Faculty Bios - Regina Adesanya

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    Dr. Regina Adesanya
    Professor and Department Chair 

    Email: radesanya@njcu.edu 
    Phone: (201) 200-3192
    Office:  Professional Studies Building 329
    Specializations: Child development, families, infants/toddlers and international education


    New York University, Psy.D.
    Kean University, M.A.
    Rutgers University, B.A. 


    Regina Adesanya spent the majority of her career in non-profit settings as a program development administrator, teacher, psychologist and clinician with a focus on low income, urban families.  Her expertise is in the area of child development, families, infants/toddlers and international education. Recently she has expanded her area of work into assessment and its impact on instruction. She served as a professor in residence at School 38 in Jersey City for 3 years. In addition, she developed a degree completion collaboration with Newark Preschool Council through which 16 of NPC teacher assistants enrolled at NJCU to complete a bachelor’s degree. Of the initial 16, 10 have completed their degree, 3 will complete in December and the remaining 3 are continuing. She is currently the ECE department Senator, a member of the C & I Committee and chairperson of the COE Curriculum Committee. She served as co-chairperson of the Faculty Committee for the Middle States self-study. Dr. Adesanya sits on the Programs for Parents board of directors in Essex County, is chairperson of the trustees for First Baptist Church of South Orange and treasurer for the Zonta Club of Essex County, an affiliate of Zonta International. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and spent 5 weeks studying curriculum development on a team in Namibia, Southwest Africa. She has presented at the National Black Child Development Conference and will present at the Hawaii International Conference on Education in January 2013.  

    Awards and Honors

    Fullbright Fellowship recipient

    Selected Publications & Presentations

    Poster publication: "Enhancing Instruction Through Assertive Discipline"

    Presentation: “I already have a headache using data makes me so tired”