Professor, Educational Psychology
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Professor, Educational Psychology
Clinical Assistant Professor
I have been an instructor in the IUPUI School of Education since 1993. During that time, I have taught part time, been a Graduate Assistant, earned my PhD and currently I am a member of the clinical faculty and serve as Chair of Elementary Education. Prior to teaching at IUPUI, I taught for 12 years at several elementary school in and around Chicago. After relocating to Indianapolis, I worked with the Pike Township schools. I am dedicated to helping aspiring young people become effective educators who can support the learning of all children.
Associate Professor, Second Language Education
My research and teaching focus on preparing urban K12 teachers to work with English Language Learners (ELLs). Under this umbrella, I publish on innovative program development, urban ESL teacher preparation, and target-based instructional coaching. Both sociocultural and critical perspectives inform my mixed methods research. I have been awarded four U.S. Department of Education grants focused on teacher quality. My current federal funding supports an ESL partnership with Indianapolis Public Schools and the Metropolitan School District (MSD) of Pike Township. I am using instructional coaching to create a cadre of district level coaches and teachers prepared to showcase best practices for English Language Learners. IUPUI has created ESL demonstration classrooms in five elementary schools and two high schools from 2007 to the present. Teachers from IPS, MSD of Pike and Wayne Townships, and Avon Community Schools have also participated in IUPUIs new ESL distance education program. I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in such topics as inclusive learning communities, second language literacy, assessment, sociocultural pedagogy, and research design.
Associate Professor, Literacy, Culture and Language Education
I joined the faculty of IUPUI in 1995 after a career as an elementary teacher and three years as a Reading Consultant for the Indiana Department of Education. My home department is Literacy, Culture, and Language Education, and I have served as Chair of Teacher Education and Chair of Graduate Programs for the School of Education. I love teaching new teachers and working with them out in the schools. I enjoy teaching a wide variety of graduate courses, including classes about multiliteracies and the role of the arts in learning. I also spend time each year working with school districts to design meaningful professional development experiences in literacy teaching and technology. My favorite professional development initiative in Indianapolis is the Indiana Partnership for Young Writers. I work with the Director, Dr. Susan Adamson, to write grants and find support for our partnership schools to participate in this project. My research is entwined with all of the different facets of my teaching, but I am most interested in theorizing literacy as far more than just language and demonstrating how learning can lead to creative and divergent ends at the same time as it meets minimal standards.
Associate Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Director, Urban Principalship Program
I am an associate professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Director of the School of Education's Urban Principalship Program and Co-coordinator of IU's Educational Leadership Programs. I serve as co-principal investigator for two federally funded centers: My research employs qualitative methods and critical theories to explore educational policies and school leaders' responses to these. In addition to work on US schooling, I have studied leadership in schools contending with national educational reforms and intense regional unrest in the border provinces of southern Thailand. My work is published in and .â€¨â€¨ I grew up in a farming community in northern Maine. Prior to my arrival in Indiana, I was an associate professor at the University of Missouri and a science teacher in public and private schools in Texas, Virginia and Tennessee.
Associate Professor, Counseling and Counselor Education
In general, I study and develop theory about the psychological impacts of racism on people. More specifically, I study and try to help promote the ability of people to create the kind of change that is necessary in developing genuine, positive mental health and a more just society. Much of this change can occur when people who are in positions of influence, like counselors/therapists, teachers, and community leaders, are equipped with good theory and respectful and informed guidance. I focus a good deal of my attention on discourse, or how people interact with one another verbally and non-verbally, and on creative ways to reach children in resisting the negative manifestations of racism while simultaneously, advancing strategies that build their identities as sociopolitical beings.
Professor; Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
I was an elementary and middle school teacher for 10 years before earning a doctoral degree. This experience has guided my research, service, and teaching since becoming a university faculty member. I still spend considerable time in K-12 classrooms and regularly collaborate with teachers on research projects. My current research focuses on helping students to become more critical readers in terms of being aware of how texts are positioning them as readers.
Assistant Dean of Student Support and Diversity
Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education