» Culture of Scholarship

The Jack H. and Paula A. Hassinger Chair in Education facilitates a culture of scholarship among faculty and students within the Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies. Towards this initiative, the chair identifies and makes available resources to support scholarship and creative activity which includes writing coaches, publishing workshops, conference presentations, introduction of our scholars at national professional organizations, and accessing the expertise of our distinguished faculty associates. Collaborative scholarship where faculty members mentor and co-author with students and each other has been significantly successful. Co-authored articles, book chapters and co-presentations at professional conferences have been the proud result of this collaborative work.

Faculty are also supported when they assume editorship of books, journals or theme issues thus providing positive modeling and access to our students by way of ‘demystifying’ the writing process. The camaraderie built through these relationships has had long-term residual value for individuals and our unit as we purposely resist the norm of individualism within higher education.

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+ - Lecture Series

Distinguished scholars worldwide are invited each year to address the College of Educational Studies community. Some past scholars include:

Dr. Christine E. Sleeter, Professor Emerita, California State University, Monterey Bay
President, National Association for Multicultural Education
Inheriting Footholds and Cushions: Family Legacies and Institutional Racism

Dr. Kevin Kumashiro, Founding Director of the Center for Anti-Oppressive Education
Professor of Asian American Studies and Education, University of Illinois at Chicago
Book Talk with Dr. Kevin Kumashiro

Dr. Etta Hollins, Professor and Kauffman Endowed Chair for Urban Teacher Education, University of Missouri-Kansas City
The Power of Teaching in Building Communities

Dr. Shirley Steinberg, Director and Chair of The Werklund Foundation Centre for Youth Leadership in Education, Professor of Youth Studies, University of Calgary 
Director of The Paulo and Nita Freire International Project for Critical Pedagogy
A Conversation: Muslim Communities in Orange County and Teacher Education: What Can We Learn From Each Other

Culturally Responsive Education and Research
Presented by: 
Dr. Russell Bishop

Director, Te Kotahitanga Research Unit
Professor, Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research
Dr. Mere Berryman

Senior Research Fellow and Director of Professional Development, Te Kotahitanga Research Unit

Dr. Barry Kanpol, Dean, College of Education and Public Policy, Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne
Was I There or Wasn't I? Role of Subjectivity in Qualitative Research

Dr. Sonia Nieto, Emerita, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Diversity: Recognizing Its Value in an Intellectual Community

Dr. David Berliner, Regents’ Professor Emeritus of Education at Arizona State University
How High Stakes Testing Corrupts the Profession of Education

Dr. Robert Moses, President, Algebra Project, Inc., MacArthur Fellow
The Algebra Project

Dr. Deborah Meier, Senior scholar, NYU’s Steinhardt School
Schooling for Democracy: What Can and Must be Done in Dangerous Times

Dr. Elliot Eisner, Professor of Education and Art, Stanford University
Chair, Curriculum Studies & Teacher Education

+ - Hassinger Supported Research Fora

The Hassinger Supported Research Fora provides doctoral students and other graduate students an opportunity to engage in scholarly dialogue with scholars in various disciplines.

To see the ITunesU video archives of the presentations (if available) click presenters' names.

Dr. Michael Furlong, University of California, Santa Barbara
What are the Essential Building Blocks of Youth Psychological Well-Being

Dr. Beth Ferri, Syracuse University
Disability Life Writing and the Politics of Knowing

Dr. Jeffrey Duncan-Andrade, San Francisco State University
Note to Educators: Hope Required When Growing Roses in Concrete

Dr. Steve Krashen, Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Southern California.
Language and Literacy

Dr. Rueben Martinez, Presidential Fellow, Chapman University
Embracing Literature and Strengthening Communities

Dr. Travis Threats, Saint Louis University
Professor and Department Chair, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Functioning, Disability and Culture: A Global View

Dr. Tom Skrtic
Race, Class and Disability in the History of Educational Reform: Ideology, Institutions and Utopia

Dr. Kevin Kumashiro, University of Illinois at Chicago
The Seduction of Common Sense: How the Right has framed the debate on America's schools

Dr. Michelle Foster, Claremont Graduate University
Writing for and Publishing in Education Journals

+ - Faculty Associates

Dr. Mere Berryman
Dr. Mere Berryman is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. As the Director of Te Kotahitanga education project, she works extensively with school leaders, classroom practitioners, Māori communities and other professionals to reform education for Māori students.

Dr. Megan Cosier
Meghan Cosier, Ph.D. Her teaching and research focus on inclusive school reform, collaboration, and teacher preparation. Dr. Cosier’s research has been published in a number of scholarly journals including Remedial and Special Education, Journal of Special Education Leadership, and Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities.

Dr. Tyrone Howard, Ph.D.

Dr. Howard is a tenured Full Professor at UCLA where he is the Faculty Director of Center X. Since 2010, Dr. Howard has been the Founder and Executive Director of the Black Male Institute at UCLA. Dr. Howard’s numerous books, refereed journal articles, and invited lectures illustrate his importance as a researcher and scholar. Dr. Howard’s 2010 book, Why race and culture matters in schools: Closing the achievement gap in America’s classrooms, was the topic of a talk at Chapman on January 26, 2013. In it, he outlined the racial disparities in educational achievement in the US. 

Dr. Paul Kang
Dr. Kang earned his doctorate in organizational communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara. In addition to teaching courses on conflict, organizational processes, and research methods, Dr. Paul Kang serves as the Co-Director of the Collaborate Initiative at Chapman University. His research interests include teamwork, workplace conflict, qualitative research methods, and engaged learning.

Dr. Barry Kanpol, Ph.D. is an Administrator in the school of education at a public university. In his role as Dean of Education, Dr. Kanpol has described how university and school communities can become effective collaborative partners. Dr. Kanpol has created a scholarly writing community with his faculty and the faculty at Chapman University CES through common values and shared goals. His activities as a faculty associate include mentoring faculty and doctoral students, in addition to participating in CES retreats as a keynote speaker.

Dr. Laurie M. MacGillivray is a full professor at the University of Memphis. She has more than 20 years experience as an educator and researcher. Her research interests in teacher education and literacy have taken place in diverse settings with educators, schools, families, and children in Texas, California, and Tennessee as well as communities in Mexico and Costa Rica. Dr.  MacGillivray’s scholarship is substantiated by numerous peer-reviewed articles in top ranked literacy journals including Bilingual Research Journal, Curriculum Theory, Journal of Literacy Research, and the Journal of Curriculum Theorizing; several book chapters, and an edited book. She is actively involved in national professional associations and is currently on the editorial boards for the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy and The Reading Teacher.

Dr. Ann Nevin, Ph.D. is Professor Emerita at Arizona State University. Author of over 150 publications (refereed journals, book chapters, professional reviews, conference proceedings) and 18 textbooks, her curriculum vitae demonstrates a highly active scholarly life as a grant writer, author of textbooks that help teachers put research into practice, and chair, co-chair, and member of doctoral committees in several disciplines (e.g., educational psychology, human resources and adult development, educational administration, disability studies, and so on). She continues to mentor faculty and doctoral students at several universities where she has served as a tenured faculty member or visiting professor.(e.g., Florida International University). In addition to teaching and coaching, she works carefully with Chapman University doctoral candidates and faculty to support their scholarly writing and dissemination efforts.

Dr. Anthony Normore, Ph.D. is Professor and Department Chair of Educational Leadership in the Graduate School of Education at California Lutheran University. His research focuses on leadership development, preparation and socialization of urban school leaders in the context of ethics and social justice. In his role as faculty associate in the CES, Dr. Normore has conducted seminars for doctoral students on the publication process and serves as a committee member on doctoral dissertations.

Dr. Rodolfo D. Torres
Dr. Rodolfo D. Torres is currently Professor of Urban Planning and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine. Professor Torres is a recipient of the prestigious Adam Smith Foundation Fellowship, University of Glasgow, He is author of nearly fifty journal articles and book chapters.

Dr. Shirley R. Steinberg, Ph.D. is the Chair and Director of the Werklund Foundation Centre for Youth Leadership Education as well as the Professor of Youth Studies at the University of Calgary. In addition, she is the Project Leader and Director of the Paulo and Nita Freire International Project for Critical Pedagogy. As a faculty associate, Dr. Steinberg has participated in writing workshops for faculty and doctoral students. She, with Nita Freire, donated some of Paulo Freire's original works and artifacts to the Rare Collections at Chapman Leatherby Library. 

Dr. John Gunderson, Ph.D. received his Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University in 2003. John’s work is focused on the belief in the power of passionate teaching, awareness and learning and its ability to transform education and people’s lives. To this end, he has been actively publishing scholarly work and presenting at conferences, such as AERA and AME. His published works have been about diverse topics from teaching and learning, school reform, college life and the media.

Dr. Joel Colbert, Ed.D., former Professor and Director of the Ph. D. program in Education at Chapman University, is a lifelong educator. He earned his Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, with a specialization in science education, from the University of Kansas. He began his teaching career as a classroom teacher in south central Los Angeles. Prior to coming to Chapman University, he was a Professor of Clinical Education and Director of the Undergraduate and Teacher Education Program at the University of Southern California. 

+ - American Educational Research Association

The Hassinger Chair facilitates the introduction of doctoral students to the larger research community through the premiere research organization, American Educational Research Association's (AERA), by supporting faculty and doctoral students’ professional presentations.

Chapman University annually hosts a reception for doctoral students, scholars and international partners at the AERA annual conferences.