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Michelle Tenam-Zemach

Michelle Tenam-Zemach
Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
Department of Education
(954) 262-8771


  • Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction: Instructional Leadership, Florida International University, 2007

Michelle Tenam-Zemach is an Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the Abraham Fischler College of Education. She teaches courses across various programs including: Teaching and Learning, English Education, and Curriculum and Pedagogy. Recently, Dr. Tenam-Zemach participated in developing a Doctoral concentration in Curriculum and Pedagogy. She also serves as the coordinator of NSU's Sanford Inspire Educational Program. Working with members of the University School faculty, she has led the development of a teacher professional development program centered on Sanford Inspire content modules.

Dr. Tenam-Zemach’s scholarly interests span several areas. She currently is focusing on how the Sanford Inspire Professional Development program impacts teachers pedagogic and relationship building skills. Additional areas of research and scholarship focus on the role mothers play as agents of curricular choice for their children, curriculum theory and practice, assessment and evaluation, and language in the curriculum. She recently co-edited a text entitled Rubric Nation: The Impact of Rubrics on Education published by IAP. Currently she is working on developing another edited text potentially entitled: Politics of Curriculum: The Impact of Politics on Curriculum Outcomes.

Dr. Tenam-Zemach has also served on the Executive Council of the American Association of Curriculum and Teaching. She serves as a reviewer for several national journals and conferences, and presents her work at various national conferences. She is also committed to serving as a change agent in schools districts across the country to address issues of inequity and injustice. 

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