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Jennifer Berger

Associate Professor of Initiatives in Educational Transformation

Expertise: Adult development, Transformational learning, teacher professional development, Executive coaching

Berger is Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Education's Initiatives in Educational Transformation (IET) Program. Her research focuses on understanding the ways adults learn and grow over time and on giving voice to that journey. In her writing and her teaching, Berger explores the workplace as one of the major centers of learning for adults, and she uses her work to help adults think about their work and their workplaces in ways that help them gain new perspectives and capacities to make positive changes in their classrooms and offices.

Elizabeth DeMulder

Associate Professor of Initiatives in Educational Transformation

Expertise: Early childhood development and education, Immigrant perspectives and cultural conflicts in education, teacher professional development

DeMulder is director and associate professor of Initiatives in Educational Transformation (IET) in the Graduate School of Education's Master's in New Professional Studies - Teaching Program. DeMulder's research concerns the study of interpersonal relationships in educational contexts and risk and protective conditions in children's development and early education. She is involved in community-based action research in South Arlington, where she developed a family-centered preschool program for low-income, immigrant families as a university/community partnership. DeMulder co-edited a book entitled Transforming Teacher Education: Lessons in Professional Development (Bergin and Garvey, 2001) and has published her research in a variety of professional journals.