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Naorah Rimkunas

Assistant Professor; Senior Director, Binghamton University Community Schools

Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership; CCPA Social Work; Binghamton University Community Schools


Naorah Rimkunas joined the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership (TLEL) in 2022. Her research interests focus on university-school partnerships, community schools, broadening participation in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) education initiatives; and interprofessional collaboration in school-based settings.

Rimkunas also directs the University-Assisted Community Schools Regional Training Center for Binghamton University Community Schools, where she provides technical assistance for leaders in higher education to develop strategies to form university-school partnerships in PK-12 schools. She has led technical assistance projects and evaluations for the U.S. Department of Education and the National Science Foundation. She holds a joint appointment with TLEL and the Department of Social Work.


  • PhD, Binghamton University, Community and Public Affairs
  • MS, University of North Florida, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • BA, New College of California, Humanities

Research Interests

  • University-school partnerships
  • Community schools
  • Interprofessional collaboration