- New Jersey Institute of Technology
- Rutgers University Newark
- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
TA, Urban Education
Cara Kronen was raised and attended public schools in New York City. Upon her graduation from Hunter College, she was accepted to the New York City Teaching Fellows program, and took a position teaching social studies in a South Bronx high school. There, it became clear to her that the gross inequities in public schooling were severely stunting the future of her students thereby perpetuating the urban underclass. After spending eight years working as a teacher, student advisor, and professional developer, Cara began work in a teacher education program. Realizing that she could effect more change in public schools and cities by working at the university level, she decided to pursue her PhD in Urban Systems. Her research interests include sociology of education, equitable school system and city redevelopment, desegregation, magnet schools, history of cities and education, and empowering teachers through improved teaching methods.