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Tony Perone

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Tony Perone received his doctorate in Educational Psychology with a focus on Human Development and Learning at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 2013. His research interests include the life-span presence, development, and benefits of imaginative play activity as a cultural, community-informed activity, the role of improvisational theater activities in formal learning environments, in teacher education, and in community organizations, language learning and teaching, sociocultural theory and research, and qualitative and performatory research methods. In addition to his academic career, Dr. Perone has worked as an adult educator and teacher educator of English as a Second Language for more than 20 years and has served as a program coordinator with youth development programs and community and family literacy programs in New York and Illinois.

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