Kirsten Cole

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Associate Professor
Teacher Education


Office: S-616

Office Hours: (email for current office hours)

Phone: (212) 220-1289

Kirsten Cole (she/her) 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, and anti-racist/anti-bias education. Cole has the pleasure to teach and learn from her students and colleagues as an Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education at BMCC.


Early Childhood Education


  • B.A. Wesleyan University, English, 1993
  • M.F.A. California College of the Arts, Textiles, 1999
  • Ph.D. CUNY – Graduate Center, Urban Education, 2013

Courses Taught

Research and Projects


Honors, Awards and Affiliations

Selected for BMCC’s 2023 Faculty Fellowship in Re-envisioning Scholarship

Selected for BMCC’s 2018 Faculty Leadership Fellows Program.

Selected for CUNY’s 2017 Faculty Fellowship Publication Program.

Additional Information

Interviewed in the NYTimes:

Interviewed on NY1:–gifted-and-talented–classes

Interviewed in New York Magazine:

Interviewed in USA Today: