Marissa Bellino recently received her doctorate in the Urban Education PhD program at The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY). Prior to coming to The College of New Jersey she was an adjunct faculty member at Brooklyn College, CUNY and Long Island University as well as an Instructional Technology Fellow at Hunter College, CUNY.
Her teaching interests include social foundations of education, environmental sustainability and science education, qualitative research methods, and adolescent learning and development with a critical youth studies lens. Marissa's research interests include youth experiences in urban environments, environmental education, critical pedagogy, and participatory research.
Marissa taught high school in New York City for 11 years where she developed ecological and molecular ecology research curriculum as well as critical participatory research methods with environmental science students. Marissa has been the recipient of many grants and awards including The American Educational Studies Association Taylor & Francis Past President’s Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in 2015, a Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award from the Graduate Center, and she was the 2011 recipient of the Sloan Award for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics.
Marissa is also the co-founder and Director of Education and Outreach for The Biodiversity Center of Belize, a branch of the Petters Research Institute, dedicated to developing Belizean human capital through STEM research and education.
Marissa E. Bellino, Ph.D.
The College of New Jersey
Department of Educational Administration and Secondary Education