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Dr. Emily J. Klein is a professor at Montclair State University of New Jersey in the Department of Teaching and Learning and a member of the doctoral faculty in Teacher Education and Teacher Development. Additionally, she is the Co-Managing Editor of the journal The Educational Forum. She is co-PI on a the WIPRO Science Education Fellowship which is a teacher-leadership program that supports experienced K to 12 science teachers to deepen their practice while staying in the classroom.

Dr. Klein earned her doctorate in English Education from the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University. She previously taught high school English in NYC where she developed and implemented interdisciplinary curriculum with the American Social History Project and the NYC Opera Project. 

Dr. Klein is the author of several articles on high school professional development, building communities of practice, and teacher leadership, and published a book about scaling up of successful high school designs with Teachers College Press: Going to scale with new school designs: Reinventing high school. In 2015 she published a book about her work in the Newark Montclair Urban Teacher Residency entitled: A year in the life of a third space urban teacher residency: Using inquiry to reinvent teacher education. Her newest book, Our bodies tell the story: Disrupting the patriarchy in our lives and in our classrooms, will be published by Myers Education Press in 2022.

Scholarly Interests

School Change, Teacher Professional Learning, Teacher Leadership, Professional Communities of Practice, Urban Teacher Residencies.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education


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