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Education

Aug 2007May 2012

PhD Education

Oklahoma State University

Degree emphasis in Curriculum Studies with additional coursework in Media & Strategic Communications

Dissertation titled “Stories of Digital Lives: Teacher-Student Relationships in Secondary Classrooms and Digital Spaces”

Areas of research interest included Media Literacy, Social Studies Education, Autobiography in Curriculum, and Gender Studies in Education

Jan 2005May 2007

MS Teaching, Learning & Leadership

Oklahoma State University

Degree Emphasis in Curriculum and Leadership Studies

Aug 1997May 2001

BS Mass Media Communications

Oral Roberts University

Minors in History and Public Relations/Advertising

Teaching Experience

Aug 2013Present

Assistant Professor, Secondary Education

Oklahoma State University

Research in Social Studies education, Place-based History education, Common Core Literacies in Social Studies, and Educational Technology

Developed curriculum and taught various in the Secondary/K-12 education courses

Instructed and supervised secondary social studies teacher interns in schools across Northeast and Central Oklahoma

Co-hosted writing workshops for education majors preparing for state certification exams

Served on several college and departmental level committee focused on improving the diverse classroom and field experiences received by our education majors

Aug 2012Jul 2013

Visiting Assistant Professor, Secondary Education

Oklahoma State University

Developed curriculum and taught Field Experiences in the Secondary/K-12 Schools, Social Studies in the Elementary School Curriculum, Teaching and Learning in Secondary Social Studies, Internship in the Secondary School (Social Studies) and Educational Leadership and Advocacy

Jun 2012Jul 2012

Adjunct Instructor, Secondary Education

Oklahoma State University-Tulsa

Developed curriculum and taught Teaching and Learning in the Secondary Social Studies and Planning and Management in the Multicultural Secondary Social Studies Classroom as summer block courses

Aug 2006May 2012

Secondary Social Studies Teacher

Thomas A. Edison Preparatory School, Tulsa, Oklahoma

High School Social Studies Teacher focused on improving students’ information literacy skills, content knowledge and geographic literacy

Continually developing new curriculum ideas that provide an active learning experience

Served on AdvancED accreditation and school improvement plan teams

Reader/Rater for the essay portion of the international AP Human Geography Exam

Special Assignments as high school Yearbook Advisor and Freshman Sponsor

Experience as Special Education Teacher serving students with mild cognitive learning disabilities

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

Nowell, S. (in press). "It’s about teaching the why”: Perceptions and pedagogy of Common Core literacy integration. Journal of Social Studies Research. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jssr.2016.03.002

Nowell, S. (2014). Using disruptive technologies to make digital connections: Stories of media use and digital literacy in secondary classrooms. Educational Media International, 51(2), 109–123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09523987.2014.924661 

Book Chapters

Nowell, S. (2009). Embracing one’s own culture. In H. Wang & N. Olsen (Eds.), A journey to unlearn and learn in multicultural education. New York: Peter Lang.

Non-Refereed Publications

Nowell, S. (2015). Friday, April 24, 2015. In Under construction: Stories of the personal and professional lives of teachers (OSUWP 2015 Anthology). Stillwater, OK: Oklahoma State University Writing Project.

Nowell, S. (2015). Where I'm from. In Under construction: Stories of the personal and professional lives of teachers (OSUWP 2015 Anthology). Stillwater, OK: Oklahoma State University Writing Project.

Nowell, S. (2011). The 1921 Tulsa race riot and its legacy: Experiencing place as text. Yale National Initiative Curriculum Unit. Available at http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/nationalcurriculum/units/2011/4/11.04.08.x.html

Manuscripts Under Review

Krutka, D., Nowell, S., & Whitlock, A. (accepted pending revisions). Experience and social media: Successes and shortcomings in educative uses of social media for teacher preparation. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education.

Nowell, S. (under review). Viewing the world wars through media literacy. In W.B. Russell & S. Waters (Eds.), Cinematic Social Studies: A Resource for Teaching and Learning Social Studies with Film.

Conference Presentations

National/Peer-Reviewed

Nowell, S. & Poindexter, N. (2016,  April 12). Holocaust Education as a  Path to Prepare Pre-service Social Studies Teachers to become Social Justice Educators. A paper presentation at the 2016 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

Nowell, S. (2015, November 13). Dauntless, Amity, or Divergent: Analyzing America’s Entrance into Global Conflicts. A conference presentation at the 2015 National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Nowell, S. & Poindexter, N. (2015, November 12). Seeing “Blind Spots”: Holocaust Education & Pre-service Teachers’ Moral Agency. A paper presentation at the 2015 National Council for the Social Studies' College and University Faculty Assembly (NCSS/CUFA) Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Nowell, S. (2015, April 18 ). Teaching what's left out: Using historical writing and analysis to create spaces for culturally responsive teaching. A conference presentation at WriteFest 2015, the National Writing Project Urban Sites Network Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Nowell, S. & Ryter, D. (2014, November 22). Exploring Current Global Issues with Social Studies and STEM Integration. A conference presentation at the 2014 National Council for the Social Studies(NCSS) Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Nowell, S. (2014, November 20). Social Studies Teachers’ Common Core Perceptions and Pedagogy. A paper presentation at the 2014 National Council for the Social Studies' College and University Faculty Assembly (NCSS/CUFA) Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Krutka, D., Journell, W., Nowell, S., Ross, E.W., & Whitlock, A.M. (2014, November 20). What does Social Media (Un)do in Social Studies? A panel presentation at the 2014 National Council for the Social Studies' College and University Faculty Assembly (NCSS/CUFA) Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Been, S., Fuxa, R., & Nowell, S. (2014, June 12). Entering the “Hunger Games” or How to Claim Victory in Gaining Your First Higher Education Job. A conference presentation at the 2014 Curriculum Studies Summer Collaborative conference, Savannah, GA.

Nowell, S. (2014, June 12). Teaching the Tulsa Race Riot: Exploring Place as Text. A paper presentation at the 2014 Curriculum Studies Summer Collaborative conference, Savannah, GA.

Nowell, S. (2013, July 12). Commercials in the classroom: Content, critical thinking, and media literacy. A conference presentation at the 2013 National Association for Media Literacy Educators (NAMLE) Conference, Torrance, CA.

Been, S. & Nowell, S. (2013, April 26). Breaking free: Public school teachers defying imposed boundaries to do what’s best for students. A conference presentation at the 2013 National Writing Project Urban Sites Network Conference, Birmingham, AL.

Markham, A. & Nowell, S. (2012, April 14). Teaching justice through injustice: Multicultural perspectives of the 1920s. A conference presentation at the 2012 National Writing Project Urban Sites Network Conference, Tulsa, OK.

Dickens, D., Eidman-Aadahl, E., Gildersleeve, D.B., Landsman, J., & Nowell, S. (2012, February 28). Place-based literacy in the urban context: USN in Tulsa [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nwp_radio/2012/02/24/place-based-literacy-in-the-urban-context-usn-in-tulsa

Beatty, J., Dempsey, M., Faxon, E., Husni, M., Jaini, R., Kennedy, K., Martinek, A., Nowell, S., Prillaman, B., Rudolph, N., & Schwarz, V. (2011, October 22). From national seminars to local classrooms. A panel presentation at the 2011 Yale National Initiative Annual Conference, New Haven, CT.

Nowell, S. (April 2011). Using commercials in the classroom: Content, critical thinking, and media literacy. A conference presentation at the 2011 National Writing Project Urban Sites Network Conference, Boston, MA.

Boster, D., Grinvalds, J., Bates, B., Nowell, S., & Christensen, L. (November 2010). Raising voices silenced by history: Using primary source documents. A conference presentation at the 2010 National Writing Project Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. Abstract available at http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/nwp_amsession/1846

Wang, H., Muse, S., Ward, M., Nowell, S., & Skvarla, L. (October 2008). A Journey to unlearn and learn in multicultural education. A paper presented at the 2008 Journal of Curriculum Theorizing Bergamo Conference, Dayton, OH. Abstract available at http://conference.jctonline.org/index.php/cctcp/2008/paper/view/23

State/Regional

Nowell, S. (2015, October 23). Dauntless, Amity, or Divergent: Analyzing America’s Entrance into Global Conflicts. A conference presentation at the Oklahoma Council for the Social Studies State Conference 2015, Moore, OK. .

Nowell, S. (2015, October 7). Using Popular Young Adult Literature to Create Engaging Classroom Activities. A conference presentation at the 2015 Oklahoma Technology Association Encyclomedia Conference, Oklahoma City, OK.

Been, S. & Nowell, S. (2014, October 7). Get your Students Movin' & Makin': Building your Interactive Teaching Toolbox. A conference presentation at the 2014 Oklahoma Technology Association Encyclomedia Conference, Oklahoma City, OK.

Nowell, S. (2014, October 3). Entering the Argument Arena: Introducing the DBQ with “The Hunger Games.” A conference presentation at the Oklahoma Council for the Social Studies State Conference 2014, Moore, OK.

Nowell, S. & Ryter, D. (2014, October 3). Exploring Current Global Issues with Social Studies and STEM Integration. A conference presentation at the Oklahoma Council for the Social Studies State Conference 2014, Moore, OK.

Nowell, S. (2014, October 3). Media Literacy for Democracy: Analyzing a World at War, 1914-1945.  A conference presentation at the Oklahoma Council for the Social Studies State Conference 2014, Moore, OK.

Been, S. & Nowell, S. (2014, August 5). Get your Students Movin' & Makin'. A conference presentation at the Inaugural Big XII Teaching and Learning Conference,  Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Nowell, S. (2014, February 27). "The Tulsa Race Riot: Maps of Desire and Memory." A presentation at the African American Student Associations' of Oklahoma State University-Tulsa and Tulsa Community College's Reader Theater event, Tulsa, OK. Video available at https://youtu.be/qQF6L8FMPf8?t=2m11s 

Nowell, S. (2013, October 25). Writing across the continent: Creating journals of discovery. A conference presentation at the Oklahoma Council for the Social Studies State Conference 2013, Oklahoma City, OK.

Nowell, S. (2013, October 2). Commercials in the classroom: Content, critical thinking, and media literacy. A conference presentation at the 2013 Oklahoma Technology Association’s Encyclomedia Conference, Oklahoma City, OK.

Dickens, D., Gildersleeve, D.B., Martin, S., Nowell, S., & Strande, K. (2012, February 17). Common core, writing & technology: How to teach writing when you really don’t want to. A presentation to Tulsa Public Schools teachers, Edison Preparatory School, Tulsa, OK.

Nowell, S. (August 2011). Renaissance: Rebirth of the individualized education. A presentation to Tulsa Public Schools teachers, Central High School, Tulsa, OK.

 Cagle, S., Dickens, D., Lane, T., Martins, S., & Nowell, S. (June 2011). Common core in action: Curriculum, writing, & technology. A presentation to Tulsa Public Schools teachers, Tulsa, OK.

Nowell, S. (February 2008). Over Rated: Are youth watching age appropriate television and movies? A poster presented at the 19th annual Oklahoma State University Research Symposium, Stillwater, OK. Abstract Available at http://gradcollege.okstate.edu/events/ressymp/abstracts/2008_Abstract_Book_posters.pdf

Awards

Faculty Scholarship Support Award for Summer 2015

Most Read article in 2014 for the Educational Media International journal. http://explore.tandfonline.com/content/ed/class-of-2015/educational-media-and-technology-2015

Third Place on the 2014 President’s Cup for Creative Interdisciplinary Competition for the “OSU and the Choctaw Nation: Collaborate and Educate,” Oklahoma State University

Faculty Scholarship Support Award for a .5 FTE Graduate Research Assistant for the Spring 2014 semester

Professional Organizations

National Council for the Social Studies

Oklahoma Council for the Social Studies

National Association for Media Literacy Education

National Writing Project

Oklahoma State University Writing Project, Teacher Consultant & Summer Institute Co-Director

Higher Ed Forum of Oklahoma

Yale National Teacher Initiative Fellow

Tulsa Council for Holocaust Educators

Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

Service

Professional/National Service

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Proposal Reviewer for annual meeting, 2014-present

National Council for the Social Studies' College and University Faculty Assembly (NCSS/CUFA) Proposal Reviewer for annual meeting, 2015-present

Journal of Teacher Education (JTE) Manuscript Reviewer, 2016

Journalism and Mass Communication Educator  (JMCE) Manuscript Reviewer, 2016

Current Advances in Education Research (CAER) Manuscript Reviewer, 2014

Oklahoma Higher Ed Forum Annual High School Student Leadership Conference Co-Director, 2014

College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Reader/Rater for Human Geography, 2012; 2014; 2016

College of Education Service

Professional Education Council, Secondary Education Representative, 2013-present

Professional Education Council, Diversity Committee Chair, 2016-present

Professional Education Council, Diversity Committee Member, 2012-2016

Professional Education Council, Field Experience Committee Member, 2015-2016

Student Technology Fee Committee Member (Alternate), 2014-present

Leadership Team Committee Member (Alternate), 2016-present

T.E.C.H. Playground Advisory Council Member, 2013-present

International Internship Committee Member, 2013-present

Constructed Response Writing Workshops Co-Coordinator, 2013-present

Research Symposium Poster Judge, 2015

Staff Search Committees:

-School Head, School of Curriculum and Teacher Leadership

--Member, 2016; Result: Dr. Jennifer Y. Sanders

-Academic Counselor, College of Education Student Services 

--Member, 2015; Result: Jordan Garriott

-Assistant Professor, Elementary Social Studies

--Member, 2015; Result: None

-Coordinator of Field Experience and Clinical Practice, Professional Education Unit

--Member, 2014; Result: Dr. Robin Fuxa

School of Teaching & Curriculum Leadership Service

Secondary Education Program Social Studies Program Leader, 2012-present

Secondary Education Scholarship Selection Committee Member, 2012-present

Urban Education Partnership with Tulsa Public Schools Program Coordinator, 2014-present

NCATE Accreditation Team Site Visit Tour Guide and Panelist, 2014

NCATE Accreditation Team Social Studies Education SPA Assessment Writer, 2013-2014

Activities Committee Chair, 2015-present

Activities Committee Member, 2013-2015

Teaching and Curriculum Development

Undergraduate Courses

CIED 3313: Field Experiences in the Secondary/K-12 Schools

CIED 4323: Social Studies in the Elementary School Curriculum

CIED 4713: Teaching & Learning in the Secondary Classroom (Social Studies)

CIED 4720: Internship in the Secondary School 

CIED 4724: Planning and Management in the Multicultural Secondary Classroom (Social Studies)

Graduate Courses

CIED 5000: Master's Report/Thesis

CIED 5720: Education Workshop-Oklahoma State University Writing Project Summer Institute

CIED 5730: Field Experiences in the Secondary/K-12 Classroom

CIED 5730: Secondary Classroom Management

CIED 5813: Educational Advocacy and Leadership

CIED 5850: Directed Study

CIED 6000:  Doctoral Dissertation

Advising

Doctoral Students

Benn-Duke, Samantha (Dissertation Committee Member, PhD candidate in Curriculum Studies)

Poindexter, Naomi (Dissertation Committee Co-chair, PhD candidate in Curriculum Studies)

Sisk, Dan (Committee Member, Professional Education Studies-Math)

Walker, Dena (Dissertation Committee Member, PhD in Professional Education Studies-Math); completed 2014

Williams, Andrea (Dissertation Committee Member, PhD candidate in Curriculum Studies)

Master's Students

Albert, Abigail (Advisor, Social Studies Education); completed 2016

Allison, Randy (Committee Member, Math Education)

Deese, Lezley (Committee Member, Art Education); completed 2016

Doty, William (Committee Member, Social Studies Education); completed 2013

Fields, Serina (Advisor, French Language Education); completed 2016

Hastings, Kristin (Advisor, Social Studies Education)

Hiett, Sam (Committee Member, Social Studies Education); completed 2013

Stroud, Adam (Committee Member, Curriculum & Leadership Studies); completed 2014

Willis, Jeremy (Committee Member, Curriculum & Leadership Studies); completed 2015

Undergraduate Honors Program

Martin, Michael (Honors Contract Faculty Advisor, Secondary Science Education); completed 2014

 

Undergraduate Student Teacher Interns

Arterberry, Anna (University Supervisor, Secondary Social Studies Education, completed 2013);  currently teaching at Pioneer High School (OK)

Bovos, Matt (University Supervisor, Secondary Social Studies Education, completed 2013); currently a banker with MidFirst Bank

Burns, Ty Dale (University Supervisor, Secondary Social Studies Education, completed 2013);  currently teaching at Ponca City East Middle School

Burton, Lisa (University Supervisor, Secondary Social Studies Education, completed 2014); currently teaching at Madison Middle School (Bartlesville, OK)

Clyburn, Regan (University Supervisor, Secondary Social Studies Education, completed 2013); currently teaching at Perkins-Tryon Jr. High School

Farbes, Asia (University Supervisor, Secondary Social Studies Education, completed 2015); currently teaching at Claremore High School

Garringer, Hayden (University Supervisor, Secondary Social Studies Education, completed 2014); currently teaching at Newkirk Middle School

Gorman, Cody (University Supervisor, Secondary Social Studies Education, completed 2013); currently a manager at Jani-King International

Hart, Nichola (University Supervisor, Secondary Social Studies Education, completed 2015)

Keller, Lindsey (University Supervisor, Secondary Social Studies Education, completed 2014); currently teaching at Goddard High School (KS)

Holt, Erik (University Supervisor, Secondary Social Studies Education, completed 2013);  currently teaching at Bethel High School

Hundelt, Phoebe (University Supervisor, Secondary Social Studies Education, completed 2016)

LaMay-Hildebrand, Alexandra (University Supervisor, Secondary Social Studies Education, completed 2013); currently teaching at Tulsa MET High School

Matthews, Melissa (University Supervisor, Secondary Social Studies Education, completed 2014); currently teaching at Union High School (Tulsa, OK)

McCubbin, Justin (University Supervisor, Secondary Social Studies Education, completed 2013); currently teaching at Winfield High School (KS)

McKinnell, Monette (University Supervisor, Secondary Science Education, completed 2014); currently teaching at Sand Springs Central Ninth Grade Center

Patterson, Jessica (University Supervisor, Secondary Social Studies Education, completed 2016)

Ramirez, Brandon (University Supervisor, Secondary Social Studies Education, completed 2013); currently serving in the US Army

Smiley, Keaton (University Supervisor, Secondary Social Studies Education, completed 2013); formally  a teacher at the School for Tomorrow (MD)

Sticky, Lacey (University Supervisor, Secondary Social Studies Education, completed 2012)

Swart, Wendy (University Supervisor, Secondary Social Studies Education, completed 2016); currently teaching at El Reno High School (OK)

Watson, Rachelle (University Supervisor, Secondary Social Studies Education, completed 2013); currently teaching at Shawnee Middle School

Webb, David (University Supervisor, Secondary Social Studies Education, completed 2012)

Oklahoma State University-Tulsa Public Schools Urban Education Initiative

Dewald, Grace (Urban Education Mentor, Secondary Social Studies Education, completed 2016); currently teaching at Wisdom High School (Houston, TX)

Filhiol, Tyree (Urban Education Mentor, Elementary Education, completed 2014); currently teaching at Burroughs Elementary (Tulsa, OK)

Gabbert, Kylah (Urban Education Mentor, Secondary English Education, completed 2015)

LaMay-Hildebrand, Alexandra (Urban Education Mentor, Secondary Social Studies Education, completed 2013); currently teaching at Tulsa MET High School. *Selected as the 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year for her school*

Loveless, Courtney (Urban Education Mentor, Secondary Science Education, completed 2016) 

Matthews, Melissa (Urban Education Mentor, Secondary Social Studies Education, completed 2014); currently teaching at Union High School (Tulsa, OK)

Pingel, Lauryl (Urban Education Mentor, Elementary Education, completed 2015); currently teaching at Jenks West Elementary (Tulsa, OK)

Tanner, Aubrey (Urban Education Mentor, Elementary Education, completed 2015); currently teaching at Metro Christian Academy (Tulsa, OK)