Secondary Education

There are scores of SYAers whose careers are focused on early childhood, academia and community-centered instruction.

Alumni are educators dedicated to making a difference, from teaching undergraduate courses to training future doctors and researchers. Following is a sampling of SYAers who teach at the college and graduate level. 

SYAers in secondary education

Brooke Ackerly FR’84 is an award-winning professor of political science, philosophy and law at Vanderbilt University where she studies political theory and integrates her theoretical work with empirical research on activism. She is currently working on the intersection of global economic, environmental and gender justice ...

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Alumni in the field of higher education

Emily Hanson CN’96, formerly the program director of the China Center and Confucius Institute at University of Minnesota, is now the director of its College in the Schools, a program for academically prepared and motivated junior and senior high school students to earn college credits by taking courses. Emily attended ...

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SYAers teaching at the college level

Susanna O'Kula ES’05 is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University ...

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Tim Dalton FR'84
Gabe Finkelstein FR'80