Marc Finkelstein, Ed.D.

Phone: 732-987-2702
Office Location:
Hamilton Hall
Office Hours:
M: 2-3pm; T: 3:30-5:30pm; W: 2-3pm
Education Department

Educational Background:

  • Ed. D., Rutgers University; Ed. M., Rutgers University; B.M. Berklee College of Music


  • "Orbit" (original soundtrack for animated film short);
  • "Handyman" (original song on "Back to School Again" music CD and in "We Like Kids!" Songbook);
  •  "Meet the Beat" (original children's recording);
  • "Every Day's a Holiday" (original children's recording);
  • "The Lucid and the Ludic" (in "Drama as a Meaning Maker");
  • "Reflections and Recommendations" (in "Drama as a Meaning Maker")

Courses Taught:

  • ED3110 Introduction to Inclusive Education
  • EDC6095/9 Project: Applied Thesis; Supervisor
  • Student Teaching
  • EDC5001 Philosophical and Psychological Foundations of Inclusive Education
  • EDC5002 Diversity in Inclusive Education
  • The School as a Social System
  • Survey of Music History
  • Elementary School Music Methods and Materials
  • Applied Music: Jazz Piano
  • Applied Music: Popular Guitar

Research Area:

  • Imagination (Doctoral Dissertation: "Mental Imagery and Musical Composition: An Inquiry into the Imagery Use of Prominent Composers of Children's Songs"; Master's Thesis: "Imagine That" [original children's recording])

Service to the University:

  • Faculty Advisor: CMENC Club

Why I Love GCU:

  • My students!

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