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Dr. Jennifer Lynn Gallagher

Assistant Professor Elementary Education and Middle Grades EducationMiddle Grades Education
Office Location: 310 Speight Building, Mail Stop 504 East Carolina University Phone: 252-328-5117
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Curriculum Vitae and/or Bio

Jennifer L. Gallagher
Curriculum Vitae
August 2017

Education

Ph.D.    Social Foundations of Education and Social Studies Education, School of Education, Iowa State University, 2017

Exam Fields: Social Studies Education, Learning Theory, Qualitative Methods, Political Philosophy
Dissertation: Inquiries that Matter: How Social Studies Teachers Use Disciplinary Inquiry Practices to Support Social Justice Civic Goals
Committee: Isaac Gottesman (co-chair), Katy Swalwell (co-chair), Ellen Fairchild, Tony Smith, Katherine Bruna-Richardson

M.Ed.    Curriculum and Instruction, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2010

Teacher Action Research Project: Introducing 7th graders to Spatial Thinking and GIS.   

Certification        Secondary Social Studies Education, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2005

B.A.             Political Science and History, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2004

Senior Project: Different Understandings of Citizenship in Different Civic Education Programs: Public Achievement, Service Learning and Traditional Civics.

Teacher Licensure

2010     Iowa: Master Educator License, Endorsement 5-12 All Social Sciences (expired 2016)

2005        Colorado: Initial to Professional License, 6-12 Social Studies (expired 2013)

Professional Experience

2017-    Assistant Professor, College of Education, East Carolina University

2012-2017    Graduate Research Assistant, School of Education, Iowa State University

2012-2017    Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of Education, Iowa State University

2015-2017    Adjunct Lecturer, Viterbo University

2010-2012    Lecturer, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Iowa State University

2005-2010    Middle School Social Studies Teacher, Skyview Middle School, Falcon School District, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Awards

2015            Teaching Excellence Award, College of Human Sciences, Iowa State University

Scholarships

2016            Damaris Pease FCS Scholarship

2016            School of Education Excellence Scholarship

2015            Carlie Tartakov Promoting Equity Scholarship

2014, 2013        Edgar A. and Evelyn Benzler Tanruther Scholarship

2013            College of Human Sciences Study Abroad Experience Scholarship

Publications

Journal Articles (peer-reviewed)

Swalwell, K., Schweber, S., Sinclair, K., Gallagher, J., & Schirmer, E.  (2017). “Our teacher voice is gone”: The impact of de-unionization on teachers’ work lives in post Act-10 Wisconsin. [Special issue. Policy to practice and back again: How policy influences teacher practice and how teachers influence policy.] Peabody Journal of Education.

VonGillern, S. & Gallagher, J. (2016). Communicating conclusions and taking informed action through multimodal texts: Practical tools for dimension four of C3 inquiries. Iowa Journal for the Social Studies, 26(2), 47-57.

Journal Articles: In Progress

Gallagher, J., Swalwell, K. & Bellows, E.B. (in progress). Social studies hidden in plain sight: The case of the QU wedding.

Gallagher, J. (in progress). Inquiries that Matter: How social studies teachers use disciplinary inquiry practices to support social justice-oriented civic goals.

Professional Publications

National Council for Social Studies and Children’s Book Council Review Committee. (2016). Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2016. New York: Children’s Book Council.

National Council for Social Studies and Children’s Book Council Book Review Committee. (2015). Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2015. New York: Children’s Book Council.

Presentations

Conference Presentations

Gallagher, J. (April, 2017). The use of historical inquiry practices to support a critical inquiry of capitalism. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX.

Gallagher, J. (April, 2017). Using historical thinking practices to support social justice-oriented civic goals in an elementary classroom. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX.

Gallagher, J. (December, 2016) Inquiries that matter: How social studies teachers employ disciplinary inquiry practice to support social justice goals. National Council for Social Studies College and University Faculty Assembly Annual Meeting. Washington D.C.

NCSS Notable Trade Book Committee. (December, 2016) 2016 Notable Trade Book List. National Council for Social Studies Annual Conference. Washington D.C.

Gallagher, J. & Pamperin, S. (October, 2016) What is Fair Labor? An Integrative Inquiry. Iowa Council for Social Studies Annual Conference. Des Moines, IA

Bellows, E., Swalwell, K. & Gallagher, J. (April, 2016) The wedding of Q and U: Cuteness, pinterest and hegemony in the hidden social studies. Poster presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Washington D.C.

Gallagher, J. (November, 2015). When creating compelling questions, let us first consider some other questions. Paper presented at the College and University Faculty Assembly Graduate Forum Roundtables, New Orleans, LA.

NCSS Notable Trade Book Committee (November, 2015) 2015 Notable Trade Book List. Presented at the National Council for Social Studies Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Gallagher, J. (October, 2015) Upstanding for justice: Contextualizing Rosa Park’s decision to stay seated.     Presented at Iowa Council for Social Studies, Ankeny, IA

Gallagher, J. (November, 2013). Deepening the C3 conceptions of citizenship. Paper presented at the College and University Faculty Assembly Graduate Forum Roundtable. St. Louis, MO.

Roberts, S. & Gallagher, J. (November, 2013). Defining and identifying exemplary mathematics Teachers of English learners. Poster presented at the Psychology of Mathematics Education of North America annual meeting. Chicago, Il.

Professional Presentations

2016    Co-Presenter, Teaching about the 2016 Elections, University of Wisconsin-Madison, September 24.

2016    Co-Presenter, Best Practices Institute, Iowa Historical Society, June 20.

2015    Presenter, Best Practices Institute for Teaching and Learning Iowa History, Iowa State University, July 19.

2015    Respondent. The flat world and education, a lecture by Linda Darling Hammond, Iowa State University LeBaron Hilton Chair. Iowa State University. March 31.

2015    Invited Co-Teacher to facilitate discussion on Dorothy Robert’s Fatal Invention of Race, Oct 11, CI 204 with Malika Butler.

2014    Panelist. Using current events to teach democracy and pluralism. Ames Public Library. Dec. 3.

Media Appearances

2016        Interviewed for: Greene, K. (2016) For sale: Your lesson plans. Educational Leadership. Alexandria, VA: ASCD. Available at: http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/oct16/vol74/num02/For-Sale@-Your-Lesson-Plans.aspx

Graduate Research Assistantship Experience at Iowa State University

2014- present    Research Assistant for Dr. Katy Swalwell. Three projects:

  1. Teaching through Turmoil, a study of the affects of ACT 10 on teaching practices in Wisconsin. Primary duties: transcription, analysis, and writing.
  2. Zinn Education Research Project, focused on interviewing teachers who use Howard Zinn’s A People’s History in their classrooms. Primary duties: transcription.
  3. TALIH Project, professional development on Iowa history. Primary duties: data collection and analysis, curriculum development.

2012-2014    Research Assistant for Dr. Sarah Roberts. Project: Exemplary Methods of Mathematics Teachers of English Learners (EMMTEL). Primary duties: transcribing, coding, analyzing, writing and conducting literature reviews.

University Teaching Experience

(Instructor of record for all courses)

Iowa State University

(Lecturer and Graduate Student)

2010- present    CI 204    (nine times)    Social Foundations of Education in the United States

CI 443    (nine times)    Methods of Teaching Elementary Social Studies

CI 498    (one time)    Methods of Teaching Secondary Social Studies

CI 433    (one time)    Methods of Teaching Early Childhood Social Studies

HSCI 150 (two times)    Dialogues on Diversity

HON322A (one time)     Upstanders, Allies and Advocates: In History and Today

CI 406     (coverage)    Multicultural Foundations of Education

Viterbo University

(Adjunct)

Fall 2015-    ED 601    (three times)    Teacher Action Research- Intro (Graduate Course)

Spring 2016-    ED 602    (three times)    Teacher Action Research – Intermediate (Graduate Course)

Des Moines Area Community College

(Adjunct)

Fall 2013     Study Strategies

Curriculum Experience

2016        Developer, Jordan House Underground Railroad in Iowa High School Curriculum

2016        Developer, Jordan House Bennett School Elementary Curriculum

2016         Reviewer, DAVinci Flight: Design Challenge Camp Curriculum

Facilitation Experience

2016-2017     Facilitator, Graduate Student Programs Inclusion Workshops, Iowa State University

Grants

2016        AERA Education Research Service Grants ($5,000 – awarded)

2016-2013    ISU Graduate Programs Student Senate, Professional Advancement Travel Grant (varied-funded)

Service to the Field

2017-        Manuscript Reviewer, Theory and Research in Social Education.

2015-2017    Assistant to Book Review Editor, History of Education Quarterly

2014- 2017    Member, National Council for Social Studies Notable Trade Book Selection Committee

2016     Reviewer, American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Social Studies SIG

2016, 2015    Reviewer, College and University Faculty Annual Conference

2016        Reviewer, National Council for Social Studies Annual Conference

Service to Iowa State University

2015–2016    Elected Member, School of Education Graduate Student Advisory Council

2015–        Member, College of Human Sciences Dean’s Student Advisory Council

2014–2015    Appointed Member, Faculty Search Committee, Social Foundations of Education

2013–2014    Appointed Member, Faculty Search Committee, Elementary Social Studies Education

Community Service

2014-2016    Love Lunch Server, First United Methodist Ankeny, Summer volunteer position

2014, 2015    Volunteer. English as a Second Language Instructor for Lutheran Services of Iowa Refugee Program. Summer volunteer position.

Study Abroad Experience

2013        Social Justice Field Experience (School of Education, ISU), Cuba

2002        Semester Abroad (University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire), Australia

Professional Memberships

Member, American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Affiliate Special Interest Groups of AERA:

Member, Research in Social Studies Education

Member, Critical Educators for Social Justice

Member, Action Research

Member, National Council for Social Studies (NCSS)

Affiliate Organizations of NCSS:

Member, College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA)

Member, Iowa Council for Social Studies (ICSS)