Amber Jean-Marie Pabon
Visiting Professor of Adolescent Urban EducationEducation Coordinator, Adolescence Urban Education Program
B.A. University of California Los AngelesM.A. City University New York, Brooklyn CollegePh.D. City University New York Graduate Center (ABD)
Amber Pabon is a visiting professor of urban education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the Brooklyn Campus. Her expertise is in literacy, urban childhood & adolescent education, teacher education and issues of diversity in curriculum and pedagogy. Amber began her career teaching in New York City public schools in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn. She has also worked as a literacy staff developer for the New York City Department of Education. Amber was awarded an Enhanced Chancellor’s Fellowship at the CUNY Graduate Center where she is conducting research on the educational life histories and pedagogical practices of African – American male teachers in urban schools. Her other areas of interest include critical media literacy and language practices in urban communities. She has received several grants from the City University New York to pursue this research and has presented at a bilingual conference at the University of Strasbourg. Amber Pabon is the interim coordinator of the Adolescence Urban Education Program in the Department of Teaching and Learning.
- Pabon, A., Kharem, H., Anderson, N. (2011). Minding the gap: Cultivating Black male teachers in a time of crisis in urban schools. Journal of Negro Education.
- Pabon, A. (2011). Creating an Urban Teacher Preparation Program. Theory Research and Action in Urban Education.
- Pabon, A. When the Writing Isn't Right: Collecting Student Work for Assessment and Instruction. Teachers Network Leadership Institute. www.teachersnetwork.org.
- Pabon, A (2010). Brooklyn, New York: A Slice of the Multilingual Apple. Presented at The Third Annual International Conference of Linguistic Landscapes, Strasbourg, France, May 5 – 7.
- Pabon, A. (2010). Dangerous Minds: Critical Media Literacy and the Contemporary Teacher. Presented at Teachers, Teaching and the Movies III, Vassar College, New York.
- Pabon, A. (2007). From the Gavel to the Classroom: How Teachers Can Have an Impact on NYC Public School Funding. Presented at the Sixth Annual Curriculum, Community, Collaboration & Celebration Conference. New York, NY.
- Moss, A. (2006). What is the Campaign for Fiscal Equity? Presented at the Teachers Network Leadership Institute Monthly Meeting. New York, NY.
- Moss, A (2006). Teaching Equity: A Fair-Share Curriculum. Presented at the Fifth Annual Curriculum, Community, Collaboration & Celebration Conference for New York City Public School Educators & Concerned Citizens. New York, NY.
- Pabon, A. (2010). A Necessary Crisis: Addressing Power, Privilege and Normativity in Teacher Education Courses. Presented at The Democratic Education Symposium: By the People for the People. Medgar Evers College, New York.
- Sue Zalk Award, CUNY Graduate Center (2010)
- Doctoral Grant Competition #4, CUNY Graduate Center (2010)
- Enhanced Chancellor's Fellowship, CUNY Graduate Center (2008, 2009)
- MetLife Fellowship Award (2005, 2006, 2007)
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)