Honors and Awards
- Portland State University Adjunct Excellence Award for Instruction (campus-wide). (2018). Portland State University, Portland, OR, USA.
- Dean’s Award for University Service. (2016). Portland State University, Portland, OR, USA.
- HANNA Scholar Award. (1998-2000). General Board of Global Ministries, United Methodist Church, Nashville, TN, USA.
- Incentive Scholarship. (1998-2000). The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.
- President Ramaley Community Scholar Award. (1998). Portland State University, Portland, OR, USA.
- Dissertation in Practice Higher Education --International Education Award Winner 2018
- 2020 Rotary Peace Fellow
- Universal Design for Learning Fellow and Mentor
|2018||Ed.D., Portland State University ‐ Educational Leadership: Curriculum and Instruction|
|2016||Certificate of Completion, Universtiy of Geneva ‐ Higher Education in Emergencies|
|2000||MA, The School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago ‐ Art Therapy|
|1998||BS, Portland State University|
Co-Creating Spaces of Critical Hope through the Use of a Psychosocial Peace Building Education Course in Higher Education in Protracted Refugee Context: Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya Dissertations and Theses (2018)
An unprecedented 65.6 million persons are forcibly displaced (e.g., refugees, asylum-seekers, IDPs). Half are youth. Hope is often the feeling that sustains youth through intolerable conditions. Basic education in protracted areas is seen as a ...
Peer Reviewed Publications (6)
Data Needs for Children with Special Needs in Refugee Populations NORRAG Special Issue (NSI), Data collection and Evidence Building to Support Education in Emergencies (2019)
This article examines the challenges that affect the identification and assessment of refugee children with special needs in Turkey and provides recommendations related to data collection and assessment of these learners that is broadly relevant ...
What Works in Education in Emergencies: Co-Researching and Co-Authoring NORRAG Special Issue (NSI), Data collection and Evidence Building to Support Education in Emergencies. (2019)
The purpose of our paper is to explore how innovative community-based action approaches such as co-researching, co-authoring, and co-presenting with participants-as-researchers, can deepen our understanding of ‘what works’ in education in emergencies (EiE). Our paper ...
Faculty and Graduate Peer Mentors Online Experiences in Teaching and Mentoring The Journal of General Education (2019)
For both Sophomore Inquiry (SINQ) faculty and graduate peer mentors, online education offers a chance to explore pedagogical approaches and adapt to new or different technology solutions to communicate with students. The purpose of this ...
Participatory Action Research And Co-Researching As A Tool For Situating Youth Knowledge At The Centre Of Research London Review of Education (2019)
Too often youth from vulnerable communities see themselves talked about in academic research, but are rarely involved as co-researchers or co-authors of research. The purpose of this article is to share our reflections on engaging ...
Fostering Master's Students' Metacognition and Self-Regulation Practices for Research Writing College Teaching (2018)
Proficiency in writing is crucial for success in graduate school. While doctoral student writing has received attention in the research literature, little research has focused on master's student writing. Master's students need to be skilled ...
Kakuma Refugee Camp: Where Knowledge and Hope Resides Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning (IHETL): Refugee Education: Integration and Acceptance of Refugees in Mainstream Society. (2018)
Far too often refugees are being researched on however, the purpose of this chapter is to research with refugees while exploring the ways refugee youth in a higher education protracted context can become producers of ...
Book Chapters (1)
This Is How I Learn: Co-Creating Space for Students’ Voices Handbook of Research on Promoting Cross-Cultural Competence and Social Justice in Teacher Education (2017)
This chapter presents research on how Culturally Responsive Mathematics Teaching (CRMT) and a critical hope framework can be used as learning tools in the alternative high school classroom. Our study shows how 12 high school ...
Book Reviews (1)
Invited Presentations (1)
Conference Presentations (15)
Home Sweet Home, Learning From Those Who have Experienced Houselessness Toward Pedagogies of Critical Community-based Learning Symposium (2018)
The purpose of our conference proposal is to have a workshop that simulates what is it like to not have permanent housing through a first narrative perspective and workshop. First narratives are from folks who ...
Co-creating Spaces of Hope Through an Educational, Humanitarian, and Researcher Lens in Protracted Refugee Situations HETL -UWS Scotland Conference (2017)
A three-person panel will focus on the impact of educational, humanitarian, and research partners to demonstrate how partnerships can effectively design learning spaces for students to create their own spaces of hope and agency in protracted refugee ...