I am currently a second year graduate student in the Department of Education. Under the guidance of my advisor, Chuck Bazerman, and mentor, Karen Lunsford, I am working toward an MA/PhD in Teaching and Learning, with a specialization in Language, Literacy, and Composition and an emphasis in Technology and Society. My research interests include new literacies, digital/online writing research methods, and sociological/cultural impacts of new technologies on aspects of society.
For the past six years, I have taught English/Literature in K-12 public and private schools and am a graduate of UCSB's own Teacher Education Program (TEP). I love to learn about the newest technology resources and innovations and to see how others use them in their work/lives.
I am currently a second year graduate student in the Department of Education in the Cultural Perspectives in Comparative Education emphasis. My research interests focus on West African education, more specifically on the ways in which education can be used to rehabilitate those that have gone through civil conflicts. As I work towards my MA/PhD, I hope to conduct research about educational programs used to help those that have suffered National civil wars in their respective countries.
I am an avid learner of new technologies, and am hoping to be engaged with the development of teaching methods as they pertain to these technologies.
I am a MA/PhD student in the Department of Education and my emphasis is in Child and Adolescent Development. My research focuses on how preschool children's social-cognitive understanding is related to their conflict resolution strategies. I applied to be an Academic Technology Specialist because I wanted to learn different tools that can help enhance ways in which I teach and think about teaching. I hope to show faculty and staff the versatility and utility of all the technology available in the department. Hopefully the technology will enhance how and what they teach.