Faculty and Staff

Alison A Dobrick

Professor • Department of Teacher Ed: PreK-12

Alison Dobrick, Ed.D. is a Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at William Paterson University of New Jersey. Dr. Dobrick also serves as the Director of the William Paterson University Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.  Before joining WPU, she was a National Board (NBPTS) certified elementary school teacher.

Professional Interests

Historical thinking in young students
Culturally responsive education
Education for social justice

Other Interests


Spanish  Hebrew 


EdD Curriculum and Instruction, Social Studies Concentration, Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL


Elementary Education; ESL; Social Studies; Holocaust and genocide education

Licenses and Certifications

Yearlong assessment including filmed lessons and written analysis of teaching. 11/01/2004
Middle Childhood Generalist, National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) National

Representative Publications

Inspiration and Inquiry: Critically Teaching Hamilton; , Studies in Musical Theatre; Volume 12, 2018

Gamergate and Feminist Frequency; Misogyny in America; ABC-CLIO; 2018

Exploring Exemplars in Elementary Teacher Education: Arts-Centered Instruction for Social Justice; 2018

Representative Presentations

Cartoon Comparisons: Nazi Imagery Then and Now
Annual Scholars' Conference on the Churches and the Holocaust Annual Scholars' Conference
Philadelphia, PA 2017

The 1619 Project: Enhancing the elementary social studies curriculum
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Teacher Training Series National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Cincinnati, OH 2020


The Christian Zionist Group Shaping Holocaust Education in Florida
I discussed best practices in Holocaust education with Corey Sherman in this 2021 article.

Notable Courses Taught

CIEE 3220 (Language Arts and Social Studies Elem. Methods)
CIED 2030 (Teaching as a Profession)
CIED 2050 (Bilingual Education Introduction)
CIED 2120 (Child Development)
CIED 3050 (Bilingual Education Methods)
TESL 5210 (Teaching ESL Methods)

4099 Valley Road

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