Dr. Emilce Cordeiro
B.A., M.A.,National University of Rio Cuarto; Ph.D., Temple University
Dr. Cordeiro is the Coordinator for the Master of Education with a Concentration in Spanish. She teaches a variety of graduate and undergraduate level courses. Some of her interests include Latin American Cinema, Latin American Culture and Civilization, and 20th Century Latin American Literature.
Dr. Michael Wong-Russell
B.S., M.A., Illinois State University; Ph.D., Boston University
Dr. Wong-Russell is the Program Advisor of the Master of Education with a Concentration in Spanish. He is also the chair of the undergraduate World Languages Department.
Core Education Faculty
Dr. Peter Dittami
Visiting Assistant Professor
Dr. Peter Dittami received a bachelor's degree with a focus on elementary education from Worcester State College, a masters degree in the education of the blind from Boston College, and a doctorate in educational foundations and administration from Boston University. He served seven years as an instructor, initially of blind children and adults, and later as a fifth and sixth grade classroom teacher, and was employed as an elementary school principal for more than thirty years.
After retiring as school principal, Dr. Dittami served as Coordinator of Educational Field Placements at Framingham State University for more than six years before becoming Coordinator of the Dual Enrollment Program, a part-time position that he currently holds.
Dr. Dittami is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Framingham State University where he has taught various graduate courses focusing on the educational foundations of history, philosophy, psychology, research, and sociology for twenty-two years. He has been associated with Framingham State University International Education Program since 1995 teaching courses in Brazil, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Italy, and Ukraine and serving on the Advisory Board.
Dr. Dittami serves on the Board of Directors of the Framingham State University Foundation and on the Advisory Board of the Framingham State University John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition. He is currently pursuing historical research related to the expansion of public education in nineteenth century United States.
Reverend James B. Flynn, Ph.D.
Reverend James B. Flynn teaches Philosophy of Education and Teaching Practice in the graduate program in Education. His BA in philosophy was awarded from Catholic University of America, in addition, he has an MA from the same institution in Theology. Finally, he has an MED from Boston College in Education and his doctorate was likewise earned at Boston College. His special interests are the Philosophy and History of Education. His thesis is the educational philosophy of Antonio Rosmini Serbati. Dr. Serbati was an Italian Philosopher of Education. Reverend Flynn translated his foundational work from Italian to English, and compared and contrasted his theory of education with John Dewey, the American Philosopher of Education. In addition, Reverend Flynn studied under Lawrence Kohlberg with special attention to his cognitive-developmental theory of moral education. Finally, he is a pastor of St. Matthew Church in Southborough. Likewise, he is the senior counselor at Holy Name High School in Worcester, Massachusetts.