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Academic Degrees

Ph.D. (Education)    Claremont Graduate University 1998

M.A.     (Education)   Claremont Graduate University 1987

Teaching Credential    Claremont Graduate University 1987

B.A. (Journalism)     University of Southern California 1980 

Employment History

Illuminate Education 2016 - Present

Wells Fargo, Endowed Professor Fayetteville State University 2011-2016

Professor Claremont Graduate Univ. 2008-2011

Associate Professor Claremont Graduate Univ. 2004-2008

Assistant Professor Claremont Graduate Univ. 2001-2004

Assistant Professor CA State Univ., San Bernardino 1999-2001

Assistant Professor CA State Univ., Dominguez Hills 1998-1999                         

English Teacher Garey High School 1987-1998

Language Arts Teacher Marshall Jr. High School 1984-1987

Peace Corps Volunteer Cameroun, Africa 1981-1982

External Reviewer

Department of Education: Denison University, Granville, OH 2008

University Courses Taught

Dissertation Studies

Privilege, Denial, and Colorblind Racism

Closing the Achievement Gap

Struggling K-12 Readers:  Research and Effective Strategies

Using Multicultural Literature to Foster Seeds of Resiliency in Secondary School

Students

Writing for Professional Publication

Teaching Learning Process

The Great Debate Revisited: The History of Reading Instruction in the U.S.

Secondary School Curriculum:  English/Language Arts

America Reads:  Community Service and Literacy Tutoring

Literature for Children and Adolescents

Expository Writing

Process of Curriculum Development

Multicultural Perspectives and Issues in Literacy

Teaching Reading and Writing in Secondary School Subjects

Seminar in Learning & Development                                                                   

Senior Seminar in Education

Literacy and Second Language Acquisition in the Elementary School

Reading/Language Arts in the Elementary School

Professional Affiliations

Former Member, California Department of Education: African American Advisory Committee

Former Member, COGIC Urban Initiative Advisory Board

Former Member, The American Association of Higher Education

Member, American Educational Research Association

Former Member, International Reading Association

Former Member, California Reading Association

Former Member, Pi Lambda Theta

Former Evaluator, California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) 

Consultantships

Millmark Education

Educational Broadcasting Network

Los Angeles Unified School District

Omaha Public School System

National Teachers Academy

Pasadena Unified School District

Victor Valley High School

Silverado High School

Terronez Middle School

Palmdale High School

Grand Terrace Middle School

Sultana Elementary School

Park View Elementary School

San Gorgonio High School

San Bernardino High School

San Bernardino City Schools

Snowline School District

Inghram Elementary School

Bonita Unified School District

McNair Scholars Program

Gear-Up Project 

References

Dr. Yi Feng, Provost, The Claremont Graduate University 150 E Tenth, Claremont, CA  91711  909.621-8000.

Dr. David E. Drew, Professor School of Educational Studies, The Claremont Graduate University 150 E Tenth, Claremont, CA  91711  909.621.8914.

Dr. Lourdes Arguelles, Professor ,The Claremont Graduate University 150 E Tenth, Claremont, CA  91711  909.621-8075.

Dr. Barbara DeHart, Professor and Director of Urban Education, School of Educational Studies, The Claremont Graduate University 150 E Tenth, Claremont, CA  91711  909.621.8075.

Dr. Angela Louque, Associate Dean, School of Education Azusa Pacific University, 901 E Alosta Ave. PO Box 7000, Azusa, CA 91702  (626)  969-3434.

Dr. June Hetzel. Dean, School of Education, Biola University. 13800 Biola Ave. La Mirada, CA. (562) 903-4843.

Dr. Deborah Taylor. Director of Teacher Education. Biola University. 13800 Biola Ave. La Mirada, CA. (562) 903-4843.