Margot Diekmann Edlin
English Department, Humanities Building, H 324
Telephone: (718) 281-5518
Teacher’s College, Columbia University: Ed.D in Curriculum and Teaching; 2007
Adelphi University: M.A. in Secondary Education – English; 1994
Adelphi University: M.A. in English Literature – 1990
Hofstra University: B.A. in English Literature; minor Communication Arts; 1985
My philosophy is that all students can learn and achieve their desired goals. I believe in fostering an environment where students can learn at their own pace and set their own goals, while still adhering to the learning outcomes for the course and without sacrificing academic rigor. I believe in meeting students where they are when they enter my classroom. I do not believe in having preconceived expectations of what they should know. I feel it is my job to guide them to reach the expected course outcomes by the end of the semester. My door is open to them during the semester, throughout their career at CUNY, and should they choose, after they leave and pursue their career goals.
Dr. Edlin has been a full-time member of the faculty at QCC since 2003; first as an instructor and then Assistant and Associate Professor in the Academic Literacy Department, and as Associate Professor in the Department of English since 2016. She also served as an adjunct to both departments in 1996. She teaches in the ALP program, English 101 and has taught English 102 as an independent study. In addition to her teaching responsibilities she serves as on the Academic Senate, The Faculty Executive Committee, and on various departmental committees and initiatives. She volunteers as a Peer Evaluator and Reviewer on the Substantive Change Review Committee for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Liao, Hsiang-Ann; Edlin, Margot A.; & Ferdenzi, Anita. (2014). Persistence at an urban community college: The implications of self-efficacy and motivation. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 0: 1-17. Online DOI: 10.1080/10668926.2012.676499
Liao, Hsiang-Ann; Ferdenzi, Anita, & Edlin, Margot A. (2012). International students at an urban community college: Motivation, self-regulated learning efficacy, and academic achievement. The Community College Enterprise; 18, 2. 9-38.
Edlin, Margot; Lannes, Patricia; & Bateman, Kitty. (2013). Strengthening Immigrant Voices through Museum-Community College Partnerships. Diversity & Democracy, 16, 1. 26-27.
Edlin, Margot. (2012). The Image as Text: Using art images and VTS to teach developmental reading skills in college. VTS Newsletter. June 12, 2012. www.vtshome.org
Edlin, Margot A. In Rochford, Regina A. & Pantaleo, Josephine. Test Taking Tips for the ACT Reading Compass Exam and Practice Reading Passages. Pearson Custom Publishing; Spring 2012. Adapted 2 additional reading passages and prepared questions.
Edlin, Margot A. In Rochford, Regina A. & Pantaleo, Josephine. Test Taking Tips for the ACT Reading Compass Exam and Practice Reading Passages. Pearson Custom Publishing; 2009. Adapted 5 reading passages and prepared questions.
Edlin, Margot A. Enacting a Multi-Year Professional Development Initiative: Making It Work; Monograph; VDM Verlag – Dr. Muller; 2008.