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Kathleen Bands

Professor, Education Department; Program Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
Email: bands@hood.edu

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Professor Bands earned her doctorate in curriculum and instruction from the University of Maryland, College Park and a master of education degree from the University of North Carolina. She has held numerous leadership positions at Hood, including vice president for enrollment management and dean and associate dean of the Graduate School. Her professional work includes successful grant administration in program development and program assessment. Her most recent work includes impact of admission boot camps on the college search process. She teaches graduate courses in educational philosophy in a diverse society and undergraduate courses in leadership.

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Jennifer Locraft Cuddapah, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education and Coordinator of the Undergraduate Secondary Education Program
Email: cuddapah@hood.edu

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Professor Cuddapah earned her doctorate in curriculum and teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University and holds a master of art degree in Reading from Boston College and a master of education degree in Mathematics and Science as well as a certificate in Administration and Supervision from The Johns Hopkins University. As an avid proponent of facilitating transformative adult learning, she has been involved in every level of teacher education from undergraduate preservice preparation to graduate inservice professional development. She teaches graduate courses in research methodology and undergraduate courses in the Secondary Program for teacher certification preparation. She administers a Noyce grant to prepare STEM teachers for culturally diverse classrooms, and she carries out research related to novice teachers.

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Anita Jose, Ph.D.

Professor of Management & MBA Director
Tel: 301-696-3691
Email: ajose@hood.edu
Office: Rosenstock Hall, Room 109

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Professor Jose earned a doctorate from the University of North Texas and master of business administration and a master of management degrees from the University of Dallas. She teaches courses in management policy, management theory and strategic management. She has presented many articles on business ethics and international management in national and international conferences and has published articles on these topics. Jose has served as a reviewer for many academic conferences and is on the editorial review board of SAM Advanced Management Journal. Jose consults with various organizations on planning and human resource management issues. Professor Jose has been honored with the Graduate School’s Teaching Excellence Award.

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Laura M. Moore, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sociology & Department Chair
Tel: 301-696-3752
Email: moore@hood.edu
Office: Rosenstock Hall, Room 313

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Professor Moore earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Maryland College Park with specializations in stratification as well as gender, work and family. She has taught in higher education since 1997. Since her arrival at Hood College in 2002, she has taught a wide range of courses including quantitative methods at the undergraduate and graduate level. She is currently the chair of the Department of Sociology and Social Work and also serves as a faculty leader for assessment in coordination with the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment. Moore has co-authored, presented, and published several articles examining how religious and educational contexts inform individuals' attitudes about gender, sexuality and the tolerance of unpopular groups. Professor Moore has been honored with the University of Maryland College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award and the Hood College Mortar Board Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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David I. Steinberg, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Doctoral Program, Organizational Leadership
Tel: 301-696-3198
Email: steinberg@hood.edu
Office: Tatem Room 121

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Dr. Steinberg earned a B.S. in Political Science, History, and Elementary Education from the State University of New York at Brockport, a M.Ed. in Special Education from American University, and a Ph.D. in Education, Policy, Planning, and Administration from the University of Maryland.

He has had the unusual experience of having served as principal of all three levels of school (elementary, middle, and high school), with a record of having led each school to a significant rise in academic achievement and improvement in school climate. Later he served as a consulting principal (coaching administrators) and as the Director of the Department of Professional Growth Systems with Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland. Previously, he taught almost all grade levels, including primary aged students with multiple handicapping conditions, middle school gifted students, and high school students with learning disabilities.

He has been an adjunct professor, teaching graduate courses in school administration at Hood College, Johns Hopkins University, Bowie State University and the University of Maryland as well as undergraduate teacher preparation courses at Montgomery College and Marymount University. Dr. Steinberg has been a keynote speaker and workshop leader at many conferences and has consulted with public school systems, private schools, colleges and universities.

Dr. Steinberg has won awards for teaching, school leadership, and building parent, business, and community partnerships including the Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leadership Award. He is the author of Lead Like the Legends: Advice and Inspiration for Teachers and Administrators (Routledge, 2016).

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