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Georgian Court University is monitoring COVID-19 case trends. Vaccines are mandatory, and boosters are required for all students as of Fall 2022. The university will lift the limits on in-person meetings and will return to a mask-optional policy on Monday, June 6, 2022. Students are reminded that under the mask-optional policy, faculty may require masking during class sessions. Please continue to keep a mask with you at all times.

Please see the updated Fall 2022 Policy for Students for more details.

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Denise Furlong

Dr. Denise Furlong

Assistant Professor/Director of Reading Specialist Program


School of Education



Office Location:

Raymond Hall West 207

Office Hours:

Office hours are by appointment.

Educational Background

  • Rutgers University, Graduate School of Education
    • Ed.D., Literacy Education with a Concentration in ELs
    • Magna Cum Laude
  • Rutgers University, Graduate School of Education
    • Ed.M., Language Education
    • Magna Cum Laude
  • The College of New Jersey
    • BS, Elementary Education & Spanish
    • Summa Cum Laude

Professional Experience

  • Georgian Court University (2021-present)
    • Assistant Professor
    • Director of Reading Specialist Program
  • Freehold Borough Schools (2002-2021)
    • ESL/Spanish/Bilingual teacher
    • SLIFE instructional coach
    • Bilingual liaison
  • Old Bridge Township Schools (1998-2002)
    • Spanish and Basic Skills teacher

Research / Creativity Interest Area

  • Newcomers and SLIFE
  • Literacy for diverse students
  • Holistic professional learning

Additional Information

  • Published works:
    • Furlong, D. (2022). Voices of Newcomers: Experiences of multilingual learners. EduMatch Publishing.
    • Furlong, D. (2022). A place for everyone: Inclusion for multilingual learners. NJTESOL/NJBE Annual Voices Journal, 2. 
  • Conferences:
    • SWFL TESOL 2022: “Leveraging Your Newcomers’ Backpack of Experiences”
    • SLIFE Conference 2022: “SLIFE and SEMH” (with Carly Spina)


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