Ph.D. candidate University of California, Santa Barbara September 2009 – in progress ! Teaching & Learning; Language, Literacy & Composition; Technology & Society Advisor: Dr. Linda Adler-Kassner Research Interests: Digital and Info-Visual Literacies; Multimodal Composition; Digital Writing and Research Methods; Research Methods in Education; Diffusion of Innovations Ph.D. Qualifying Exams Passed 1) New Media Composition & Information Visualization 2) Threshold Concepts (theory) 3) Writing Studies Research Methodologies Master of Arts, M.A. – Language, Literacy, & Composition University of California, Santa Barbara ! “Understanding innovation adoption: Espoused values and values in use” Master of Education, M.Ed. University of California, Santa Barbara ! “ Incorporating information technology into English curriculum so that all students can acquire techno-literacy” Clear Teaching Credential – English University of California, Santa Barbara ! CLAD, SDAIE, ELD, & CTAP certified Bachelor of Arts, English University of California, Irvine
Lecturer School of Education, California State University, Channel Islands ! EDSS 543 Methods for Instruction in High School English ! Single Subject Credential Supervisor (Fall 2013) Graduate Writing Instructor Writing Program, University of California, Santa Barbara ! Writing 2: Academic Writing English/Reading Teacher Oxnard Union High School District, Oxnard, CA ! English/Reading Intervention 9R3/9R4; English 1 Honors; American Literature; English 3CP; English 1CP; PTSA Faculty Representative; Forensics Advisor English/Reading/Language Arts Teacher Pinecrest School, Thousand Oaks Grade Five English and Composition; Grade Six Literature Summer Grade Levels Taught (self-contained setting): K/1 combination class (2004), 2/3 combination class (2005) English Department Chair, 2005-2006
Winter Quarter 2012
August 2007-June 2011
June 2004-July 2006
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Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. Linda Adler-Kassner, Writing Program Director July 2011-June 2013 University of California, Santa Barbara ! WASC Accreditation Conducted research relevant to university-wide accreditation process, including general education learning outcomes. Collaborated in design of faculty workshops for student learning outcomes revision and assessment practices, and collaborated in design of assessment instrument, artifact collection, and review/interpretation of results. Instructional Design Consultant January 2011-Present University of California, Santa Barbara ! Collaborate Instructional Technology Initiative College of Letters and Sciences Provide specialized consultation and support to faculty in specific areas of instructional technology, such as GauchoSpace tools, faculty-student communication and interaction, and the identification and use of digital resources and reference materials. Technical writing of database and course management documentation for dissemination to faculty and course instructors. Academic Technology Specialist June 2010-September 2011 University of California, Santa Barbara ! Information Technology Group, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education Provided specialized consultation and support to faculty, TAs, and students in specific areas of academic technology, such as Hitachi Starboards, iClickers student response systems, CopyCameras, and ongoing enhancements. Research Assistant – Hybrid Learning Study September 2009-June 2011 University of California, Santa Barbara ! Position Title: Graduate Research Facilitator, Lead Interviewer Research with: Dr. Karen Lunsford Writing Program & Instructional Development Research apprenticeship in hybrid teaching and learning. Led sixteen focus group interviews in Writing 109 courses over four academic quarters. Transcribed and coded interviews for internal report about the nature, uptake, and challenges of online and face-to-face upper-division writing courses. Using results from this study, researched and designed instructional and pedagogical videos, workshops, and web sites to integrate pedagogy with technology resources. Research Assistant September 2009-June 2010 University of California, Santa Barbara ! Position Title: Graduate Researcher Research with: Dr. Karen Lunsford Writing Program & Computer Sciences Research apprenticeship in which a small number of students studied design and diffusion of electronic portfolios nationally and internationally. Created specifications matrix for collaborative design of comprehensive electronic portfolio system and graduate writing support.
Adler-Kassner, L. & Gonzalez, L. (under review/accepted for publication). ‘Everybody writes:’ Accreditation-based assessment as professional development at a research-intensive university. In M. Eble, W. Sharer, T. Morse, & W. Banks (Eds.), Reclaiming Accountability: Using the Work of Re/Accreditation to Improve Writing Programs. Utah State University Press. Gonzalez, L. (2009). Times, they are a-changin’: Writing and communicating in a digital world. California English Journal, (15)1. Gonzalez, L. (2009). Where I’m from. PostSCWriP (29)1.
CONFERENCES & INVITED PRESENTATIONS/WORKSHOPS
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“InfoVisual Learning” South Coast Writing Project’s Advanced Technology Institute, 2013 (with John Gonzalez) “InfoVis & Content-Area Literacy” Language & Literacy Empowerment for All, California Lutheran University, 2013 (with John Gonzalez) “Espoused, Enacted & Ascribed Values in Innovation Adoption” Conference on College Composition & Communication, 2013 “Technology for Teaching & Learning” South Coast Writing Project for R.J. Frank Middle School, 2012 “How Values are Inscribed in Consequential Documents” Master class with Dr. Kathleen Yancey, 2011 “Digital Pedagogy” South Coast Writing Project for ITT Technical Institute, 2011 “Ethical Approaches to Online Writing Instruction” Computers & Writing, 2011 “(Re)Creating the Center: Theoretical Approaches for Involving Campus Stakeholders in the Design of a Writing Center” Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2011 (with Lisa Tremain and Kara Otto) “Teaching & Learning Online & Off: The Hybrid Model” California Association of Teachers of English, 2011 “Organizing Online Course Sites” Writing Program Tech Resources Project, Fall Workshop, 2010 “Teaching & Learning 2.0” South Coast Writing Project, 2010 “Bridging Book Reviews & Blogospheres: At-Risk High School Students Use Blogs to Select, Evaluate, and Review Books” Computers & Writing, 2010 “Literacy for a Digital Age” South Coast Writing Project, 2009 Writing Consortium Workshops for nine Pinecrest private school campuses in California, January 2005 – June 2005
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Manuscript Reviewer, Action in teacher education (2013-present) Manuscript Reviewer, Kairos, special issue on multimodality, edited by Dr. Karen Lunsford (2012) M.Ed. Facilitator, Teacher Education Program (2011) Reviewer, Association of Internet Researchers, IR 12.0 (2011) Invited Mentor, DuBois Event, Writing Program, UC Santa Barbara (2011) Curator, National Council of Teachers of English Gallery of Writing (2011) Liaison to Davidson Library SubCommittee, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, UC Santa Barbara (2010-2011) Webmaster, South Coast Writing Project (2010-2011) Information Technology SubCommittee, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, UC Santa Barbara (2010-2011) Liaison to National Writing Project, South Coast Writing Project Technology Committee (2010) Reviewer, Writing Research Across Borders (2010, for 2011 conference) Panel Chairperson, Computers & Writing (2010) Teacher Consultant & Technology Consultant, South Coast Writing Project (2009-present)
FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
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Faculty Innovation in Learning Project Grant (2014) California State University, Channel Islands Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) Scholar (2013-2014) www.hastac.org; nominated by Dr. Linda Adler-Kassner Stephen Marcus Memorial Fellowship (2010) South Coast Writing Project, UC Santa Barbara IMPACT II Grant (2010) Ventura County Office of Education South Coast Writing Project Invited Returning Fellow (2010) South Coast Writing Project, UC Santa Barbara South Coast Writing Project Fellow (2009) South Coast Writing Project, UC Santa Barbara Genevieve Haight Memorial Fellowship (2007) Teacher Education Program, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, UC Santa Barbara American Association of University Women Dr. Lynne Cavazos Fellowship (2007) Teacher Education Program, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, UC Santa Barbara Block Grant (2007)
Teacher Education Program, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, UC Santa Barbara English Cohort Representative for meetings with Director of Teacher Education Program, 2007 Teacher Education Program Fee Fellowship (2006) Teacher Education Program, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, UC Santa Barbara
PREVIOUS & RELATED EXPERIENCE
Technology Coach October 2008-2010 Oxnard Union High School District ! Provided workshops for faculty, administration, and school staff on computer and Internet applications for teaching, learning, assessment, and data analysis. ! Mentored and collaborated with teachers to integrate technology skills and inquiry methods into local pedagogy. District School Leadership Team (DSLT) October 2008-2010 Oxnard Union High School District ! Worked with team of twenty district administrators and school site personnel to assess and revise district LEA Plan to improve Program Improvement (PI) status. Reading Institute for Academic Preparation (RIAP), Participant July 2008-February 2009 California State University Channel Islands ! Utilized district, school site, and classroom data to design CSU Expository Reading and Writing curriculum. Information Literacy Capstone, Mentor California State University Channel Islands ! Academic mentorship to senior undergraduates in the field of Education. University Studies Discussion Leader University of California, Irvine, Division of Undergraduate Education
January 2008-May 2008
April 2003-March 2004
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Center for Information Technology and Society, PhD emphasis, 2011-present South Coast Writing Project (SCWriP), 2009-present South Coast Writing Project Technology Committee, 2009 - present California Association of Teachers of English (CATE), 2007-2009 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), 2006-2009 Oxnard Federation of Teachers (OFT), 2007-2011