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School of Education and Human Development

Faculty Articles


Chopra, R., Banerjee, R., DiPalma, G., Merrill, L., & Ferguson, A. (2013). Colorado’s model for preparing paraprofessionals for rural early intervention programs. Rural Special Education Quarterly, 32(1), 20-28.

Espinoza, M., & Vossoughi, S. (in press). Perceiving learning anew: Prolegomenon on the social interactional origins of rights. Harvard Educational Review.

Johnson, H. L. (2013). Reasoning about quantities that change together. Mathematics Teacher, 106(9), 704-708.

Matias, C. E. (2013,Winter). Check yo’self before you wreck yo’self and our kids: Culturally responsive white teachers? Interdisciplinary Journal of Teaching and Learning.

Matias, C. E. (2013, Summer). On the flip side: Unveiling the dangerous minds of white teacher candidates. Teacher Education Quarterly.

Matias, C. E. (in press). Shadowboxing whiteness in teacher education: Critical race activism to the race-gender degree. Envisioning a Critical Race Praxis for Leadership: Critical Race Counter-Stories across the P-20 Pipeline. Natasha Croom & Tyson Marsh (Eds.)

Matias, C. E. (in press). Tears worth telling: Urban teaching and the possibilities of racial justice. Multicultural Perspectives.

Matias, C. E., & Allen, R. L. (2013, Winter). Loving whiteness to death: Sadomasochism, emotionality, and the possibility of humanizing love. Berkeley Review of Education.

Muth, R., Browne-Ferrigno, R., Bellamy, T., Fulmer C. L., & Silver, M. (2013). Using teacher instructional leadership as a predictor of principal leadership. Journal of School Leadership, 23(1), 122-151.

Poulsen, S., Estrada, D., Cannon, E., & Wiggins, M. (2013). Orienting students towards multiculturalism: Exploring privilege during a new student orientation. Journal of Humanistic Counseling. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-1939.2013.00034.x

Steed, E. A., & Webb, M. L. (2013). The psychometric properties of the preschool-wide evaluation tool (PreSET). Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 15, 221-230.

Steed, E. A., Pomerleau, T., Muscott, H., & Rohde, L. (2013). Program-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports in rural preschools. Rural Special Education Quarterly, 32, 38-46.

Steed, E. A. & Durand, V. M. (2013). Optimistic Teaching: Improving the capacity for teachers to reduce young children’s challenging behavior. School Mental Health, 5, 15-24.

Steed, E. A. (2013). Review of the book LINKing Authentic Assessment and Early Childhood Intervention: Best Measures for Best Practices. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 28, 60-62.


Cannon, E., Wiggins, M., Poulsen, S., & Estrada, D. (2012). Addressing heterosexist privilege during orientation: One program’s experience. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 6, 3-17. doi: 10.1080/15538605.2011.598225

Johnson, H. L. (2012). Reasoning about variation in the intensity of change in covarying quantities involved in rate of change. Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 31(3), 313-330.

Leech, N. L., Haug, C. A., & Robinson, E. H. (2012). Agenda for researching teaching (ART): A visual model and research questions. Research in the Schools, 18(1), 25-32.

Matias, C. (2012). Who you callin’ white? A critical counterstory of colouring white identity. Race, Ethnicity, and Education. doi:10.1080/13613324.2012.674027

Matias, C. (2012). Beginning with me: Accounting for a researcher of color’s counterstories in socially just qualitative design. Journal of Critical Thought & Praxis.

Puvirajah, A., Verma, G., & Webb, P. (2012). Examining the mediation of power in a collaborative community: Engaging in informal science as authentic practice. Cultural Studies of Science Education, 7, 375-408. doi 10.1007/s11422-012-9394-2

Wee, B. (2012). A cross-cultural exploration of children’s everyday ideas: Implications for science teaching and learning. International Journal of Science Education, 34(4), 609-627.


Cates, J., & Schaefle, S. (2011). Examining the relationship between key elements of a college preparation program and the college readiness of at-risk students. Journal of Latinos and Education, 10(4), 320-334.

Chopra, R. V., Sandoval-Lucero, E., & French, N. K. (2011). Effective supervision of paraeducators: Multiple benefits and outcomes. National Teacher Education Journal, 4(2), 15-26.

Leech, N. L., & Onwuegbuzie, A. J. (2011). Beyond constant comparison qualitative data analysis: Using Nvivo. School Psychology Quarterly, 26, 70-84. doi:10.1037/a0022711

Schaefle, S., Cates, J., Malott, K. M., Conwill, W., & Daniels, J. A. (2011). Implementing a community intervention to promote social justice and advocacy: Analysis of a town hall meeting on race, justice, and peace. The Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education, and Development, 50, 192-203.

Tzur, R. (2011). Can dual processing theories of thinking inform conceptual learning in mathematics? The Mathematics Enthusiast, 8(3), 597-636.

Tzur, R., & Lambert, M. A. (2011). Intermediate participatory stages as Zone of Proximal Development correlate in constructing counting-on: A plausible conceptual source for children’s transitory ‘regress’ to counting-all. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 42(5), 418-450.


Kim, J., Schallert, D. L., & Kim, M. (2010). An integrative cultural view of achievement motivation: Parental and classroom predictors of children’s goal orientations when learning math in Korea. Journal of Educational Psychology, 102(2), 418-437.

Klaus-Quinlan, M., & Nathenson-Mejía, S. (2010). Bridging words and worlds: Effective instruction for culturally and linguistically diverse learners. Denver, CO: Public Education & Business Coalition.

Sailors, M., & Shanklin, N. (2010). Introduction: Growing evidence to support coaching in literacy and mathematics. Elementary School Journal, 3(1), 1-6.

Shanklin, N., & Moore, D. (2010). Creating state and national networks for adolescent literacy and coaching: An interview with Nancy L. Shanklin. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 54(2), 142-144.


Espinoza, M. (2009). A case study of the production of educational sanctuary in one migrant classroom. Pedagogies: An International Journal, 4(1), 44-62.

Garrison-Wade, Dorothy F., & Lehmann, Jean P. (2009). A conceptual framework for understanding students with disabilities transition to community college. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 33(5), 417-445.


Sobel, D. M., & Taylor, S. V. (2005). Diversity preparedness in teacher education. Kappa Delta Pi Record, 41(2), 83-86.


Nathenson-Mejía, S., & Escamilla, K. (2003). Connecting with Latino children: Bridging cultural gaps with children’s literature. Bilingual Research Journal, 27(1), 101-116.

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