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College of Educational Studies Yearbook Honoring Civic Engagement in Education


Dean Don Cardinal 2011-2012 DEAN’S MESSAGE FOR YEARBOOK


n this year’s yearbook, you will see and read about the accomplishments of our faculty and students. In lieu of a traditional Dean’s Message, it seemed appropriate that this year you hear directly from those who support us all in making our accomplishments possible, our CES Administrative Support Team (AST). At the beginning of the year I asked them to answer two questions, “how do we know if we are good and how do we use that information to be better?” Below is their response and highlights from our accomplishments. as we provide our friends and colleagues a “Snapshot of the CES.”

Throughout 2010-2011, our faculty, staff and students focused on many initiatives. Our largest effort this year supported our internal program improvement system (PISCES). PISCES guided us forward in obtaining two external accreditations: the first in receiving our fourth national accreditation by the Teacher Education Accreditation Commission (TEAC) and the second by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). Curricular initiatives also reflected PISCES review in driving program and college decisions. Most of these initiatives will be unveiled during the 2011-2012 academic year and begin in the Fall 2012 semester. They include: • The Master of Arts in Leadership Development (MLD) begins a new era in the college replacing the Master of Arts in Education degree, as part of a new CES leadership and civic engagement initiative.

Dr. Ky Kugler Associate Dean

Dr. Kimberly White-Smith Assistant Dean

• The Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) will now be available to students from the school counseling and school psychology programs enabling them to pursue licensure in California. • The Master of Arts in Teaching: Music Education emphasis will be established. • The Ph.D. in Education program is developing a fourth emphasis in leadership studies, in addition to the three current emphases in cultural and curricular studies, disability studies and school psychology. • And finally, the undergraduate Integrated Educational Studies (IES) program has initiated the first steps in developing a new bridge program (4 + 1) as a Master of Arts in Integrated Educational Studies for students who wish to be educators, teachers, leaders and social entrepreneurs within all aspects of our communities..

Dr. Joel Colbert Ph.D. Director

Dr. Michael Madrid Education Director

Dr. Dianne Ferguson PISCES/Accreditation Director

Although difficult to measure our CES successes, it is evident that the long history and valued reputation of the College of Educational Studies is evident in all of our programs, their faculty, and most importantly our graduates. We hope to continue to move forward in “Changing Education, Changing the World.”

Dr. Suzanne SooHoo Kathy Arballo Margie McCoy Hashinger Chair Operations Administrator Assistant to the Dean

National Accreditation

This is the fourth national accreditation for the College of Educational Studies. Chapman University is accredited by and is a member of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The College of Educational Studies at Chapman University is the first institution in the State of California to be a candidate and receive national accreditation by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) in Washington, DC. After a rigorous review, the university and college met all standards related to student achievement of teacher education and received a full five-year accreditation in February 2011. Don Cardinal, Dean of the CES, notes that, “this recognition affirms that Chapman University continues to offer professional preparation programs that satisfy the very highest national standards.� The Teacher Accreditation Council is dedicated to supporting educator preparation programs committed to quality. TEAC and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) are now in the formal process of becoming the joint Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).



CES Announces

Brian Alters, Ph.D. Professor Brian Alters, Ph.D., Professor, College of Educational Studies and Schmid College of Science and Technology, has been invited to be the plenary speaker to deliver the John A. Moore Lecture to conclude the 2012 annual meeting of the prestigious Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology -- one of the largest and most prestigious professional associations of its kind. Previous two years’ plenary speakers were Bruce Alberts, former President of the National Academy of Sciences, and Sean Carroll, one of the world’s leading evolutionary geneticists. The meeting will take place in January in Charleston, S.C.

Sara Nottingham, Ed.D., ATC

Michelle Samura, Ph.D.,

Athletic Training Education Program University of North Carolina at Greensboro Research: Effectiveness of the relationship between students and clinical instructors

Integrated Educational Studies Gevirtz Graduate School of Education University of California, Santa Barbara Research: Impact of spatial environment on interracial dynamics

Commencement 2011 Honorary Doctorates In recognition of their exemplary commitment and contributions to the global community, the College of Educational Studies at Chapman University has awarded the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters to two phenomenally deserving individuals:


Mr. Reubén Martinez

Ms. Susan Sygall

Founder, Martinez Libreria Community Literary Activist International Speaker Chapman University Presidential Fellow MacArthur Fellow

Founder/Executive Director, Mobility International USA (MIUSA) International Speaker and Advisor for international exchange opportunities for students with disabilities United States President’s Award

Snapshots of Civic Engagement CES Students Serving Their Communities

Student Life Dean Jerry Price, CES Associate Professor Mark Maier & LEAD students cleanup YMCA

Leadership minors participating in the ROOTS Habitat Restoration Service Project at Newport Bay. The Sarah Caton Hogan Fund provides support for student civic engagement at Chapman

LEAD students and CES represent the university at the grand opening of Grijalva Park Sports Complex in Orange with Mayor Carolyn Cavecche

Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) students helping children with severe disabilities find their words at Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Camp

Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) students conducting a blood drive

CES students, with Rebuilding Together, put final touches on a home devastated by Hurricane Katrina more than six years ago. Students spent most of their time sanding, priming, and painting the interior and exterior of the home in 40 degree weather. By the end of the week, the home had new appliances and updated address numbers and was awaiting the long overdue return of its owner.



Community Connections


ADRES UNIDOS is a grass-roots community support system focused on teaching skills and strategies to families toward fostering community responsibility and change. Chapman University donates instructor time and classroom space to develop program educators.


collaborated with the Museum of Teaching and Learning on developing “A Class Action: The Grassroots Struggle for School Desegregation in California. The exhibit commemorates five families who, in 1945, successfully sued four Orange County school districts on behalf of Latino children who were required to attend segregated “Mexican” schools.


his summer CES professors Anaida Colon-Muniz and Margie Curwen developed a threeweek summer school linked to professional development and an extended day program at the El Sol Science and Arts Academy. a dual-language charter school in downtown Santa Ana. CES doctoral students provided development and technical assistance to the summer school which was designed for K-4th grades and served approximately 120 children for 4 hours per day.



range County Children’s Festival of Books held at Orange Coast College. CES faculty Mike Madrid and Margie Curwen assist in this annual event to promote literacy. Proceeds from CES book sales went to College of Educational Studies’ Literacy Projects.

he Emerging Scholars Conference, held September 23 on the Chapman Campus, explored issues of disability, diversity, and human rights in education, the social sciences, humanities, and law. Over 40 junior faculty and doctoral students presented their new research findings. Emerging Scholars I Proceedings


The 2nd Annual Emerging Scholars Conference will be held on September 28 and 29, 2012 and will focus on ES II Title: Making it Better: “Naming and Resisting Bullying in Families, Schools and Communities”


has established the Ruebén Martinez Legacy Campaign, which will create scholarships for first-generation students, support literacy projects in local schools and the Ruebén Martinez book collection, and establish partnerships between Chapman and nearby neighborhoods to sustain educational transformation in local communities and beyond.

Global Connections



ssociate Professor Penny Bryan, Ph.D. took her students to Florence, Italy, and the world’s museum of the Renaissance, where they studied 14th century master artists.


n September CES hosted six visitors from Norway, Iceland, and New Zealand—all presenters at the Emerging Scholars Conference, which explored issues of disability, diversity, and human rights in education, the social sciences, humanities, and law.

hirley Steinberg speaking at the 90th birthday celebration of eminent educator Paulo Freire (1921-1997).


thletic Training students attending high altitude rescue and treatment workshop in Swiss Alps


isitors from University of Waikato share the group photo spotlight with CES faculty and doctoral students.


Faculty Kelly Kennedy and Jeanne Anne Carriere with the teachers of Sambour School, who are all participants in the Cambodia International Pedagogical Institute (photo courtesy of Teach Cambodia, Inc.)


octoral student Heather Mills presents her research with Professor Christina Luna/CES and Mere Berryman from the University of Waikato.



Our Amazing Alumni More about Our Notable Alumni Penny Kim ’10

Maria Toner ’11

Cody Mansfield ’11

Secondary Mathematics Teaching Credential

Secondary Science Teaching Credential

Athletic Training

Both chosen as winners of AFCEA Educational Foundation STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) Teaching Scholarship awards for 2010, an annual competition that provides scholarships to approximately 35 U.S. students actively pursuing an undergraduate degree, graduate degree or credential/licensure for the purpose of teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) subjects at a U.S. middle or secondary school.

Susan Mercer ’95 CES Alumnus of the Year Math Educator • Nationally recognized for her math workbook series. • President of the Santa Ana, California Education Association • Workshop leader in math teaching strategies • Further distinguished for her leadership in promoting decisionmaking voice among the teachers in the district

Cody, now a Physical Therapy student at Duke University, was awarded $1,000 for an original case study submission to the NATA (National Athletic Trainers’ Association) in New Orleans in June, 2011.

Dr. John Errat ’11

Dr. Candace Vickers ’78

Ph.D., Disability Studies Emphasis Special Education Credential

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Dr. Erratt is recognized for his many service projects in the community including special education, healthy hearing, strategies symposium chair, and international work. He is the head of the special education department at Villa Park High School in Orange USD, and teaches a special day class at VPHS.

Dr. Vickers earned her Ph.D. in Education at Claremont University. She worked at CSUF and then St. Jude Rehabilitation Hospital (inpatient and outpatient) for many years. She then founded St. Jude Communication Recovery Group for persons with aphasia. She is considered one of the 20 outstanding Aphasiologists in the country today. Now Clinical Faculty in CES, she has returned to her Alma Mater to teach in the newly established CES/CSD program, bringing it national recognition.

Dr. Jeanne Anne Carriere ’10 Ph.D., School Psychology Emphasis In addition to being an adjunct professor in the CES for nine years, Dr. Carriere is a school psychologist in the Long Beach Unified District, and was honored with an Outstanding School Psychologist award from the California Association of School Psychologists. She is a founding member/participant in CASP-V (Consortium for the Advancement of School Psychology in Vietnam), and represented Chapman University in the first ever conference on School Psychology in Vietnam in 2009. Additionally, she will be representing CASP-V and Chapman in August, 2011, when she will co-lead a workshop on schoolbased mental health interventions in Saigon.


CES Giving Donna Attallah Academy for Teaching and Learning IN ADDITION TO HER BEQUEST OF $3,000,000 FOR THE ACADEMY, DONNA FORD ATTALLAH DONATES $50,000 EACH YEAR

Literacy Programs UNION BANK ~ $80,000 over two years for enrichment programs at El Sol PRESIDENT JIM DOTI ~ $15,000 plus LOS ANGELES TIMES FAMILY FOUNDATION ~ $20,000 UNITED WAY OF ORANGE COUNTY ~ $20,000 PACIFIC LIFE - $10,000 WARNE FOUNDATION - $5,000 OC LITERARY SOCIETY (VIA NORTHERN TRUST) - $2,000 TOM AND JOY LEWIS - $500

Communication Sciences and Disorders Program

Leadership Programs SARAH CATON HOGAN - $18,000

On the occasion of her retirement, Professor Donna Cucunato announced the creation of the Donna Cucunato Movement Education Scholarship. Prof. Donna Cucunato 1941 – 2011

Board of Counselors Donations SHARLENE AND LARRY GOODMAN - $1,000 GILBERT HERER - $1,000 JUDY MONTGOMERY - $1,000

Scholarships DOUG AND SUSIE WILLITS - $40,000 JOAN TURNER COX – endowment plus $10,000-$25,000 SCHOOLS FIRST CREDIT UNION - $10,200 JOEL COLBERT - $5,000 JIM STANSELL - $2,000

Due to the generosity of our donors, our faculty, our staff, our alumni and countless others, the 55 College of Educational Studies students will benefit from a total of more than $50,000 in scholarships and other academic and service awards in 2011-12. Mendez et al. v. Westminster, et al. Projects

Ruebén Martinez Legacy Campaign





Ph.D. in Education Doctoral Student Research Alahari, U. (June, 2011). Examining exemplars of technology integration by early childhood teachers. Research poster presented at National Association for the Education of Young Children, National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, Providence, RI.

Hagge, D., Carey, M., & Vickers, C. (2011). Student volunteerism: Active learning and networking in Communication Recovery. A poster session presented at the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association State Convention, Los Angeles, CA.

Carriere, J. A. (2011, 02). Teachers? Perceived Effectiveness of Psychoeducational Report Writing Models. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Francisco, CA.

Hagge, D., & Vonderloh, B. (2011). Aphasia: Theoretical frameworks and inclusion of an insider’s perspective. A seminar presented at the California SpeechLanguage-Hearing Association State Convention, Los Angeles, CA.

Carriere, J. A., & Hass, M. (2011, 02). Writing useful and defensible psychoeducational reports. Mini-skills presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Francisco, CA. Carriere, J. A., & Kennedy, K. (2011, 08). Behavioral problems: Identification and intervention in the schools. Consortium to Advance School Psychology in Vietnam Summer Institute. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Carriere, J. A. (2011, 01). Writing effective psychoeducational reports. Professional workshop for School Psychologists. Foothill Association of School Psychologists, Azusa, CA. Domzalski, S. (2011). Book review for “Proust and the Squid”. Contemporary School Psychology,1,141-143 Busse, R., Hass, M., & Domzalski, S. (2011, April). Assessment of academic task attack strategy deficits. Panel presentation at the annual meeting of the California Association of School Psychologists, Costa Mesa, CA. Gomez, J. (2011, July). Autism and play. Paper presented at the Forty Second National Autism Society Conference, Orlando, FL. Vickers, C., Hagge, D., & Boudreau, M. (2011). Life participation, education and advocacy among volunteers with aphasia. A poster session presented at the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association State Convention, Los Angeles, CA.

Carey, M., Vickers, C., & Hagge, D. (2010). Collaboration and hope in a volunteer-led communication recovery group book. A poster session presented at the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association State Convention, Philadelphia, PA. Hagge, D. (2010). Medical-based student observations: A collaborative approach. A poster session presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention, Philadelphia, PA. Hume-Dawson, R. (2011, April). Becoming a Steward of the Discipline: The Benefits and Experiences of Writing a Conference Proposal in a Doctoral Program. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, San Diego, CA. Mills, H.E. (2011, July). Emancipation or neocolonialism? English as the mode of instruction in postapartheid South African schools. Paper session presented at the meeting of The Fourth international Conference on Global Studies, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Nodelman, D. J. (2010, October). Constructing knowledge in bits and pieces: Arts-based research practice. Paper presented at the Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice, Bergamo, OH. Nodelman, D. J. (2011, April). Looking at images: Children’s ways of seeing. Paper presented at the American Educators Research Association (AERA), New Orleans, LA.

Nubia-Feliciano, M. Nepantla as transition: Latinas during the first year of college. National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Region 9 Conference, San Diego, CA. May 2-4, 2011 Ocampo, A. (2011). Case study of a cancer survivor: Beating the odds. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 32(4), 267-271. Ocampo, A., & Belisle, V. (2011). Collaboration between school psychologists and speech-language pathologists: Does it predict job satisfaction? Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the California Association of School Psychologists, Costa Mesa, CA. Toleson, C. Beyond Counseling: Developing Resiliency in Adolescent Foster Care Students in Special Education presented at the CASP Convention: April, 2011 Toleson, C. Beyond Counseling: Developing Resilience in Foster and At-Risk Students: December, 2010 presented to 600 LAUSD school psychologists Toleson, C. LGBT Resilience in Children presented to the Los Angeles Association of School Psychologists November 13, 2010 Toleson, C. All You Want to Know About Counseling Students: From Teaching Social Skills That Generalize to Using the Resiliency Model presented at the CASP Summer Institute on June 19, 2010 Toleson, C. Beyond Counseling: Providing Psychological Resources for LGBTQ Students presented to Los Angeles Association of School Psychologists on March 26, 2011 Whitehead, C., Reed, C., Delgado, O., & Torres, A. (2011). Recruiting from within: Success in diverse schools. Presented at the conference of the National Association of Alternative Certification, Chicago, Ill. Zarkos, E., Mills, H. E., Killen, M., & Rexach, M. (2011). Book review: The girl who fell from the sky. Issues in Teacher Education, 20(1), 120-124

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The Donna Ford Attallah Academy for Teaching and Learning Introduces Inaugural Director


Dr. Keith Howard Inaugural Director of DFAATL

r. Keith Howard will serve as the Inaugural Director of the Donna Ford Attallah Academy for Teaching and Learning. Dr. Howard came to Chapman in 2008 and currently serves as the coordinator for the secondary teaching program. He is a former math and computer teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District. He earned his Ph.D. in Education from the University of Southern California and subsequently worked as a Senior Research Associate in the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) at UCLA. At CRESST he has served as the co-lead of professional development for an Institute of Educational Sciences funded research study examining middle school mathematics achievement. He has conducted professional development for elementary and middle school teachers on various topics including metacognition, motivation, schema-based instruction, and working memory implications for academic performance. Dr. Howard welcomes the task of directing the academy: “I am excited by this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young people. Establishing and maintaining purposeful relationships with schools allows us, through meaningful engagement, to improve education for K-12 students and better prepare our future teachers for the classroom. The DFA Academy provides an incredible opportunity to change education for the better.”

Donna Ford Attallah ’61 Board of Trustee

The Donna Ford Attallah Academy for Teaching and Learning was created to help make a difference in K-12 education through teacher development and civic engagement. The academy was established as a result of a $3 million gift from its namesake, Donna Ford Attallah, a Chapman Alumna who taught kindergarten and first grade for 40 years in Orange County. The academy aims to study and influence education in the larger social context. Through meaningful engagement with individuals and institutions, the academy will seek solutions to challenges faced by K-12 educators, with the goal of creating a more inclusive and democratic society.

Looking to the Future Coming Fall 2012 (New Programs) Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) • School Psychology, Ed.S. or MA • School Counseling, MA

Coming Fall 2013 Master of Arts in Leadership Development Master of Arts in Teaching, Music Education Ph.D. in Education: Emphasis in Leadership Studies

Master of Arts, Integrated Educational Studies



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November 2011

December 2012

March 2012

May 2012

10 Keith Howard Community Conversations Technology: Utopian Dream or Apocalyptic Nightmare? 12 Donna Cucunato Memorial Service 18 Beth Ferri Ph.D. Research Forum Disability Life Writing and the Politics of Knowing

2 Walter Dellinger III CES/SOL Presentation School Desegregation and Mendez, et al. v Westminster, et al. 3 Chemers Gallery Event 6 Literacy Celebration Kathleen Muth Reading Center

22 Dr. Margie Curwen Community Conversations El Sol Project 26-31 CAL Council San Jose, California

4 Dean's Reception for PhD Candidates 10 Literacy Celebration Kathleen Muth Reading Center 11 Day of the Teacher 18 Honors Reception 19 Graduation Receptions Ph.D. Reception CSD Reception IES/AT/LEAD Reception 19 Graduation Commencement

February 2012 10 Etta Hollins Hassinger Lecture Series Contemporary Issues in Teacher Education 23 Sandra Robbie Community Conversations Continuing the Mendez Legacy

April 2012 2-6 Chapman University Spring Break 13-17 AERA Conference Vancouver, Canada 14 AERA Conference CES Reception Vancouver, Canada

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