Kirsten Cole

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Associate Professor
Teacher Education


Office: S-616

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Phone: +1 (212) 220-8000;ext=5596

Kirsten Cole is a teacher, researcher, and parent based in Brooklyn, NY. Her research interests include the study of teachers’ lives, the relationship between families and teachers, mentorship and collaboration among teachers in early childhood classrooms, and anti-bias education. Cole has the pleasure to teach and learn from her students and colleagues as an Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education at BMCC.


Early Childhood Education


  • M.F.A. California College of the Arts, Textiles,1999
  • Ph.D. CUNY – Graduate Center, Urban Education,2013

Courses Taught

Research and Projects

  • Examining Intrinsic and Extrinsic Factors Impacting Men?s Decisions to Teach: A comparative study of men in Early Childhood (ECE/UPK) settings and school-based programs.
    Professor Cole and colleagues from the Teacher Education Department have received a $315,000 grant from the Foundation for Child Development. Professor Cole serves as one of the study?s Co-PIs in conducting a two-year research project that began in the fall of 2016 and will run through the spring of 2018.


Honors, Awards and Affiliations

Selected for BMCC’s 2018 Faculty Leadership Fellows Program.

Selected for CUNY’s 2017 Faculty Fellowship Publication Program.

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