Dr. Jennifer Lauria

Associate Professor, Education Department

B.S. Seton Hall University, Elementary Education/Psychology
MSED The City University of New York (CUNY) at The College of Staten Island, Elementary Education
Ed.D. St. John's University, Jamaica, New York, Instructional Leadership: Teaching and Learning Styles

Contact and Office Hours

Office: Campus Hall, Room 321
Phone: 718.420.4423
Office Hours (Spring 2013):  Monday: 12:00-1:00/2:30-4:15/6:20-7:00; Tuesday: 3:00-4:00; Wednesday: 12:00-1:00/6:20-7:00; Thursday: By Appointment

Courses Taught

ED 335: Assessment, Evaluation and Technology in the Classroom
ED 399: Math and Science for Childhood Education
ED 550: Student Teaching: Childhood-Grades 1-3
ED 560: Student Teaching: Childhood-Grades 4-6
ED 613: Curriculum and Methods of Inclusive Instruction: Math, Science and Technology
ED 614: Curriculum and Methods of Inclusive Instruction: Language Arts, Social Studies, and Languages Other than English
ED 637: Literature for the Early and Middle Child
ED 650: The Elementary Classroom in an Inclusive Setting
MDS 107: Literature from Its Oral Traditions

Academic, Teaching, and Professional Interests

Expertise in childhood education, differentiated instruction, technology in education, use of effective feedback techniques for classroom collaboration, and professional development for educators. Areas of research include best practices in teacher preparation, meaningful use of educational technologies to support diverse learners, teaching styles and student learning profiles, collaboration in online learning communities, and effects of wellness on educators' attitudes and efficacy.

Selected Presentations, Grants, and Publications


Gonzalez, K., Frumkin, R., & Lauria, J. (2012). Study groups and service learning: Community engagement for pre-service teachers. In T. Murphy (Ed.), Service Learning and Educating in Challenging Contexts: International Perspectives, London, Continuum Publishing.

 Lauria, J. & Preskill, S. (2011).  Building, promoting, and supporting successful online learning communities: Practical applications for effective collaboration from an accredited New York City teacher education program. Excelsior: Leadership in Teaching and Learning, 6(1),41-55.

Lauria, J. (Fall, 2010).  Differentiation through learning style responsive strategies: Empowering middle school students to teach themselves through differentiation based on individualized learning-style based homework prescriptions. Kappa Delta Pi Record, 47(1),24-29.

Conference Presentations:

O’Hare, L. & Lauria, J. (2011).  Differentiated Instruction for Adult Learners in Professional Programs: Meeting the Challenges of Supporting Diverse Learners in Nursing and Teacher Education. Paper published in proceedings from International Conference on Education Research, and Innovation (ICERI-11), Madrid, Spain, Nov. 16, 2011.

Gonzalez, K., Frumkin, R., & Lauria, J., Collaborative Learning: A Framework for Discussion, INTED 2011: International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Valencia, Spain, March 8, 2011.

 Lauria, J, Stuckart, D., Frumkin, R., & Guarasci, C. (2010), Building, Promoting, and Supporting Successful Collaborative Online Learning Communities: Reflections on Pedagogical E-Learning Strategies Implemented in a Teacher Education Program: Fostering online collaboration to enhance learning: Multiple perspectives on practical applications in teacher education., International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN-10), Barcelona, Spain, July 5, 2010.

Lauria, J. (2010). Building, Promoting, and Supporting Successful Collaborative Online Learning Communities: Reflections on Pedagogical E-Learning Strategies Implemented in a Teacher Education Program, Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Faculty Roles in High-Impact Practices, Philadelphia, PA, March 25-27, 2010.

Lauria, J. (2008). Commencement Address: Establishing integrity through discovering your authentic self. Notre Dame Academy High School, Staten Island, NY, June 6, 2008.

 Lauria, J. (2009). Creating Productive Online Collaborative Learning Communities That Empower All Students to Succeed: Reflections on Pedagogical E-Learning Strategies Implemented in a Teacher Education Program. International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI), Madrid, Spain, November 16-8, 2009.

Lauria, J. (2007). Use of Tactual and Kinesthetic Instructional Resources for Differentiating Instruction in the Inclusive Classroom, Biennial Convocation of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education, Louisville, Kentucky, Nov. 3, 2007

Selected Awards, Honors, and Service

  • Wagner College Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence, November 2006
  • Wagner College Faculty Award for Outstanding Performance in College Service, November 2009
  • Editorial review board member for peer-reviewed journal, Excelsior: Leadership in Teaching and Learning, Oneonta, NY. (December 2005-present)
  • Board of Trustees Member, Staten Island Children's Museum, (September 2007-present
  • Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education
  • Faculty Advisor, Wagner College ASCD Student Leadership Team