School in Bridgeport. The math club encourages active participation of students, striving for deeper understandings of mathematical concepts, as well as enjoyment of the world of mathematics! Dr. Goldberg received a $25,000 grant from General Electric's Edison Award Program, providing resources to expand the math club to four schools (in Bridgeport and New Haven) and add a research component.
Dr. Goldberg's interest in teaching for social justice is also global. She is a member of the Advisory Council on Education for the New Haven León Sister City Project. Dr. Goldberg led a delegation of teachers to Nicaragua in February, 2010. The trip focused on education in Goyena, a rural community outside of León.