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Christine Gentry

Visiting Assistant Professor / Residency Director / Content Mentor in the NYU Teacher Residency

Teaching and Learning

Christine Gentry is a Visiting Assistant Professor, Residency Director, and English Content Mentor in the NYU Teacher Residency. 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 as Alumni Affairs Director for First-Generation Harvard Alumni, a 501c3 organization. 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.


Selected Publications

  • Gentry, C. & Zhong, L. (2020). Participatory action research in a pandemic. Ed Prep Matters. Retrieved from…
  • Gentry, C. (2019). Bearing witness: oral storytelling in the classroom. English Journal, 108(3), 14-16.
  • Gentry, C. (2019). Reflection. In D.R. MacDonald (Ed.), First-Generation Harvard Alumni reflections (pp. 61-62). North Andover: Flagship Press.
  • Gentry, C. (2013). Reality and truth: Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried as an act of witness. English Record, 63(1), 117-131.
  • Gentry, C. (2011). The tidal pool and the sea. Printer’s Devil Review, 1(1), 23-33.