BA San Jose State University
MA, PhD The University of Texas at Austin
African American Literature; Critical Pedagogy / Teaching and Learning for the 21st c.; Critical Race Theory; Rhetoric/Composition
Included in English Studies: Learning Climates That Cultivate Racial and Ethnic Diversity, co-edited with Victor Villanueva. Washington, DC: NCTE / AAHE Press, 2002.
"Life 101: An interview with Michael Wesch." EDUCAUSE Review, 51:6, 2016.
"‘Pink Time’: Evidence of Self-regulated Learning and Academic Motivation among Undergraduate Students," with T.D. Baird, D. Kniola, & A. Lewis. Journal of Geography, 114:4, 2015. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00221341.2014.977334#.VJMVqsA8
"Breakthrough Models Academy: Focusing on Innovation that Transforms Higher Education," Next Generation Learning Challenges, 2013. https://www.nextgenlearning.org/articles/breakthrough-models-academy-focusing-on-innovation-that-transforms-higher-education
"Multimodal Literacy and Cultural Identities: 21st-century Technologies and Issues of 'Self-Authorship' and 'Voice' in U.S. Institutions of Higher Education," with Sheila Carter-Tod in the International Journal of the Humanities, Vol., 3, 2006.
"Negotiating Textual Terrain: A Conversation on Critical and Pedagogical Interventions in the Teaching of Ethnic Autobiography," with T.A. Lopez, K. Shanley, C.C. Simpson & T. Yamamoto, in Asian American Women: Frontiers Reader, M. Sciachitano & L. Vo, eds., University of Nebraska Press, 2004.
"Marking the Body, Demarcating the Body Politic: Issues of Agency and Identity in Louisa Picquet, the Octaroon: A Tale of Southern Slave Life and Dessa Rose," College Language Association Journal, 40:4, 1997.
"Disrupting the Default Mode of Passive Knowledge Consumer: Fostering Critically Engaged, Self-reflexive Learners via Interdisciplinary Curriculum and an Inclusive Pedagogical Praxis," Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS), Detroit, October 2018.
"Creating Spaces for a Liberatory Praxis in General Education Curriculum," Freire@50 Pedagogy Conference, University of South Carolina, October 2018.
"Redesigning and Reframing a Common Book Program to Initiate Critically Engaged, Civic Learning in the First Semester," Association of General and Liberal Studies (AGLS), Pittsburgh, September 2018..
"Faculty and Student Roles in Increasing Student Engagement" IDEA Institute (Instituto de Enseñanza y Aprendizaje), Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Quito, Ecuador, November 2019.
"A Freirean Praxis for All Disciplines: From the Humanities to the Social Sciences to STEM," GRAD 5114, Contemporary Pedagogy, Virginia Tech, October 2019.
"Redesigning Our Pedagogical Praxis for Inclusive Excellence in STEM-H," Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Summer Institute, Virginia Tech, June 2019.
"Innovation and Learning," Montgomery College Teaching Forum, Rockville, MD, February 2015.
"Strategies for Increasing Student Engagement: What’s Curiosity Got To Do With It?” Babson, Olin, & Wellesley, Three‐College Collaboration Initiative, Needham, MA, January 2013.
"By Design: Grassroots Development for Strategic Gains," with Anne H. Moore, invited presentation as the 2005 EDUCAUSE National Award winners for Systemic Progress in Teaching & Learning, Dallas, October 2005.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Interview on LGBTQIA inclusion, EDUCAUSE DEI Initiative, February 2017: https://er.educause.edu/multimedia/2017/2/video-lgbtqia-awareness-and-inclusion
Faculty photo by Sherri D. Yarp – 2019