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iROC: Poverty: There But For Fortune

Mar 05

12:45 PM1:45 PM
Kaplan Library Room 218

Poverty: There but for Fortune

iROC - Investigating Research on Campus

Please be with us March 5th when Sonya Abbye Taylor, Division of Education, presents Poverty: There But For Fortune.Sonya Abbye Taylor, associate professor of Education

In a small town on the outskirts of a large, thriving city, residents have been living without potable water for years. Two counties west of a capital city, residents are living with raw sewage flowing into open trenches from their homes through uncovered PVC pipes. The unsanitary conditions have caused a resurgence of hookworm, a disease eradicated long ago. These scenarios may seem like descriptions of impoverished lives in the Least Developed Countries but in fact they depict conditions in the United States of America. Dr. Abbye Taylor will discuss how poverty and the trauma associated with it impacts learning as well as the research and the remedies educators are using to address the problem.

Sonya Abbye Taylor is  Associate Professor of Education at Mount Saint Mary College. She received her Bachelor's in Speech and Theater and Masters in Special Education from Herbert H. Lehman College, Masters in Educational Leadershop from Columbia University, and an Educational Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Northcentral University. She is a former special educator and crisis intervention teacher who worked in school districts with varying demographics including those with high poverty. She served as the Chair of the Education Department at the College of New Rochelle, was an educational consultant working with schools and industry and was an Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction in two school districts. 

Poverty: There but for Fortune will take place in Kaplan Library Room 218 of the Dominican Center. This event has been approved FYE credit as College Connection. All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!


For more information about this or any of the iROC presentations, or to volunteer as or recommend an iROC speaker, please contact the coordinators of the iROC program - Dr. Evan Merkhofer, Assistant Professor of Biology, 845-569-3368, or Barbara Petruzzelli, Library Director, 845-569-3601,

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