JOY L. WIGGINS

Curriculum Vitae

2015

Western Washington University

Miller Hall 305C, MS 9092                                                      2617 F St. #201

516 High St.                                                                      Bellingham, WA 98225

Bellingham, WA 98225                                          joywiggins11@gmail.com

Joy.wiggins@wwu.edu

EDUCATION

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2005                                Ph.D

Language, Literacy and Culture                                         

Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, 2000                        M.Ed.

Woodring College of Education, Literacy                

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 1996                                B.A.

Multidisciplinary Studies, Minor: English                

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2012-present        Western Washington University

                Senior instructor, Elementary Education

2005-2012        University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

                Assistant Professor, Literacy, Curriculum and Instruction

  1. Otterbein College, Westerville, OH

                 Visiting Instructor, Department of Education

                

PUBLICATIONS

                        Refereed journals:

Hungerford-Kresser, H., Wiggins, J. L. and Amaro-Jimenez, C. (2014). Blogging with pre-service teachers as action research: when data deserves a second glance. Educational Action Research. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09650792.2014.880361 

Hungerford-Kresser, H., Wiggins, J. L. and Amaro-Jimenez, C. (2012) Learning from our mistakes: What matters most when incorporating blogging as active learning in the content area literacy classroom. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy. 55(4) pp. 326-335

Wiggins, J.L. (2011). The Search for Balance: Understanding and

Implementing Yoga, Peace, and Democratic Education. In Factis Pax: Journal of peace education and social justice. Vol 5 (2) pp. 216-234.

Wiggins, J.L. (2007). Reflective Reactions: Learning what it means to read and reread self within a 6th grade social action project. Democracy and Education. Vol. 18 (1) October. pp. 28-35.

Wiggins, J.L. (2006) Minfong Ho: Politics in prose. Journal of Children’s Literature. Vol. 32 (2) Fall. pp. 52-59

Encyclopedia Entries:

                

Wiggins, J.L. (2007). Urban Uprisings, Animal Rights, Voluntary Simplicity. In Anderson, G. and Herr, K. Encyclopedia for Activism and Social Justice. Sage Publications.

Book Reviews:

Wiggins, J.L. (2015). Book review of Literacy of the other: Renarrating humanity by Aparna Mishra Tarc. Educational Studies (in press).  

Manuscripts in Submission:               

 

Wiggins, J.L. and Monobe, G. (2015). Positioning self in figured worlds: Using poetic inquiry to theorize transnational experiences. International Review of Qualitative Research. 

Manuscripts in Preparation:

Wiggins, J.L. (2016). Poetic Lives: Poetic Representation Within Spaces of Narrative and Feminist Research. Cultural Studies ⇔ Critical Methodologies.

Wiggins, J.L. (2015). The Search for Balance: Understanding and Implementing Yoga, Peace, and Democratic Education. Journal of Peace Education.

Wiggins, J.L. (2016). Incorporating Peer Reviews to Promote Critical Engagement in Online Discussions. Journal article for Technology and Teacher Education.

AWARDS AND HONORS                

2006-2007        Rolfe E. Wood and Michael L. Wood Memorial Scholarship, The Ohio State University: Awarded- Recognition of high level of competence demonstrated in a doctoral program in education

FUNDED RESEARCH

2015        Alumni Scholarship, Center for International Educational Exchange International Faculty Development Seminar, Intercultural learning and multiculturalism in contemporary Peru, Lima, Peru, January 2016 (under review).        

Spencer Foundation, Mid Career Grant, “Deconstructing Teacher Cultural

Identity in the Context of the Neoliberal Agenda for Education”, (under review).

Center for Instructional Innovation and Assessment Faculty Development

Summer Grant, Western Washington University.

        Mini-grant for “Intercultural Communication”, Center for International Education and Exchange International Faculty Development Seminar, Madrid, Spain

2014        Faculty Development Seminar Fellowship- Center for International Education and Exchange for International Faculty Development Seminar, Amman, Jordan.

        Mini-grant for “Women, Tradition and Revolution” Center for International Education and Exchange International Faculty Development Seminar, Amman, Jordan

2007-                Quality Enhancement Plan-University of Texas Arlington

2010                New Media Literacy for a New Generation of Learners- Primary Investigator

         

2006        Center for Research, Evaluation and Advancement to Teacher Education.

Data collection for Teacher Induction Study in North Texas

INVITED PAPER PRESENTATIONS

2008        Wiggins, J.L. Poetic lives: Poetic representations within spaces of Narrative and Feminist Research. Narrative Research SIG at American Educational Research Association, New York, April, 2008.

Wiggins, J.L. Reflective (Re) Actions: Learning what it means to read and (re)read self within a 6th grade social action project. National Network for Educational Renewal conference. Arlington, TX, September, 2008.

                REFEREED PAPER PRESENTATIONS

 

2014        Wiggins, J.L. and Monobe, G. Co-constructing transnational narratives: Two educators examine fluid identities in/between/beyond societies and nations. Interanational Qualitative Inquiry Conference, University of Urbana-Champaign, IL. May 2014.

2013        Wiggins, J.L.  The search for balance: Understanding and implementing yoga, peace and democratic education. American Educational Research Association. Peace Education SIG. San Francisco, CA. April 2013.

Wiggins, J.L. and Monobe, G. Co-constructing transnational narratives: Two educators examine fluid identities in/between/beyond societies and nations. American Educational Research Association. Narrative Research SIG. San Francisco, CA. April 2013.

Hungerford-Kresser, H., Wiggins, J. L. and Amaro-Jimenez, C. Success and struggles of blogging with pre-service teachers: When data deserves a second glance. American Educational Research Association, Division K- Teaching and Teacher Education, Sec 9 Teacher Education Program Design and Innovations. San Francisco, CA. April 2013.

2010        Hungerford-Kresser, H., Wiggins, J. L. and Amaro-Jimenez, C.  “Learning from our mistakes: What matters most when incorporating blogging as active learning in the content area literacy classroom”. National Reading Association Conference/Literacy Research Association. Ft. Worth, TX. December, 2010.

2009        Wiggins, J.L. Reflective Reactions: Learning what it means to read and reread self within a 6th grade social action project. American Educational Research Association. San Diego, CA. April, 2009.

Wiggins, J.L. Women sabotaging women: Feminist discourse of place and power within the academy and community. American Educational Research Association. San Diego, CA. April, 2009

2008        Wiggins, J.L. “Boyfriends take time”: Feminist Discourse of place and power within the academy and community. International Qualitative Inquiry conference, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, May 2008.

2007        Tice, K. and Wiggins, J. Expanding Borders: Teachers Gaining Multicultural Perspectives in Online Discussion Groups, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, April, 2007.        

2006        Wiggins, J.L. Preservice Teachers’ Biographies: Gateways to Social Justice using a Sociopolitical Children’s Text. Paper presented at the Second Online International Conference in Teacher Education, February, online facilitated from Tel Aviv, January, 2006.

Wiggins, J.L. Biographies and Books: Mediations of a Sociopolitical Text with Preservice Teachers. Paper presented at the Midwinter conference of the National Council for the Teachers of English Assembly of Research, Chicago, IL. February, 2006.

Wiggins, J. L. Constructions of Preservice Teachers’ Biographies: Mediations of a Sociopolitical Text. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA, April, 2006.S

        2004        Wiggins, J.L. Mediation of Interpretations:  Social Change in the University Classroom

        Paper presented at the Midwinter Conference of the National Council of the Teachers of English Assembly of Research, Berkeley, April, 2004.

        

2002         Wiggins, J.L. How to Facilitate Discussions around Multicultural Children’s

        Literature Paper presented at the 14th Annual conference of the National  

        Association for Multicultural Education, Seattle, WA, November, 2003.

        

        INVITED PRESENTATIONS TO THE TEACHING FIELD

        

        2013         Wiggins, J. L. Sound and Vision: Using Audio and Video to Enhance Learning. Center for Instructional Innovation and Assessment, Western Washington University. May 7, 2013.

        2008        Wiggins, J.L., Daza, S. and Buckner, K. Yoga and Conflict Resolution for Teachers.

                Martinez Learning Center, Dallas Independent School District. Dallas, TX. November, 2008.                 

                Wiggins, J.L. Using poetic transcription as a research tool. Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas. June, 2008.                

        2005        Wiggins, J.L. Incorporating Multicultural Children’s Literature in the Elementary Classroom Martinez Learning Center, Presentation to Martinez Learning Center,

                Dallas Independent School District, Dallas, TX, 2005.

                Wiggins, J.L. Social Action and Multicultural Children’s Literature

                Kennedy Learning Center, Presentation to Learning Center Counselors, Dallas Independent School District, Dallas, TX, 2005.

        

2000        Wiggins, J.L. Literature Circles in the Classroom Lowell Elementary, Bellingham School District, Bellingham, WA, May 2000.  

Wiggins, J.L. Evaluating Intermediate Students' Written Response. Woodring College of Education Basic Reading Instruction course, ElEd, 438. Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, June 2000.

Wiggins, J.L. Evaluating Multicultural Children’s Literature. Woodring College of Education Diversity Task Force Brown Bag Lunch Forum, Western Washington University. Bellingham, WA, 2000.

         

1999        Wiggins, J.L. Multiculturalism in the Schools. Hosted by the Center for Educational Pluralism- Voices Panel, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, February, 1999.

Wiggins, J.L. The Effects of Peer Discussion on Intermediate Students’ Level of Comprehension in Written Response. Master’s project final presentation to Woodring College of Education, May, 2000.

CAMPUS TALKS

2015        Campus Equity and Inclusion Workshop, “Understanding social constructions and their manifestation in the workplace”, Western Washington University

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

Cultural and transnational identity, social justice in teacher education, multicultural education, narrative, feminist, and peace related research methodologies, sociopolitics in children’s literature, yoga in schools, online and distance learning strategies.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Courses taught at higher education institutions:        

Western Washington University, Senior Instructor, Elementary Education

Bellingham, Washington, 2012-present

Equity and Diversity:

Culturally relevant materials for diverse learners-undergraduate

Equity and Diversity in Education-graduate

Teaching English as a Second Language: (Open to both graduate and undergraduate)

Second Language Acquisition: Theory and Policy sequence for P-12 Teachers-undergraduate

Understanding Bilingual learners in a Sociocultural Context-undergraduate

Methods and materials for Teaching ELLs P-12-undergraduate

Methods and Materials for Academic Language Proficiency- TESL undergraduate

Seminar in TESOL/Bilingual Education- undergraduate

        K-12 Literacy:

Literacy Difficulties in the K-12 classroom- undergraduate

Seminar for Literacy Specialists- graduate

Assessment, curriculum, and instruction in the Language Arts: Emphasis on Developing/Fluent Communicators in the K-8 Classroom-undergradaute

Literacy for Fluent Communicators-undergraduate

Practicum: Experience in Literacy Methods-undergraduate

        

Research:

        Introduction to Educational Research

University of Texas at Arlington, Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction

Arlington, Texas 2005-2011

K-12 Literacy:

Literacy Assessment

Teaching, Reading, Writing and Literature in the Middle Level Grades

Content Area Reading and Writing-undergraduate

Literacy Learning for EC-6 Students: Reading and Writing

Literacy Learning in the Elementary School: Literature and Language

Equity and Diversity:

Diverse Populations in Today’s Schools-graduate

Research:

Understanding Literacy Research

Ohio Dominican University, Adjunct Instructor, Department of Library Science

Columbus, Ohio 2002-2003,

Instructor, Multicultural Children’s Literature

The Ohio State University, Graduate Instructor, School of Teaching and Learning

Columbus, OH 2001-2003

        Instructor, Children’s literature

        

Zhejiang University of Technology, English Instructor, English Department

Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, People’s Republic of China, 2000-2001*

Written English for Tigao

Oral English

*In China, I also taught Business English for Adult learners/workers of Nokia and tutored immigrants to Canada with their English immigration interviews

Western Washington University, Graduate Assistant, College of Education Bellingham, WA 1999-2000

Teacher Assistant, Child abuse and Neglect course

Teacher Assistant, Diversity in Education course

        

K-12 Teaching Experience

10th grade Peacebuilding and Yoga Teacher, Episcopal School of Dallas, Dallas, TX. 2010 (private)

4th grade Peacebuilding and Yoga Teacher, Martinez Learning Center, Dallas, TX, 2008-2009 (public)

6th grade Teacher-Language Arts and Social Studies, Eladio R. Martinez Learning Center, Dallas Independent School District, Dallas, TX, 2004-2005        (public)

                

Middle school Saturday English School, Hangzhou, China, 2000-2001

2/3rd grade Assistant teacher, Alderwood Elementary, Bellingham School District, Bellingham, WA, 1998-1999 (public)

PE and Art Teacher, Alderwood Elementary, Bellingham School District, Bellingham, WA, 1998-1999 (public)

Language Arts substitute teacher, Meridian Middle School, Meridian School District, Meridian, WA, 1998-2000 (public)

Language arts substitute teacher, Acme Elementary, Acme Washington, Mt. Baker School District, 1998-2000

English substitute teacher, Prescott High School, Prescott, AZ 1997-1998

SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION

Conference

Chair, Resources committee, Narrative Inquiry SIG of AERA

Division K and Narrative Inquiry reviewer and discussant

Peace Education SIG AERA- Co-Chair, technology

Manuscript and Abstract Review

Journal of Educational Controversy, 2015

Educational Studies Journal: A Journal of the American Educational Studies Association

Journal of Teacher Education

The Teacher Educator-Ball State University

Journal of Children’s Literature

American Educational Research Journal

Race, Ethnicity and Education Journal

Equity and Excellence in Education, 2007-2013 (above journals)

Book reviewer, 2007-2013

Corwin Press, Sage Publications, Allyn and Bacon

DEPARTMENTAL/ UNIVERSITY SERVICE

Western Washington University, 2012-2015

        

Equity and Diversity Grants Committee- University wide

English Language Learner program for practicing teachers development committee        

Diversity Teach In series-University wide

Woodring Sustainability Fellow

Woodring Contemplative Practice Fellow

English Language Learner Program development committee

Woodring Diversity Scholar Mentor

Center for Education, Equity and Diversity Fellow

Compass to Campus Research Committee

Woodring Technology Committee

Woodring Equity and Diversity Committee- recruitment and marketing for diversity conference

University of Texas at Arlington, 2005-2010

        

Chair-College Curriculum Committee, College of Education

University Sustainability committee

University Curriculum Committee, College of Education, University of Texas at Arlington

Undergraduate Assembly

Campus Communications Forum

Teachers for a New Era – Carnegie Program for teacher education

Committee on Total Program Evaluation

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT/OUTREACH

Allen Elementary and Westview Elementary Practicums for Migrant Summer School, Family involvement night, 2015, (ELL courses involve teacher education candidates attend and participate in family involvement activities, I usually attend as well)

National Domestic Abuse Hotline and Russell Wilson’s Pass the Peace campaign- Organized fundraiser for #Pass the Peace, Bellingham, WA, October, 2014

Center for International Education and Exchange Faculty Development Seminar, “Women, Tradition and Revolution”, Amman, Jordan, August, 2014. (Focusing on youth activism around the Jordanian women’s movement, The effects of NGOs on Palestinian, Syrian and Iraqi refugee camps, Women’s rights through the Hirak and Arab Spring).

Alderwood Elementary and Common Threads after school garden education, 2013

Parkview Elementary PTA and Bellingham Public Library, 4th graders share book reviews with local library, 2013

Brigid Collins Center and Shuksan Middle School, Bellingham,WA, 2012 (Girl’s Poetry reading and charity)

Martinez Learning Center, piloted and directed Global Peaceful Paths: A Peace and Yoga Program for Kids, Dallas, TX, 2008-2009, http://www.dallasisd.org/Domain/553 

Media Coverage- Dallas Morning News and Local news

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2005-present

Division K, Narrative and Research SIG,

Women in Research SIG,

Peace Education SIG

        

International Center for Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI), 2006-present

National Council for the Teachers of English Assembly of Research (NCTEAR) 2005-2008

        

United States Board of Books for Young People (USBBY), 2004-2007