Basanti Chakraborty

Basanti Chakraborty

Dr. Basanti Chakraborty
Associate Professor
Department of Early Childhood Education

Phone: (201) 200-2424
Office: Professional Studies Building 329


Utkal University, B.S, B. Ed, M.Ed., Ph.D.


Basanti D. Chakraborty is an Associate Professor in the Early Childhood Education Department and an affiliate of the Women and Gender Studies program. She served as a teacher educator in India, at Central Connecticut State University, and at and City College of the CUNY prior to joining NJCU. Presently, she is a senator-at-large and chair of GoGlobal Committee. Dr. Chakraborty has also served as chair of C& I Committee, co-chair of the International Incentives Grants (IIG) Committee, and co-chair of the “Mission and Integrity Committee” of the Self-Study Team of MSCHE. She has served as Professor-in-Residence at Henry Snyder High School for five years and has been a counselor of the Kappa Delta Upsilon chapter at NJCU since 2003.

Dr. Chakraborty has reviewed scholarly articles and books and presented in numerous professional conferences. Her book, Education of the Creative Children, was published by Konark Publishers. She has contributed three book chapters (published by Palgrave McMillan and ACEI) and numerous articles in both national and regional level peer-reviewed journals. She is a longstanding member of the Publication Committee of the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI). She has co-edited theme issues of Childhood Education, the bimonthly journal of ACEI, and continues to serve as co-editor of the "Idea Sparkers" column.

Dr. Chakraborty holds membership of the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum and Development (ASCD).  Internationally, she holds membership in the Global Educational Research Association (GERA) and the India and World Educational Research Association (WERA).