Conference Schedule - 19th Annual Conference - March 3-4, 2017

Dickinson College

272 West High Street, Carlisle, PA 17013

Download the final Conference Schedule Here: Conference Schedule - Downloadable Version - pdf

Download important information about the Indian School Tour (if you pre-registered) here

Conference Theme:

“Don’t let your schooling interfere 
with your education:”
Exploring Multicultural Education to Develop Communal Consciousness

Friday, March 3

12:00 – 7:00 pm: Registration (all day)
1:00 – 1:30 pm:  Welcome and Opening Remarks
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm: Concurrent Sessions
3:15 – 4:30 pm: President’s Panel
4:30 – 5:15 pm: Participants are encouraged to browse the vending area
5:00 – 6:30 pm: Dinner & Poster Session
6:45 – 8:30 pm: Screening of documentary 40 years later: Now can we talk? featuring Q&A with filmmaker Lee Anne Bell

Saturday, March 4
8:00 am – 4:00 pm: Registration (all day)
8:00 – 8:50 am: Welcome, Continental Breakfast with Affinity Groups
9:00 – 9:50 am: Concurrent Sessions
10:00 – 10:50 am: Concurrent Sessions
11:00 am – 11:50 am: Concurrent Sessions
12:00 – 1:30 pm: Cultural Interlude, Keynote Speaker, and Lunch
1:45 - 2:35 pm: Concurrent Sessions
2:45 - 3:35 pm: Concurrent Sessions
3:45 - 4:35 pm: Concurrent Sessions
4:45 – 5:00 pm Reflection Circle and Concluding Remarks

8:15 AM – 12:00PM
Janeal Jaroh, Time Travelers Trunk
Carlisle Indian Industrial School Tour
Carlisle Barracks Carlisle, PA 17013
Cost: $15 per person

Download important information about the Indian School Tour (if you pre-registered) here

Arrive at the Carlisle Indian School by 8:15am.  The tour will begin promptly at 9am. 
The tour will conclude by 12 noon.  Lunch is on your own.

Conference Registration and Multicultural Vendors
LOCATION: Althouse Hall Room 106
12:00 noon – 6:00 pm


Welcome and Opening Remarks
1 – 1:30 PM
Althouse Hall Room 106

Joyce Avila, President of PA-NAME

Joyce Bylander
Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students
Dickinson College

Caroline Maurer
Dean of the School of Business, Education, and Social Sciences
Messiah College

Vincent Stephens
Director of the Popel Shaw Center for Race and Ethnicity
Dickinson College

Concurrent Sessions
1:45 – 3:00PM

Althouse Hall Room 106 
Carlisle Indian School: An Interactive Digital Resource Center for Teaching and Research
Susan Rose, Professor of Sociology
James Gerencser, College Archivist
Don Sailer, Library Digital Projects Manager
Dickinson College

Bosler Hall Room 307 
Integrating multicultural education and Special Education in teacher preparation using a practicum model of peer mentoring, applied research and identity construction
Ruth J. Palmer, Associate Professor of Ed. Psychology
Jessica Figueroa, Spanish Education Major
Lisha Silver, Mathematics Education Major
Olivia Colomier, History Education Major
School of Education, The College of New Jersey

Bosler Hall Room 308 
President’s Commission on Cultural Diversity & Inclusion (PCCDI) Research & Mentoring Project
Rita R. Smith-Wade-El, Professor of Psychology & Director of African American Studies
Miriam Witmer, Instructor, Educational Foundations
Kimberly Mahaffy, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Latino Studies
Millersville University

Bosler Hall Room 309
Play as a Social Justice Issue
Beth Powers, PhD, Assistant Professor
Deborah Tamakloe, PhD, Assistant Professor
Marcia Nell, PhD, Associate Professor
Department of Early, Middle, and Exceptional Education
Millersville University

Bosler Hall Room 306
Exploring Multicultural Education during the Trump Presidency
Ginneh Akbar, Assistant Professor, Graduate Social Work
Christina Chiarelli-Helminiak, Assistant Professor, Graduate Social Work
York Williams, Associate Professor, Special Education,
West Chester University

Althouse Hall Room 106 

Presidents’ Panel
3:15 – 4:30PM
Presidents’ Panel:  Exploring Multicultural Education to Develop Communal Consciousness
John Anderson, President of Millersville University
Lewis Thayne, President of Lebanon Valley College
Neil Weisman,  President of Dickinson College
Kim Phipps, President of Messiah College
Moderator: Joyce Avila, PA-NAME President

4:45 – 5:35PM
Althouse Hall Room 106 
"Wake Up Everybody" - Engaging the Community in the Life of the Urban School
Stephen Thorne, Chaplain and Adjunct Faculty Neumann University

Bosler Hall Room 307
Fostering an Inclusive Classroom Through Social Studies
Dr. Eucabeth Odhiambo, Associate Professor, Teacher Education Department
Dr. Laureen Nelson, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education Department
Shippensburg University

Bosler Hall Room 308
Moving Men From Hyper to Holistic: Developing a Feminist Consciousness in Men through Dialogue
Tchet Dorman, Millersville University

Mark Kenney, Chestnut Hill College

Bosler Hall Room 309
Teaching for Peace: Using Mixed Reality to Develop Highly Effective, Responsive Teaching Practices in PK-12 Education
Shannon Haley-Mize, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education.
Rachel Finley-Bowman, Associate Professor of Education, Chair.
Kendra Strickler, Jennifer Lloyd, Miranda Clash - Early Childhood Education Preservice Teachers

Althouse Hall Room 008
STEAM Y(our) Culture: Evaporating Scientific and Cultural Misconceptions through Multicultural Literature 
Peney Wright and Priya Poehner, Lock Haven University

5:45 – 6:45PM
Dinner (Stern 102) and Poster Session (Stern Great Room)

When the Gown turns a Blind Eye to the Town: Sexual Objectification of Women College Students in Part-Time Off-Campus Work in the Hospitality, Restaurant, and Service Industry While Earning Money to Paying for College
Lauri Hyers
Bonita Tyes
West Chester University        

Inclusive PeaceJam as a Catalyst for Peace Education
Allie Vaccaro
Dr. Haley-Mize
Elizabethtown College
School to Prison Pipeline: From Chilling Statistics to Interruption Initiatives
Stephanie Jirard
Dr. Cheryl Slattery
Shippensburg University

(Re)learning the Language of Land
Joel Johnson, senior, English and Sustainability Studies Major, Messiah College
Acknowledging Sacrificio: An Autoethnography
Dayren Soto, Senior, Education with Dual Teaching Certification in Grades PreK-4 and Special Ed. PreK-8, Messiah College        

Service with a Smile
Maria Fanning, Coordinator of Civic Engagement and Service Learning, Keystone College

Let’s Get It On? Sexual Education For Students With Intellectual Disabilities
Danielle Melnick

Dickinson College

Between Two Worlds: Cultural Identity and Student Ledger Art at Carlisle Indian School
Emily La Bianca
Messiah College

Agency and Understanding: Defining the Asian American Narrative
Margot McCrillis
Dickinson College

Act Change Empower: Best Practices for Literacy Development of Migrant and ELL Youth in South Central, PA
Elizabeth Lewis
Anna Robinette
Dickinson College
Documentary, followed by discussion with filmmaker
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Althouse Hall Room 106 
Welcome and Introduction
Tina Keller, Assistant Professor of Education, Messiah College and Treasurer, PA-NAME
Screening: 40 years later: Now can we talk?

“40 Years Later: Now Can We Talk?” is a documentary film project that explores the impact of racial integration in the Mississippi Delta through powerful and moving dialogue with black and white alumni from the class of 1969 as they recall and comment on memories of that time, from their very different racial positions and experiences. Like the currently best-selling novel The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by journalist Isabel Wilkerson, our project captures a powerful story that has been previously invisible to most Americans.  The documentary tells a multi-layered story intercutting archival historical footage, vignettes from the high school today, personal profiles of participants, and the inter-group dialogue for reconciliation. “40 Years Later” provides a contemporary way to examine the impact of desegregation on those who participated in the first integration projects and to reflect on our progress as a society and the challenges that remain for reaching the goals put forth in the 1955 Brown v. Board of Education decision.

Lee Anne Bell is Professor of Education and the Barbara Silver Horowitz Director of Education.  Lee Anne Bell joined Barnard College in 2002. Her teaching specialties include urban education, social justice education, and teaching about race/racism through storytelling and the arts.  Professor Bell's scholarly work centers around issues of gender, race, and culture in educational settings and how these impact equity, access, and achievement in schools. Her publications focus on research in gender equity among racially diverse girls and women, theoretical and pedagogical work in social justice education, and research on racialization patterns in how "gatekeepers" in education and human services talk about race and racism.


Conference Registration (HUB Siderooms area) and Multicultural Vendors (HUB basement)

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Welcome and Continental Breakfast with Affinity Groups
8:00 – 8:50 AM
Location: HUB Siderooms area
Tchet Dorman, Director of Diversity and Social Justice, Millersville University and Social Media, PA-NAME

Concurrent Sessions
9:00 – 9:50 AM

Althouse Hall Room 007 Fluent Gaming, 
Andrew Vuocolo, Drexel University

Althouse Hall Room 008
Best Practices for Engaging with Middle School Students
Katherine Regetta
Kim V. Rhone
Kristine S. Lewis Grant

Drexel University

Althouse Hall Room 109 
Side-by-Side: Working Together To Better Education
Dr. Miriam Witmer, Educational Foundations faculty, Advisor for the Color of Teaching Mentoring Program, co-researcher for Side-by-Side
Dr. Jeff Wimer, Wellness and Sport Sciences faculty, co-research for Side-by-Side
Miss Destiny Coffield, high school mentee (Early Childhood)
Mr. Angel Pena, high school mentee (Middle Level Science)

Althouse Hall Room 209
MLK Academic Retention Program
Dr. Gwendolyn V. Durham, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education Department and Coordinator of the Martin Luther King Academic Retention Program
Prichele Pressley, Criminal Justice Major
Jaelin Smith, MS Criminal Justice Major
Jarred Jallah, Mathematics Major
Sonya Habbert, Social Work Major
Yvette Betancourt, Communication / Journalism Major

Althouse Hall Room 207
Nothing About Youth Without Youth: Activism Beyond The Classroom
Lori Harris, MRPYC, Founder/Peace Educator, Pillars of Peace, LLC

Concurrent Sessions
10:00 – 10:50 AM

Althouse Hall Room 007
White Teachers’ Reflections on Building Relationships with Students of Color
Ronald J. Silvis, Ed.D, Curriculum Manager
City College of New York

Althouse Hall Room 008
Mattering and Marginality: Influencing Your Campus
Tim Ferret, Assistant Director of Residence Life, Messiah College
Amy Nicols, Residence Director, Messiah College

Althouse Hall Room 109
What does “multicultural education” mean today?: A teacher-researcher discussion
Peggy Shannon-Baker, Lecturer, Bryn Mawr College

Althouse Hall Room 206
 Connective Press: Developing Discourse Competence with Language Learners
Shannon M. Daniel, Vanderbilt University

Althouse Hall Room 207
Multimodal Learning Encounters: Pre-Service Teachers Grapple with Hip Hop and Other Diversity Issues using Technology
Martha J. Strickland
Kim Stielper
Luke Mummau
Rachel Long
Shuhang Liu
Abigail O’Reilly

Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg

Concurrent Sessions
11:00 – 11:50 AM

Althouse Hall Room 007
Supporting Conversations about Race and Culture in Early Childhood Settings
Dr. Betsy Manlove, Professor of Early Childhood Education, Lock Haven University
Ms. Kweli Archie, Regional Program Quality Assessor Pennsylvania Key

Althouse Hall Room 008
Immigration: In the time of Trump Presidency!
Dr. Kazi Hossain, Assistant Professor, Early, Middle, & Exceptional Education Dept. Millersville University

Althouse Hall Room 109
From citizenship schools, to freedom schools, to community schools: Facilitating dialogue about the politics and pedagogy in American history
Ruth J. Palmer, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology & Affiliate Professor of African American Studies, The College of New Jersey

Althouse Hall Room 206
Mobilizing Multicultural Alumni to Promote Transformative Action: A Case Review of the Multicultural Alumni Action Group (MAAG) at Haverford College
Rashidah N. Andrews, Co-Chair of the Multicultural Alumni Action Group (MAAG), Haverford College

Althouse Hall Room 207
Translanguaging to Foster an Inclusive Learning Environment
Dr. Peter R. Licona, Assistant Professor of PK-12 STEM Education, Elizabethtown College

Keynote Address and Lunch
12:00 – 1:45 PM
Bette Beaver, Executive Director of the National Association for Multicultural Education 

introduction to Keynote Speaker
Katherine Norris, Associate Professor, West Chester University

Keynote Speaker
Lee Anne Bell, Barnard College

Concurrent Sessions
2:00 – 2:50 PM

Althouse Hall Room 007
Using Picture Books to Develop Character and Cognition
Dana Reisboard, Associate Professor, Education Department, Widener University

Althouse Hall Room 008
UGHHH! Not Another Diversity Workshop!?! - When Multicultural Competence Meets a Real Reality
Justin Brown, West Chester University

Althouse Hall Room 109
Explorations on the Cultural Competency Journey
Sunita Mayor, Literacy Department, Associate Professor, West Chester University
David Celentano, M. Ed., Teacher, Oxford Area High School
Cynthia Lawrence, Teacher, West Chester Area School District, Fugett Middle School

Althouse Hall Room 206
Working Within the Hyphen: Towards the Development of A Third Space and Third- Space Pedagogy in Community-Based Afterschool Programs
Andrea G. Kolb, Ph.D. Candidate and Instructor, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, The Pennsylvania State University
Director of Education, The Hazleton Integration Project
Amanda C. Lara, graduate student M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Graduate Assistant, University of Scranton
Assistant Director of Education, The Hazleton Integration Project

Althouse Hall Room 207
Digitizing Philadelphia Urban Seminar: Fostering Communal Awareness of E-services for Urban Fieldtrips among Higher Education

C. Jennifer MiaoLan Tsai, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Concurrent Sessions
3:00 – 3:50 PM

Althouse Hall Room 007
Queering Study Abroad—Negotiating Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Ethnicity, SES, and Health Status
Erin Hipple, MSW, LSW

Althouse Hall Room 008
It Doesn't Just Happen: The Intentionality of Creating Space for Community in the College Classroom
Dr. Jodi Bornstein, Associate Professor, Chair, Teacher Education Programs, Arcadia University
I Am a Griot: Multiculturalism through Personal Curriculum Narratives
Nakeiha Primus Smith, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Educational Foundations, Millersville University

Althouse Hall Room 109
I Am a Griot: Multiculturalism through Personal Curriculum Narratives

Nakeiha Primus Smith, Millersville University

Althouse Hall Room 206
Disrupting Diversity & Inclusion Training at an Elite Institution: Trigger Warnings & Microaggressions - A Conversation Series at Princeton University
Dr. Rashidah N. Andrews, Director of Studies, Residential Colleges
Dr. LaTanya Buck, Dean for Diversity & Inclusion, Office of the Vice President for Campus Life
Princeton University

Althouse Hall Room 207
Getting Beyond Assumptions about Increasing Literacy Development in Diverse Households

Cheryl Slattery, Shippensburg University

4:00 –4:30pm

Anita Tuven Schlechter (ATS) Auditorium
Closing Remarks and Community Reflections
Facilitator, Dr. Kristine Grant, Vice President of PA-NAME and Associate Clinical Professor of Education, Drexel University

Conference Theme: 
As Mark Twain so clearly captured in this year’ conference title, there is a palpable tension between education and schooling.  Schooling, from K-12 classes through college, has historically had a stigma as a tool for socialization, assimilation, and conformity. It has and can also be used as a tool to colonize and marginalize communities.  Comparatively, education is often viewed as a central catalyst for helping members of learning communities develop the tools and consciousness to contribute as citizens.  Education has been seen as a process for self-discovery and actualization.  Examining the historical and contemporary ways that schooling reproduces inequalities is the focus of this conference. Exposing educational injustices, seeking collaborative community partnerships, and creating spaces for students to have a voice are important elements for education to liberate and transform our consciousness.  When we mobilize as a collective, our society moves closer to achieving multicultural ideals like community, cross-cultural engagement, empathy, understanding and authentic democracy.

The 19th annual meeting of the PA-NAME conference aims to attract presentations that address the potential for education to transcend perfunctory “schooling” and inspire thoughts and actions with potential to unite a divided nation through enriching the intellectual and social development of its citizenry. We invite scholars, educators, students and community organizers to share the ways that they are actively working to challenge and disrupt inequitable educational practices. We encourage thoughtful dialogue around such questions as: What is the purpose of schooling?  How does education differ from schooling? How do these differences enrich what it means to be a community member and a citizen? How have systemic educational inequities reinforced and reproduced social injustices?  How have and can multicultural principles and practices be used to disrupt institutional forms of discrimination? How do these questions illuminate our understanding of the liberal arts?  Engaging in these kinds of inquiry reiterate the vital role of education as a root of social transformation.

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