Biography and Vita

 

Biography

I am a professor of Multicultural Studies at Shoreline Community College. I grew up in a military family in Western Europe, mostly in Naples, Italy; Paris, France; and Brussels, Belgium. I came to the United States permanently when I was 17 years old. I hold a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A. in French Language and Literature from Seattle University, and a master's degree in Special Education from the University of Washington. In March 1999, I completed a Ph.D. in Multicultural Education, also at UW. I have been a library aide on a bookmobile, a teacher of severely and profoundly disabled adolescents, a teacher of 4th graders with behavior disorders, a parent educator, a preschool teacher, and a child care center director. I taught in the Education and Human Services program at Shoreline Community College for 15 years before being reassigned to Multicultural Studies.

 

From September, 2003 to August 2005, my family and I sailed our boat Soul Catcher from Seattle, WA. down the West Coast as far as Golfito, Costa Rica, and back.  We have been planning our next trip since the day we returned to Seattle.

 

I like teaching better than anything, but I also enjoy sailing, kayaking, riding my bike, reading science fiction, and playing with my family.

 

Vita

Areas of Expertise

  • Initiating and sustaining dialogues about issues of diversity
  • Using online teaching and learning to develop multicultural competence
  • Multicultural Education
  • Adult Learning
  • Early Childhood and Special Education

 

Education

1999 Ph.D. Multicultural Education University of Washington
1977 M.Ed. Special Education University of Washington
1973 B.A. Psychology; French Language and Literature Seattle University

 


Professional Experience

Fall, 1992 - present Professor, Multicultural Studies Shoreline Community College Shoreline, WA
1991- 1992 Assistant Division Chair, Intra American Studies Shoreline Community College Shoreline, WA.
1989 - 1991 Vice President, Federation of Teachers Shoreline Community College Shoreline, WA
1990 Professor, Intra American Studies Shoreline Community College Shoreline, WA
1986 -1990 Professor, Education and Human Services Shoreline Community College Shoreline, WA
1981 - 1986 Coordinator, Parent-Child Center Instructor of Human Resources Shoreline Community College Shoreline, WA
1979 - 1981 Head Teacher Fourth Grade Behavior Disordered/ Learning Disabled Olympia School District Olympia, WA
1976 - 1978 Team Teacher Down's Syndrome Parent-Child Program Experimental Education Unit University of Washington Seattle, WA
1976 -1978 Team Teacher Model Preschool Center Experimental Education Unit University of Washington Seattle, WA
1976 -1978 Research Associate Joint Dissemination Project Experimental Education University of Washington Seattle, WA

 

Publications

Barnett, E. (1996) Mary McLeod Bethune: Feminist, Educator, and Activist. in Multicultural education, Transformative knowledge, and action: Historical and contemporary perspectives, James A. Banks, editor. New York: Teacher's College Press.

 

Consultantships

1996-present Washington State Bar Association Diversity Training
1988 to 1992

Shoreline Children's Center

Latona Children's Center, Seattle, WA

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

1979 to 1987 State Services for Deaf/Blind Special Education
1980 to 1986 Childfind Task Force, Shoreline Public Schools Early Childhood/Special Education
1977 Resource Access Project; OCD/BEH Collaborative Project University of Washington, Seattle, WA Early Childhood Special Education

 

Presentations

2002 Curriculum Transformation at Shoreline Community College National Council on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education New Orleans, LA.
2001 Enough About Theory:  Curriculum Transformation at Shoreline Community College National Council on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education Seattle, WA
1996 "White Students and Multicultural Learning" American Educational Research Association National Conference New York, N.Y.
1995 "Mary MacLeod Bethune: Feminist, Educator, and Activist" American Educational Research Association National Conference New Orleans, LA.
1991 "Teaching and Learning about Diversity" Improving teaching and learning Joint Universities and Region III Washington Community Colleges Faculty Development Conference Seattle, WA
1991 "Magic Numbers and Mysteries of the Universe" Expanding your Horizons in Math and Science Conference Seattle, WA
1991 "Assessing Cultural Diversity" Washington Assessment Conference State Board for C.C. Education, Shoreline, WA.
1990 "Multicultural Issues: Culture Communication and Change" Faculty Development Workshop,. Shoreline Community college Shoreline, WA
1989 "Assistants Workshop". Shoreline School District Shoreline, WA
1989 "Educational Staffing in Developmentally appropriate Practice" 8 week seminar, Shoreline Children's Center Shoreline School District Shoreline, WA
1989 "Clean Up Your Act", Workshop on managing classrooms. Shoreline School District Shoreline, WA

 

Courses Taught

  • Multicultural Studies 105
    Introduction to Multicultural Studies

  • Multicultural Studies 205
    Seminar in Social Justice

  • Intra American Studies/Speech Communication 102
    Multicultural Issues: Culture, Communication and Change
  • Intra American Studies 103 ONLINE
    Diversity and Communication in US Society taught as a hybrid (face-to-face plus online), and totally online
  • Intra American Studies 103
    Diversity and Communication in U.S. Society
  • Intra American Studies 200
    Introduction to Intra American Studies
  • Education and Human Services 100
    Introduction to Education
  • Education and Human Services 101
    Growth and Development
  • Education and Human Services 125
    Human Exceptionality
  • Education and Human Services 130
    Observation and Measurement
  • Education and Human Services 140
    Methods of Instruction
  • Education and Human Services 150
    Early Childhood Curriculum Development
  • Education and Human Services 170
    Creative Teaching
  • Education and Human Services 215
    Parent Education and Communication
  • Education and Human Services 220
    Daycare and Preschool Administration
  • Education and Human Services 245
    Group Dynamics
  • Education and Human Services 250
    Class Room Management and Child Guidance
  • Education and Human Services 104
    Introduction to the Helping Profession
  • Education and Human Services 210
    Best Practice in Special Education
  • Education and Human Services 240
    Educating the Gifted and Talented
  • Parent Education 150
    Parenting Infants
  • Parent Education 160
    Parenting Toddlers
  • Parent Education 170
  • Parenting Preschoolers

 

Professional References:

  • Dr. Andrea Rye, Chair,
    Intra-American Studies and Social Sciences
    Shoreline Community College Shoreline, WA
    arye@ctc.edu
  • Dr. Yvonne Terrell-Powell Director, Multicultural and Diversity Education Center
    Shoreline Community College Shoreline, WA
    yterrell@ctc.edu
  • Barbara Harper, Director, Lawyer Services Dept.
    Washington State Bar Association
    2101 Fourth Ave – Fourth Floor
    Seattle, WA 98121– 2330
    206.727.8265