Department of Secondary and Middle School Education

Cynthia Northington-Purdie, Ph.D.


Office:   V4020
Phone:   973-720-3134
Office Hours:   Fall 2016- Monday 10:00-11:00am -1:30-3:00pm and by appointment

Department: Secondary and Middle School Education
Position: Associate Professor
Area Specialization: Developmental Psychology; Educational Psychology

Academic Degrees and Certifications
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Psychological Development - New York University
  • Master of Arts (M.A.), Educational Psychology - Montclair State University
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Psychology - Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • New Jersey Certification: Teacher of the Handicapped K-12
  • New Jersey Certification: Teacher of Psychology
Professional Experience
  • Teacher: State of New Jersey Public Schools - 13 years
Current Teaching and Administrative Responsibilities
  • CISE 5100 The Application of Psychology to Prospective Teachers
  • CISE 2950 Educational Psychology and Classroom Management
  • CISE 5100 Classroom Management
Professional Affiliations and Activities
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Educators (AACTE)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
Current Research Interests
  • Corporal Punishment in the US Public Schools
    Current trends in classroom management
    The effective practice of mainstreaming and inclusion