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Carol Bonilla-Bowman

Carol Bonilla BowmanAssociate Professor of Education

Year Joined RCNJ: 1998

Contact Information

  • Phone: (201) 684-7764
  • Email:
  • Office: E-228
  • Office Hours: TF 12:45-1:45; W 2:45-3:45.


  • B.A., Natural History, Evergreen State College, WA (1981)
  • M.A., Developmental Education, Pacific Oaks, CA (1984)
  • ESL Certificate, Manhattanville College, NY (1989)
  • Ed.D., Applied Linguistics, Teacher’s College, Columbia University, NY (1999)

Convening Group:

  • Education
  • Latin American Studies

Courses Offered:

  • Social Context of Education
  • Methods of Teaching Elementary Language Arts, Social Studies, Art and Music;
  • Methods of Teaching Elementary Mathematics and Science
  • Theory and Practice of Elementary Reading

Teaching Interest:

  • Portfolio Assessment
  • Supplementary Education
  • Social Justice and Education
  • Bilingual Education

Research Interest:

  • Portfolio Assessment
  • Supplementary Education
  • Social Justice and Education
  • Bilingual Education
  • Program Evaluation

Recent Publications:

  • Gordon, E.W., Bonilla-Bowman, C. and Mejia, B. (2003). Changing the Script for Youth Development: An Evaluation of the All Stars Talent Show Network and the Joseph A. Forgione Development School for Youth. Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME): Teachers College, Columbia University, NY.
  • Gordon, E.W with Bonilla Bowman, C. (1999). In Gordon, E. W. (1999) Education and Justice: A View From the Back of the Bus. New York: Teachers College Press, Chapter 5:
  • Bonilla-Bowman, C. (1999) Systematizing Portfolio Assessment in a Bilingual. Bicultural Middle School. Dissertation submitted to Columbia University, NY.
  • Gordon, E.W. & Bonilla-Bowman, C. (1996). Can Performance-Based Assessments Contribute to the Achievement of Educational Equity? In Baron, J. & Wolf, D., eds.,Performance-based assessment: Challenges and possibilities. Ninety-fifth yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Recent Presentations:

  • (11/11/2006) CIEE: Maximizing Study Abroad, Annual Conference, Seville, Spain;
    Presentation Title: Using Technology to Connect Pre-Departure, In-Country and Post-Return Learning.
  • (3/16/2005) The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching 2005 Colloquium on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Evidence of Student Learning;
    Title: Using Student E-Portfolios for Dual Purposes: Student Evaluation and Program Evaluation
  • (11/5/04) Ramapo College Faculty Resource Center
    Title: Using E-Portfolios to Assess Students Achievement
  • (4/10/2004) The American Educational Research Association 2004 Annual Meeting: enhancing the Visibility and Credibility of Educational Research;
    Session Title: Supplementary Education as Key to Educational Equity
    Presentation Title:
  • (3/18/2003) CEJJES Institute for Advanced Study of Pedagogy;
    Title: Addressing Diversity of Language and Culture: Are Programs for Students Who Speak English as a Second Language Working?
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