Nicole Brittingham Furlonge

Next Klingenstein Director
Nicole Brittingham Furlonge

Nicole Brittingham Furlonge has been named as the next Director of the Klingenstein Center, effective September 1, 2018.  Furlonge, currently the Director of Teaching and Learning and English Department Chair at Holderness School in New Hampshire, will also join the Teachers College faculty as a Professor of Practice.

Furlonge, who was chosen after an eight-month national search, will succeed Pearl Rock Kane, who has directed the Klingenstein Center since 1980, not long after its creation. Kane, who has been TC’s Klingenstein Family Professor for the Advancement of Independent School Education, will continue to serve as a full-time faculty member. 

Prior to her current post, Nicole Furlonge was Chair of the English Department at Princeton Day School in Princeton, New Jersey. In previous roles, she served as English Master and Mentor Teacher at the Lawrenceville School, also in New Jersey, and English Department Chair and Director of Diversity at St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, Delaware. She earned her Ph.D. in English at the University of Pennsylvania, where she titled her dissertation, “On the Lower Frequencies: Listening and African American Expressive Culture.” Her book, Race Sounds: The Art of Listening in African American Literature, will be published in May by University of Iowa Press.

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