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About Theodorea Regina Berry

Dr. Theodorea Regina Berry is a Professor and Chair of the African-American Studies Department at San Jose State University. Dr. Berry earned a B.A. in Communications from Slippery Rock University, an M.Ed. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Curriculum and Instruction, and Ed.S. in Leadership in Curriculum and Teaching, and an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Social Inquiry, all from National-Louis University. Upon completion of her terminal degree, Theodorea Berry completed a three-year postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago awarded by the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Dr. Berry, a pioneer scholar on critical race feminism in the context of education, centers her work in critical race theory/critical race feminism, curriculum studies/curriculum theory, and qualitative research methodology (auto-ethnography, ethnography, and narrative) and engages in scholarship with a focus on the lived experiences of Black women as pre-service teachers and teacher educators and critical examination of race, ethnicity, and gender for teaching and teacher education.

Positions

August 2018 - Present Professor and Chair, San Jose State University African-American Studies
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August 2013 - Present Associate Professor, The University of Texas at San Antonio ‐ College of Education and Human Development
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December 2017 - August 2018 Professor, The University of Texas at San Antonio ‐ College of Education and Human Development
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July 2016 - December 2017 Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Director, The University of Texas at San Antonio ‐ Recruitment and Engagement, Graduate School
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June 2016 - July 2016 Scholar-in-Residence, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ‐ School of Education
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August 2014 - July 2016 Director, The University of Texas at San Antonio ‐ African American Studies
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August 2014 - May 2016 Graduate Advisor of Record, The University of Texas at San Antonio ‐ Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
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August 2010 - July 2013 Assistant Professor, Mercer University ‐ Tift College of Education
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July 2007 - August 2012 Course Professor, American College of Education ‐ Curriculum and Instruction
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July 2009 - August 2010 Chair, American College of Education ‐ Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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January 2006 - July 2007 Assistant Professor, Lewis University ‐ College of Education
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September 2002 - August 2005 AERA/OERI Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Illinois at Chicago ‐ College of Education Curriculum and Instruction
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August 2000 - July 2002 Visiting Assistant Professor and Coordinator, North Carolina Central University ‐ NCTEACH
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Curriculum Vitae




Grants

2015 - 2017 Presidential Grant for African American Studies Program.
The University of Texas at San Antonio
$50,000
2016 Office of Information Technology Academic Support Solution Grant
The University of Texas at San Antonio
$5,000
2006 Faculty Development Grant
Lewis University
$850
2005 AERA/OERI Post-Doctoral Fellowship
University of Illinois at Chicago
$204,595
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2018 - Present Secretary, American Educational Research Association, Division B
2015 - Present Member, Society of Professors of Education
2014 - Present Member, American Educational Research Association, Division B
2013 - Present Vice-President, Foundation for Curriculum Theory
2009 - Present Founding Member, Critical Race Studies in Education Association
2005 - Present Member, American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies
2017 - 2018 Secretary-Elect, American Educational Research Association, Division B
2013 - 2018 Chair, Faculty Affairs Committee, Black Faculty and Staff Association, The University of Texas at San Antonio
2016 - 2017 Site Co-Coordinator, 2016 Conferemce, American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies
2016 Chair, Nominating Commitee, American Educational Studies Association
2015 - 2016 Co-Chair, William H. Watkins Award Committee, Society of Professors of Education
2013 - 2016 Co-Chair, Membership Committee, American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies
2014 - 2015 Immediate Past President, Georgia Educational Research Association
2013 - 2014 President, Georgia Educational Research Association
2012 - 2013 President-Elect, Georgia Educational Research Association
2011 - 2012 President, Critical Race Studies in Education Association
2009 - 2012 Chair, American Educational Research Association, SIG on Critical Examination of Race, Ethnicity, Class, and Gender
2011 Vice-President/Program Chair, Critical Race Studies in Education Association
2006 - 2009 Program Chair, American Educational Research Association, SIG on Critical Examination of Race, Ethnicity, Class, and Gender
2005 - 2006 Program Chair-Elect, American Educational Research Association, SIG on Critical Examination of Race, Ethnicity, Class, and Gender
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Honors and Awards

  • 2017 Inductee, Professors of Curriculum Honor Society
  • 2017 Critical Race Studies in Education Association Derrick Bell Legacy Award Recipient
  • 2014 American Educational Studies Association Critics Choice Book Award Recipient

Courses

  • Education and the Black Child
  • Race, Ethnicity, and the Law
  • Independent Study
  • Senior Seminar
  • The Civil Rights Movement and African American Education
  • Introduction to Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Society
  • Theory of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Critical Perspectives in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Applications of Qualitative Interdisciplinary Research Methods (Content Analysis)
  • Applications of Qualitative Interdisciplinary Research Methods (Narrative Research)
  • Critical Cultural Perspective in ILT
  • Psychology of Learning
  • Foundations of Educational Research (hybrid)
  • Qualitative Research Methodology (hybrid)
  • Doctoral Seminar Three, Research for Curriculum and Instruction
  • Doctoral Seminar Four, Research for Curriculum and Instruction
  • Paradigms in Higher Education for Curriculum and Instruction
  • Culturally and Educationally Responsive Pedagogy
  • Counseling for Emotional Empowerment
  • Informed Research
  • Community Engagement
  • Curriculum and Instructional Design
  • Law and Policy
  • School Improvement
  • Teacher Leadership
  • Developing Teachers
  • Diverse Learners (course developer)
  • Approaches and Practices for the Multicultural Classroom
  • Instructional Design and Assessment
  • Research for School Leaders
  • Conceptualizing and Designing a Researchable Project II
  • Curriculum Planning and School Improvement
  • Practical Research for Learning Communities
  • Curriculum for Teaching and Learning
  • Learning Theory
  • Social Studies and Literature for the Elementary Grades (web-enhanced)
  • Educational Psychology (online and on-site)
  • Human Growth and Development (web-enhanced)
  • Foundations of Education (online and on-site)
  • Cultural Diversity (web-enhanced)
  • Postmodernism and Critical Race Theory: Toward a Critical Pedagogy.
  • Procedures in Educational Research (on-site)

Education

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2002 Ed.D., National-Louis University ‐ National College of Education
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1998 Ed.S., National-Louis University ‐ National College of Education
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1995 M.Ed., National-Louis University ‐ National College of Education
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1985 B.A., Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania ‐ College of Arts and Sciences
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Contact Information

theodorea.berry@sjsu.edu
(408) 924-5339



Books (5)

Peer Reviewed Articles (17)

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters (11)