Faculty Bios - Marilyn Maye



    Dr. Marilyn Maye
    Associate Professor
    Email: mmaye@njcu.edu 
    Phone: (201) 200-2475
    Office: Rossey 506
    Specializations: Instructional leadership, Mathematics teaching and learning



    Ed.D., Mathematics Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
    Harvard Graduate School of Education
    Swarthmore College


    Marilyn Maye is associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at New Jersey City University, where she has served since 2001, preparing school leaders, primarily for New Jersey public schools, but also for private and parochial schools and in nearby states.  Having earned a doctorate in mathematics education from Teachers College, Columbia University, she has a special interest in student success in mathematics and other STEM (science, technology, engineering & mathematics) fields at all levels from primary school through university graduate study.  She has consulted regionally and nationally to schools and school districts, and collaborates with professional development organizations such as the Rutgers Institute for Improving Student Achievement and Learning Forward, formerly National Staff Development Council.  She is a co-founder and active trustee of the Bronx Charter School for Better Learning, a primary grades institution in the Bronx, New York, where she lives and volunteers with several community-based organizations. 

    Among her professional achievements are successful leadership positions at the New Jersey Department of Education, Englewood Public School District, where she served as assistant superintendent of schools; New York City’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, where she was an assistant commissioner; and Queens College of the City University of New York, where she taught mathematics as a full-time lecturer for over a decade.  Certified as a project management professional, she has established project management practice in several organizations, with special oversight of technology projects.

    Recent activities at NJCU include serving as lead writer of the brief for TEAC accreditation of the program in educational leadership.  With initial accreditation achieved in 2012, she continues to serve as the coordinator of accreditation related activities for the program. She has served on search committees for the program in counseling and for the program in educational leadership.  In her department, she serves as chairperson of the curriculum committee and of the department personnel committee. In the College of Education, she serves on the committee developing the graduate online module.   

    A graduate of Swarthmore College and Harvard Graduate School of Education, she drew on her educational, professional and personal experiences to conduct research for her dissertation on study-group collaboration and the experiences of college students of color pursuing the study of mathematics and related fields.

    Select Publications / Presentations

    Maye, M. (2011).  Exceeding expectations. In The Gattegno effect: 100 voices on one of history’s greatest educators (pp. 36-39). New York: Educational Solutions.

    Maye, M. (2010). Claude Steele’s Whistling Vivaldi and implications for mathematics education, RIISA Online Forum, Rutgers Institute for Instructional Improvement.

    Maye, M. and DeMattia, A. (2010). Classroom instruction that works strategies and mathematics teaching and leaning. RIISA Online Forum, Rutgers Institute for Instructional Improvement.

    Maye, M. and Shevey, C. (2007). Leading today’s schools: No elementary task. Gothic 10 (1), 14-17. Jersey City, NJ: New Jersey City University. 

    Maye, M. (2006, June). Literacy and numeracy  for all: Statewide implications of New Jersey’s policies and programs for its poorest students. Paper presented at the meeting of the Council of Chief State School Officers Secondary School Redesign Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

    Maye, M. (2003). Study-group collaboration among high-achieving students of African descent studying mathematics at selective United States colleges. (Doctoral dissertation, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2003).  Ann Arbor, MI: ProQuest Information and Learning Company. (UMI No. 3091277)

    Maye, M and W. L. Maye. (2000).  Orita: Rites of passage for youth of African descent in America. New York: FaithWorks.