Andrew Marotta is a D.Phil candidate in the Department of Education at the University of Oxford.
He holds an A.A. in Social Sciences from Broward Community College, and a B.A. in Individualized Studies from the Gallatin School of Individualized Studies, New York University and an M.A. and Ed.M. in Counseling Psychology and School Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Andrew’s research interests include social and emotional learning, peer mentorship, existential therapy / philosophy, bibliotherapy, and curriculum design for school counselors. Andrew’s thesis examines how literature and philosophy can be used to nurture social and emotional learning through group counseling among high school students. He has also worked as a school counselor, teaching artist, and curriculum designer.
Title of Thesis
The Art & Craft of Literature in Social & Emotional Learning