Department of Teacher Education

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Department:
Teacher Education

Building Location:
Demergasso-Bava Hall
See Building #21: Map

Office Location:
DBH P326 - See Map

Phone: (209) 667-3600

E-mail: PRuss@csustan.edu

Vitae Information Index:

Dr. Pamela M. Russ

Professor



Course Syllabi

EDMS 4100 Foundations of Education in a Diverse Society.pdf
EDUC 4500 Instruction, Assessment, & Management for Beginning Teachers & Interns.pdf

Education

Ph.D., 1990. University of New Mexico. Albuquerque, New Mexico. Department of Curriculum and Instruction in Multicultural Teacher Education (CIMTE). Major emphases:

Multicultural Education; Elementary Language Arts. Supporting fields: English Department Creative Writing Program

MA., 1987. University of New Mexico. Albuquerque, New Mexico. Elementary Education, emphasis in Multicultural Education. Albuquerque, New Mexico.

T.C., 1980. Mills College. Oakland, California. Teaching Credential.

B.A., 1977. California State University, Chico. Chico, California. Double Major: Liberal Studies and English.

Areas of Special Interest

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Professional Experience

2003 - Present Co-Director, Healing Ourselves Project. Turlock, California.

2000 - 2001 Interim Director of Faculty Affirmative Action, Training and Outreach. California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, California.

1999 - Present Professor, Department of Education. California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, California.

1996 - 2000 - President, California Faculty Association (CFA). California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, California.

1994 - 1995 - Co-Director, Faculty Mentor Program. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California.

1994 - 1999 - Associate Professor, Department of Education. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California.

1994 - 1995 - Instructor, Department of Teacher Education. Holy Names College. Oakland, California.

1993 - 1995 - Coordinator, Multiple Subjects Credential Program. Department of Teacher Education, California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California.

1991 - 1994 - Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California.

1989 - 1991 - Assistant Professor, Supervisor of Elementary Certification Department of Education. Tulane University. New Orleans, Louisiana.

1986 -1989 - Assistant Project Coordinator and Gallop Program Instructor, Department of Education. University of New Mexico. Albuquerque, New Mexico.

1986 - 1988 - Research Associate, Teacher Enhancement Program Department of Teacher Education. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. New Mexico.

1980 - 1986 - Teacher, 3rd, 4th, 5th grades. Portland Public School District, Portland, Oregon

1983 - 1986 - Partner, Gingerbread Bookhouse (Multicultural Children’s Bookstore and African Art Gallery). Portland. Oregon.

1979 - 1980 - Teacher Aide, 3rd, 4th-5th, 6th grades. Oakland Unified School District, Oakland, California.

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Professional Activities

Elected Member, President’s Commission on the Status of Women. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. October 2004- Present.

Elected Member, Departmental Review, Promotion, and Tenure Committee, Department Teacher Education. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. September 2004 to June 2005.

Member, The California League of Middle School Association. Region 6. Modesto, California. September 2004- Present.

Member, Central Valley Educational Committee. Modesto, California. June 2004- Present.

Elected Treasurer, Golden Valley Local Council. California Council for the Social Studies. Turlock, California. September 2003- Present.

Advocate, Court Appointed Special Advocate for Abused and Neglected Children (CASA). Stanislaus County. Modesto, California. April 2003 to Present.

Chairperson, University and Community Partnerships. California State University, Stanislaus. Academic Senate. Turlock, California. September 2002-2003.

Cast Member, The Vagina Monologues Stage play. Department of Theatre California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. February 2002 and February 2003.

Statewide Chairperson, Eligibility Committee. California Collegiate Athletic Association. (CCAA). Walnut Creek, California. January 2002 to June 2003.

Faculty Athletic Representative, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. October 2001 to present.

Member, Search Committee. Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. October 2001 to February 2002.

Speaker Of the Faculty, Academic Senate. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. May 2001 to May 2002.

Member, Search Committee. Vice President of Student Affairs. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. September 2000 to May 2001.

Member, California State University, Stanislaus Foundation Board of Trustees. Turlock, California. August 2000 to August 2001.

Member, University Advancement Committee. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. August 2000 to August 2001.

Coordinator, California Faculty Association (CFA) Event. Informational Meetings on the Status of Higher Education. California State University, Stanislaus Chapter. Turlock, California. Spring 2000.

Member, University Wide Scholarship Committee. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. May 2000 to June 2003.

Coordinator, California Faculty Association (CFA) Event. Contract Kick-off Meeting. California State University, Stanislaus Chapter. Turlock, California. May 2000.

Member, California State University Predoctoral Incentive Systemwide Selection Committee. Long Beach, California. March 2000.

Elected Member, Departmental Review, Promotion, and Tenure Committee. Department of Teacher Education. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. September 1999 to May 2000.

Member, Blended Liberal Studies Advisory Board. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. August 1999 to June 2001.

Special Investigator, Office of Equal Opportunity and Internal Relations. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. August 1999 to May 2000.

Delegate, National Education Association Higher Education Conference. (Leadership Institute). San Antonio, Texas. March 3-7, 1999.

CFA Liaison, Year-Around Operations Academic Affairs. California State University, Stanislaus Chapter. Turlock, California. January 1999 to May 2000.

Coordinator, California Faculty Association Event. Information Picketing. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. December 15, 1998.

Member, Chapter Development Grant Fund. California Faculty Association. Los Angeles, California. September 1998 to present.

Elected Member, School of Education Awards Committee. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. June 1998 to June 2001.

Member, Committee Assessing Administrative Review and Hiring Process. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. May 1998 to present.

Moderator, National Association of African-American/Hispanic and Latino Studies. Morehead State University. Morehead, Kentucky. February 10-14, 1998.

Member, Statewide Academic Senate Forgivable Loan/Doctoral Incentive Policy Advisory Committee. Long Beach, California. September 1997 to August 2000.

Member, Committee on Teacher Education and K-l2 Relations. Academic Senate of the California State University. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. September 1997 to June 2000.

Elected Representative, Department of Teacher Education. School of Education Performance Salary Step-Increase Committee. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. September 1997 to June 1998.

Member, 2nd Annual CFA Leadership Institute. California Faculty Association. Burlingame, California. September 26-28, 1997.

Board member, Senate Executive Committee. California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, California. June 1997 to June 2000.

Elected Statewide Academic Senator, California State University, Stanislaus Representative. Long Beach, California. June 1997 to June 2000.

Board member, Chapter Presidents’ Representative, California Faculty Association, Board of Directors. Los Angeles, California. June 1997 to June 1999.

Coordinator, California Faculty Association (CFA). Lobby Day. CSU, Stanislaus Chapter. Sacramento, California. April 22, 1997.

Coordinator, Proxy Vote Campaign. California State University Board of Trustees M. CFA, Stanislaus Chapter. Long Beach, California. March 18-19, 1997.

Member, Search Committee. Assistant to the President/Equal Opportunity and Inter-Relations. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. 1996 to 1997.

Member, University Budget Planning and Assessment Committee. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. September 1996 to present.

Elected Representative, Department of Teacher Education. School of Education Curriculum and Resources Committee. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. September 1996 to June 1998.

Co-Advisor, Student California Teacher Association. Statewide Leadership Conference Burlingame, California. September 28-29, 1996.

Elected Member, Departmental Review, Promotion, and Tenure Committee. Department Teacher Education. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. Fall 1996 and Fall 1997.

Member, California Faculty Association Statewide Workload Task Force Committee. Los Angeles, California. June 1996 to June 1997.

Member, California Higher Education Staff Union Bargaining Team. (CFA). Sacramento, California. May 1996 to December 1996.

Member, Peer Panel Review for Performance Salary Step Increases. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. April 1996 to May 1996.

Campus-wide Organizer, March to Fight the Right. CFA, California State University, Stanislaus Chapter. San Francisco, California. April 14, 1996.

Advisory Board member, Teacher Recruitment Program. Department of Teacher Education. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. November 1995 to November 2000.

Executive Board member. Stanislaus Arts Council Modesto, California. October 1995 to present. (leave of absence).

State Chairperson, National Association of African-American Studies. Morehead State University. Morehead, Kentucky. September 1995 to present.

Member, Statewide Affirmative Action/Civil Rights Initiative Task Force. California Teacher’s Association. Burlingame, California. September 1995 to June 1997.

Member, California Teacher Association (CTA). Higher Education Caucus. Burlingame, California. June 1995 to June 2000.

Co-Chair, Committee on Committees. (University-Wide). California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. April 1995 to June 1997.

Member, Committee on Committees. (University-Wide). California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. April 1995 to June 1997.

Member, California State University Forgivable Loan/Doctoral Incentive Program (Statewide Selection Committee). Long Beach, California. March 1995 to present.

Member, Affirmative Action Advisory Committee. (University-Wide). California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. 1995 to 1997.

Member, Board of Directors. Family Connections Adoption Agency. Modesto, California. 1995 to 1997.

Member, Search Committee. Vice President for Development and University Relations. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. 1995 to 1996.

Member, Sexual Harassment Advisors Committee. (University-Wide). California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. 1995 to 1996.

Member, Celebrations of Diversity Committee. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. October 1994 to October 1996.

Statewide Elected CTA Delegate-Higher Education, California Faculty Association (CFA). San Francisco, California. September 1994 to June 2000.

Member, Statewide Communications Committee. California Teacher Association (CTA). San Francisco, California. September 1994 to June 2000.

Tenure-Track Faculty Representative, California Faculty Association. (University-Wide). California State University, Stanislaus Chapter, Turlock, California. September 1994 to June 1996.

Chair, Recruitment and Hiring Committee. Department of Teacher Education. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California September 1994 to June 1995.

Co-Coordinator, Super Saturday. Collaborative Effort of Region VI Professional Development and California State University, Stanislaus School of Education. Turlock, California. September 24, 1994.

Program Evaluator, Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment Program (BTSA). Stanislaus County of Education. Modesto, California. April 1994 to June 1996.

Member, Search Committee. Dean, School of Education. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. 1994 to 1995.

Faculty Advisor, Student California Teacher Association (SCTA). California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, California. 1993 to 1999.

Chairperson, Periodic Review of Part-time Personnel Committee. Department Teacher Education. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. 1993 to 1995.

Member, Campus Climate Committee. (University-Wide). California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. 1993 to 1995.

Member, Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Statewide School Violence Study. Sacramento, California. 1993 to 1995.

Resource Advisor, Concerned Citizens for Educational Change. Modesto, California. 1993 to 1995.

Member, Liberal Studies Advisory Committee. (University-Wide). California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. 1993 to 1995.

Member, Teacher Diversity Grant Advisory Committee. (University-Wide). California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. 1993 to 1995.

Member, General Education Sub-Committee. (University-Wide). California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. 1993 to 1995.

Board member, Bilingual Interest Section Steering Board. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL). 1993 to 1994.

Member, Delta Sierra Professional Development Consortium. San Joaquin Office of Education. Stockton, California. 1993 to 1994.

Facilitator, Helping One Student to Succeed (HOSTS) Program. Osborne Elementary School. Turlock Public School District. Turlock, California. 1993 to 1994.

Reviewer, Longman Publishing Company for Multicultural Textbooks. Plains, New York. 1993 to 1994.

Co-Chairperson, King-Kennedy Kwaanza Celebration Committee. King-Kennedy Memorial Center. Modesto, California. December 1993.

Coordinator, School Choices: What’s A Voter to Do? Jointly sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the School of Education. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. October 1993.

Executive Board member, California Faculty Association. (University-Wide). California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. September 1993 to June 2000.

Reviewer, Thematic Session Proposals for the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Association Teacher Educators. February 1993.

Chairperson, Multiple Subject Credential Program Advisory Committee. Department of Teacher Education. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. January 1993 to June 1995.

Coordinator, Early Field Experience Program. Department of Teacher Education. California University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. September 1992 to June 1996.

Member, Search Committee. Executive Director of University Advancement. (University-Wide). California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. September 1992 to April 1993.

Assessment Team Advisor, Merced College Partnerships Leading the Way. Dwight D.Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Education Program Grant. Merced, California.September 1992 to May 1994.

Advisor, Black Youth Leadership Rallies. Coordinated by Black Student Union (UMOJA). King-Kennedy Memorial Center. Modesto, California. Fall 1992.

Mentor, Faculty Mentor Program. (University-Wide). California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. Spring 1992 to present.

Chairperson, African-American Faculty Forum (AAFF). California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. Spring 1992.

Faculty Advisor, Sisters Seeking Sisterhood. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. California State University, Stanislaus Chapter. Turlock, California. 1992 to 1995.

Project Evaluator, Office of Research and Grants. (University-Wide). California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. 1992 to 1994.

Member, Multiple Subject Credential Advisory Committee. Department of Teacher Education. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. September 1991 to present.

Member, Reading Specialist Credential Advisory Committee. Department of TeacherEducation. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. September 1991 toJune 1996.

Advisor, Break the Cycle. Tutorial Program Serving Minority Students, K-12. KingKennedy Memorial Center. Modesto, California. Coordinated by Black Student Union(UMOJA). California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, California. September 1991 toDecember 1993.

Coordinator, School of Education Club California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. September 1991 to June 1993.

Member, Women’s Studies Consortium of Louisiana. Department of Women’s Studies. Tulane University. New Orleans, Louisiana. 1990 to 1991.

State Panel Judge, Louisiana Power & Light Company. Stay-in-School Challenge Grant (State-Wide). New Orleans, Louisiana. 1990.

Grant Reviewer, Jefferson Parish Public School District. Harvey, Louisiana. 1989 to 1991.

Advisory Board member, Educational Resource Center. (University-Wide). Tulane University. New Orleans, Louisiana. 1989 to 1991.

Member, Minority Advisory Council. (University-Wide). Tulane University. New Orleans, Louisiana. 1989 to 1991.

Member, Standards and Licensure Committee. Language Arts Endorsement Certification Program. University of New Mexico. Albuquerque, New Mexico. 1988.

Graduate Representative, CIMTE-Department/Screening and Hiring Committee. University of New Mexico. Albuquerque, New Mexico. 1987.

Co-Coordinator, 1985 International Women’s Day Jazz Festival. Portland, Oregon. 1985.

Member, Effective Schools Research Planning Committee. Martin Luther King Jr. Primary School. Portland Public School District. Portland, Oregon. 1984 to 1985.

Chairperson, Community Relations Task Force, Portland Association of Teachers (PAT).Portland, Oregon. 1984 to 1985.

Representative, Screening Committee for Hiring Elementary School Principals. PortlandAssociation of Teachers (PAT). Portland Public School District. Portland, Oregon. 1983 to1985.

Member, Board of Directors, Teenline Connection, Inc. Portland, Oregon. 1983 to 1985.

Member, Board of Directors, Sabin-Irvington Heights Neighborhood Association. (City -wide). Portland Neighborhood Association. Portland, Oregon. 1981-1983.

Representative, Curriculum Development. Language Arts Committee. Portland Public School District. Portland, Oregon. 1980 to 1986.

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Publications

Classroom Management, Ethics and Legal Issues in Education. (Work in Progress).

The Right to Learn with Dignity: Educating the African-American Child. (Work in Progress).

Stealing My Joy. . Co-authored with Betts, B. Empire Publishing Company. Berkeley, California. 2005.

No Rest for the Weary: The Modern Anti-Slavery Movement in the United States. Co-authored with Betts, B. The Social Studies Review. California Council for the Social Studies. ( Spring 2005). Palmdale, California.

Callibear. (under review). Scholastic, Inc. New York, New York.

Georgette, Come Play with Me. (under review). Scholastic, Inc. New York, New York.

Here Comes Trouble. (under review). Scholastic, Inc. New York, New York.

The Boy Who Could Fly. (under review). Scholastic, Inc. New York, New York.

Welcome to My Planet. Empire Press. Berkeley, California. 1999.

Preparing Middle Level Educators: Practicing What We Preach. (ed. vol.). The Oral Traditions Project. Totten and Sills, et. al. Garland Publishing Co., Inc.: New York. 1998.

Assessing Crosscultural Knowledge and Attitudes in Elementary and Secondary PreserviceTeachers: Read A Book. Bradley and Russ. The California Reader. Summer 1997.

Two Methods, One Goal: Teaching Cross-Cultural Literacy to Elementary and SecondaryPreservice Teachers. Bradley and Russ. Reading: The Blending of Theory and Practice. Annual Reading Conference Yearbook, Volume IV. California State University, Bakersfield. Bakersfield, California. Spring 1996.

Multicultural/Multilingual Education for Preservice Teachers. (Abstract). International Congress on Challenges to Education: Balancing Unity and Diversity in a Changing World Conference Proceedings. Aruba, Dutch Caribbean. 1996.

Infusing Multicultural Teaching Strategies into the Science Middle School Content Areas. Science Plus: Technology and Society. Science Plus. (3rd edition). Holt, Rinehart and Winton, Inc.: Austin, Texas. 1995 and 1997.

Multicultural Instruction (Introductory Chapter). Science Plus: Technology and Society. Science Plus. (3rd edition). Holt, Rinehart and Winton, Inc.: Austin, Texas. 1995 and 1997.

Recognize, Accept, and Value Teaching Cross-cultural Literacy to K-12 Preservice Teachers. Reading Journal. Bakersfield, California. Spring 1995.

Incorporating International Children’s Literature into the Literacy Program. (Abstract). International Congress on Challenges to Education: Balancing Unity and Diversity in a Changing World Conference Proceedings. Cancun, Mexico. 1995.

The Role of Tolerance and its Impact on Multicultural Middle School Curriculum Development. (Abstract). International Congress on Challenges to Education: Balancing Unity and Diversity in a Changing World Conference Proceedings. Cancun, Mexico. 1995.

Making Choices: Lesson Planning in Middle School. Co-authored with T. Sills. School of Education Journal. California State University, Stanislaus. Spring 1994.

Partners in Quality Education: Mentorship Program. The Clearing House-Heldref Publication. Washington, DC. May/June 1993.
Parent-Teacher Cooperation in Improving Literacy Skills. Bilingual Basics-TESOL Publications, Alexandria, VA. Winter/Spring 1993.

Incorporation of Multicultural Teaching Strategies into Middle School Science Programs. Introductory Chapter. Science Plus. 2nd ed. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc.: Austin, Texas. 1993.

Incorporating Multiethnic Literature into the Whole Language Process. Whole Language Practice and Research. (ed. vol.). Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, Dubuque, Iowa. 1993.
Criteria for Assessing and Evaluating Multicultural Literature. School of Education Journal. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. December 1992.

Making Multicultural Global Education Work: The Role of the Teacher Educator in the 90s. The 39th International Council on Education for Teaching: World Assembly Conference. Paris, France, July, 1992. ICET Conference Proceedings published in Educational Resource Information Center (ERIC Database). Washington, DC. July 1992.

Cross-cultural Perspectives on the Perception of Time in Three Diverse Cultures: Implications for Classroom Instruction. The 38th International Council on Education for Teaching: World Assembly Conference. Lagos, Nigeria, July, 1991. ICET Conference Proceedings published in Educational Resource Information Center (ERIC) Database. Washington, DC. July 1991.

Cooperative Learning: An Annotated Bibliography. Co-authored with Samuel Totten,Toni Sills, Annette Digby. Garland Publishing Co., Inc.: New York. 1991.

The Book Shelf: Multi-ethnic book review column. The Skanner. Portland, Oregon. 1983 to 1985.

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Grants

Social Context of Asian, Hispanic, and Native American In Higher Education. Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Grant. California State University, Stanislaus. Co-Investigator. $2,000.00. September 1999 to June 2000.

Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment Program (BTSA). Stanislaus County Office ofEducation and Far West Research Laboratory. Modesto, California. Program Evaluator.Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Sacramento, California. $150,000.00. April 1994 toJune 1996.

An Assessment of Teacher Recruitment Practices in K-12 Public Schools. Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Grant. California State University, Stanislaus. Co--Investigator. Assigned Time (1) unit. Spring 1994.

Partners in Teaching: Collaborative Teaching Project with Belize Teachers College. (BelizeCentral America). Division of Continuing and Extended Education. California StateUniversity, Stanislaus. $500.00. Travel Grant, 1994.

The Impact of an Interactive Computer Learning system on Inner-City Student Achievement and Attitudes. Affirmative Action Faculty Development Program. California State University, Stanislaus. Assigned Time (2) units. Spring 1992.

Helping One Student to Succeed: Building a Mentorship Program. Newcomb Foundation. Principal Investigator. $4,000.00. 1991.

The Effectiveness of Computers in teaching and/or Remediation Reading, Writing and Math Skills. Jostens Learning Laboratory. Principal Co-Investigator. $16,000.00. 1990 to 1991.

Partners in Quality Education for At-Risk Student. Louisiana Board of Regents: LouisianaEducation Quality Support Fund, Enhancement Component. Principal Co-Investigator.$289,462.00. 1990 to 1991.

Evaluate pilot reading and Language Arts Materials. Develop by Scholastic Inc. in conjunction with University of Missouri-Kansas City Center for Studies in Higher Order Literacy. Principal Investigator. $4,800.00. 1989 to 1991.

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Presentations

NCAA Rules and Regulations for Basketball players.  Intra-Conference for minority school students.  Stone Mountain, Georgia. August 6-7, 2004.

Historical Black Colleges and Universities. Laney College Educational Conference for Minority Students.  Oakland, California. May 14, 2004.

50 years Later: Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka (1954).  Key note speaker.  Mark Twain Middle School. Modesto, California.  February 21, 2004.

A Forgotten Legacy: The Buffalo Soldiers. Invited Speaker.  Crowell Elementary School.  Turlock, California. February 5, 2004.

Diversity Training in the Workplace.  Alverna Consulting Firm. Oakland, California.  July 17-18, 2003.

Revisiting: “Ain’t I Woman.”  National Women’s History Month.  California State University, Stanislaus.  Turlock, California.  March 12, 2003.

Let My People Go: From Slavery to Freedom.  Black History Month. Delhi Missionary Baptist Church.  Delhi, California.  February 23, 2003.

Celebrating Our Glorious Past.  Black History Month.  Umoja Club.  California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California.  February 14, 2003.

African-Americans Students in Higher Education.13th Annual California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education. San Jose, California. November 1, 2003.

Underground Railroad.California Council for the Social Studies 42nd Annual Conference. Sacramento, California. March 3-5, 2003.

Celebrating Diversity with the Heritage Quilt. Co-Presenter.California Council for the Social Studies 41st Annual Conference. Riverside, California. March 1-3, 2002.

Exploring Authentic Voices Through Historical Fiction. Co-Presenter.California Council for the Social Studies 41st Annual Conference. Riverside, California. March 1-3, 2002.

Student Support Services 6th Annual Conference. Student California Teachers Association (SCTA). California State University, Stanislaus Chapter.  Turlock, California.   February 16, 2002.

Exploring Historical Fiction to Learn About Diversity in the Past
. California Association for Bilingual Education 26th Annual Conference. San Jose, California. January 31-February 3, 2002.

Using the Heritage Quilt to Explore Multiple Perspectives on Freedom. California Association for Bilingual Education 26th Annual Conference. San Jose, California. January 31-February 3, 2002.

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students Perceptions of Educational Equity in Higher Education. National Association for Multicultural Education 11th Annual Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada. November 7-11, 2001.

Using the World Wide Web to Teach About Colonial America.  Co-Presenter.California Council for the Social Studies 40th Annual Conference. Oakland, California. March 9-11, 2001.

The Social Context of African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and
Native-Americans in Higher Education.
National Association of African-American Studies Annual Conference. Houston, Texas. February 12-17, 2001.

Children's Cultural Voices: Increasing Cultural Awareness of African-American Language Systems, Spanish and Standard English. California Association for Bilingual Education 26th Annual Conference.  Los Angeles, California. January 31-February 3, 2001.

Multicultural America in Early Colonial Times. California Association for Bilingual Education 26th Annual Conference. Los Angeles, California.  January 31-February 3, 2001.

Teaching Multiple Perspectives of Immigration and Diversity. California Council for the Social Studies 39th Annual Conference. San Diego, California. March 3-5, 2000.

Empowering Culturally Diverse Families: Black History Program. Keynote Speaker.  21st Century Community Learning Center.  Modesto, California.  February 16, 2000.

Educational Equity and Inclusionary Practices for African American Students.  Co-Presenter.  National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME), 9th Annual Conference. San Diego, California.  November 9-13, 1999.

The Many Faces of CFA, Stanislaus Chapter. Poster Session. Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching Learning. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. September 29-30, 1999.

Ode to Lizzie.  Keynote Speaker. 1st Annual Sickle Cell Memorial.  Oakland Children’s Hospital.  Oakland, California.  August 14, 1999.

Multiple Intelligence Learning: Meeting the Needs of All Students. California Association for Asian-Pacific Education Annual Conference.  California State University, Dominguez Hills. Dominguez Hills, California. May 15, 1999.

Cultural and Academic Success. National Association of African-American Studies/National  Association of Latino Studies. Houston, Texas. February 9-13, 1999.

Multicultural Teaching Strategies: Celebrating Diversity. National Association of African-American Studies/National Association of Latino Studies. Houston, Texas. February 9-13, 1999.

Celebrating the History of African-Americans with Kaiser Employees. Kaiser Permanente. Oakland, California. February 11, 1999.

Incorporating Multiple Intelligence Learning into the Disciplines.  California State University, Stanislaus Instructional Institute Day.  Turlock, California. February 10, 1999.

Academic Achievement Conference. Keynote Speaker. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. October 23, 1998.

Classroom Management. Delta Health Care. Stockton, California.  October 2, 1998.

Classroom Management Strategies.5th Annual Building Better Teachers Conference. (SCTA). California State University, Stanislaus Chapter. Turlock, California. May 9, 1998.

Celebrate Women’s History Month with Poetry Readings: Welcome to My Planet. BrownBag Lecture Series. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. March 18, 1998.

Classroom Management. SCTA 1998 Scheduled Speakers. Student California Teacher Association.  California State University, Stanislaus Chapter. Turlock, California. March 11, 1998.

The Art of Self-Control.Student California Teachers Association.  California State University, Stanislaus Chapter. Turlock, California. March 11, 1998.

Catching the Dreams of Tomorrow. A Young Women’s Forum.Guest Panelist. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Atwater-Merced Alumnae Chapter. February 21, 1998.

The Continuing Debate on EBONICS.National Association of African-American Studies/National Association of Latino Studies. Houston, Texas. February 10-14, 1998.

Equal Education for All.National Association of African-American Studies/National Association of Latino Studies. Houston, Texas. February 10-14, 1998.

TO BE OR NOT TO BE: The Ebonics Debate. California Reading Association 31st Annual Conference. San Diego, California. November 6-8, 1997.

Teaching about Hmong Culture: A Collaborative Approach. 7th Annual National Association for Multicultural Education. Albuquerque, New Mexico. October 29-November 2, 1997.

Surviving the First Year of Teaching Liberal Studies Program. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. October 27, 1997.

Issues facing Black Americans Entering the New Millennium. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.California State University, Stanislaus Chapter. Turlock, California. October 7, 1997.

Excellence through Knowledge. Town Hall Meeting. Alpha Phi Apha Fraternity, Inc. California State University,  Stanislaus Chapter. Turlock, California. October 2, 1997.

Survival Strategies for Incoming Freshman.First Year Experience. Faculty Mentor Program. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock. California. September 30, 1997.

Building Self-esteem Among Our Youth The Parent Role.  Keynote Speaker. Sponsored by City of Modesto, Parks and Recreation/King-Kennedy Memorial Center. Modesto, California. July 24, 1997.

Tri-Cultural Female Rites of Passage.City of Modesto, Parks and Recreation Department. Modesto, California. July 18, 1997.

Creative Concepts for Teaching Reading.4th Annual Building Better Teachers Conference. SCTA, Stanislaus Chapter. Turlock, California. April 26, 1997.

Career in the Educational Field. Faculty Mentor Program Career Conference. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock. California. March 21-22, 1997.

Managing the Classroom. The Student California Teachers Association.  California State University, Stanislaus Chapter. Turlock, California March 25, 1997.

Tri-Cultural Female Rites of Passage. City of Modesto, Parks and Recreation Department.Modesto, California. March 11, 1997.

Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute. Student Recruitment and Outreach Program. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. March 5, 1997.

The Phenomenal Faces of African Americans. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. California State University, Stanislaus Chapter. Turlock, California. March 5, 1997.

Black Children and Their Writing. National Association of African-American Studies/National Association of Latino Studies. Houston, Texas. February 10-14, 1997.

The Right to Learn with Dignity: Educating the African American Child. National Association of African-American Studies/National Association of Latino Studies. Houston, Texas. February 10-14, 1997.

Developing a  Positive Orientation toward Valuing Diversity.  Co-Presenter. Comparative and International Education Society: Western Regional Conference. Sacramento, California. October 24-26, 1996.

New Faculty Orientation. Faculty Development Committee. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. August 28, 1996.

Multicultural/Multilingual Education for Pre-Service Teachers. International Congress onChallenges to Education: Balancing Unity and Diversity in a Changing World. Aruba, DutchCaribbean. July 10-12, 1996.

The Arts: The Art of Being Human. Invited Speaker. Grace M. Davis High School. Modesto, California. April 23, 1996

The Storybook Journey.3rd Building Better Teachers Conference. The Student California Teachers Association. CSU, Stanislaus Chapter. Turlock. California. April 20, 1996

Political Call to Action. Co-Presenter. National Association of Social Workers. Stanislaus Unit. Modesto, California. March 26, 1996.

African-American Achievement Partnership in conjunction with Allen Temple BaptistChurch. Invited Speaker. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California.March 16, 1996.

UMOJA Day. African-American Educational Conference. Modesto Junior College. Yosemite Community College District.  Modesto, California. February 6, 1996.

A Survey of Bilingual Teacher’s Recruitment Program for K-12 students. CaliforniaAssociation for Bilingual Education. 21st Annual Conference. San Jose, California. January 12, 1996.

The Art of Storytelling. Multicultural Coalition. Stanislaus Behavioral Health Center. Modesto, California. December 8, 1995.

California State University Master Plan.Invited Speaker. CSU, Board of Trustees Hearing on Remediation. Hayward, California. October 24, 1995.

Discipline Techniques for the Elementary Classroom. Invited Speaker. Student California Teachers Association (SCTA), Stanislaus Chapter. Turlock, California. October 18, 1995.

Incorporating international Children’s Literature into the Literacy Program. The Annual International Congress on Challenges to Education: Balancing Unity and Diversity in aChanging World. Cancun, Mexico. July 19-21, 1995.

The Role of Tolerance and its Impact on Multicultural Middle School Curriculum Development. The Annual International Congress on Challenges to Education: Balancing Unity and Diversity in a Changing World. Cancun, Mexico. July 19-21, 1995.

Classroom Management Strategies. 2nd Annual Building Better Teachers Conference. Student California Teachers Association. California State University, Stanislaus Chapter. Turlock, California. May 1995.

A Survey of Teacher Recruitment for Secondary Students. American Education Research Association (AERA). Co-Presenter. San Francisco, California. April 17-21, 1995.

Expanding Partnerships in Technology: Collaboration of University and Public School. The Sixth Annual National Conference on College Teaching and Learning. Jacksonville, Florida. April 5-8. 1995.

University Middle School Mentorship Program. The Sixth Annual Youth-At-Risk Conference. Savannah, Georgia. April 2-4, 1995.

Faculty Mentor Program Career Conference. GuestPanelist. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. March 5, 1995.

Black History Revisited: Unsung Heroes. Black History Month. Downey High School. Modesto Public School District. Modesto, California. February 15, 1995.

Recognize, Accept, and Value Teaching Cross-cultural Literacy to K-12 Preservice Teachers. Co-Presenter. CSU, Bakersfield Seventh Annual Reading Conference. California State University, Bakersfield.  Bakersfield, California. February 3, 1995.

Cross-cultural Literacy for Teachers of Reading: A Crass-Group Comparison of the Building of Community in University Classrooms. Co-Presenter. National Reading Conference. San Diego, California. November 30, 1994.

Cultural Sensitivity Workshop. Invited Speaker. City of Modesto Parks and Recreation Department and the Interagency Committee. Modesto, California. October 11, 1994.

Speaking Frankly. Invited Speaker. City of Modesto, Parks and Recreation Department/King-Kennedy Memorial Center. Modesto, California. October 11, 1994.

Incorporating Brain-based Teaching strategies into the Lesson Delivery. The Fifth National Conference on College Teaching and Learning. Jacksonville, Florida. April 6-9, 1994.

Techniques for Assessing Students Academic Learning Skills.The Fifth National Conference on College Teaching and Learning. Jacksonville, Florida. April 6-9, 1994.

The Classroom Newspaper: Empowering Our Communities. Circle of Inclusion: Families, Children, Schools, and Community. Association for Childhood Education International Study Conference. New Orleans, Louisiana. March 30-April 2, 1994.

Thematic Teaching: Changes. Circle of Inclusion: Families, Children, Schools, and Community. Association for Childhood Education International Study Conference. New Orleans, Louisiana. March 30-April 2, 1994.

Black Women in Higher Education. GuestPanelist. Women’s History Month. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. March 16, 1994.

Incorporating Multiethnic Literature into the Whole Language Process.California Association of Teachers of English. CATE ‘94: A California Mosaic. Celebrating Our Voices and Visions. Oakland, California. February 11-13, 1994.

Black Colleges and Universities. A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture.  Fourth Annual Community Celebration of Kwanzaa. King Kennedy Memorial Center. Modesto, California. December 27, 1993.

Multiple Subjects Credential Program Requirement. Modesto Junior College. Yosemite Community College District. Modesto, California. November 18, 1993.

UMOJA Forum Series. Guest Panelist. Black Student Union. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. October 26, 1993.

Multiple Subjects Credential Program Requirement. CSU, Stanislaus, Department of Teacher Education. Modesto Junior College. Modesto, California. October 25-26, 1993.

Nikki Giovanni Revisited: Dramatic Interpretation.Modesto Junior College, English Department. Yosemite Community College District. Modesto, California. October 20, 1993.

Study Skills Advice. First-year Experience Class sponsored by Faculty Mentor Program. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. September 14, 1993.

Multiple Subjects Credential Program Requirement.  California State University, Stanislaus Day at Columbia College. CSU, Stanislaus University Outreach Services. Turlock, California. May 12,1993.

The Doctoral Experience: What it’s Really Like! Office of Graduate Studies. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. May 4, 1993.

Community-Based Literacy Projects for At-Risk Students. Faculty Research in ProgressSymposium sponsored by California State University, Stanislaus. Office of Research andGrants. Turlock, California. April 29, 1993.

Multicultural Education. International Conference for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. Atlanta, Georgia. April 13-17, 1993.

Multiple Subjects Credential Program Requirement. Department of Teacher Education.California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. April 1993.

Shucking and Jivin. Black History Month, Modesto Junior College.  Yosemite Community College District. Modesto, California. February 25, 1993.

Black Women in Higher Education.  Guest Panelist. Celebration of Black History. University of Pacific. Stockton, California. February 11, 1993.

Multicultural Teaching Strategies for the Middle School Curriculum. National MiddleSchool Conference: l9th Annual Conference and Exhibit. San Antonio, Texas. November8, 1992.

South Africa Revisited.Multicultural Day at Grace M. Davis High School, Modesto Public School District. Modesto, California. October 1992.

Study Skills Advice. First-year Experience Class sponsored by Faculty Mentor Program. Presenter. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. September 16, 1992.

Making Multicultural Global Education Work: The Role of the Teacher Educator in the 21st century. The 39th International Council on Education for Teaching: World Assembly Conference.Paris, France. July 20-24, 1992.

The Impact of an Interactive Computer Learning System on Inner-city Student Achievement and Attitudes. Faculty Research in Progress Symposium sponsored by California State University, Stanislaus, Office of Research and Grants. Turlock, California.  May 1, 1992.

Alternative Instructional Strategies in the Language Arts Program: Black Children as Writers.School of Education Colloquia Series sponsored by California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. April 30, 1992.

The Role of Technology in a University and Public School Partnership. The 9th International Conference on Technology and Education. Paris, France. March 1992.

Multicultural Teaching Strategies for the Elementary School Curriculum.California StateUniversity Institute for Teaching and Learning, Celebrating 30 Years of Commitment toTeaching in the California State University. February 27-March 1, 1992.

Partners in Quality Education. National Middle School Association. 1st Annual Convention and Exhibit. Louisville, Kentucky. November 1991.

Problems, Solutions, Suggestions: Impact of a Computer Lab on an Inner-City MiddleSchool. National Middle School Association. Co-Presenter. 1st Annual Convention andExhibit. Louisville, Kentucky. November 1991.

Concurrent Sessions on Learning Styles. Chairperson. The 38th International Council Education for Teaching-World Assembly Conference. Lagos, Nigeria. July 1991.

Cross-Cultural Perspectives on the Perception of Time in Three Diverse Cultures:Implications for Classroom Instruction. The 38th International Council on Education toTeaching-World Assembly. Lagos, Nigeria. July 1991.

The Urban Environment: Business/School partnerships for better middle school education.Tulane Alumni Association 38th Tulane Educational Conference. January 1991.

Homework Without Tears. Marrero Middle School. Marrero, Louisiana. September 1989.

Effects of Enrichment on Children’s Ability to learn from Computer Assisted Instruction. Santa Fe College. Santa Fe, New Mexico. March 1989.

The Neglected: Multiethnic Literature in Our Classrooms. Language Symposium University of New Mexico, Valencia Campus. Valencia, New Mexico.  March 1988.

Reading and Writing Connection. New Mexico Chapter 1 Regional Reading Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada. February 1988.

Using Folklore in the Reading curriculum. New Mexico Chapter 1 Regional Reading Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada. February 1988.

Computer-based instruction in the Content Areas. New Mexico Chapter 1 Regional Reader Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada. November 1987.

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Workshops

Coordinator.  California Faculty Association Workshop/Reception. Contract Bargaining Status. CSU, Stanislaus Chapter.  October 1, 1998.

Coordinator. California Faculty Association Workshop. Successor Contract Bargaining Goals. California State University. Turlock, California. March 10, 1998.

Co-Coordinator, Faculty Mentor Program. Statewide Mentor Conference. Turlock, California. October 16-17, 1997.

Coordinator. California Faculty Association Workshop. Lecturer’s Rights.  California State University, Stanislaus.  Turlock, California. March 1997.

Coordinator. California Faculty Association Workshop. Compensation Hearing. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. December 9, 1996.

Co-Coordinator, Mini-Retreat on Retention. Faculty Mentor Program. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock, California. October 26, 1996.

Coordinator, California Faculty Association Workshop. Retention, Tenure, and Promotion.  California State University, Stanislaus.  Turlock, California. September 1996 and September 1997.

Turlock School District Diversity Training.  Co-Presenter. Turlock Public School District. Turlock, California. August 1996.

Becoming More Culturally Responsible and Responsible Educators. State-Wide Training. Stanislaus County Office of Education. Modesto, California. April 25-26, 1995.

Becoming More Culturally Responsible and Responsible Educators.Co-Presenter. Turlock Public School District. Turlock, California March 2 & l6, 1995.

Turlock School District Diversity Training.  Co-Presenter. Turlock Public Unified School District. Turlock, California. March 1995.

Modesto Black Poetry Workshop. A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture. TheFourth Annual Community Celebration of Kwanzaa. King Kennedy Memorial Center.Modesto, California. December 26, 1992.

Children As Writers: Poetry workshop.  Poet for A Day. Caswell Elementary School. Ceres, California. November 11, 1993.

Knowing your History: Black Inventors Past and Present. Booker T. Washington Revisited Conference. Merced College. Merced, California. September 25, 1993.

Poetry in a Cross-Cultural Context.  BRIDGE — Southeast Asian Refugee Community Center. Modesto, California. February 1992.

Living with Prejudices. A Bridge to Success: A Workshop for Parents and Students. OrM. Davis High School, Modesto Public Unified School District. Modesto, California. December1992.

Integrating the Computer in the Curriculum: A staff development program.Live OakMiddle School. New Orleans, Louisiana. November 1990.

Writing across the Curriculum. Live Oak Middle School. New Orleans, Louisiana. September 1990.

Cooperative Learning-Students Helping Students. In-service class for middle school teachers, New Orleans Public Schools. New Orleans, Louisiana. January 1990.

Active Involvement in your Child’s Education. Peres Elementary School, Parent Group.  Richmond Public School System. Richmond, California. November 1989.

Teaching Writing skills Through Poetry. In-service class for elementary school teachers. Albuquerque, New Mexico. January 1989.

Culture and Children in-service class for elementary school teachers. Richmond Public School System. Richmond, California. October 1988.

Writing as a Process. In-service class for elementary school teachers. Richmond Public School System. Richmond, California. October 1988.

Parents Encouraging Literacy. Friendship Baptist Church Parent Education Program Vallejo, California. September 1988.

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Fellowships & Awards

Bautzer Faculty Advancement Award.  State-wide.  2001 to 2002.

Student California Teacher Association (SCTA) Faculty Advisor Award.  State-Wide. 1997

Faculty Mentor Program Service Award. California State University, Stanislaus. Turlock,California. 1997.

Newcomb Fellow. Tulane University. New Orleans, Louisiana. 1989 to 1991.

Award for Dissertation Study. Office of Graduate Schools. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 1988 to 1989.

Scholarship for Graduate Student who Shows Promise as a Researcher. University of New Mexico. College of Education. Albuquerque, New Mexico. 1988.

University of New Mexico Graduate Tuition Fellowship. Albuquerque, New Mexico. 1987 to 1988.

University of New Mexico Minority Achievement Award. Albuquerque, New Mexico. 1987 to 1988.

Professional Membership

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