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Michelle Tenam-Zemach

Michelle Tenam-Zemach
Department of Education
(954) 262-8771
Office: DeSantis 4170


  • Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction: Instructional Leadership, Florida International University,
  • M.A. - New York University - English Literature
  • M.S. - Queens College - Education
Michelle Tenam-Zemach has been in the field of education for 30 years and is currently a Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at Nova Southeastern University. She earned her MA in English Literature from New York University, her MS in TESOL from Queens College, and her Ed. D. in Curriculum and Instruction: Instructional Leadership from Florida International University. Prior to her current role, she taught middle and high school English Language Arts and served as a writing coach, media specialist, and district curriculum writer. Dr. Tenam-Zemach also served as an adjunct professor of ESOL and English and a curriculum specialist. She has functioned as a curriculum consultant for nearly 20 years. Dr. Tenam-Zemach most recently co-authored the text entitled "Unraveling the Assessment Industrial Complex: Understanding How Testing Perpetuates Inequity and Injustice in America."

Areas of Research

  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Equitable Assessment
  • Curriculum Theory
  • Curriculum Development and Design
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