Past Faculty Fellows '12-'13

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Past Faculty Fellows '12-'13

2012-2013 IUME Faculty Fellows

LIMARYS CARABALLO is an assistant professor of English education in the Department of Secondary Education and Youth Services at Queens College of the City University of New York, where she currently teaches methods courses and graduate seminars in the English education program. She received her doctorate from the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she was a General Research Fellow and a recipient of the National Council of Teachers of English--Cultivating New Voices among Researchers of Color Fellowship. Dr. Caraballo's dissertation, Constructing and Negotiating Identities-in-Practice: Multiple Identities, the Enacted Curriculum, and the Figured World of Achievement in a Middle School English Classroom, received the American Educational Research Association Division of Curriculum Studies Outstanding Dissertation Award in 2013.

As a former English teacher, administrator, and consultant in diverse public and private secondary schools, Dr. Caraballo is especially interested in culturally sustaining and socially just literacy curricula and pedagogies. The key purposes of her work include complicating conversations about students of color and curriculum, reframing deficit conceptions of lower-income students of color, and advancing the theory and development of curricula that supports the multiple identities and literacies as well as the academic success of minoritized students. Her work has been published in the Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, the International Journal of Multicultural Education, and the Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education.

KEENA ARBUTHNOT received a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, specializing in Psychometrics/Educational Measurement, Applied Statistics and Program Evaluation.  She holds a M.Ed. degree in Educational Psychology and a B.S. degree in Mathematics. In 2005, Dr. Arbuthnot became a Lecturer on Education and a Post-doctoral Fellow at Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University in the Department of Educational Theory, Policy and Practice.

Dr. Arbuthnot conducts research that addresses issues such as: the achievement gap, differential item functioning, psychological factors related to standardized testing performance, stereotype threat, and mathematical achievement and African-American students. Dr. Arbuthnot has served as an instructor in various capacities. She is a former high school mathematics teacher and she has taught several college courses including: Race, Gender & Testing, Applied Statistics in Education, Educational Research Methods, Survey Research Methods, and Principles of Testing and Measurement. Additionally, Dr. Arbuthnot has written a book titled “Filling in the Blanks: Understanding the Black/White Test Score Gap” that was released in 2011.

Dr. Arbuthnot belongs to several prestigious organizations namely the National Council on Measurement in Education, American Educational Research Association, Kappa Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

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