Department Publications, News, and Recognitions
The First Annual Virtual Kutztown University-District Partnership Joint Conference on English Learner Education
Dr. Brenda Muzeta is co-hosting this conference on ESL education with Dr. Carissa Pokorny-Golden on May 29, 2021. See the conference program here.
"Sistering, Daughtering, and Mothering: How a Black Woman's Virtual Literature Circle Helps Me Survive a Global Pandemic"
Dr. Amber Pabon presented "Sistering, Daughtering, and Mothering: How a Black Woman's Virtual Literature Circle Helps Me Survive a Global Pandemic" as part of Kutztown University's Frederick Douglass Discussion Series on March 30, 2021.
"From the Soil to the Sun to the Schoolhouse: A Black Woman Educator’s Process of Learning Her Life History through Critical Ethnoquilting"
Dr. Amber Pabon was invited to speak on behalf of Alvernia University's SEARCH - For Social Justice Everywhere speaker series. Dr. Pabon presented, "From the Soil to the Sun to the Schoolhouse: A Black Woman Educator’s Process of Learning Her Life History through Critical Ethnoquilting" on October 22, 2020.
"Experiences Teaching During Covid: A Q&A Session with In-Service Teachers"
Secondary Education Mathematics students of The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) affiliate of KU hosted "Experiences Teaching During Covid: A Q&A Session with In-Service Teachers" on October 26, 2020. This live Zoom session featured teachers from Central Columbia High School, Kutztown Area Middle School, and Oley Valley Elementary school.
2019 Chambliss Faculty Research Award & Presentation
Dr. Mark Wolfmeyer received the 2019 Chambliss Faculty Research Award as recognition for exceptional work. Dr. Wolfmeyer presented his lecture, "The Politics of Mathematics Education," on Wednesday, Oct. 7 to Kutztown University and the public.
"(Re) Conceptualizing Transnational Identities: Language and Culture in Zambia"
Dr. Brenda Muzeta presented "(Re) Conceptualizing Transnational Identities: Language and Culture in Zambia" September 30, 2020. The presentation was hosted by the KU Frederick Douglass Institute. Dr. Muzeta shared her experience of transnational identity and introduced the audience to Zambian culture, fashion, and language. The audience practiced Zambian greetings with an interactive activity.
"Recruiting Teachers of Color: Policy Initiatives in Urban U.S. and International Contexts"
Dr. Amber Pabon was accepted to give a presentation at the 2020 World Education Research Association Conference held in Spain: "Recruiting Teachers of Color: Policy Initiatives in Urban U.S. and International Contexts." WERA was unfortunately postponed due to the pandemic.
National Science Foundation Grant
Dr. Mark Wolfmeyer and Dr. Brian Kronenthal (Mathematics department) were awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to provide scholarships for low-income, academically talented students interested in pursuing mathematics and computer science/information technology (CSIT) from nearby urban areas with high proportions of first-generation college students. Drs. Wolfmeyer and Kronenthal will serve as the project's educational researcher to investigate the impact that program supports have on student success
"Can Monolingual Language Teachers Be Effective?"
Dr. Brenda Muzeta and co-author Dr. Kathryn Accurso's article, "Can Monolingual Language Teachers Be Effective?," was published in the May 2020 TESOL newsletter.
"Mathematics for a Future Humanity: A Radical Onto-Epistemological Approach"
Dr. Mark Wolfmeyer and co-author Dr. Nataly Chesky's published an article in the International Journal of Critical Pedagogy in April 2020 titled "Mathematics for a Future Humanity: A Radical Onto-Epistemological Approach".
Emerging Educators of Color Washington, DC Trip
Drs. Pabon, Sirrakos, Bernstein-Danis and Prof. Howell-Shields accompanied the College of Education's Emerging Educators of Color to Washington, D.C., for the 65th anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education lecture by Dr. Prudence Carter, held at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Building. The group also visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture.