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At Attallah College, we see the future of education in meeting students where they
are: at the intersections of ability, gender, language, STEM, sexual orientation, ethnicity,
socioeconomic status and more.

Our distinctive range of faculty research specialties makes us particularly well positioned to prepare future educators to meet the needs of the whole child.

Explore below (or download this file) for lists of the Attallah College faculty, alumni, and students presentations for the 2020 AERA (American Educational Research Association) meeting.


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Attallah AERA Reception

Attallah College holds an annual reception at the AERA Annual Meeting.

Due to health concerns, the 2020 AERA Meeting in San Francisco has been cancelled and presentations have been shifted online. Visit the 2020 AERA Meeting webpage for more details.

Attallah 2020 AERA Faculty Presentations

Friday, April 17, 2020

  12:00–1:30 pm

  • Supporting Video-Augmented Coaching in a Video Club Model
    Tara Barnhart, Victor Vega

  2:15–3:45 pm

  • Marriott Roundtable Session 5: Developing our Humanity in Community
    Lilia D. Monzo (Chair, Discussant)

  • Marriott Roundtable Session 5: Alliance of Critical Educators and Researchers
    Peter McLaren (Discussant)

  • Building the Educator as Communal Intellectual
    Peter L. McLaren

  • Language Rights and Untested Feasibility: Communities Struggle Against Linguistic Hegemony
    Anaida Colón-Muñiz

  • Dreaming in China: The Impossibility of Possibility
    Suzanne SooHoo

  • School-Climate and Substance-Use Among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Homeless High School Students: A Statewide Study
    Kris M. De Pedro

  • BE WELL! (B)lack (W)omen (E)ducational (L)eadership and (L)egacy Aligning Identity, Scholarship, and Practice with Communities
    Angel Miles Nash

Saturday, April 18, 2020

  8:15–9:45 am

  • International Education from the Front Lines: Social Justice Within and Across Borders
    Lilia D. Monzo

  12:25–1:55 pm

  • For the Public Good: Women in Educational Leadership Across the Continents
    Margaret Grogan (Discussant)
  • “I Can’t Even Deal with You”: The Hidden Curriculum of Discipline in English Classrooms
    Talia Cain (BA IES ’19), Quaylan Allen

  2:15–3:45 pm

  • Journal of Computer Science Integration
    Keith E. Howard, Nicol R. Howard (Ph.D. '15)
  • “What I See Every Day”: Visual Meaning-Making and Interpretive Engagement in a Photovoice Project with Black College Men
    Quaylan Allen

  4:05–5:35 pm

  • I Knew the Program Was for "At-Risk Youth": The Changing Perspectives of Preservice Educators Taking a Community-Based Course in a Linguistically and Culturally Diverse After-School Program
    Quaylan Allen, Daniel Noriega

Sunday, April 19, 2020

  12:25–1:55 pm

  • "The Eternal Battle of All Time...": HB2281 and the Mexican American Raza Studies Program (AZ)
    Jorge F. Rodriguez
  • Examining Responsive Teacher Talk Moves in Special Education Classrooms
    Trisha Sugita, Shayne Brophy
  • Examining Competence Construction in Mathematics Classrooms: A Model that Situates Professional Learning in Video and Community
    Cathery Yeh

  2:15–3:45 pm

  • Minority-Serving Institutions. Building an HBCU Research-Practice Partnership: Elevating the Community's Cultural Wealth for More Equitable STEM Learning
    Angel Miles Nash

  • "We Have More Ideas!" Elementary Students in a Special Education Setting Use Systems Thinking
    Margaret Sauceda Curwen, Amy Lassiter Ardell

  • Striving for the Common Good: Mission Based Equity and Inclusion in Catholic Education
    Kevin James Stockbridge (Discussant)

  2:15–4:15 pm

  • The Impact of Grief on College Students: Grief-Informed Framework and Strategies for Faculty
    Anne J. Steketee, Michael Hass

Monday, April 20, 2020

  10:35 am –12:05 pm

  • Thinking Freire: Can text be dialogic?
    Charlotte Achieng-Evensen (Ph.D. ’16), Kevin Stockbridge, Suzanne SooHoo
  • Santa Ana Youth Voice
    Jorge F. Rodriguez

  12:25–1:25 pm

  • Critical Media Literacy, Ecopedagogy and Hip-Hop Culture: Success and Challenges of Enacting Freirean Pedagogies in North American Schools
    Peter L. McLaren (Discussant)

  • Collaboration or Siloing? Moving Teacher Preparation in California Toward One Inclusive System
    Trisha Sugita, Anne J. Steketee

  • Cruelty, Harm, and Acquiescence: Disability Microaggressions in a University Graduate Program
    Scot Danforth

  4:05–6:05 pm

  • Same As It Ever Was: The Nexus of Race, Ability, and Place
    Meghan E. Cosier

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

  10:35 am –12:05 pm

  • Love on the Front Lines: Asian American MotherScholars Striving to Teach for Social Justice
    Cathery Yeh

  • School Violence and Victimization Among LGB Homeless Students as Compared With Their LGB Nonhomeless Peers
    Kris M. De Pedro

  • Curricular Foundations for NextGeneration STEM Professionals: Examining Educational Trajectories in the High School Longitudinal Study
    Keith E. Howard

  12:25–1:55 pm

  • Queering the Borders in Mathematics Teacher Education
    Cathery Yeh

Attallah 2020 AERA Alumni Presentations

Friday, April 17, 2020

  12:00–1:30 pm

  • Possibility and Legacy: An Exploration of Multilingualism in the Black Community
    Marie Nubia-Feliciano (Ph.D. ’16)
  • Through the Eyes of the Mother: Examining the Iranian-American Immigrant Experience with Dis/ability and Education
    Kimiya Sohrab Maghzi (Ph.D. ’18), Marni E. Fisher (Ph.D. ’13)
  • Learning Indigenous Epistemology, Developing Critical Consciousness, and Reimagining Vocation Through Experiential Education in Rural Fiji
    Elizabeth Yomantas (Ph.D. ’18)

  4:05–6:05 pm

  • Doodling the Possibilities: Yearning for Intersectional Interdependence
    Holly Pearson (Ph.D. ’16)
  • A Predictive Model of College Enrollment for Students With Autism: Insights From a National Survey
    Diana Baker (Ph.D. ’19)

Saturday, April 18, 2020

  8:15–9:45 am

  • Valuing Counterstories: First-generation Latinx Women Within Predominantly White Universities
    Pamela Ezell (Ph.D. ’18)
  • Prioritizing Successful Program Completion for Teacher Candidates of Color
    Nicol R. Howard (Ph.D. ’15)

  12:25–1:55 pm

  • Women Educators as Change Agents in Rural Fiji
    Elizabeth Yomantas (Ph.D. ’18)
  • “I Can’t Even Deal with You”: The Hidden Curriculum of Discipline in English Classrooms
    Talia Cain (BA IES ’19), Quaylan Allen

  2:15–3:45 pm

  • Journal of Computer Science Integration
    Keith E. Howard, Nicol R. Howard (Ph.D. ’15)

  4:05–5:35 pm

  • It Starts With Teacher Preparation: Achieving Inclusive Education in Early Childhood
    Aja McKee (Ph.D. ’16)

Sunday, April 19, 2020

  8:15–9:45 am

  • An Dis/Crit Study of Foster Youth With Dis/abilities in Higher Education
    Kimiya Sohrab Maghzi (Ph.D. ’18)
  • "Give Me the Eraser! Stop Erasing My Existence(s)!" Poetic Munching on Intersectional Ableism
    Holly Pearson (Ph.D. ’16)

  12:25–1:55 pm

  • Academic Mobbing in Higher Education Internationally: Pursuing a Spiritual Center Amid an Injurious Void
    Holly Pearson (Ph.D. ’16) (Discussant)
  • Crossing and Interrogating Borders: Reconciling Researcher Identity
    Pamela Ezell (Ph.D. ’18)
  • The Power and Possibility of Connecting With Stakeholders Through CRM
    Elizabeth Yomantas (Ph.D. ’18)

  2:15–3:45 pm

  • Striving for the Common Good: Mission Based Equity and Inclusion in Catholic Education
    Kevin James Stockbridge (Ph.D. ’17) (Discussant)

Monday, April 20, 2020

  10:35 am – 12:05 pm

  • Thinking Freire: Can text be dialogic?
    Charlotte Achieng-Evensen (Ph.D. ’16), Kevin Stockbridge (Ph.D. ’17), Suzanne SooHoo

 12:05–1:25 pm

  • Educators as Activists: Preparing Special Educators to be Agents of Change
    Amy Hanreddy (Ph.D. ’13)

  • (Re)Framing Qualitative Research as a Prickly Artichoke: Peeling Back the Layers of Structural Ableism Within the Institutional Research Process
    Holly Pearson (Ph.D. ’16)

  4:05–5:35 pm

  • A Prismatic Look at Phenomenology
    Kimiya Sohrab Maghzi (Ph.D. ’18), Marni E. Fisher (Ph.D. ’13)

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

  10:35 am –12:05 pm

  • Curricular Foundations for Next-Generation STEM Professionals: Examining Educational Trajectories in the High School Longitudinal Study
    Nicol R. Howard (Ph.D. ’15)

  12:25–1:55 pm

  • Acceptance of Evolution and Human Evolution Among Community College Students
    Meredith Anne Dorner (Ph.D. ’16)

Attallah 2020 AERA Student Presentations

Friday, April 17, 2020

  12:00–1:30 pm

  • Weaponizing Ableism: The Continual Relevance of the Holocaust through a Critical Disability Theory Lens
    Anne J. Steketee

  • Supporting Video-Augmented Coaching in a Video Club Model
    Tara Barnhart, Victor Vega

  2:15–3:45 pm

  • Voices From the Inside
    Gregory Barraza

Saturday, April 18, 2020

  8:15–9:40 am

  • Addressing Inequalities in Mathematics Education for Students With Dis/abilities: A Culturally Responsive and Relational Framework
    Dina Mahmood, Cathery Yeh

  • Collaborative Learning and Inquiry for Improved Outcomes: the importance of coherent local authority/ district systems
    Christopher James

  12:25–1:55 pm

  • Elementary-Level Drama Teachers’ Experiences with Assessment: A Phenomenological Investigation
    Drew Chappell

  4:05–5:35 pm

  • I Knew the Program Was for "At-Risk Youth": The Changing Perspectives of Preservice Educators Taking a Community-Based Course in a Linguistically and Culturally Diverse After-School Program
    Quaylan Allen, Daniel Noriega

Sunday, April 19, 2020

  12:25–1:55 pm

  • Examining Responsive Teacher Talk Moves in Special Education Classrooms
    Trisha Sugita, Shayne Brophy

  2:15–4:15 pm

  • The Impact of Grief on College Students: Grief-Informed Framework and Strategies for Faculty
    Anne J. Steketee, Michael Hass

Monday, April 20, 2020

  12:25–1:25 pm

  • Collaboration or Siloing? Moving Teacher Preparation in California Toward One Inclusive System
    Trisha Sugita, Anne J. Steketee

2019 Paulo Freire Democratic Project Award of Social Justice Recipients

Individual: Dr. George Sefa Dei

George Sefa Dei is Professor of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies (OISE) in Education of the University of Toronto and a co-chair of  the African Community Networking Committee,  an organization dedicated to the economic and social enhancement of African peoples in Canada. He served as the director of the Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies at OISE. He is known for his antiracist research, particularly on antiracist approaches to education, and for his advocacy for African-focused schools in Canada. 

Institution: Black Lives Matter, Toronto Chapter

The vision of BLM Toronto is "to be a platform upon which black communities across Toronto can actively dismantle all forms of anti-black racism, liberate blackness, support black healing, affirm black existence, and create freedom to love and self- determine." Their mission is to "forge critical connections and to work in solidarity with black communities, black-centric networks, solidarity movements, and allies in order to dismantle all forms of state-sanctioned oppression, violence, and brutality committed against African, Caribbean, and Black cis, queer, trans, and disabled populations in Toronto."

Visit the Paulo Freire Democratic Project webpage for a list of previous award recipients

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