Travel-Learn Program - Mark Twain Tour to Hannibal, MO

Date: 
Friday, May 20, 2011 - 10:00pm

Everything you always wanted to know about Mark Twain

A century after his death, Mark Twain is still one of the most well known and popular American writers.

Join one of our most popular Emeritus College faculty members, David Kesterson, as you travel to Twain's boyhood hometown of Hannibal Missouri, May 20-22.

This tour is limited to 20 people. Please note that if a minimum number of people do not sign up, the tour will be canceled.

Visit call.unt.edu/lifelonglearning or call 940-565-3482.

Graduate Summer Application Deadline

Date: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 10:00pm

No applications for graduate admission will be accepted after this date.

Convergent Boundaries

Date: 
Friday, June 10, 2011 - 5:00pm

Convergent Boundaries, an exhibition of original fashion designs by Zigwai Remy Odukomaiya, opens April 8 at Fashion on Main, 1901 Main St. in Dallas. This body of work created by Remy is a requirement for the Master of Fine Arts in the College of Visual Arts and Design. Exhibit hours are noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays through June 10. For more information, visit tfc.unt.edu.

Abbas Tashakkori

Department Chair, Professor, Educational Psychology
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Office: 
Matthews Hall 316-B
Phone: 
940-565-2162
Email: 
abbas.tashakkori@unt.edu

Dr. Tashakkori is the Department Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology and a Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of North Texas. His research focus is in Research and Evaluation Methodology. In 2010 he was honored as a Distinguished Mentor by the American Educational Research Association - Division of Research Methodology.


Publications

Teddlie, C. & Tashakkori, A. (in press). Mixed methods: Contemporary issues in an emerging field. In N. K. Denzin & Y. S. Lincoln (Eds.), Handbook of qualitative research (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Tashakkori, A. & Newman, I. (2010).  Mixed Methods: Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to Research.  In McGaw, B., Baker, E. & Peterson, P. P. (Eds) International Encyclopedia of Education (3rd Edition).

Tashakkori, A. & Teddlie, C. (2010).  Current developments and emerging trends in integrated research methodology.  In Tashakkori, A. & Teddlie, C. (Eds.) Handbook of mixed methods in social and behavioral research (2nd Edition).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

Teddlie, C. & Tashakkori, A.   Overview of contemporary issues in mixed methods research.  In Tashakkori, A. & Teddlie, C. (Eds.) Handbook of mixed methods in social and behavioral research (2nd Edition).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

Tashakkori, A., & Teddlie, C. (Eds) (2010).  Handbook of mixed methods in social and behavioral research (2nd Edition).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Tashakkori, A. & Teddlie, Ch.  (2010).  Putting the human back in “human research methodology”: The researcher in mixed methods research.   Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 4 (4), 271-277.


Integrated methods for studying a systemic conceptualization of stress and coping.  In K. M. T. Collins, A. J. Onwuegbuzie & Q. G. Jiao (Eds.) Toward a broader understanding of stress and coping: Mixed methods approaches Tashakkori, A., Brown, L. M. & Borghasie, P.

Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches to Research.  In Rog and Bickman,  Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods (2nd Edition) Tashakkori, A., & Teddlie, Ch.

Foundations of Mixed Methods Research: Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Teddlie, C., & Tashakkori, A.

Envisioning the future stewards of the research enterprise Tashakkori, A., & Creswell, J. Journal of Mixed Methods Research

Rossana Boyd

Principal Lecturer, Teacher Education and Administration
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Office: 
Matthews Hall 206
Phone: 
940-565-2933
Email: 
rossana.boyd@unt.edu

Dr. Boyd is a native of Honduras and a citizen of the United States. She holds a B. A. in Educational Administration from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras, a M.Ed. in educational supervision from Southeastern Louisiana University, and a Ph D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Louisiana State University. In Honduras she worked as an elementary school teacher and as principal of a bilingual school. She also worked as coordinator of a master’s degree in curriculum for the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional and as a consultant for the Universidad nacional Autonoma de Honduras.

In the United States she worked in Louisiana as a high school teacher, as state ESL/Bilingual education director, as professional developer, coordinator, instructor, director and grant manager of programs related to teacher preparation in ESL, bilingual education and alternative certification. At the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, she worked as a program specialist providing technical assistance in five states, AL, AR, LA, GA, and MS and as an independent consultant and evaluator on issues related to Hispanic students, their families and English language learners in general. She also worked at Southeastern Louisiana University as director of federal grants for the preparation of ESL teachers and as coordinator of FIE and FIPSE grants for the prepration of alternative certification teachers. She is the past president and current SIG Chair of the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) and the director of the Bilingual/ESL teacher certification programs at the University of North Texas in Denton. In the fall of 2012 Dr. Boyd won the Outstanding Online Teaching and Course Award at UNT.


Recent Conference Presentations

Boyd, R., Woods, C., Terry, N. & Dudash, M. (2013). Project NEXUS - Teaching Mathematics and Science to ELL Students. BEAM Conference, Dallas, Texas

Boyd, R, Subramaniam, K. & Dudash, M. (2013). A Partnership for Professional Development for Mathematics and Science Teachers of ELLs. TESOL Conference, Dallas, TX

Boyd, R. (2013). Project NEXUS a Title III National Professional Development Program. NABE Conference, Orlando, Florida

Woods, C., Terry, N., Dudash, M. & Boyd, R. (2013). Strategies for Teachign Algebra to ELL Students. TABE Conference, Houston, TX.

Boyd, R. & Fuchs, J. (2012). Facilitating and Engaging Learning Discussion in Your Course, Denton, TX

Boyd, R. (2012) Promoting Bilingual Education Around the World. Foro Mundial de Educacion, Mexico

Boyd, R. (2012) Future Bilingual Teachers' Academy. New Mexico Association for Bilingual Education, Albuquerque, NM

Boyd, R. (2012) Future Bilingual Teachers' Academy. MASBA, San Antonio, TX

Boyd, R. (2012) Tapping into Young People's Passion to Teach. National Association for Bilingual Education, Dallas, TX

Boyd, R. (2012) The Impact of the New Education Laws and Policies. The Global Institute for Language and Literacy.

Boyd, R. (2012) Online Courses for Bilingual and ESL Education Teacher Certification. Center for Learning Enhancement, Assessment, and Redesign, Denton, TX

Boyd, R. & Fuchs, J. (2012). Facilitating and Engaging Learning Discussion in Your Course. Denton, TX

Subramaniam, K & Boyd, R. (2012). Collages for Teaching Science to ELL Students. Texas Association For Bilingual Education Conference, San Antonio, TX

Boyd, R. (2011). Bilingualism. Presentation delivered at the Louisiana Association for Bilingual Education conference, New Orleans, LA

Boyd, R. &, H. (2011). The effectiveness of Bilingual Education Programs. Presentation delivered to the League of Women Voters of Irving, TX

Harris, M., Thomas, J., Dixon-Krauss, L., & Boyd, R. (2011). Embracing linguistic and cultural diversity in North Texas.Annual conference of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, February 25, San Diego, CA.

Boyd, R., Weiller, K. , & Bridges, J. (2011) Developing English and Spanish Language Skills through Movement. TexTESOL, San Antonio, TX

Boyd, R., Weiller, K. , & Bridges, J. (2011) Developing English and Spanish Language Skills through Movement. AHPERD, San Diego, CA

Boyd, R., Weiller, K. , & Bridges, J. (2011) Developing English and Spanish Language Skills through Movement. National Association for Bilingual Education, New Orleans, LA

Boyd, R. (2011) Needs of Central American Immigrant Students in Texas Schools. BEAM Conference, Colleyville, TX

Weiller, K., Bridges, J. & Boyd, R. (2011). Developing vocabulary in English and in Spanish using movement. AAHPERD annual conference, March 31, San Diego, CA.

Weiller, K., & Boyd, R. (2011). Developing vocabulary in English using movement. Texas Teachers of English for Speakers of Other Languages annual conference, October 25, San Antonio, TX.

Grants

2013-2015. Roberto Alonzo Scholarship Program, funded by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. $300,000. Role: PI

2012-2017. Project NEXUS funded by the U. S. Department of Education. $985,000. Role: PI

January 2011-2013. Future Bilingual Teachers Academy project funded by the Sid Richardson Foundation and the College of Education. $70,000. Role: PI.

Current Activities in Professional Organizations

National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)

2013-2014, Manuscript Reviewer, NABE Journal of Research and Practice
2013-2014, Chair, ESL in Bilingual Education Special Interest Group
2012-2013, Past President and Member at Large
2011-2012, President
2010-2013, Chair, ESL in Bilingual Education Special Interest Group
2008-2012, Bilingual Research Journal Manuscript Reviewer
2008-2009, Vice President and Central Region Representative
2008-2012, Conference Proposal Reviewer

National Association for Alternative Certification (NAAC)

2013 - Section Editor, Journal of the NAAC
2012 - NAAC Manuscript Reviewer

Memberships

2005-2013, National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)

2010-2011, Texas Association for Multicultural Education (TAME)

2007-2013, Texas Association for Bilingual Education (TABE)

2010-2011, Louisiana Association for Bilingual Education (LABE)

2007-2013, Bilingual/ESL Association of the Metroplex (BEAM)

2010-2013, Teachers of English for Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

2010-2011, Texas Teachers of English for Speakers of Other Languages (TexTESOL)

2003-2013, National Association for Alternative Certification (NAAC)

2011-2013, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

Nancy Nelson

Professor, Teacher Education and Administration, Meadows Chair for Excellence in Education
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Office: 
Matthews Hall 207-N
Phone: 
940 565-2843
Email: 
nancy.nelson@unt.edu

Nancy Nelson, Ph.D., is Professor of Education and Meadows Chair for Excellence in Education at the University of North Texas, where she joined the faculty in 2009 and served as chair of the Department of Teacher Education and Administration until 2014. She is also Elena and Albert LeBlanc Professor Emerita at Louisiana State University. Her scholarship focuses on literacy processes and practices, including intercultural dialogue, and she is best known for her research in academic discourse and discourse synthesis. Some of her work, including the book The Constructivist Metaphor, was published under the name Nancy Nelson Spivey. At UNT she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Language, Literacy, and Bilingual/ESL Education and in Curriculum and Instruction. Prior to coming to UNT, Nelson was on the faculty of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, where she also served as department chair, and of Louisiana State University, where she was also director of the LSU Writing Project. In addition, she has also been on the faculty of the College of William and Mary, Carnegie Mellon University, and Texas Woman's University. Her doctoral and bachelor's degrees are from the University of Texas at Austin, and her master's degree is from Southern Methodist University.

In her role as Meadows Chair, Nelson focuses her attention on educational issues associated with linguistic and cultural diversity, academic writing, and the dynamics of intercultural communication. She is currently collaborating with UNT's International Office on several projects, including the regional Ventanilla de oportunidades educativas of the Mexican Consulate in Dallas. She has presented keynote addresses at a number of international conferences, including meetings held in Italy, Norway, and Mexico, and has held leadership roles in seminars in Costa Rica, New Zealand, Norway, and Spain. Nelson also contributes her expertise in curriculum development to local and international projects.

Books and Monographs

Nelson, N., & Calfee, R. C. (Eds.). (1998). The reading-writing connection: 97th yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Spivey, N. N. (1997).The constructivist metaphor: Reading, writing, and the making of meaning. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

also published in Korean as Spivey, N. N. (2004). 구성주의 와 읽기 ・쓰기 : 읽기 ・쓰기 ・의미 구성 의 이론 Kusŏngjuŭi wa ilki, ssŭgi: ilki, ssŭgi, ŭimi kusŏng ŭi iron (The constructivist metaphor: Reading, writing and the making of meaning). 박이정, Soul-si: Pagijong.

Spivey, N. N. (1984). Discourse synthesis: Constructing texts in reading and writing (Monograph). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

Selected Articles and Chapters

Nelson, N., Barrera, E.  S. IV, Skinner, K., & Fuentes, A. (2016). Language, culture, and border lives: Mestizaje as positionality. Cultura y Educación, 28, 1-41

Nelson, N. (2012). The reading-writing nexus revisited: Research directions. In S. Matre & A. Skaftun (Eds.), Skriv, les (pp. 173-189). Tronheim, NO: Tapir Akademisk Forlag (Tapir Academic Press).

Nelson, N. (2012). No final word: Cognition and context in writing research. In C. Gelati, B. Arté, & L. Mason (Eds.), Essays in writing research: In honor of Piero Boscolo (pp. 13-27). Padova, IT: Università Degli Studi di Padova.

Nelson, N., & Castelló, M. (2012). Academic writing and authorial voice. In M. Castelló & C. Donahue (Eds.), University writing: Selves and texts in academic societies (pp. 33-52). Bingley, UK: Emerald.

Nelson, N. (2011). The relevance of rhetoric. In D. Lapp & D. Fisher (Eds.), Handbook of research on teaching the English/language arts (pp. 290-297). New York: Routledge.

Nelson, N., & Grote-Garcia, S. (2009). Text analysis in writing research: Theory-laden methodology. In C. Bazerman (Ed.), Traditions of inquiry in writing (pp. 265-290). New York: Routledge.

Nelson, N. (2008). The reading-writing nexus in discourse research. In C. Bazerman (Ed.), Handbook of research on writing (pp. 435-450). New York: Erlbaum.

Nelson, N. (2007). Why write? A consideration of rhetorical purpose. In S. Hidi & P. Boscolo (Eds.), Motivation to write: Research and school practice (pp. 17-30). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Nelson, N., & Kinneavy, J. L. (2003). Rhetoric. In J. Flood, D. Lapp, J. Jenson, & J. Squire (Eds.), Handbook of research on teaching the English language arts (pp. 786-798). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Nelson, N. (2001). Discourse synthesis: Process and product. In R. G. McInnis (Ed.), Discourse synthesis: Studies in historical and contemporary social epistemology (pp. 379-396). Westport, CT: Praeger.

Nelson, N. (2001). Writing to learn: One theory, two rationales. In P. Tynjala,, L. Mason, & K. Lonka (Eds.), Writing as a learning tool: Integrating theory and practice (pp. 23-36). Boston/Dordrecht: Kluwer.

Spivey, N. N. (1997). Rereading Remembering. Journal of Literacy Research, 29, 135--144.

Spivey, N. N. (1995). Written discourse. In L. Steffe & G. Gale (Eds.), Constructivism in education (pp. 313-329). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Spivey, N. N., & King, J. R. (1994). Readers as writers composing from sources. In R. Ruddell, M. R. Ruddell, & H. Singer (Eds.), Theoretical models and processes of reading (4th ed., pp. 668-694). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

Spivey, N. N. (1990). Transforming texts: Constructive processes in reading and writing. Written Communication, 7, 256-287.

International Positions and Lectureships

Organizer, Sixth Jalisco-Texas Conference on Education and Culture, UNT, March, 2015.

Fellow, Faculty Abroad Seminar to Mexico, May, 2014.

Director, Seminar on Intercultural Dialogue, University for Peace, Cuidad Colon, Costa Rica, August, 2008.

Delegate, Intercultural Cities Conference, Liverpool, United Kingdom, November, 2007.

Consultant, Reading and Writing to Learn Research Seminar, Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, Spain, September, 2007.

Visiting Professor, University of Padua, Italy, September-November, 2000

Guest Lecturer, Rewriting Literacy Seminar, University of Auckland, New Zealand, July, 1999

Recent Conference Papers and Invited Addresses

Nelson, N. (2017, May). Interculturalism and multiculturalism in global context: Contrasts over space and time. Athens Institute for Education and Research’s International Conference on Education, Athens, Greece.

Nelson, N. (2016, August). The global-local dialectic: Issues of language education. World Congress of Comparative Education Societies, Beijing, China.

Nelson, N. (2016, May). Invited address. Internationalization and accreditation. Jal-Tex Conference, Guadalajara, Mexico.

Nelson, N., González-Carriedo, R., & Ramirez Boyd, R. (2016, March). Ventanilla de oportunidades educativas: A Mexican consulate-U.S. university partnership. National Association for Bilingual Education, Chicago, IL.

Nelson, N. (2015, September). Dialogue for intercultural understanding: Transnational perspectives. European Association for Educational Research/World Education Research Association, Budapest, Hungary.

Nelson, N. (2015, May). Interculturalism in global context: Political and geographic distinctions from multiculturalism. International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies, Ottawa, Canada.

Nelson, N. (2015, April). International perspectives on reading and literacy. Invited paper for panel presentation for Special Interest Group on Research in Reading and Literacy. American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Nelson, N., & Barrera, E. S. IV (2015, April). Jose Marti’s latinidad: Culture, justice, and curriculum. American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL

Nelson, N. (2014, April). The discourse of interculturality: Framing intercultural dialogue. Conference of American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Nelson, N. (2014, March). Intercultural education in Mexico and the United States. Keynote Address. Fifth Jalisco-Texas Conference on Education and Culture, Guadalajara, Mexico.

Nelson, N. (2013, November). Language across borders: Academic writing in global context. Focal Meeting, World Education Research Association, XII National Congress for Education Research for Mexico, Guanajuato, Mexico.

Nelson, N. (2013, June). Academic writing in global contexts: Issues of authorial voice. Conference of Comparative Education Societies, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Nelson, N., & Dixon, K. V. (2013, May). A real "Texas miracle"? Visioning and re-visioning a transformation of public education. American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Nelson, N., & Barrera, E. S. IV (2013, May). José Martí and the pan-American imaginary: Relevance to global issues in education today. Conference of Comparative and International Education Society, New Orleans, LA.

North Texas Student Council on Family Relations/Lawhorn Scholarship

Purpose: A fund in honor of the cause of the North Texas Student Council on Family Relations and to provide scholarships for undergraduate and or graduate students at the University.

Requirements:
  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the university and the college or school being attended by the recipient in effect at the time of any award with a least a 2.5 GPA for undergraduates and a 3.0 GPA for graduates on a 4.0 scale.
  2. Maintain full time enrollment at the University;
  3. Must be a contributing member of Leaders in Family Education (LIFE) for a least 12 months prior to the award.  In the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then students enrolling full-time at the University will be eligible for consideration.

Kemp-Jacobson Scholarship

Purpose: A fund in memory of Rex and Mamie Kemp and Grant and Claire Jacobson. This fund is established to provide two $250 scholarships for undergraduate students and one $500 scholarship for a graduate student majoring in Development and Family Studies at the University.

Requirements:
  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of College of Education Department of Counseling, Development and Higher Education in effect at the time of any award;
  2. Maintain a minimum  GPA of 3.0 for an undergraduate student and 3.5 for a master’s student;
  3. Must maintain full time enrollment at the University, unless they have fewer than twice the number of semester hours required to be full time remaining in their degree program;
  4. Enroll as a full-time student in Development and Family Studies at the University.

Dr. Lyndal M. Bullock Special Education Dissertation Research Scholarship

Purpose: This scholarship is intended to provide meaningful financial assistance to doctoral students majoring in special education to facilitate their dissertation research and promote their professional development and growth.

Requirements:
  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Education in effect at the time of any award.
  2. Maintain full-time enrollment in the College of Education Department of Educational Psychology with a focus on Special Education.
  3. Have successfully completed qualifying exams and registered for dissertation hours.
  4. Be actively seeking and acquiring the skills and experience necessary to pursue a career as faculty in higher education.

Dr. Jon Young Endowed Scholarship

Purpose: A fund in honor of Dr. Jon Young, and to provide scholarships for graduate students majoring in Educational Psychology through the College of Education at the University.

Requirements:
  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Education in effect at the time of any award;
  2. Enroll as a graduate student in Educational Psychology at the University; in the event no applicant possesses this characteristic, then students enrolling full-time in any degree-granting program of the College of Education at the University will be eligible for consideration.

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