Amanda Moody
Doctural Lecturer, Graduate Programs in TESOL and Bilingual Extension
Middle & High School Education


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Amanda Moody

Amanda Moody Maestranzi is a doctoral lecturer at Lehman College, the City University of New York (CUNY), in the Middle and High School Education department (TESOL). Dr. Moody teaches primarily methods courses and student teaching and internship seminars. Courses taught: ESC 609, 610, 708, 761, 763, 766. Also anticipated in Spring 2023, ESC 769. Additionally, Amanda supervises TESOL student teachers and interns in Bronx schools.

Dr. Moody is a member of NYS TESOL and AERA and enjoys contributing as an editor for NYS TESOL’s Mosaic publication and via conference presentations. Her recent research explores her emerging self-work as a teacher educator, mentor and supervisor. She is interested in self-study and arts-based research, especially creative non-fiction, narrative inquiry, and poetry, and how they can be used for further collaboration and growth-oriented, critical self-work in and around her professional roles.

Dr. Moody previously taught middle and high school English as a New Language in NYC public schools and is a Peace Corps Fellow (Teachers College, MA TESOL, 2010) and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Mauritania, 2005-2007, Secondary English Education/Gender and Development). She recently completed a Ph.D. in Contemporary Learning and Interdisciplinary Research (Fordham University, 2020).

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