Christine Gentry is a clinical assistant professor in the NYU Teacher Residency, where she serves as residency director for the NYC DOE partnership and leads the data, assessment, and continuous improvement efforts of the program. She holds a B.A. from Baylor University, an Ed.M. 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 publications such as English Journal and The English Record and on stages such as TEDx and 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, a teacher residency program. Christine currently serves on the Advisory Committee on Government Relations and Advocacy and co-chairs the LGBTQ+ Advocacy and Inclusion Topical Action Group for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. She also serves on the Storytelling Committee for the National Council of Teachers of English. 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 thirteen 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, being named her district’s Teacher of the Year, and receiving the NYU Steinhardt Graduate Student Organization's Star Award.