National Youth-At-Risk Journal: A Review of Year One Goals and Accomplishments


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Biographical Sketch

Cordelia Zinskie, Professor of Educational Research, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

Cordelia Zinskie serves as a Professor of Educational Research at Georgia Southern University. She served as chair of the Department of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading from 2006 until 2013. She teaches graduate courses in research methods (quantitative and qualitative), statistics, and proposal writing, and her most recent research efforts have focused on online teaching and learning (e-learning). She has significant experience mentoring graduate student research at the Ed.S. and Ed.D. levels and has served as an evaluator on a number of funded grants. She has served as the editor of the National Youth-At-Risk Journal since 2014.

Dan Rea, Professor of Curriculum, Foundations and Reading, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

Dr. Dan Rea earned his MAT in teaching secondary mathematics from Howard University and Ed.D. in educational psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has worked as a secondary mathematics teacher in public and alternative schools and as a professor of educational psychology at Doane College, University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, and Georgia Southern University. Dr. Rea has served as a co-chair of the National Youth-At-Risk Conference since 1994 and published numerous articles and edited books on fostering the well-being of youth placed at risk, motivating student underachievers, and building learning communities in schools. Presently, he is the Co-Director of the National Youth-At-Risk Center and Professor of Educational Psychology in the College of Education at Georgia Southern University.

James C. Jupp, Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

James C. Jupp works as Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Pedagogy at Georgia Southern University. He worked in rural and inner-city Title I settings for eighteen years before accepting a position working with teachers, administrators, and researchers at the university level. A public school teacher in diverse rural poor and inner-city Title I schools, his first line of research focuses on White teachers’ understandings of race, class, language, and difference pedagogy. Drawing on his experiences as teacher and researcher, he is currently the lead editor of a special issue of the International Journal of Qualitative Studies on “Second-wave White Teacher Identity Studies.” Additionally, drawing on his experiences living and studying in Spanish language traditions in Mexico and Texas, his second line of research develops cosmopolitan sensibilities in education. Emerging from his concerns for understanding cultural differences in education, cosmopolitan sensibilities argue for carefully historicized understandings of cultural difference presented in the chapter in this book. Overall, Jupp has published more than twenty scholarly articles in a variety of journals including the Gender and Education, International Journal of Qualitative Research in Education, Curriculum Inquiry, Urban Education, the Journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies, the Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, the English Journal, and Multicultural Review. His second book, Becoming Teachers of Inner-city Students, was published on Sense Publishers in 2013.

Olufunke Adefope, Assistant Professor of Teaching & Learning, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

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Youth-at-risk, Educational research

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3-7-2016 1:15 PM

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3-7-2016 2:30 PM

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Mar 7th, 1:15 PM Mar 7th, 2:30 PM

National Youth-At-Risk Journal: A Review of Year One Goals and Accomplishments

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