Christine Gentry

Visiting Assistant Professor in NYU Steinhardt’s Teacher Residency and Corona-Norco Residency Director

Christine Gentry


Christine Gentry is a Visiting Assistant Professor and Corona-Norco Residency Director in NYU Steinhardt’s Teacher Residency. She holds a B.A. from Baylor University, an M.Ed. from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Christine’s research explores the intersection of identity development and community in the urban public school classroom. Her work has been featured in journals such as The English Record and on stages such as The Boston Foundation’s EdTalks. Prior to her current role, Christine served as Director of Teacher Development and Licensure for a network of public high schools in Boston, where she managed and implemented all facets of The Urban Teaching Fellowship, an initial licensure teacher residency program. Christine currently co-chairs the Los Angeles chapters of First-Generation Harvard Alumni and Harvard Alumni for Education. Before her work in teacher preparation, Christine taught English, creative writing, and oral storytelling in the public schools of Boston and New York City for twelve years.

Christine has held instructor positions in the Curriculum and Teaching Department of Boston University’s School of Education, the Education Department of Simmons College’s School of Social Work, and the English Education Department of Columbia University’s Teachers College. Her honors include being appointed a Teacher Educator Effectiveness Advisor for the Massachusetts Department of Education and being named her district’s 2015 Teacher of the Year.