Cara Kronen

Cara Kronen

Associate Professor
Deputy Chairperson
Teacher Education


Office: S-616G

Office Hours:

Phone: +1 (212) 776-5621

Cara Kronen was raised and attended public schools in the Bronx. After earning a BA from Hunter College, she was accepted to the New York City Teaching Fellows program, and earned an MA in Secondary Education from City College. Before joining the faculty at BMCC, Professor Kronen worked as a teacher, student adviser, and professional developer in a Bronx high school. Later, she began work as an adjunct instructor at Lehman College. Realizing that she could affect more change in our city’s schools by training and mentoring future teachers, pursued a career in post-secondary education. She earned her PhD at Rutgers University-Newark in Urban Systems, specializing in Urban Education Policy. While at Rutgers University, she taught in the Urban Teacher Education Program and worked closely with the Newark Schools Research Collaborative.
Professor Kronen is the program coordinator for the Secondary Education Programs and the co-director of the Comprehensive Educator Empowerment Program.


Education Policy, Urban Public Schooling, Social Foundations of Education, Sociology of Education,  School Desegregation and Gentrification, Social Studies Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Certification,  Schooling K-12


  • B.A. Hunter College/CUNY, Latin American and Caribbean Studies,2002
  • M.A. City College/CUNY, Secondary Education,2004
  • Ph.D. Rutgers University, Urban Systems, Specialization in Urban Education Policy,2003

Courses Taught

Research and Projects

  • Comprehensive Teacher Empowerment Program


Honors, Awards and Affiliations

  • 2016 PSC CUNY Grant B
  • 2016 Kellogg Foundation Grant
  • 2018 Community College Research Grant

Additional Information