Head: Laura A. Brown
Administrative Assistant: Alicia M Fefee
TEL: (315) 267-2535 FAX: (315) 267-2145 112A Satterlee HallVisit Site
Peter S. BrouwerFaculty Emeriti, Secondary Education
Peter S. Brouwer
Satterlee Hall firstname.lastname@example.org
TEL: (315) 267-3161 FAX: (315) 267-2145
Dr. Peter S. Brouwer is currently Professor of Secondary Mathematics Education and Chair of the Department of Secondary Education at SUNY Potsdam, where he has worked since 1980. He has also served the college in a variety of other administrative positions (including Provost, Associate Provost, Dean, and Associate Dean) and as a faculty member in Computer Science. He has been recognized with awards for excellence in teaching at both the college and SUNY System levels and excellence in college service. His current scholarship relates to the role of technology in mathematical problem solving. He is also a nationally trained facilitator for the Center for Courage and Renewal in Seattle, Washington and an Associate Integral Coach through Integral Coaching Canada in Ottawa, Ontario.
He lives in Parishville, NY with his two dogs and cat and enjoys hiking, biking and paddling. He has three grown sons who are scattered around the country.
Publications: Abramovich, S. and Brouwer, P. (2011), Where is the Mistake? The Matchstick Problem Revisited. PRIMUS, 21(1), 14-25.
Abramovich, S. and Brouwer, P. (2010), Constructing Mathematical Understanding Using the Geometer's Sketchpad, New York State Math Teachers Journal, 60 (1), 24-28.
Posner, Prudence and Peter S. Brouwer (2009). Number Line Blues: What Seventh-Grade Students Understand about Decimal Fractions and the Number Line. New York State Mathematics Teachers Journal, 59 (3), 109-118.
Abramovich, S. and Brouwer, P. (2009), Evolving Polygons and Spreadsheets: Connecting Mathematics Across Grade Levels in Teacher Education, Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 28(3), 209-220
Abramovich, S. and Brouwer, P. (2009), Evolving Polygons Revisited: Inequalities and computer graphing, Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 28(4), 345-358.
Abramovich, S. and Brouwer, P. (2008), Task Stream as a Web 2.0 Technology for Interactive Communication in Teacher Education, International Journal of Technology in Teaching and Learning.
Brouwer, Peter, S. (2008) Group Projects in Computer Science, in R. Badger (ed.), Ideas That Work in College Teaching, Albany: State University of New York Press.
Abramovich, S. and Brouwer, P. (2008). Exploring Topics within the Mathematics Teacher Education Curriculum through the Use of Technology. In J. Foster (Ed.), Proceedings of the Nineteenth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics (pp. 6-10). Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN: 0-321-55846-4.
Available at: http://archives.math.utk.edu/ICTCM/v19.html
Abramovich, Sergei and Peter S. Brouwer (2007). How to Show One-fourth? Uncovering hidden context through reciprocal learning, International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 38(6), 779-795.
Posner, Prudence and Peter S. Brouwer (2007). What Grade 7 Students Dont Know about Mathematics Can Hurt Them: Implications for school structuring and professional development. New York State Mathematics Teachers Journal, 57 (1), 13-18.
Abramovich, Sergei and Peter S. Brouwer (2006). Hidden Mathematics Curriculum: A positive learning framework, For the Learning of Mathematics, 26(1), 12-16, 25.
Brouwer, Peter S. (1996-7). Hold on a Minute Here: What Happened to Critical Thinking in the Information Age? Journal of Educational Technology Systems, Vol. 25 (2), 189-197.
email@example.com TEL: (315) 267-3161 FAX: (315) 267-2145
Laura A. BrownSecondary Education
Laura A. Brown
Chair / Associate Professor, Secondary English
Satterlee Hall 202Fbrownla@potsdam.edu
As Program Coordinator for the Adolescence English Education Program, I am fortunate to be able to teach a number of different courses. I regularly teach the MST and undergraduate methods courses, as well as the Intro to Education course and Young Adult Literature. I love teaching - it is a true passion - and to be able to help others learn how to teach gives me such joy and satisfaction. Plus, I love reading and developing new pieces of writing to share. I also care greatly about my community and try to get involved in even the smallest ways. I believe kindness, inclusion, and positivity matter - we need to take care of ourselves and others because we're all in this together.
Publications: Book Chapters:
Conrad, D., & Brown, L., et al. (2016). Calypso Pedagogy as an Agent of Educational
Transformation. S. Blackman & B. Ogunkola (Eds.) Transforming Learning:
International Perspectives. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Blasingame, J., Deakin, K., & Brown, L.A. (2015). John Green: Teen Whisperer.
Lanham: The Scarecrow Press, Inc.
Blasingame, J., Deakin, K., & Walsh, L.A. (2012). Stephenie Meyer: In the Twilight.
Lanham: The Scarecrow Press, Inc.
Brown, L.A. (April, 2019). Dont Shoot! Perspectives on School Gun Violence through Young Adult (YA)
Literature. Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association. Talk presented at PCA/ACA National
Conference, Washington, DC.
Brown, L.A., & Scales, S. (November 2018). Poetic Defiance, Photography, and Portraiture: Artful Analysis, Advocacy, and Action (combined panel session). National Council Teachers of English (NCTE). Talk presented at the NCTE Conference, Houston, TX.
Brown, L. (October, 2018). You Are What You Read: Using YA Literature to Empower Diverse Teen Voices.
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference. Talk presented at the
MWPCA/ACA Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
Brown, L. (October, 2016). Turning a Small Town into a World of Wonder: Magical Thinking in Ray Bradburys
Dandelion Wine. Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association. Talk presented at the
MWPCA/ACA Conference, Chicago, IL.
Brown, L. (March 2016). Whats the Use?: Mans Search for Purpose in Bradburys Short Stories. Popular
Culture/American Culture Association. Talk presented at PCA/ACA National Conference, Seattle, WA.
Melissa A CummingsSecondary Education, Center for School Partnerships and Teacher Certification- Student Teaching Supervisors
Melissa A Cummings
Assistant Chair / Instructor, Secondary Science
Satterlee Hall 215Ccumminma@potsdam.edu
Alicia M FefeeAdvanced Studies in Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education
Alicia M Fefee
Administrative Assistant 1
Satterlee Hall 112Afefeeam@potsdam.edu
TEL: (315) 267-2535 FAX: (315) 267-2145
Jennifer L MerrimanSecondary Education, Center for School Partnerships and Teacher Certification- Student Teaching Supervisors
Jennifer L Merriman
Instructor, Secondary Social Studies
Satterlee Hall 100Bmerrimjl@potsdam.edu
TEL: (315) 267-2866 FAX: (315) 267-2145
As an educator who has taught in a secondary education setting for the past 16 years, I bring a creative and practical approach to the classroom. My social studies methods and computer applications courses provide students with relevant, hands-on lessons to prepare them for their classroom experiences. As a supervisor to Practicum students and student teachers, I model an effective, inquiry-based approach to teaching and use a wide variety of instructional techniques that allow students to be successful out in the field.
Publication: Living History-implementing a hands-on approach to teaching social studies.
firstname.lastname@example.org TEL: (315) 267-2866 FAX: (315) 267-2145
Jonah M ShulmanSecondary Education
Jonah M Shulman
Visiting Assistant Professor
Satterlee Hall email@example.com
Joanne M StilesCenter for School Partnerships and Teacher Certification- Student Teaching Supervisors, Secondary Education
Joanne M Stiles
Assistant Professor, Secondary English
Satterlee Hall 213Astilesjm@potsdam.edu
Donald C StraightCenter for School Partnerships and Teacher Certification- Student Teaching Supervisors, Secondary Education
Donald C Straight
Clinical Faculty/Secondary Mathematics
Satterlee Hall 216Astraigdc@potsdam.edu
M.A., SUNY Potsdam, Mathematics
Bob E VadasSecondary Education
Bob E Vadas
Professor, Secondary Social Studies
Satterlee Hall firstname.lastname@example.org
TEL: (315) 267-2534 FAX: (315) 267-4802
Ph.D., Kent State University, Curriculum and Instruction w/emphasis in Social Studies