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Faculty Bios - Brian Hurwitz

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    Dr. Brian Hurwitz
    Professor, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning

    E-mail: bhurwitz@njcu.edu  
    Phone: 201-200-2116
    Office: Vodra Hall 143

     

    Education

    Ph. D., Special Education, Yeshiva University (1979)
    M.A., Counseling, City College of the City University of New York

    Activities

    • Professor of Special Education and Founding Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at NJCU providing professional development activities for faculty and staff (including workshops to improve teaching in science and math) and activities to enhance student learning.
    • Created the Graduate School of Education for the Washington Post Company’s Kaplan University Online. 
    • Recipient of seven United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, teacher training grants focusing on minority student support, totaling more than 4.5 million dollars and served as project director on each of the seven projects.
    • Created “Success Strengthening Strategies: Persistence, Determination, and Focus,” a workshop, student manual, and activities book emphasizing cognitive and metacognitive strategies to improve retention, goal achievement and success for college students.
    • Provides workshops on metacognitive strategies at NJCU for at risk students, students enrolled in introduction to college courses, and for faculty teaching first year experience courses in Math and Science.

    Selected Publications

    Publications 

    Hurwitz, B.D., Look Toward the Future: A Promising Career in Special Education, Video, New Jersey City University, Jersey City NJ, 1999.

    Hurwitz, B.D., Training Parents of Handicapped Children Using a “Trainer of Trainer’s Model: A Research Project and Its Theoretical Determinants.” ERIC Document, Spring, 1987.

    Hurwitz, B.D. and Polirstok, S. Collaborative Models for Training Parents of Handicapped Children. Journal for Counseling and Remedial Education, Vol. 1, 1985.

    Hurwitz, B.D., Child Abuse: Indicators and Teacher Counseling. Instructor Magazine, Vol. XCIV, 8, 1985.

    Hurwitz, B.D. and Gaylord-Ross, R., Social Behaviors: An Analysis of Role-Taking Skill and Task Performance. Education and Training of the Mentally Retarded, October 1983.

    Hurwitz, B.D., The Physical and Behavioral Indicators of Child Abuse: Increasing the Awareness of Special Educators. Forum,Vol. 10, 1982.

    Grant Competition Awards  

    Andrade, R., Rand, M., Hurwitz, B.D., Haber, S. Increasing Institutional Capacity in Academic Support Services and Faculty Development, Title V: Developing Hispanic- Serving Institutions, US Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, $2,500,000.00 to New Jersey City University, October 2008-2013.

    Hurwitz, B.D., Project Director, Napoliello, M., Co-Project Director, Recruiting and Training Culturally Diverse Students into an Undergraduate Preservice Special Education Teacher Training Program Program, Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education #H325E200043, $799,992. Department of Special Education New Jersey City University, 2002-2006.

    Hurwitz, B.D., Project Director, Napoliello, M, Co-Project Director, Recruiting and Training Culturally Diverse Students into a Full-Time Low-Incidence (Severe Disabilities) Special Education Graduate Program, Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Special Education, #H325A010072, $1,402,000.00, Department of Special Education, New Jersey City University, 2001-2006

    Hurwitz, B.D., Project Director, Napoliello, M., Co-Project Director, Recruiting and Training Bilingual Students into a Full-Time Interdisciplinary Bilingual Special Education Graduate Program, Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education #H325E990033,  $799,553. Department of Special Education New Jersey City University, 1999-2003.

    Hurwitz, B.D., Project Director, Juncker, J., Co-Project Director, Recruiting and Training Students in an Early Childhood Special Education Graduate Program, Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education, #H029E70046, $542,000. Department of Special Education, New Jersey City University, 1997-2001.

    Hurwitz, B.D., Project Director, Recruiting and Training Minority Students into Full-Time Preservice Graduate Program to Work in Multicultural Settings. Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education, #H029E60049, $552,000. Department of Special Education, New Jersey City University, 1996-2000.

    Hurwitz, B.D., Project Director, Recruiting and Training Minority Preservice Undergraduate Special Education Teachers, Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education, #H029E40052, $380,000. Department of Special Education, New Jersey City University, 1994-1998.

    Hurwitz, B.D. and Polirstok, S. Training Teachers and Parents to Design Workshops for Parents of Handicapped Children, Bureau for the Education of the Handicapped, U.S. Department of Education, $188,000. Department of Specialized Services in Education, Lehman College, CUNY, 1983-1986.

    Hurwitz, B.D., Self-Concepts of African-American Students with Disabilities, Separately Budgeted Research Grant Award, $4800, New Jersey City University, 1993-1994.

    Hurwitz, B.D. Teaching and Parenting Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, $3500, NJCU Separately Budgeted Research 1992

    Hurwitz, B.D. Training Teachers and Parents to Design Workshops and Home Intervention Programs for Parents of Children with Disabilities. Separately Budgeted Research Grant Award, $5000, New Jersey City University, 1990-1991.

    Hurwitz, B.D. Mainstreaming: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue, New York State Department of Education Training Grant Award, $3000, CUNY Lehman College, 1983.