Jill Ordynans, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Deputy Chair, Education Department
Jill Ordynans, Ph.D., currently serves as Deputy Chair and Assistant Professor in the Education Department at Touro College, NYSCAS, where she manages the Honors Teacher Preparation Pathway (TPP). Dr. Ordynans earned her bachelor’s degree in early childhood and elementary education, her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction with a focus on literacy, and her doctorate in cognitive studies in education from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Beginning as a classroom teacher, Jill has over 20 years of experience in the field. With a commitment to advancing equitable and inclusive learning experiences for all students, she has led a team of researchers in the development, implementation, and assessment of reading comprehension programs and spent years training and advising early career special educators in providng intensive literacy intervention for students in pre-K through high school. Jill has consulted on literacy projects with the education research teams of Scholastic, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Curriculum Associates researching program effectiveness and contributing to publications on this work. She is passionate about teaching psychology and education to undergraduate and graduate students while pursuing her research interests in teacher self-efficacy, agency, and practice. Empowering students to follow their own interests and achieve their own goals is what keeps her fully committed to this work.