The Gevirtz School’s Center for Education Research on Literacy & Inquiry in Networking Communities (LINC) is proud to name three Philip and Helen Green Research Fellows for 2010-11 – Daryoush Attarha, Susannah McGowan, Jacqueline Reid, and Azure Stewart. The Green Research Fellowship Fund is awarded in memory of Phillip and Helen Green to support graduate student research on classrooms that provide for democratic practices and equity of access for immigrant and second language students of working class background, identifying practices that work and supporting students in gaining access to American society.
Susannah McGowan is a doctoral student in the Teaching and Learning emphasis in the Department of Education. She has an undergraduate degree in Art History and French from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master’s in Instructional Technology from the University of Virginia. Within the last decade she has worked for an educational technology company as well as served as the assistant director for curriculum design for the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship at Georgetown University. Her research interests include the impact of technology in the higher education classroom – both for students and faculty. In addition, she is interested in studying the rise of digital humanities centers and how these communities, centers, and groups change the way scholars approach teaching or the emphasis on student learning in the humanities. She is currently a 2010-2011 HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory) Scholar, a virtual network of educators sponsored by Duke University and the UC Humanities Research Institute.
Jacqueline M. Reid is a doctoral student in the Department of Education, Teaching and Learning emphasis. Her current research interests focus on technology-enhanced models that use film and media and support inquiry into complex social and historical experiences of people. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio/Television/Film from California State University, Northridge, a Master of Arts degree in Education and Multiple Subject Credential (K-12) from Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Reid worked in the entertainment industry prior to becoming a K-12 classroom teacher. After teaching for ten years, she developed her own educational consultancy where she provided training and workshops that supported the social/emotional needs of students while promoting safe and peaceful school environments for both private and public elementary school students, teachers and administrative staff. Most recently she held the position of the Associate Regional Director and Director of Education for the Santa Barbara/Tri-Counties Anti-Defamation League (ADL), a non-profit organization that has been a leader in combating bigotry, prejudice, and anti-Semitism nationally and internationally.
Azure Stewart is a doctoral student in the Department of Education, Teaching and Learning emphasis. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications-Digital Media from CSU Sacramento, and a Master of Arts degree in Education-Instructional Technology from San Francisco State University. Stewart’s research entails understanding disciplinary demands for higher education with specific focus on arts education.