Jennifer Pankowski

Jennifer Pankowski

Associate Professor
Program Coordinator for Special Education
School of Education
School of Education New York
163 William Street


Faculty Bio

After completing my Educational Doctoral Degree at Long Island University in Curriculum and Instruction (2013), I joined the Pace University School of Education as the coordinator of Special Education in NYC. I am responsible for overseeing the proper functioning and quality of the special education program.


EdD, Long Island University-CW Post, Upper Brookville, NY, 2013
Curriculum and Intruction

MS, Long Island University, Brentwood, NY, 2009
Childhood Education and Special Education

BA, Binghamton University, Vestal, NY, 2002
Politics, Philosophy and Law

Research and Creative Works

Research Interest

My background is working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders and attention deficit disorders, I continue to work both in the field with new teachers and well as address the role of technology in supporting both students and teachers in the classroom environment. My research has also focused on the role of simulation in developing novice teachers. This research has looked at combining traditional teach pedagogy with the use of avatar technology to provide new alternative certification teachers and teacher candidates with realistic student simulations for the purpose of skill development and self-reflection.

Courses Taught

Past Courses

DIS 104: Human Development
DIS 210: Pstv Behvr Apprchs & Inclsns
DIS 305: Sprvsng & Dvlpng Personnel
ED 620: Elem Meth: Learn to Teach
ED 640: Secondary Mthd: Learn to Teach
ED 670: Trends & Issues in Special Ed
ED 671: Assmnt,Diag,Eval,Instrctn Plan
ED 672: Dffrntng Crrclm & Instrctn
ED 674: Clssrm Cmmnty & Mngmnt
ED 675: Students with Severe Dsblty
ED 677: Ltrcy for Chldrn w/ Spcl Needs
ED 679: Practicum in Special Education
ED 684: Clssrm Mgnt in Inclsve Settngs
ED 684: Clssrm Mgt in Inclsve Settings
ED 687: Classroom Mgmt & Collaboration
ED 691: Stdnt Tchng Chld Spcl Ed Clsrm
EDG 511: DASA- Discrimination in School
EDG 605: General Assessment
EDG 607: Supporting Positive Behavior
EDG 616: Cross-Disciplinary Instruction
EDG 621: Internship Experience
EDG 621: Intrnshp Experience Adolescent
EDG 622: Teaching Internship
EDG 622: Teaching Internship II
EDG 623: Internship with Children II
EDG 623: Intrnshp Exprnc with Children
EDG 624: Teaching Internship
EDU 696: edTPA Preparation Workshop
TCH 211: DASA Workshop
TCH 302: Introdctn to Special Education

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