Dr. Monique Datta joined Rossier as an Assistant (Teaching) Professor of Clinical Education (offsite). Her areas of expertise include educational leadership, organizational change, secondary education, academic literacy, and academic writing instruction. Her long-term research agenda centers on academic literacy.
At Rossier, Dr. Datta teaches in the MAT, EDL, and OCL programs. The courses she teaches include Framing Organizational Change and Leadership, Leading for Instructional Excellence and Equity, Literacy Development and Instruction in Secondary Education, Applications of Curriculum and Pedagogy in Urban Secondary English Classrooms, and Building Capacity for Organizational Change. Dr. Datta also serves as a Dissertation Chair in the OCL program.
Prior to her appointment at Rossier, Dr. Datta was the State Office Resource Teacher for English Language Arts in the Hawaii Department of Education where she worked on professional development and the state adoption and implementation of the Common Core State Standards. She has also worked as a secondary classroom teacher in Hawaii, South Carolina, and California, and was an adjunct professor at Chaminade University of Honolulu.
Dr. Datta received her EdD from the University of Southern California, her MEd from Chaminade University of Honolulu, and her BA in English from California State University, Los Angeles.
Learning/curriculum development and academic literacy.