Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education

Alison Dobrick, Ed.D.

Dobrick Alison

Office:   V4099
Phone:   973-720-3674
Email:dobricka@wpunj.edu
Office Hours:   Tuesdays, 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.; Fridays, 2:40 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. and by appointment

Department: Elementary and Early Childhood Education
Position: Assistant Professor
Area Specialization: Social Studies/Language Arts

Academic Degrees and Certifications
  • Ed.D., Florida Atlantic University: Curriculum and Instruction in Social Studies
  • M.Ed., Florida Atlantic University: Multicultural Education / Teaching English as a Second Language
  • M.Ed., Florida Atlantic University: Elementary Education
  • B.A., Brandeis University: Philosophy and English and American Literature
  • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Certification, Middle Childhood Generalist
  • State of Florida Professional Certificate in Elementary Education with endorsement in Teaching English as a Second Language
  • State of Florida Clinical Educator Certificate
Professional Experience
  • Adjunct Professor, Florida Atlantic University: Multicultural Education, Language Arts, Reading
  • Teacher, Coral Sunset Community Elementary School
  • Curriculum Writer, School District of Palm Beach County; Palm Beach Historical Society
Current Teaching and Administrative Responsibilities
  • CIEE 3220 – Language Arts and Social Studies Methods and Assessment (K-5)
  • CIMS 3330 - Middle School Social Studies Methods
  • CIMS 3320 - Middle School Language Arts Methods
  • Coordinator, Bilingual Education Endorsement
  • Academic Advisement
Other Collegiate Assignments
  • Director, William Paterson University Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
  • Chairperson, Undergraduate Council
  • Chairperson, Diversity Committee (College of Education)
  • Chairperson, Department Curriculum Committee
  • Writing Assessment Committee (College of Education)
Professional Affiliations and Activities
  • NAME (National Association for Multicultural Education)
  • NCSS (National Council for the Social Studies)

Research Interests:

  • Learning about how cultures (students’, teachers’, and the world’s) affect curriculum and instruction
  • Improving Social Studies curriculum and instruction
  • Developmental issues related to teaching Social Studies to elementary level students

Awards and Honors

  • Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Fellowship, Japan
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, St. Mary’s University, Winona, Minnesota: Russian Literature and Religion
  • Broward Graduate Student of the Year Award, Florida Atlantic University
  • AIDS Awareness Writing Award, Florida Atlantic University