Diversity Scholarly Activities

SCHOLARLY & CREATIVE WORK

Story, K. & Gallagher, M. (2020, January/February). Beyond our own understanding of inclusion. ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal. 24(1):26–31.

Wallace, C.  (2020). I am shuh-KY-uh: The (mis)pronunciation of individuals’ first names. Honors Thesis. University of Central Arkansas.

Webster, A. Burke, M. (2020, Spring). How Arkansas teachers grapple with cultural diversity. Arkansas Association of Teacher Educators Electronic Journal, 10, 1, 62-78.

Williams, S.D. (2020). Relationships and influences of racial identity development and leadership identity development on Black men’s undergraduate college persistence. Doctoral Dissertation. The University of Central Arkansas.

Burke, M. (2019). Beauty in diversity: An exploration of the Arkansas teacher experience. Honors Thesis. University of Central Arkansas.

Gallavan, N. P., & Loring, G. (2018). Discovering the benefits of the 3CO approach to writing instruction with third-graders in an urban setting. In B. Purdum-Cassidy, & L. Scott (Eds.), Teaching literacy in urban schools: Lessons from the field (pp. 77-90). Landham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Gallavan, N.P. & Webster, A. (2018, May). Exploring cross-cultural responsiveness and critical consciousness in social studies education with the Barnga simulation in C. Wright-Maley (Ed). More Like Life Itself: Simulations as Powerful and Purposeful Social Studies (pp. 243-264). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.

Payne, E. & Smith, M. J.  (2018). Refusing relevance: School administrator resistance to offering professional development addressing LGBTQ issues in school. Educational Administration Quarterly, 54(2), 183-215.

Smith, M. J. (2018).  I accept all students: The tolerance discourse and ally work in U.S. Public Schools.  Equity and Excellent in Education, 51(3-4), 301-315.

Webster, A. (2018). Hope buster or hope muster. In L. G. Putney and N. P. Gallavan (Eds.), Teacher Education Yearbook XXVI, Building Upon Inspirations and Aspirations with Hope, Courage and Strength: Tomorrow’s Leaders in Classrooms and Schools, Volume 2,( pp 299-313).Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

Webster, A. (2018). A five-point model to attract, affirm, and advance African American academics. In Sherwood Thompson (Ed.) Valley of Hope: Campus Diversity Triumphs in the United States, Volume 20, (pp. 11-26). United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Cooper, C. (2017). Inside the lived experiences of successful African American women college student leaders. Doctoral Dissertation. The University of Central Arkansas.

Gallavan, N. P., Huffman, S., & Shaw, E. C. (2017). Ensuring ethics and equity with classroom assessments via mobile technology to enhance efficacy of online education.  In M. Mills & D. Wake (Eds.), Empowering learners with mobile open-access learning initiatives (pp. 220-241). Hersey, PA: IGI Global.

Story, A. (2017). Understanding perceived barriers and current practices for transgender needs within the fitness industry. Masters Thesis. University of Central Arkansas.

Webster, A. (2017).  Enhancing efficacy with the disposition of CARE. In Freddie A. Bowles and Cathy J. Pearman (Eds.). Self-Efficacy in Action: Tales from the Classroom for Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development (pp. 13-25). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Gallavan, N.P., Webster, A., Petty, B. & Mercado, S. (2016). Establishing a comprehensive sense of place to experience success in classrooms and schools through authentic leadership. In L. G. Putney and N. P. Gallavan (Eds.),  ATE Yearbook XXIV: Establishing a Sense of Place for All Learners in 21st Century Classrooms and Schools (pp. 96-112). Landham, MD: Roman and Littlefield.

McMullen, A.L. (2016). The impact of recent employment-discrimination decisions: A guide for the small business owner. Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, 5(1), 113-120

Putney, L. G., &, Gallavan, N. P. (Eds.). (2016). Establishing a sense of place for all learners in 21st century classrooms and schools. ATE Yearbook XXIV. Landham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Smith, M. J. & Payne, E. (2016). Binaries and biology:  Conversations with elementary education professionals after transgender professional development. Educational Forum 80(1), 34-47.

Gallavan, N. P. (2015). The sum of all the moments in our lives through lived experiences and cultural literacy: Foreword in L. Scott & B. Purdum-Cassidy (Eds.), Lessons from the field: Culturally affirming literacy practices for urban elementary students (pp. vii-xi). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Petty, B. (2015). Factors that contribute to the completion of programs of study at Arkansas institutions of higher education for African American males. Doctoral Dissertation. The University of Central Arkansas.

Webster, A. (2015). Racial identity. In Sherwood Thompson’s Encyclopedia of Diversity and Social Justice. (pp. 592-596). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Gallavan, N. P. (2014). Annual editions: Multicultural education (17th ed.). Introductions. New York: NY: McGraw-Hill.

Gallavan, N. P. (2014). Follow the multicolored brick road to cultural competence. In K. Cushman & J. K. Dowdy (Eds.), From the margins toward the mainstream: Activities to enhance social justice awareness in social studies and the social foundations of education (pp. 131-138). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Gallavan, N.P. & Webster, A. (2014). Advancing cultural competence and intercultural consciousness through a cross-cultural simulation with teacher candidates. Annual Editions in Multicultural Education (17th ed.) (chapter 8.2). New York, NY: Dushkin/McGraw-Hill.

Webster, A. (2014). Scaling the pyramid of self-reflection: A model for teachers to contest demographic destiny. In E. G. Pultorak (Ed). Reflectivity and Cultivating Student Learning: Critical Elements for Enhancing a Global Community of Learners and Educators.  (pp. 29-51).  Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Webster, A. (2014). Status of the dream: A study of  Dr. King in Little Rock and Memphis classrooms. In N. P. Gallavan, (Ed.), Annual Editions in Multicultural Education (17th ed.) (chapter 7.3). New York, NY: Dushkin/McGraw-Hill.

Webster, A. (2013, September). Rethinking the recruitment of African American teacher education candidates. Arkansas Association of Teacher Educators Electronic Journal, 4, 2. 29-41.

Gallavan, N. &. Webster, A.  (2012). Agency: Voice, choice, ownership, and change. In Ryan Flessner, Grant R. Miller, Kami, and Julie Horwitz (Eds.) Agency through Teacher Education: Reflection, Community, and Learning (pp 51-55). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Gallavan, N. &. Webster, A.  (2012). Cultural competence and the recursive nature of conscientization. In Cheryl J. Craig and Nancy P. Gallavan (Eds.) Teacher Education Yearbook XX1 (Part 1). Issues in Education: Examining the Perspectives of Student Candidates, Teachers, and Teacher Educators.

Gallavan, N., Webster, A. & Dean, S. (2012). Connecting content, context, and communication in a sixth-grade social studies class through political cartoons, The Social Studies, 10,5, 188-191.

McMullen, A.L. (2012, Winter). A brief summary of decisions from the Arkansas Supreme Court affecting gays and lesbians. University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review, 34(2), 337-81.

Bowles, F. A., & Gallavan, N. P. (2011). RESPECTing language and culture with all learners. Social Studies Research and Practice, 6(3), 112-118.

Gallavan, N. P. (2011). Annual editions: Multicultural education (15th ed.). (Ed.). New York: NY: McGraw-Hill.

Gallavan, N. P. (2011). Navigating cultural competence in grades k-5: A compass for teachers. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Gallavan, N. P. (2011). Navigating cultural competence in grades 6-12: A compass for teachers. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Gallavan, N. P., & Craig, C. E. (Eds.) (2011). Valuing diversity that is honest, natural, authentic, and holistic: Cultural competence in P-12 classrooms, schools, and higher education. ATE Yearbook XX. Philadelphia, PA: Taylor & Francis.

Webster, A. (2011, March). Status of the dream: A study of Dr. King in Little Rock and Memphis classrooms. ArATE Electronic Journal, 1, 2, 2-16.

Webster, A. (2011, January-March). Scaling the pyramid of self-reflection: A model and an assignment for the preparation of inclusive leaders. International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 6,1.

Gallavan, N. P., & Webster, A.  (2010). Navigating teachers’ reactions, responses, and reflections in self-assessment and decision-making.  In E. G. Pultorak (Ed). The Purposes, Practices, and Professionalism of Teacher Reflectivity; Insights for Twenty-First-Century Teachers and Students (pp. 191-209).  Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

McMullen, A.L. (2010). Employers cannot discriminate to remedy possible discrimination: Fire-fighter examination generates plenty of heat. Human Resource Management International Digest, 18(2), 45-47.

Conference Presentations

Brown, R., Hawkins, A., McLemore, D., Lockings, J. & Tennison, T. (2020, March). Stakeholder prioritization and student activism: How silencing inclusive campus speech propelled students to action. Midwinter Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). University of Oklahoma.

Jackson, N., Wake, D. & Webster, A. (2019, November). Recruiting teachers from underrepresented populations. Mid-South Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Rolf, S.J., Schlachter, S.D., & Tuggle, C. (2019, November). Board of director diversity: Comparing the composition of nonprofit & for-profit boards. ARNOVA 2019 Conference, San Diego, CA.

England, K., Schlachter, S.D., & Linenberger, S. (2018, October). Out of the shadows: LGBT employee resource group leaders embracing their identity. International Leadership Association Conference, West Palm Beach, FL.

Schlachter, S.D., Rolf, S.J., & Welbourne, T.M. (2016, August). Dynamics of employee resource groups: Investigating the experiences of their leaders. Academy of Management 2016 Meeting, Anaheim, CA.

Schlachter, S.D., Welbourne, T.M., & Rolf, S.J. (2015, August). Employee resource groups: Systems of change. Academy of Management 2015 Meeting, Vancouver, CanadaConference Presentations

Gallavan, N.P., Webster, A. & Petty, B. (2015, February). Obtaining a baccalaureate degree: How high school GPAs and ACT scores affect African American males. Association of Teacher Educators. Phoenix, AZ.

Webster, A. (2015, March). A six-point model of diversity and inclusive excellence for academic human resources. National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education. Washington, D.C.

 

Student Diversity Activities

During Spring 2020, Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society hosted their Pizza and Politics Speaker Series on the topic, Diversity in the Room: Nuances of the American Black Experience

During Fall 2015, students from RELG 1320 World Religions classes visited Little Rock to meet with members of the Central Arkansas Hindu community at the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (temple). Members explained the customs surrounding the Hindu festival of Diwali and discussed the temple’s many community activities and functions. Dr. Jim Deitrick and Dr. Julia Winden-Fey accompanied the students. Funding for travel and for the Indian cuisine sampled in class was provided by a “Deep Learning” grant from UCA’s Residential Colleges. For more information on the mandir, please see http://www.baps.org/Global-Network/North-America/LittleRock.aspx.