HELEN R. ABADIANO

Professor, Department of Reading and Language Arts

School of Education and Professional Studies

Central Connecticut State University

Appointment: August 1992

  

EDUCATION

Ph.D.

The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Graduate Program of Language, Literature, and Reading Education

Areas of concentration:

Early and Middle Childhood Education

Educational Telecommunications

MAT

University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines

Major:

Reading Education

MA program

(no thesis)

University of San Agustin, Iloilo City, Philippines  Major: English Literature

 

Minor: Psychology

BS

University of San Agustin, Iloilo City, Philippines Major: Secondary Education

Areas of concentration:

English (combined Literature and ESL)

Spanish

 

LEADERSHIP EDUCATION

Management Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration

Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

October 2005-April 2006

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

August 2001 -

Present

Department Chair, Reading and Language Arts

School of Education and Professional Studies

Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, CT 06050

2004 -

Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, Connecticut

Promotion to Professor

Department of Reading and Language Arts

School of Education and Professional Studies

1998 -

Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, Connecticut

Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor

Department of Reading and Language Arts

School of Education and Professional Studies

1992-1998 -

Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, Connecticut

Assistant Professor

Department of Reading and Language Arts

School of Education and Professional Studies

  

RESEARCH

A self-study and review of the current status of diversity and equity efforts in the School of Education and Professional Studies (2009-ongoing)

Aspects of the self-study and review include the unit climate—institutional leadership and commitment (decisions, policies), representational diversity (faculty, staff and students), culture, curricular transformation (content and pedagogy, practices and behaviors (affective, professional disposition) that, taken together, constitute the working and learning environment. (Coordinator of Self-Study, a collaborative project of faculty in the School of Education and Professional Studies)

 

Learning beyond individual boundary: A dialogic approach to literacy coaching (2009-ongoing)

Analysis of the extent to which the quality of teacher talk, use of different kinds of talk strategically, and the levels of intellectual and affective interactions throughout the dialogic process help literacy coaches reach their full potential and co-evolve more complex learnings and experiences related to their expected competencies, roles and responsibilities. Research Team: Elene S. Demos, Professor of Reading and Language Arts , Jesse P. Turner, Associate Professor of Reading and Language Arts, Lynda M. Valerie, Assistant Professor of Reading and Language Arts

 

The interplay of the affective and effective discourse to content-specific texts (2007-2009)

A discourse analysis of data texts from electronic conversations about research.

 

Portfolio assessment: An alternative framework for graduate program evaluation (2005-2008)

A longitudinal study on using program portfolio as an assessment tool for master’s and sixth year degree candidates in reading and language arts. Involves analysis of rubrics for program portfolio evaluation, format of presentation, documentation procedures, and assessment process. Pilot completed May 2003. Serves as Assessment Coordinator in collaboration with faculty in the Department of Reading and Language Arts.

 

Children in transition: Impact of curriculum, instruction, and assessment on habits of literacy among children of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds (2002-2004)

An investigation of K-3 curriculum, instruction, assessment and their impact on the development of habits of literacy among children of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

Part I: An in-depth look into the K-3 literacy curriculum, instruction and assessment of Jamaican schools and their impact on the development of children’s habits of literacy that contribute to success in reading and writing. An AAUP-CSU University Sabbatical Leave Grant for Spring 2004, Connecticut State University System, CT.

 

Part II: An in-depth look into the K-3 literacy curriculum, instruction and assessment of selected Hartford public schools and their impact on the development of children’s habits of literacy that contribute to success in reading and writing. An AAUP-CSU University Research Grant, Fall 2004, Connecticut State University System, CT.

 

Electronic peer coaching: Facilitating teachers’ professional growth and change in literacy instruction (2000-2001)

Piloting an electronic peer-coaching model for teachers in selected CT-Regional Vocational-Technical Schools in order to explore its potential in facilitating effective literacy instruction. An AAUP-CSU University Research Grant, Connecticut State University System, CT. Co-director: Catherine Kurkjian, Professor of Reading and Language Arts

 

Electronic peer mentoring: Facilitating professional support for full-time and part-time faculty (2000-2001)

Designing and piloting an effective and replicable electronic peer mentoring model to facilitate professional growth and development among the Department of Reading and Language Arts faculty. An AAUP-CSU Faculty Development Grant awarded to the Department of Reading and Language Arts, Connecticut State University System, CT

 

Preparing literacy teachers in the new millennium: Reconstructing the reading and language arts curriculum within new technologies (2000-2001)

Creating new contexts for both graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in any one of the Department of Reading and Language Arts course offerings to understand and use technology in learning how to teach literacy and teaching children to become literate. An AAUP-CSU Curriculum Development Grant awarded to the Department of Reading and Language Arts, Connecticut State University System, CT

 

Electronic exchanges across campuses: Facilitating forums for concerns and issues surrounding selection and use of multicultural literature (1997-1999)

Providing new perspectives on the range and quality of teachers’ response to current issues and concerns surrounding the selection and use of multicultural literature, and reconceptualizing the role of electronic exchanges within a social constructivist framework. An AAUP-CSU University Research Grant, Connecticut State University System, CT. Co-directors: Catherine Kurkjian, Professor of Reading and Language Arts, Central Connecticut State University, CT and Kenneth J. Weiss, Director of Reading Education, Nazareth College of Rochester, NY

 

Systematic direct instruction, whole language, or both?: The facilitating effects of these approaches to teaching literacy on first-grade bilingual Latino/a children (1997-1998)

The project looks closely into three prominent approaches to teaching literacy and their impact on bilingual children’s development in literacy and their perceptions of and response to it. A BOT/AAUP School of Education and Professional Studies Faculty Research Reassigned Time, Central Connecticut State University, CT

 

Optimizing transitional opportunities between children’s oral and written language (1996)

A follow-up project aimed at optimizing selected third-grade African American children’s orality in order to ease their transition from oral to written communication. A BOT/AAUP School of Education and Professional Studies Faculty Research Reassigned Time, Central Connecticut State University, CT

 

Partners for learning in urban schools (PLUS) (1995-1999)

A federally-funded research project aimed at providing opportunity for the joint development of sustained and committed partnerships through the University's Professional Development School Network. Its primary goal is to reach partnership learners--Pre-K-12 students, pre-service and beginning teachers, faculty, administrators, and parents--and to enhance their opportunities for success and meaningful achievement. Served as university facilitator at Slade Middle School, New Britain, CT and Clarence Barbour Elementary School, Hartford, CT

 

Parent/Caregiver literacy centers for urban African American and Puerto Rican cultural communities (1995-1996)

A project aimed at designing intervention strategies to assist families in improving their educational effectiveness in a "deliberate, systematic, and sustained" process. The educational agenda for the families were structured with emphasis on programs that encouraged a redefinition of parents’/caregivers’ values that would impact positively on their children’s literacy learning both at home and at school. An AAUP-CSU University Research Grant, Connecticut State University System, CT. Co-director: Carol Carter-Lowery, Professor of Educational Leadership and Professional Studies

 

Oral composing: Art of folktelling, extemporizing, and improvising (1995-1996)

A project designed to review the role of oral composing in third grade African American children's writing process. An AAUP-CSU Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee Award, Central Connecticut State University, CT

 

Making connections: Utilizing primary caregivers as resources (Fall 1996)

A project aimed at establishing linkages between community and schools to facilitate success in literacy learning for children of the disadvantaged groups. A BOT/AAUP School of Education and Professional Studies Faculty Reassigned Time, Central Connecticut State University, CT

 

Issues on literacy and ethnolinguisticity: An urban Puerto Rican child's literacy learning experiences (1994-1995)

A study focused on sixth grade urban Puerto Rican children in New Britain, CT, how differences in language use and patterns affect the literacy levels achieved by these ethnolinguistic cultural group children. An AAUP-CSU University Research Grant, Connecticut State University System, CT

 

Measuring and predicting children's growth in listening comprehension from exposure to print (1995)

Provided research support in collecting data to examine the correlation between children’s exposure to print and their listening comprehension performance. Project Director: Wanda B. Hedrick, Division of Education, University of Texas at San Antonio, TX

 

Issues on diversity: Impact on ethnolinguistic cultural group children (Fall 1994 & Fall 1995)

A study aimed at identifying factors contributing to success and/or failure in literacy learning of ethnolinguistic cultural group children in New Britain, CT. A BOT/AAUP School of Education and Professional Studies Faculty Reassigned Time, Central Connecticut State University, CT

 

A preliminary investigation of literacy learning practices that impact on fourth- through sixth-grade ethnolinguistic cultural group children's writing (1992-1993)

Observation and documentation of children's literacy learning experiences in classrooms with special focus on bilingual education. Involves elementary and middle schools in New Britain, CT. An AAUP-CSU Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee Award, Central Connecticut State University, CT

 

Cohesion strategies and genre in expository prose: A comparison between the writing of sixth grade children of ethnolinguistic cultural groups and their literacy materials (June 1993)

Dissertation submitted to The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

 

PUBLICATIONS

Abadiano, H.R., & Turner, J. (2006). Engaging adolescents in literacy learning. NERA Journal, 42(2).

Abadiano, H.R., & Turner, J. (2005). Fluency: Bridging the achievement gap. NERA Journal, 42(1).

Abadiano, H.R., & Turner, J. (2005). Early literacy and developmentally appropriate practice: Closing the achievement gap. NERA Journal, 41(2), 60-66.

Abadiano, H.R., & Turner, J. (2005). Reading fluency: The road to developing efficient and effective readers. NERA Journal, 41(1).

Abadiano, H.R., & Turner, J. (2004). Professional staff development: What works? NERA Journal, 40(1).

Abadiano, H.R., & Turner, J. (2003). Home-School partnerships: Pitfalls to avoid. NERA Journal, 39(3).

Abadiano, H.R., & Turner, J. (2003). The RAND report: Reading for understanding: Toward an R&D program in reading comprehension. NERA Journal, 39(2), 74-79.

Abadiano, H.R. & Turner, J. (2003). Thinking it through: Re-examining our beliefs about assessment for diverse students. NERA Journal, 39(1), 58-63.

Abadiano, H.R., & Turner, J. (2002). Sheltered instruction: An empowerment framework for English language learners. NERA Journal, 38(3), 50-55.

Abadiano, H.R., & Turner, J. (2001). Reading expository text: The challenges of secondary students with learning disabilities. NERA Journal, 38(2), 49-55.

Abadiano, H.R., & Turner, J. (2001). The reading-writing connection: Old questions, new directions. NERA Journal, 38(1).

Kurkjian, C., Siu-Runyan, Y. & Abadiano, H.R. (2001). DAP in bilingual Head Start classroom. In Gert Rijlaarsdam and Mary Kooy's (Eds.) L1-Educational Studies in Language and Literature, Volume 1. The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, ISSN 1567-6617.

Abadiano, H.R. (2001). Children with dyslexia: Research responds to frequently asked questions. NERA Journal, 37(3), pp. 41-45.

Abadiano, H.R., Kurkjian, C., & Abed, F. (2001). Preparing teachers in the new millennium: Teaching the language arts within new technologies. NERA Journal, 37(1),18-23.

Weiss, K.J., Abadiano, H.R., & Kurkjian, C. (2000). What’s your perspective?: A critical view of teachers’ multicultural agenda via levels of collaborative reflection. In Carl A. Grant's (Ed.) Creative Partnerships: Gateway to Embracing Diversity & Multiculturalism and Multicultural Education: Crossing Borders for Equity and Justice, selected papers from 1998 & 1999 annual conferences of the National Association for Multicultural Education. NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Association, Inc., Chapter 20, pp. 255-267.

Kurkjian, C., Abadiano, H.R., & Weiss, K.J. (1999). Electronic exchanges across campuses: Facilitating forums for concerns and issues surrounding selection and use of multicultural literature. In Carl A. Grant's (Ed.) Proceedings of the National Association for Multicultural Education. NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Association, Inc., Chapter 17, pp. 338-358.

Abadiano, H.R., & Kurkjian, C. (1997, 1998, & 1999). Let’s talk: A forum for multicultural literature - a regular column on issues and concerns surrounding selection and use of multicultural literature. CONNection, the official newsletter of the Connecticut Reading Association (CRA) published quarterly.

Weiss, K.J., Kurkjian, C., & Abadiano, H.R. (1998). E-mail User’s Guide for Electronic Exchanges Across Campuses. Rochester, NY: Nazareth College

Quinones, A., Abadiano, H.R., & Weiss, K.J. (1998). Handbook on Pilot Project Implementation for Reading Programs, 9-12. Hartford, CT: State of Connecticut Regional Vocational-Technical Schools System

Abadiano, H.R. (1997). Annotated reviews of Asian-American multicultural books for ages K-8. In The New Press Guide to Multicultural Resources for Young Readers. NY: The New Press.

Abadiano, H.R. (September, 1995). Cohesion strategies and genre in expository prose: An analysis of the writing of children of ethnolinguistic cultural groups. Pragmatics, a quarterly publication of the International Pragmatics Association (IPrA), 5(3), 299-324.

DeStefano, J.S., & Abadiano, H.R. (December, 1988). Evolving technology: "Pie in the sky?" Distance education technologies in adult literacy. In Adult Literacy, Vol. 2, #s 3&4, pp. 7-8.

 

EDITED JOURNALS

Abadiano, H.R. (Ed.), Turner, J., & Valerie, L. (Assoc. Eds.). (2011, spring). Theme: Continuity and the pendulum. New England Reading Association Journal (NERAJ), 46(2).

Abadiano, H.R. (Ed.), Turner, J., & Valerie, L. (Assoc. Eds.). (2010, fall). Theme: Children’s response to literature. New England Reading Association Journal (NERAJ), 46(1).

Abadiano, H.R. (Ed.), Turner, J., & Valerie, L. (Assoc. Eds.). (2010, spring). Theme: Engaging disengaged readers and writers. New England Reading Association Journal (NERAJ), 45(2).

Abadiano, H.R. (Ed.), Turner, J., & Valerie, L. (Assoc. Eds.). (2009, fall). Theme: Teachers as literacy leaders: Bringing about change in communities. New England Reading Association Journal (NERAJ), 45(1).

Abadiano, H.R. (Ed.), Turner, J., & Valerie, L. (Assoc. Eds.). (2009, spring). Theme: Differentiation of instruction. New England Reading Association Journal (NERAJ), 44(2).

Abadiano, H.R. (Ed.) (2005). The Dragon Lode: The Journal of the International Reading Association Reading and Children’s Literature Special Interest Group, 22(2). International Reading Association: Frontline Printers.

Abadiano, H.R. (Ed.) (2004). The Dragon Lode: The Journal of the International Reading Association Reading and Children’s Literature Special Interest Group, 22(1). International Reading Association: Frontline Printers.

Abadiano, H.R. (Ed.) (2004). The Dragon Lode: The Journal of the International Reading Association Reading and Children’s Literature Special Interest Group, 21(2). International Reading Association: Frontline Printers.

Abadiano, H.R. (Ed.) (2003). The Dragon Lode: The Journal of the International Reading Association Reading and Children’s Literature Special Interest Group, 21(1). International Reading Association: Frontline Printers.

Abadiano, H.R. (Ed.) (2003). The Dragon Lode: The Journal of the International Reading Association Reading and Children’s Literature Special Interest Group, 20(2). International Reading Association: Frontline Printers.

Abadiano, H.R. (Ed.) (2002). The Dragon Lode: The Journal of the International Reading Association Reading and Children’s Literature Special Interest Group, 20(1). International Reading Association: Frontline Printers.

Abadiano, H.R. (Ed.) (2002). The Dragon Lode: The Journal of the International Reading Association Reading and Children’s Literature Special Interest Group, 19(2). International Reading Association: Frontline Printers.

Abadiano, H.R. (Ed.) (2001). The Dragon Lode: The Journal of the International Reading Association Reading and Children’s Literature Special Interest Group, 19(1). International Reading Association: Frontline Printers.

Abadiano, H.R., & Kurkjian, C. (Eds.) (2000). The Dragon Lode: The Journal of the International Reading Association Reading and Children’s Literature Special Interest Group, 18(2). Published for the International Reading Association by Frontline Printers

Abadiano, H.R., & Kurkjian, C. (Eds.) (1999). The Dragon Lode: The Journal of the International Reading Association Reading and Children’s Literature Special Interest Group, 18(1). Published for the International Reading Association by Frontline Printers

Abadiano, H.R. (Associate Ed.) (1985-1987). CITE Newsletter-an international quarterly issue by the Committee on International Tele-Education (then based at Washington, D.C., later in England).

Abadiano, H.R. (Ed.) (1985-1988). The Graduate Voice-the official newsletter of the Council of Graduate Students, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

 

DOCUMENTS/REPORTS

2009-NCATE (National Council Accreditation of Teacher Education, Standard 4: Diversity

2009-IRA (International Reading Association) /SPA (Specialized Program Accreditation) Report (see National Recognition Report)

2003-IRA (International Reading Association)/SPA (Specialized Program Accreditation) Report

2008 & 2009 Department of Reading and Language Arts Annual Report

2008 & 2009 Department of Reading and Language Arts Assessment Report

  

BOOK PROSPECTUS UNDER REVISION

Title: Diagnosis of reading and language arts difficulties: A scaffold learning approach

Prospectus Content: Table of Contents, Preface, Chapter 1, Chapter 4

Co-Authors: Abadiano, H.R., Demos, E., Foshay, J., Turner, J., & Valerie, L.

Publisher: Allyn and Bacon

 

WORK CITED

1.    [CITATION] Cohesion strategies and genre in expository prose: An analysis of the writing of … HR Abadiano - Pragmatics, 1995 - INTERNATIONAL PRAGMATICS … Cited by 2 - Related articles - BL Direct

2.    [CITATION] Reading expository test: The challenges of students with learning disabilities H.R. Abadiano, J Turner - The NERA Journal, 2002

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3.    Cohesion in spoken and written dialogue: An investigation of cultural and textual … JS DeStefano, R Kantor - Linguistics and Education, 1988 - Elsevier... data. The authors also wish to thank Harold B. Pepinsky for his input during the project's inception. Assistance from Susan K. Villaume, Helen R. Abadiano, and Deborah L. Thompson throughout the project is also gratefully acknowledged. 105 ...

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4.    Building Reading Fluency in Elementary Science through Readers' Theatre - Find a copy @ CCSU L Kinniburgh, E Shaw - Science Activities: Classroom Projects and …, 2007 - Heldref Publications... 1 References Abadiano, HR, and J. Turner. 2005. Reading fluency: The road to developing efficient and effective readers. ... The literacy dictionary: The vocabulary of reading and writing. Newark, DE: International Reading Association. Moyer, R., L. Daniel, J. Hackett, P. Baptiste, P. Stryker, and J. ... Cited by 1 - Related articles - Read it at iCONN (EBSCO) - AONE Full Text @ iCONN

5.    Ming-Yueh Shen (2009). Reading-Writing Connection for EFL College Learners’ Literacy Development. The Asian EFL Journal Quarterly, 11(1), 87-106. Cited: Abadiano, H.R. & Turner, J.(2000). Reading–Writing Connections: Old Questions, New Directions. New England Reading Association Journal, 38(1): 44-48.

6.    Lisa C. Yamagata-Lynch.Using Activity Theory to Identify Contradictions and Tensions in Teacher Professional Development. Faculty Research and Creative Grant -Northern Illinois University. P.3.

Cited: Abadiano, H.R., & Turner, J. (2004). Professional staff development: What works? The NERA Journal, 40(2), 87-91.

7.    How Do the Instructional Strategies Support Learners, Including English Language Learners? In SUPPORTING RESEARCH :Strategies to Achieve Reading Success:A Research-based Reading Program.2009. P.7. Hawker Brownlow Education, Australia.

Retrieved on November 2, 2010 from  http://www.hbe.com.au/PUBLIC/HBEItemImages/PDF%20Library/CARSandSTARS/STARS%20Supporting%20Research.pdf

Cited: Abadiano, H.R., & Turner, J. (2003). The RAND report: Reading for understanding: Toward an R&D program in reading comprehension. New England Reading Association Journal, 39(2), 74–79.

8.    Katerin Berniz (2007). A tension for Spanish teachers’ professional development: “skills to carry out your job” or continuing “…personal cultural knowledge and attributes’’? International Education Journal, 2007, 8(2), 27-36. Cited: Abadiano, H.R., & Turner, J. (2004) Professional Staff Development: What Works?. New England Reading Association Journal, 40(2), 87-91.

9.    Tobin. R.(2005). Co-Teaching in Language Arts: Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities. Canadian Journal of Education, 28(4), p.787.

Cited: Abadiano, H.R., & Turner, J. (2004). Expanding the writing process to accommodate students with learning disabilities. The New England Reading Association Journal, 40(1), 75‐79.

10.  Mastering the art of teaching: Preparing proactive educators to improve the lives of all children. EDEC 332 Children’s Literature and Language Arts Methods. School of Education, PIEDMONT COLLEGE.

Cited: Abadiano, H.R., & Turner, J. (2003). Thinking it through: Re-examining our beliefs about assessment for diverse students. The New England Reading Association Journal, 39(1), 58-63.

Retrieved online  on November 3, 2010 from

http://cyrus.piedmont.edu/users/mmoremen/SOE_Website/Syllabi/Specific_Syllabi/EDEC%20332%20CLucado%20FA%2010.pdf 

11.  Laura Hassler Lang, Dawn M. Ossont, Gail Ogawa, Christine Johnson, Cheryl Nahmias and Alysia Roehrig-Bice , Shana Goldwyn and Amy Albee (2005). Using Data to Drive School and Classroom Decision-Making:Who has the Prerequisite Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes?  Paper presented at the UCEA 2005 Convention, November 10-13, 2005

Cited Abadiano, H.R., & Turner, J. (2003). The RAND report: Reading for understanding: Toward an R&D program in reading comprehension. New England Reading Association Journal, 39(2).

Retrieved online on November 3, 2010 from http://coe.ksu.edu/ucea/2005/LangUCEA2005.pdf

12.  Canucks Family Education Centre and the Community Action Program for Children Family Literacy Resources Bibliography: Abadiano, H.R., & Turner, J. (2003). Home-school partnerships: What works? The New England Reading Association Journal, 39(3), 58-62.

13.  Barbara Guzzetti. (2002). Literacy in America: An Encyclopedia of History, Theory and Practice. Kurkjian, C., Weiss, K.J., & Abadiano, H.R. (1998). Electronic exchanges across campuses: Facilitating forums for concerns and issues surrounding the selection and use of culturally conscious literature within a multicultural curriculum. In the 1997 Proceedings of the National Association of Multicultural Education, pp.338-358. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

 

AWARDS/GRANTS/HONORS

2008-CCSU Graduate Community of Scholars TRIBUTE

An award presented to the Department of Reading and Language Arts, School of Education and Professional Studies. (Department Chair)

 

2007-2008-Faculty Development Grant

Presentation at the 2007 National Reading Conference (NRC). A faculty development award presented to the Department of Reading and Language Arts. (Co-Author and Department Chair)

 

November 2, 2007-The International Reading Association (IRA) and the Connecticut Reading Association (CRA) Celebrate Literacy Award for Exemplary Service in the Promotion of Literacy

An award for outstanding service to the field of literacy in Connecticut as well as to the field of literacy at the national and international levels.

 

2006-2007 –Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant

Grant: The Leadership Academy in Middle School Science

Project Coordinator: PIMMS (Project to Increase Mastery of Mathematics and Science

Project Partners: New Britain Public Schools (NBCSD), Stratford Public Schools (SPS), Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), and Wesleyan University

 

Fall 2005-AAUP Minority Mentoring and Recruitment Grant

To participate in The Management Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration at Wellesley College, October 2005-April, 2006

 

Summer 2005-AAUP-CSU Summer Curriculum Grant

Project proposal: Developing an adult literacy program

Co-director: Elene Demos, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Reading and Language Arts

 

Fall 2004-AAUP-CSU University Research Grant

Research proposal: Part II: An investigation of K-3 curriculum, instruction, assessment and their impact on the development of habits of literacy among children of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds (Hartford Public Schools)

 

October 5, 2004- Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut, Inc.

Induction: Lifetime Ambassador of Literacy

 

Spring 2004-AAUP-CSU Sabbatical Research Grant

Sabbatical research proposal: Part I: Children in transition: Impact of curriculum, instruction, and assessment on habits of literacy among children of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds (Jamaican schools)

 

2002-2003-CCSU Strategic Planning Grant

Project proposal: Center for strategy instruction in reading (CSIR)

Co-directors: Gloria Marie Caliendo, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Modern Languages; Jesse Turner, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Reading and Language Arts; Joanne Walker, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Special Education Department

 

February 2002-Feature Article, CCSU Courier

Title: Helen Abadiano: Fusing energy, understanding, and learning

 

2000-2001-AAUP-CSU University Research Grant

Research proposal: Electronic peer coaching: Facilitating teachers’ professional growth and change in literacy instruction

Co-director: Catherine Kurkjian, Ed.D., Associate Professor, Department of Reading and Language Arts

 

2000-2001-AAUP-CSU Faculty Development Grant [awarded to the Department of Reading and Language Arts; Co-Author and Department Chair]

Faculty development proposal: Electronic peer mentoring: Facilitating professional support for full-time and part-time faculty

 

2000-2001-AAUP-CSU Curriculum Development Grant [awarded to the department of reading and language arts; Co-Author and Department Chair]

Curriculum development proposal: Preparing literacy teachers in the new millennium: Reconstructing the reading and language arts curriculum within new technologies

 

1997-1998-AAUP-CSU University Research Grant

Research proposal: Electronic exchanges across campuses: Facilitating forums for concerns and issues surrounding selection and use of multicultural literature

Co-director: Catherine Kurkjian, Ed.D., Associate Professor, Department of Reading and Language Arts

 

Spring 1997-BOT/AAUP-SEPS Faculty Reassigned Time

Research proposal: Systematic direct instruction, whole language, or both?: The facilitating effects of these approaches to teaching literacy on first-grade bilingual Latino/a children

 

Spring 1996-BOT/AAUP-SEPS Faculty Reassigned Time

Research proposal: Optimizing transitional opportunities between children’s oral and written language

 

1995-1996-AAUP-CSU University Research Grant

Research proposal: Parent/Caregiver literacy centers for urban African American and Puerto Rican cultural communities

Co-director: Carol Carter-Lowery, Ed.D., Professor, Department of Educational Leadership

 

Fall 1996-BOT/AAUP-SEPS Faculty Reassigned Time

Project proposal: Making connections: Utilizing primary caregivers as resources

 

1995-AAUP-CSU Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee Award

Project proposal: Oral composing: Art of folktelling, extemporizing, and improvising

 

1994-1995-Finalist, National Reading Conference (NRC) Student Outstanding Research Award

Research topic: An investigation of cohesion strategies in children's expository writing and their models for writing

 

1994-1995-Educational Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP)

A national networking of over 4,000 professionals in education, health and human services arenas that are committed to facing the pivotal changes of leadership today." EPFP is a part of the Institute for Educational Leadership, Inc. (IEL)

 

1994-1995-AAUP-CSU University Research Grant

Research proposal: Issues on literacy and ethnolinguisticity: An urban Puerto Rican child’s literacy learning experience

 

Fall 1994-BOT/AAUP-SEPS Faculty Reassigned Time

Project proposal: Issues on diversity: Impact on ethnolinguistic cultural group children

 

1994-USIA Faculty Development Award

A university affiliations grant between Central Connecticut State University, College of the Bahamas, and Sam Sharpe Teachers' College in Jamaica under the United States Information Agency (USIA) Agreement. June 20-July 2, 1994. Host: Sam Sharpe Teachers' College, St. James, Montego Bay, Jamaica

 

1993-1994-Project IMPACT, The Center for Educational Excellence

A project for the infusion of multicultural perspectives and approaches in college teaching

 

1993-AAUP-CSU Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee Award

Project proposal: A preliminary investigation of literacy learning practices that impact on fourth- through sixth-grade ethnolinguistic cultural group children’s writing

 

Fall 1992-BOT/AAUP-SEPS Faculty Reassigned Time

Dissertation: Cohesion strategies and genre in expository prose: A comparison between the writing of sixth grade children of ethnolinguistic cultural groups and their literacy materials

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES/SERVICES

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Mentor, STAR (Scholars of Color Transitioning into Academic Research Institutions) Mentoring Program of the Literacy Research Association (LRA), 2010

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Site Visiting Team, Cathedral School Accreditation Visit, NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.)/CAISA (Commission on American International Schools Abroad), April 2-8, 2011

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Board Member (2010-present). New Britain Grade-Level Reading Campaign. In partnership with the Annie E. Casey Grade Level Reading Campaign, the Connecticut Center for School Change, the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund, and the Connecticut Department of Education to ensure that all students in New Britain are reading at grade level by the end of grade 3.

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National Reading Conference (NRC) Connecticut Field Council Representative, 2009-present

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Professional Development Provider in Teaching Literacy, Preston Veterans Memorial School, Preston Public Schools, CT, 2010-present

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Site Visiting Team Chair, University of Hartford NCATE/State Accreditation Visit, State of Connecticut Department of Education, October 2010

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Site Visiting Team Chair, University of Connecticut (UCONN) NCATE/State Accreditation Visit, State of Connecticut Department of Education, April 2009

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Program Reviewer for the International Reading Association (IRA) in conjunction with the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), Spring Fall 2008 and Spring 2010 (The College of Saint Rose The Lally School of Education, Wagner College Teacher Education Preparation Unit, Mount Saint Mary College, Harding University Cannon-Clary College of Education, University of Arkansas at Little Rock College of Education, Concordia University Teacher Education, Pace University School of Education, Northern Illinois University Professional Education)

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Program Review Visiting Team, Eastern Connecticut State University, State of Connecticut Department of Education, November 2009

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Site Visiting Team Chair, Southern Connecticut State University Accreditation Visit, State of Connecticut Department of Education, April 2009

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Guest Reviewer, Book Bird: Journal of International Literature of the International Book Bureau for Youth (IBBY), 2009

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Consultant, Professional Development Program in Content Area Reading, Norwich Middle Schools, Norwich Public Schools, CT, 2008-2009

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Site Visiting Team Member, University of Rhode Island Program Approval Visit, State of Rhode Island Department of Education, March 9-12, 2008

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Consultant, Using Reading Workshop Model in Developing & Implementing a Learning Center, K-6, SAND Elementary School, Hartford Public Schools, CT, April-May 2008

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Site Visiting Team Chair, University of New Haven Accreditation Visit, State of Connecticut Department of Education, April 2007

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Consultant, Professional Development Program in Integrating Reading and Writing in Content Curriculum and Instruction, Weaver High School, Hartford Public Schools, CT, February-May 2007

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Site Visiting Team Member, Teach for America (TFA) Accreditation Visit, State of Connecticut Department of Education, November 5-8, 2006

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Steering Committee, LAMMS, 2006-2008

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External Peer Evaluator, Adelphi University Committee on Retention, Tenure and Promotion, October 2006

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Member, Literacy Hub, BMENA Literacy Editorial Review Board, 2007-present

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Consultant, Professional Development and Coaching to Bridgeport’s Lighthouse and Community-Based After-School Program Staff, Bridgeport, CT, March-May 2007

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Consultant, Support in Literacy Instruction and Assessment, SAND Elementary School, Hartford Public Schools, Hartford, CT, 2006-2007

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Site Visiting Team Chair, Quinnipiac University Accreditation Site Visit, State of Connecticut Department of Education, March 2006

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Consultant, 21st Century Learning Program K-12, CT, 2006-2007

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Site Visiting Team Chair, University of Bridgeport Accreditation Visit, State of Connecticut Department of Education, August 2006

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Site Visiting Team Chair, Saint Joseph College/CTSDOE Accreditation Site Visit, State of Connecticut Department of Education, March 13-16, 2006

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Consultant, Development and Implementation of a Multicultural/Diversity Interdistrict Program, a collaborative grant project between Weaver High School and Newington High School, CT, October 2005-March 2006

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Peer Review Committee Member, Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program, United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, International Institute of the Graduate School, USDA, November 13, 2004

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Consultant, Interdisciplinary Reading-Writing Connections, Weaver High School, Hartford, CT, July 2005

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Site Visiting Team Chair, Albertus Magnus College Accreditation Site Visit, State of Connecticut Department of Education, November 2004

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Key Person, The World Café: And How Are the Children: New Britain Community’s Call to Action, October 25, 2004

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Ambassador of Literacy (inducted October 5, 2004). Lifetime membership, Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut, Inc.

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President (2002-2004), Vice-President (2000-2001), and Executive Board Member (since 1998). Literacy Volunteers of America-New Britain/Bristol (LVA-NB/B).

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Executive Board Member (1996-2005). African Americans in Higher Education in Connecticut (AAHEC), CT

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Faculty Team Member/Literacy Consultant, Developing Four-Year Degree Program in Teacher Education at Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College, Montego Bay, Jamaica (2002-present)

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Executive Board Member (1994-2003). New Britain Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc. (OIC)

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Appointed NRC Standing Committee Member (1998-2002). National Reading Conference (NRC) Multicultural and Diversity Issues Committee

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Program Evaluator (2002). Language Arts Pre-K-12 (2002). An Evaluation of Language Arts Curriculum, Pre-K-12 in Mansfield Public Schools, Ashford Public Schools, and Willington Public Schools, CT. Co-evaluator: Jesse Turner, PhD., Associate Professor, Department of Reading and Language Arts

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Leadership Team (May 2002). Interview for position of principal at Pulaski Middle School, New Britain Public Schools, CT

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Executive Board Member (1998-2001). International Reading Association Special Interest Group in Children’s Literature and Reading

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Executive Board Member (1999-2004). New Britain Alliance for Youth, New Britain, CT

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Leadership Team (November 2001). Interview for position of principal at DiLoreto Elementary School, New Britain Public Schools, CT

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Advisory Board Member (1994-2000). The Consolidated School District of New Britain Magnet Schools

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Executive Board Member (1997-2000). Connecticut National Association for Multicultural Education (CT-NAME)

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Consultant (1996-2001). Regional Vocational-Technical Schools System (RVTSS) reading programs across Connecticut

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Assessment Consultant (2001-2002). Assessment alternatives for diverse classrooms, Weaver High School, Hartford, CT

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Conference proposal reviewer

National Reading Conference (NRC)

National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)

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Membership in Professional Organizations

Connecticut Association for Reading Research (CARR)

Connecticut Reading Association (CRA)

Founding member, Delta Phi Beta Society for International Scholars

The Ohio State University Chapter

Golden Key Honors Society, The Ohio State University Chapter

International Pragmatics Association (IPrA)

International Reading Association (IRA)

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)

National Reading Conference (NRC)

New England Reading Association (NERA)

Phi Delta Kappa, CCSU Chapter

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Textbook Reviewer

Lenski, S. & Nierstheimer, S. (c2004). Becoming a teacher of reading: A developmental approach, 1/e. Merrill Prentice Hall

Reutzel, D.R. & Cooter, R.B., Jr. (c2004). Teaching children to read: Putting the pieces together. Merrill Prentice Hall

Tompkins, G. (c2004) Language arts: Content and teaching strategies, Fourth edition. Merrill Prentice Hall

Combs, M. (c2003). Readers and writers in the middle grades, 2/e. Merrill Prentice Hall

Finders & Hynds (c2001). Teaching and learning with middle schoolers.

OH: Merrill Prentice Hall

Rudman, M.K. & Carlisle, L. (c2000). Children’s literature: An issues approach, fourth edition. New York: Longman Publishers USA

Bromley, K.D. (c1999). Language arts: Exploring connections, third edition.

MA: Allyn & Bacon

Rudman, M.K. (c1995). Children’s literature: An issues approach, third edition.

New York: Longman Publishers USA

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Prospectus Reviewer

Language arts: Expanding the possibilities. (1999). Prentice Hall

Cramer, R. (1998). Writing with children: Process, product, procedure. Addison Wesley Longman

Pappas, C., Kiefer, B. & Levstik, L. (1998). An integrated language perspective in the elementary school, Third edition. Addison Wesley Longman

Popkin-Mach, S. (1996). Composing our schools: Writing theories, issues, and practices for teachers in elementary English/Language arts education. Allyn & Bacon

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Program pilot implementation and evaluation, EDUBASE (1999). An online compilation of print and electronic sources of information about early literacy.

NY: Houghton Mifflin Company

 

INTERNATIONAL/NATIONAL/

REGIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Abadiano, H.R., Turner, J., & Valerie, L.M. (2010, September 23-24). How to get published. Reading Renaissance, 61st Annual Reading Conference of the New England Reading Association, Warwick, RI

Abadiano, H.R. (2009, November 10). Keynote Address: Women and Literacy. "Women’s Literacy Tea" by Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut, New Britain, CT

Abadiano, H.R., Turner, J., & Valerie, L.M. (September 23-25, 2009). Hooking up with authors and reviewers. 62nd Annual Reading Conference of the New England Reading Association, Nashua, NH

Abadiano, H.R., Gascon, D.C., & Weiss, K.J. (2008, September 25-26). Using poetry to enhance reader response to multicultural children’s and young adult literature: An interactive scaffolding session. 60th Annual Reading Conference of the New England Reading Association, Springfield, MA

Abadiano, H.R.(2007, September). Panel Member: Hot topics in literacy education: A cross-state forum for those involved in Higher Education and the State Department of Education. 59th Annual Conference of the New England Reading Association, NH

Abadiano, H.R., & Kurkjian, C. (2007, November 1-2). A dragon lode of books for a global society, 56th Annual Conference of the Connecticut Reading Association (CRA), Cromwell, CT

Abadiano, H.R., Carter-Lowery, C., Lindgren, R., Lisi, P., Sogunro, O., & Walden, C. (2006, June 22-25). Assessment of participants’ satisfaction with CCSU programs in the Caribbean: Master’s degrees in educational leadership and reading and language arts for Jamaican educators and school administrators. Montego Bay, Jamaica

Abadiano, H.R., & Kurkjian, C. (2005, May). Editorial panel. 50th Annual Conference of the International Reading Association, San Antonio, TX

Abadiano, H.R. (2004, November 4-5). Grand conversations: Issues and concerns surrounding the use of multicultural literature in the classroom. 53rd Annual Conference of the Connecticut Reading Association, Cromwell, CT

Abadiano, H.R. (2004, August 19). Keynote Address: Teacher education and national development: Redefining our philosophy. Joint Board of Teacher Education’s Annual Professional Development Conference, Kingston, Jamaica

Abadiano, H.R., Carter-Lowery, C., Lisi, P., Rigazio-Digilio, A., Segunro, O., & Walden, C. (2004, June 25-June 30). Internationalizing leadership education in the Caribbean: Critical reflection on Central Connecticut State University’s experience in Jamaica. Eleventh International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning, Havana, Cuba

Abadiano, H.R., & Kurkjian, C. (2003, October 23-25). 2003 IRA notable books.

55th Annual Conference of the New England Reading Association, Nashua, NH

Abadiano, H.R., & Kurkjian, C. (2001, July 4-8). Computer-based text analysis: An alternative to quantitative discourse analysis? The Eighth International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning, Anargyrios & Korgialenios School of Spetses, Greece

Abadiano, H.R. (2001, May 1-5). Introduced Eloise Greenfield (Winner of the 1997 Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children), "The sound of poetry", and Alice Schertle, "Poetry: That crafty business". Institute 11: For the Love of Poetry and All That Jazz, 46th Annual Convention of the International Reading Association (IRA), New Orleans, LA

Abadiano, H.R., Kurkjian, C. & Weiss, K.J. (2000, November 29-December 2). Computer-based text analysis: Its potential as a medium for exploring aesthetic and efferent reader response. National Reading Conference (NRC), Scottsdale, AZ

Abadiano, H.R. & Kurkjian, C. (2000, October 7). Dragon lode of books: Presenting IRA’s 1999 notable books for a global society. New England Reading Association (NERA), Portland, ME

Abadiano, H.R. & Kurkjian, C. (2000, April 30-May 5). Journey: First year as editors. 45th Annual Convention of the International Reading Association (IRA), Indianapolis, IN

Abadiano, H.R., & Quiñones, A. (1999, November). Role of intervention in teachers’ development of a multicultural agenda. 9th Annual "International" Conference of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME), San Diego, CA

Abadiano, H.R., & Kurkjian, C. (October 21, 1999). Dragon lode of books: Presenting IRA’s 1998 notable books for a global society. New England Reading Association (NERA), Andover, MA

Abadiano, H.R., & Kurkjian, C. & Weiss, K.J. (1998, December 2-5). I didn’t know THAT was multicultural children’s literature! National Reading Conference (NRC), Austin, TX

Abadiano, H.R., & Kurkjian, C. & Weiss, K.J. (1998, October 7-11). What’s your perspective?: A critical view of teachers’ multicultural agenda via levels of collaborative reflection. 8th Annual "International" Conference of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME), St. Louis, MO

Abadiano, H.R., & Kurkjian, C. & Weiss, K.J. (1998, August 5-7). Electronic exchanges across campuses: Facilitating forums for concerns and issues surrounding selection and use of multicultural literature. NCTE Third International Conference for Global Conversations on Language and Literacy, Bordeaux, France

Abadiano, H.R., Kurkjian, C., & Weiss, K.J. (1997, December 3-6). Dialoguing across campuses: Moral and ethical issues in selecting and using children’s literature. National Reading Conference (NRC), Scottsdale, AZ

Abadiano, H.R., Kurkjian, C., & Weiss, K.J. (1997, October 29-November 2). Electronic exchanges across campuses: Facilitating forums for concerns and issues surrounding selection and use of culturally conscious literature within a multicultural education curriculum. 7th Annual "International" Conference of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME), Albuquerque, NM

Abadiano, H.R. (Chair). (1997, October 22). Paper session: Language arts and literacy. Eighth Annual Northeastern Educational Research Association (NERA), Ellenville, NY

Abadiano, H.R., & Kurkjian, C. (1998, October 23-25). Dragon lode of books: Presenting IRA’s 1997 notable books for a global society. 49th Annual Conference of the New England Reading Association (NERA), Hartford, CT

Abadiano, H.R., & Kurkjian, C. (1998, October 17). A dragon lode of multicultural books: 1998 notable books for a global society. Connecticut Reading Association (CRA) Fall Conference, Waterbury, CT

Abadiano, H.R. (Presider). (1997, October 23-25). Workshop session: Best books of the year for kids 9-14 (Presentor: Sayra B. Poole). 49th Annual Conference of the New England Reading Association (NERA), Hartford, CT

Abadiano, H.R., & Lizano-DiMare, M. (1997, May 9-12). A reflective look into an elementary school initiation process to the professional development school network (PDS) The Second New England Conference on Professional Development Schools, Worcester, MA

Abadiano, H.R. (1997, May 4-9). Issues on ethnolinguisticity: The urban Puerto Rican children’s literacy learning experiences. 42nd Annual Convention of the International Reading Association (IRA), Atlanta, GA

Abadiano, H.R. (1997, April 9-12). Bilingual children’s cohesion strategies in expository writing. International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB), Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Abadiano, H.R. (1996, December 4-7). Profile of language arts teachers in the state of Connecticut. National Reading Conference (NRC), Charleston, SC

Abadiano, H.R., & Kurkjian, C. (1996, December 4-7). Developmentally appropriate literacy practice of a head start teacher. National Reading Conference (NRC), Charleston, SC.

Abadiano, H.R., & Kurkjian, C. (1996, November 14-16). Dragon Lode of books: Presenting IRA's 1996 notable books for a global society. New England Reading Association Conference (NERA), Providence, RI

Abadiano, H.R. (1996, July 4-9). Cohesion strategies and genre in expository prose: An analysis of the writing of children of ethnolinguistic cultural groups, 5th International Pragmatics Conference (IPrA), Mexico City, Mexico

Abadiano, H.R., & Carter-Lowery, C. (1996, April 22). Parent/Caregiver literacy centers for urban African American and Puerto Rican cultural communities. AAUP Faculty Every Monday, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

Abadiano, H.R. (1996, April 10). Issues on literacy and ethnolinguisticity: An urban Puerto Rican child’s literacy learning experiences. Phi Delta Kappa Annual Education Research Meeting, Central Connecticut State University Chapter, New Britain, CT

Abadiano, H.R. (1994, November 30-December 3). An investigation of cohesion strategies in children's expository writing and their models for writing, National Reading Conference (NRC), San Diego, CA

Abadiano, H.R., Apthorp, H., Carter-Lowery, C., Johnson, T., Jones, C., & Springer, G. (1994, November 3-6). A school, community, and university partnership. 21st Annual Conference and Exhibit of the National Middle School Association (NMSA), Cincinnati, OH

Abadiano, H.R. (1994, April 20-22). Issues on ethnolinguisticity and literacy: Bridging the gap. New England Educational Research Organization, Inc. (NEERO) Conference, Rockport, ME

 

Papers Accepted for Presentation

at National/International Conferences*

[*Unable to attend due to insufficient funds.]

Abadiano, H.R., Demos, E.,Turner, J., & Valerie, L. (2010, July). Learning beyond individual boundary: A dialogic approach to literacy coaching. 23rd IRA World Congress on Reading in Auckland, New Zealand

Abadiano, H.R., Kurkjian, C., & Murratti, E. (2009, August). Stranger in a strange land: Teacher and student responses to literature cyberlessons. 19th Biennial IRSCL Congress, Frankfurt, Germany

Valerie, L., Abadiano, H.R., & Kurkjian, C. (2009, July). Impact of on-line writing groups. 16th European Conference on Reading, Braga, Portugal

Abadiano, H.R., Kurkjian, C., & Weiss, K.J. (July 19-22, 2007). The interface of discourse and the affective and effective contexts for interaction. 10th Annual Conference of the International Pragmatics Association, Göteborg, Sweden

Abadiano, H.R., & Sogunro, O. (2007, June). Home-abroad connections: Impact of program on curriculum and instruction at home. The Fourteenth International Conference on Learning, Johannesburg, South Africa

Abadiano, H.R.,Carter-Lowery, C., Lisi, P., Rigazio-Digilio, A. & Sogunro, O., & Walden, C. (July 11-14 2005). Issues in programs for developing educational leaders. The Twelfth International Conference on Learning, Granada, Spain

Abadiano, H.R., Kurkjian, C., & Weiss, K.J. (2002, August). E-mail collaborative: A forum for preparing teachers to use multicultural literature in classrooms. 19th World Congress of Reading, Edinburgh, Scotland

Abadiano, H.R., Kurkjian, C., & Weiss, K.J. (December 5-8, 2001). Computer-based text analysis of semantic characteristics in aesthetic and efferent reader response. National Reading Conference (NRC), San Antonio, TX.

Abadiano, H.R., Kurkjian, C. & Weiss, K.J. (July 9-14, 2000). Computer-based text analysis: Bridging the gap between qualitative and quantitative discourse analysis. International Pragmatics Conference (IprA), Budapest, Hungary

Abadiano, H.R., Kurkjian, C., & Weiss, K.J. (August 1-5, 2000). Teachers as readers: Where are they in the reader response continuum? Fourth International Conference for Global Conversations on Language and Literacy, Utrecht, The Netherlands

 

Professional Development Presentations

in the State of Connecticut

Abadiano, H.R. & Kara-Soteriou, J. (2010, December 14). Shared reading instruction and guided reading groups by grade level. A faculty development series for K-2 teachers at Preston Veterans Memorial School, Preston Public Schools, CT

Abadiano, H.R. & Kara-Soteriou, J. (2010, November 16). Guided reading instruction. A faculty development series for K-2 teachers at Preston Veterans Memorial School, Preston Public Schools, CT

Abadiano, H.R. (Spring 2009, Fall 2008, Spring 2008, Fall 2007). Reaching out: Bridging multicultural bridges. Emergency Medical Services Instructor Training, EMS Educational Seminar Foundation, Inc., CT

Abadiano, H.R., & Turner, J. (2008, September). Perspectives on plight of literacy and literacy education in Connecticut. Catalyst Fund, Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, Plainville, CT

Abadiano, H.R. (2005, September-December). Professional staff training in literacy. A professional staff development program for the grantees of the 21st Century Community Learning Program

Abadiano, H.R. (2005, July). Professional staff development: Interdisciplinary reading-writing connection strategies. A faculty development series for Weaver High School, CT

Abadiano, H.R. (2005, April-June). Professional staff development: Critical reading strategies. A faculty development series for Weaver High School, CT

Abadiano, H.R. (November 6, 2003). Workshop session: Teaching literacy: What’s best for our children? A faculty development program for the Jumoke Charter School, K-6, Hartford, CT

Abadiano, H.R. (August 27, 2003). Workshop session: Four Blocks instructional model. A faculty development program for Griswold School District, K-5, Griswold, CT

Abadiano, H.R. (November 15, 2002). Workshop on portfolio assessment: Where do we go from here? A faculty development program for teachers of world languages in the Hartford Public School System, CT

Abadiano, H.R. (October 30, 2002). Workshop session: Instructional strategies for second language learners in content area reading. A faculty development program for bilingual/ESL teachers in the Hartford Public School System, CT

Abadiano, H.R., & Turner, J. (October 8 & November 6, 2001). Workshop session: Instructional strategies in content area reading, 6-8. A faculty development program for Newtown Middle School, Newtown, CT

Abadiano, H.R. (April 5, 2001). Alternative assessments for diverse classrooms-Part 2. A faculty development program for Weaver High School, Hartford, CT

Abadiano, H.R. (February 27, 2001). Alternative assessments for diverse classrooms-Part 1. A faculty development program for Weaver High School, Hartford, CT

Abadiano, H.R. (April 14, 1998). Organizing and managing an integrated language arts classroom for flexible grouping-Part 2. A faculty development program for Hooker Elementary School, New Haven, CT

Abadiano, H.R. (March 18, 1998). Organizing and managing an integrated language arts classroom for flexible grouping-Part 1. A faculty development program for Worthington Hooker Elementary School, New Haven, CT

Abadiano, H.R., & Kurkjian, C. (March 12, 1998). What is the main idea?: Strategies that lead K-6 students get the "gist" of a passage. A faculty development program for Clarence Barbour Elementary School, Hartford, CT

Abadiano, H.R. & Kurkjian, C. (February 11, 1998). Developing and enhancing children’s sequencing strategies, K-6. A faculty development program for Clarence Barbour Elementary School, Hartford, CT

Abadiano, H.R. (November 20, 1997). Engage, Read-Respond, and Reflect (ER2): A literacy framework for at-risk student learners. A faculty development program for Clarence Barbour Elementary School, Hartford, CT

Abadiano, H.R., & Kurkjian, C. (November 17, 1997). Electronic exchanges across campuses: Its potential as a forum for issues and concerns. AAUP Faculty Every Monday, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

Abadiano, H.R. (October 15, 1997). Developing frameworks for a multicultural teacher education program. A faculty development program for the department of teacher education, University of Bridgeport, CT

Abadiano, H.R. (September 11, 1997). Degrees of reading power (DRP) tests: Administration and scoring, reporting and using test results. A faculty development program for Clarence Barbour Elementary School, Hartford, CT

Abadiano, H.R., & Ferrara, M. (January 29, 1997). Integrating thematic units across content areas-Part 2. A faculty development program for Slade Middle School, New Britain, CT

Abadiano, H.R., & Ferrara, M. (December 11, 1996). Integrating thematic units across content areas-Part 1. A faculty development program for Slade Middle School, New Britain, CT

Abadiano, H.R. (November 5, 1996). Portfolio assessment. A faculty development program for Bristol Public School, Bristol Eastern High School, CT

Abadiano, H.R., Kurkjian, C., & Truscott, D. (February 29, 1996). Flexible grouping in an integrated language arts classroom-Part 3. A faculty development program for the Newington Public Schools (K-4), CT.

Abadiano, H.R., Kurkjian, C., & Truscott, D. (February 15, 1996). Flexible grouping in an integrated language arts classroom-Part 2. A faculty development program for the Newington Public Schools (K-4), CT

Abadiano, H.R., Kurkjian, C. & Truscott, D. (February 1, 1996). Flexible grouping in an integrated language arts classroom-Part 1. A faculty development program for the Newington Public Schools (K-4), CT

Abadiano, H.R. (August 5-7, 1996). Orchestrating an integrated language arts curriculum perspective. A 3-day faculty development program for New Britain Magnet Schools, K-5, New Britain, CT

Abadiano, H.R., & Lisi, P. (July 1-3, 1996). Building a curriculum that is multicultural: Developing frameworks for selection of literature in English classrooms. A 3-day faculty development program for Greenwich Public School Middle and High School teachers, Greenwich, CT

Abadiano, H.R. (August 29, 1995). Using tradebooks with basals. A faculty development program for Bristol Public School System K-5 Teachers of Bristol Public Schools, CT

Abadiano, H.R. (August 28, 1995). Flexible grouping in teaching language arts. A faculty development program for Bristol Public School System K-5 Teachers of Bristol Public Schools, CT

Abadiano, H.R., & Truscott, D. (October 7, 1994). Interactive strategies to support and enhance constructed meaning. A faculty development program for the K-2 teachers of Meriden Public Schools, CT

Abadiano, H.R. (August 30, 1994). Portfolio assessment for middle and high school (focusing on the writing process). A faculty development program for the Bristol School District, CT

 

SERVICE TO UNIVERSITY,

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES,

AND DEPARTMENT OF READING

AND LANGUAGE ARTS

Central Connecticut State University (CCSU)

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University Committees:

Advisory Committee for CSU Professorship, 2009-present

University Diversity Committee Task Force on Improving Student Support Mechanism, Spring 2009

Internationalization Laboratory, Spring 2009-present

AAUP Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee, 2006-2009

NEASC Standard 7 Committee: Library and Other Information Resources,

2008-2009

Search Committee for Director of Center for International Education (CIE), 2003

President's Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, 2001

Student Affairs Committee, 1997–2001 (Served as Chair, 1998-2000)

Strategic Planning Project Grants Program Committee, 2006

Improve Student Selectivity and Preparedness, Fall 2001

Summer Curriculum Grants Committee, 1997 &1998

Faculty Development Grants Committee, 1998 &1999

Part-time Faculty Development Grants Committee, 1998, 1999 & 2000

Committee on the Concerns of Women, 1996 - 2000

Ruthe Boyea Scholarship Committee, 1997

CCW Professional Development Committee, 1997

CCSU Alumni Association Teacher of the Year Award Committee, 1996-2005

University Faculty Senate Steering Committee, 1995- 2004

University Faculty Colloquia, 2000-2001

University Faculty Senate ad hoc committee on the revision of department chairperson selection policy (FS-95-8-B) (proposed revision approved), 1995

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Vice-President, University Faculty Senate, 2000-2004

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Executive Board Member, University/Community Women’s Forum, 2003-2004; Member, 2002-2003

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Strategic Enrollment Management Team Member, Finance & Facilities, 2004

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Participant, New Student Orientation Program Session: T’was the Night Before Classes, September 1, 1997

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Participant, Spring semester 1997 enrollment initiative. Contacting prospective first-year students as part of CCSU’s recruitment effort

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Team Member, Trust House (Hartford)-Central Connecticut State University Collaborative Effort. Coordinator: Antonia Moran, PhD., Professor, Department of Political Science, 1997

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Participant, High Impact Planning: Brainstorming for Change. Coordinator: Saul Sibirsky, Special Counsel to the President for Hispanic Affairs, 1996-1997

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Participant, The Metropolitan Studies Group/Connecticut Institute for Municipal Studies (CIMS), 1995-1996

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Member, Latino Association Student Organization (LASO), 1992-1999

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Member, CCSU National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 1992-1999

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Presenter, Faculty Forum to Celebrate Central Connecticut State University Anniversary, Summer 1993

   

School of Education and Professional Studies

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Writer, NCATE Institutional Report: Standard 4-Diversity. Part of the Institutional Report of the School of Education and Professional Studies Submitted for NCATE Accreditation, Fall 2009

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Coordinator, Self-Study and Review of Current Status of Diversity and Equity Efforts in the School of Education and Professional Studies, 2009; member, 2010

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Program Coordinator, Master’s Degree in reading and language arts in Jamaica. A cohort program as part of partnership between the School of Education and Professional Studies and Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College in Montego Bay and MICO Teachers’ College in Kingston, Jamaica, 2005-present

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Senate Representative, Council of Chairs, 2001-2010

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School of Education and Professional Studies (SEPS) Committees:

SEPS Dean’s Diversity Committee, Spring 2009-present

Council of Chairs Strategic Planning Sub-Committee, 2004-2006

Council of Chairs, 2001-present

NCATE Steering Committee, 2001-2010

PDS Coordinating Committee, 2000-2005

BOT/AAUP-School of Education and Professional Studies Faculty Reassigned Time, Spring 2001

Promotion and Tenure Committee, Department of Educational Leadership, Spring 2001

Educational Technology Faculty Search Committee, Spring 2001

Dean, School of Education and Professional Studies, Search Committee, 2000

Chair, The Delta Gamma Society’s Vera Butler Award Committee, 2000

Ed.D. Educational Leadership Planning Committee, 1998

Associate Dean, School of Education and Professional Studies, Search Committee, 1998

Early Childhood/Elementary Education (Teacher Education) Faculty Search Committee, Spring 1997

Committee on Developing the Post-Baccalaureate in Urban Strand Elementary Education (with UNITE group), 1995

Alumni Foundations School of Education Scholarship Committee, 1993–1997 (Served as Chair, 1996-2001)

Academic Counseling Search Committee, Spring 1995

ESL/Bilingual Search Committee, Spring 1994

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Dissertation Committee Member: How Do Collaborative Grade Level Teams Impact Student Performance? Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, School of Education and Professional Studies, Central Connecticut State University, 2009 (Carol Wright)

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Core Faculty, Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, 2001

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Dissertation Committee Member: Examining the Effects of Professional Development on Teacher Educators’ Attitudes Towards Classroom Computer Technology, Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, School of Education and Professional Studies, Central Connecticut State University, 2006 (Asburn Pinnock)

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Advisory Board Member, Internationalization of Programs in Educational Leadership, 2009-present

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Member, SEPS-GC (then NEW), 1992-present

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Advisory Board Member, Center for Multicultural Research and Education, 2002-present

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Coordinator and Mentor, Diversity in Teaching Network (DITN), School of Education and Professional Studies, 1999-2002

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Coordinator, Partnership with Sedgwick Middle School on Student Mentoring Program, West Hartford, CT, 2001-2002

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Coordinator and Mentor, Dean’s Leadership Institute (DLI), School of Education and Professional Studies, 1996-2000

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University Facilitator, Professional Development Schools (PDS) Network at Silver Lane Elementary School, East Hartford, CT (1998-2000); Clarence Barbour Elementary School, Hartford, CT (1995-1998); and Slade Middle School, New Britain, CT (1994-1995)

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Faculty, Jamaica Master's Degree Program in Educational Leadership, 2000-present

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A partnership between the Jamaican Ministry of Education and the Department of Educational Leadership, School of Education and Professional Studies. Course taught: RDG 586-Literacy Instruction for Diverse Population I

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Member, CCSU Diversity Resource Group, Center for Multicultural Research and Education, 1997-present

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Co-developer, project proposal on Student to Teacher Project, submitted to the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) for review, Fall 1996

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Co-developer, Institute on Culture and classrooms: An institute on cultural diversity, Summer 1995

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Institute faculty, Communication and collaboration for literacy: An institute on school and parent models, Summer 1995

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Participant, Redesign Retreat sponsored by the Department of Teacher Education, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., February 9, 1996

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Co-Chair, Early Childhood Magnet School Professional Development Planning Team, Literacy and Multiple Languages, 1995

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Mentor, A Work Study Project for Minority Students in Education (WSPSE), School of Education and Professional Studies, 1993-1994

A minority student is assigned to work with a faculty mentor seven hours a week during which period the faculty monitors the academic progress of the student, and supports and assists him[her] in coping with the demands of the academic program.

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Participant, Teacher Redesign Workshop, School of Education and Professional Studies, May 23 - 24, 1994

       

Department of Reading and Language Arts

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Department Chair, beginning September 1, 2001-present

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Co-author, DEC (Department Evaluation Committee) Guidelines for Renewal, Tenure, and Promotion

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Writer, IRA/SPA Report. Submitted for NCATE/IRA Accreditation, January 2009 (Nationally Recognized)

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Writer, Program Report. Submitted to the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) for Accreditation of the Master’s of Arts in Reading and Language Arts Program in Jamaica, 2007 (Granted accreditation September 2008).

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Program Coordinator, Master’s Degree in Reading and Language Arts in Jamaica. A cohort program as part of partnership between the School of Education and Professional Studies and Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College in Montego Bay and MICO Teachers’ College in Kingston, Jamaica, 2005-present

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Program Coordinator, East Hartford Cohort, Master’s Degree certification in reading and language arts, 2009-present

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Co-Administrator, Literacy Essentials Conference Website at <www.reading.ccsu.edu/LiteracyEssentialsConference/default.htm >

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Member, Department Evaluation Committee (DEC), 1999-present

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Faculty Peer-Mentor, Department of Reading and Language Arts

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Advisory Board Member, Reading and Language Arts

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Program Coordinator, Suffield Cohort, Master’s Degree certification in reading and language arts, Summer 2003

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Writer, Program Review and Folio submitted for 2003 NCATE Accreditation, 2002-2003 (Passed NCATE Accreditation)

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Coordinator, Review and redesign of graduate programs in reading and language arts to meet NCATE accreditation requirements and CT State certification regulations, 2001-2003 (granted accreditation 2003-2010)

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Administrator, Reading and Language Arts Department Website at <www.reading.ccsu.edu>

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Advisory Board Member, The Literacy Looking Glass, an on-line journal by graduate students in reading and language arts at CCSU at <www.reading.ccsu.edu/TLL-G/>

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Coordinator, Presentation of Children’s literature in the Philippines: A bilingual experience (October 10, 2002) by Dr. Lina Diaz de Rivera, Fulbright Visiting Professor at University of Texas, San Antonio. Sponsored by the Department of Reading and Language Arts and Phi Delta Kappa, CCSU Chapter

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Graduate student advising (approximately 55+ students)

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Faculty & Assessment Coordinator, Project COHORT-a federally funded grant under Title VII aimed at training bilingual/ESL teachers in Waterbury, CT to become certified in reading. Sub-contract awarded to the Department of Reading and Language Arts, 2001-2003. Program Director: Barry A. Davies, Ed.D., Associate Professor, Department of Reading and Language Arts

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Authored and participated in the implementation of the following grants:

AAUP-CSU Faculty Development Grant, 2000-2001 [awarded]

AAUP-CSU Summer Curriculum Grant, 2000-2001 [awarded]

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Authored an AAUP-CSU Faculty Development Grant, 2001-2002 [not awarded]

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Department Evaluation Committee (DEC), 1998-present (with exception of my promotion evaluation year, 2003)

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Faculty Search Committee, 1995-2005

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Designed and implemented two graduate courses:

RDG 586 -Literacy Instruction for Diverse Population I (3 credits)

RDG 686 -Literacy Instruction for Diverse Population II (3 credits)

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Reviewed and redesigned undergraduate and graduate courses in reading and language arts for 1995 NCATE accreditation

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Developed undergraduate courses in reading and language arts for the redesigned Teacher Education program (with Patti Lynn O’Brien, PhD., Professor, Department of Reading and Language Arts)

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Review and formulate questions for the master’s comprehensive examinations in reading and language arts, ongoing

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Proctor and evaluate department master’s comprehensive examinations, ongoing

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Department representative/liaison to University committees:

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University Faculty Senate, 1995-2000

CCSU-AAUP liaison, 1993-2005

Library liaison, 1993-1995

Alternate: University Faculty Senate Committee, 1993-1994

Graduate Studies Committee, 1993-1995

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Attendance and participation in faculty retreats and department meetings