Charity Dacey, Ph.D.
I earned my bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Smith College. I entered education teaching high school in Louisiana and coaching athletes on the cross-country and track teams. After teaching special education, American literature, English Literature, Remedial Reading, and Study Skills, I moved back to the northeast where I grew up and began working with novice elementary and secondary special educators in public schools in the Bronx and Manhattan, New York. I spent six years recruiting new teachers, serving as a mentor teacher, and developing teacher education programs in Maryland, New York and New Jersey. I earned an M.S. in Organizational Leadership from Mercy College. Like Nel Noddings, I believe that “Education, by its very nature, should help people to develop their best selves.” I enjoy teaching and advising pre-service and practicing teachers, and after four years at Montclair State University, I was recognized with the advising administrator award of the year. In 2018, I joined the faculty in the School of Education at Felician University and I currently serve as the Associate Dean. I earned a Ph.D. in Teacher Education and Teacher Development from Montclair State University.
Field(s) of Interest/Expertise
My areas of specialization and research interests include the psychological and philosophical orientation of education, ethics in teacher education, inclusive education, universal design for learning, self-study, culturally relevant, and linguistically responsive pedagogical practices.
Courses Taught at Felician University
Educational Assessment Development and Evaluation Models (2019)
Learning and Development in Children with and without Disabilities (2016, 2017, 2018)
Pedagogy in Inclusive Elementary Education (2016, 2017)
Assessment of Authentic Learning (2014, 2015)
Psychological Foundations of Education (2013, 2014, 2015)