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Laura M. Jewett Ph.D.
Laura M. Jewett Ph.D.
One W. University Blvd, Brownsville TX 78520  Phone: 956-371-6600  Email: [email protected]
Current Position
Assistant Professor of Curriculum Theory in the Department of Teaching,
Learning and Innovation. Teach curriculum theory, curriculum design & social
foundations courses at Doctoral and Master’s levels and undergraduate
pedagogy courses. Research interests focus on issues of epistemology, culture,
curriculum and qualitative research.
EDUCATION
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 2006
Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Emphasis
Curriculum Theory, Social/Cultural Foundations and
Qualitative Research
Dissertation: A Delicate Dance: Autoethnography, Curriculum and the
Semblance of Intimacy. Co-Chairs Dr. William F. Pinar and Dr. William
E. Doll Jr.
Awards: Distinguished Dissertation Award, Department of
Curriculum and Instruction
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, 2000
M.S., Curriculum and Instructional Leadership,
Emphasis Curriculum Theory and Social Foundations
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma,
1997
Thesis: On the Bus: An Ethnographic Study of School Bus Culture
Awards: Distinguished Thesis Award, College of Education
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater Oklahoma,1997
B.A., English
Areas of Concentration: Comparative Literature, Critical Theory
Awards: Undergraduate Essay Award for Jacobian Tragedy and
Sexual Innuendo: A Psychoanalytic Analysis
AWARDS
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Exceptional merit UTB, Brownsville, TX Fall, 20014
Dean’s Competitive Scholarship Travel Award, Spring 2013
Dean’s Competitive Scholarship Travel Award, Spring 2012
Dean’s Competitive Scholarship Travel Award, Spring 2011
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Visiting Assistant Professor
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Coordinated activities of Delta Express, a grant-funded, college-wide
service-learning partnership between Louisiana State University and
the University of California- Berkeley serving the educational needs of
Hurricane Katrina displaced children and families at the largest FEMA
temporary housing facility in the US. Developed and taught EDUC
2000 Working With Children of Crisis.
Educational Consultant
Louisiana Workforce Commission, Office of the Governor, Baton
Rouge, LA
Educational Director
Heritage Ranch
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Developed, piloted and implemented decision-making curriculum in
rural and urban alternative schools
General Supervisor
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Alternate Post Baccalaureate Certification Program
Research Assistant
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
2000-2006
Instructor
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Taught courses in social foundations and multicultural education.
Grant Coordinator Oklahoma Higher Education Partners in
Service-Learning
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Regional Service Learning Coordinator
State Department of Education, Oklahoma City, OK
Instructor
English Language Institute, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Taught ESL courses to high school and college level students
SCHOLARSHIP
Publications
Books
Jewett, L. (2008). A Delicate Dance: Autoethnography, Curriculum and the
Semblance of Intimacy. New York: Peter Lang.
Chapters in Peer Reviewed Books
Jewett, L.M. & Smolen-Santana, J. (2013) The curriculum that care
forgot. Espinosa, M. (Ed.), Liminal Spaces and Call for Praxis(ing). NY: Taylor &
Francis.
Fleener, M. J., Jewett, L., Smolen, J. & Carson, R. L. (2011). Creating
spaces for service learning research: Implications for emergent action and civic
ingenuity. In T. Stewart & N. Webster (Eds.), Problematizing service-learning:
Critical reflections for development and action, 3-17. Charlotte, NC: Information
Age Publishing.
Jewett, L. (2005). Powerbeads, bodyglitter and backseat badasses: Girls on
the bus. In N. Adams and P. Bettis (Eds.). Geographies of Girlhood: Identity InBetween. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Jewett, L. (2005). Minding culture: W.E. Doll, J. Fleener and J. St. Julien
(Eds.). Chaos, Complexity, Curriculum and Culture: A Conversation. New York:
Peter Lang.
Articles in Refereed Journals
Jewett, L.M. & Doll, W.E. (2014). Editor’s comments. Complicity: An
International Journal of Complexity and Education 11(1).
Jewett, L.M. & Doll, W.E. (2013). Editor’s comments. Complicity: An
International Journal of Complexity and Education 10(1).
Jewett, L. (2011). Casting Curricular Circles, or The Sorcerer, the Phantom
and the Troubadour. Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and
Education 8(2).
Jewett, L. (2008). Strange Solidarity: Strange Fruit, International Journal of
Qualitative Studies in Education, 21, (6), 669 – 672.
Peer Reviewed Reports
Jewett, L. & Castillo, H. (2014) Addendum Report
Jewett, L. NCATE Annual Report (Spring, 2014)
Jewett, L. & Castillo, H. (2013). NCATE Institutional Report. University of
Texas at Brownsville
Jewett, L. & Castillo, H. NCATE Annual Report (Spring, 2013).
Jewett, L. & Castillo, H. NCATE Annual Report (Spring, 2012).
Jewett, L. & Telese, J. (2011) Preconditions Report, University of Texas at
Brownsville
Fleener, M.J., Jewett, L. & Smolen, J. (2009). Personnel Policy Study:
Educational Leader Supply and Demand In Louisiana. Baton Rouge Louisiana
Educational Leadership Series funded by the Wallace Foundation. Available at
www.leadlouisiana.net
National/International Presentations
Jewett, L. (2015). Corrido and the Curricular Co-Presence of Testimonio
Paper to be presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Educational
Research Association. Chicago, IL.
Jewett, L. & Santana-Smolen, J. (2015). Surrealist Portraiture: A
Phantasmagorical Account of Un/natural Disaster. Paper to be presented at the
2015 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association.
Chicago, IL.
Jewett, L. (2015). Testimonio as transnational curriculum. Paper to be
presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the
Advancement of Curriculum. Chicago, IL.
Jupp, J., Jewett, L., & Espinosa-Dulanto, M. (2014). Advancing Testimonio
in Curriculum Theory: Hispanophone-Subaltern-Indigenous Cultural Traditions in
International Contexts. Paper presented at the 15th Annual Curriculum and
Pedagogy Conference. New Orleans, LA.
Jewett, L. (2014, April). Just another word for nothing left to lose. Paper
accepted, 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research
Association. Philadelphia, PA.
Jewett, L. (2014, April). Praxising complexity. Session Chair, Annual
Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Philadelphia, PA.
Jewett, L (2014, April). Complex Pleasures of Curriculum Design. Paper
presented, Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association.
Philadelphia, PA.
Jewett, L. (2014, April). Postcolonial complications of supremacy, privilege,
and personal praxis in testimonio and corrido Hispanophone traditions. Paper
presented 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research
Association. Philadelphia, PA.
Smolen-Santana, J. & Jewett, L. (2014, April). Phantasmagorical nature of
cadavre exquis: Surrealist narrative inquiry. Paper presented at the 2014
Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Philadelphia,
PA.
Jewett, L. (2014, April). Testimonio as Curriculum and Pedagogy: Toward
an Understanding of Hispanophone Cultural and Educational Traditions. Session
Chair, 2014 Annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of
Curriculum Studies. Philadelphia, PA.
Jewett, L. (2013, November). The retro pleasures of curriculum design. A
paper presented at the 14th Annual Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference. New
Orleans, LA.
Jewett, L. (2013, November). Testimonio as curriculum and pedagogy. A
paper presented at the 14th Annual Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference. New
Orleans, LA.
Jewett, L., Trevino, E., & Zuniga, L. (2013, May). Border Violences:
Epistemology, Inquiry, and a Lived Curriculum of Solastalgia. Paper presented at
the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San
Francisco, CA.
Jewett, L & Barshes, D. (2013, May). Crafting Transnational Curriculum.
Paper presented ion at the 2013 Annual meeting of the American Association for
the Advancement of Curriculum Studies. San Francisco, CA.
Jewett, L., Zuniga, L., & Trevino, E. (2013, May). Bordering Curriculum.
Paper presented at the 2013 Annual meeting of the American Association for the
Advancement of Curriculum Studies. San Francisco, CA.
Telese, J. & Jewett, L. (2012, November). Improving Rigor through
Formative Assessment in Mathematics Classrooms. Presentation at the Rio
Grande Valley Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Edinburg, TX.
Jewett, L. (2012, November). The Curriculum that Care Forgot. A paper
presented at the 13th Annual Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference. New
Orleans, LA.
Jewett, L. (2012, November). El Otro Lado, Este Lado, and Epistemology
In-between. A paper presented at the 13th Annual Curriculum and Pedagogy
Conference. New Orleans, LA.
Jewett, L. (2011, April). Realigning Continuous Improvement: An
Epistemological Autobiography of Emergent Change. Paper presented at the 2012
Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Vancouver,
British Columbia, Canada.
Jewett, L. (2011, April). Between El Otro Lado and Este Lado: Corrido,
Educorrido, and Narrative Inquiry. Paper presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting
of the American Educational Research Association. Vancouver, British Columbia,
Canada.
Jewett, L. (2011, October). With an Apple in her Hand: A Border Ballad
of a Curricular Contrabandista. Paper presented at the 12th Annual Curriculum
and Pedagogy Conference. Akron, OH.
Jewett, L. & Telese, J. (2011, October). Teacher Education, Accreditation
and Emergent Change. Paper accepted Annual Conference of the Consortium of
State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education. Corpus Christie, TX.
Jewett, L. (2011, April). Bootleggers and Curricular Contrabandistas: A
Border Educorrido: Paper presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American
Educational Research Association. New Orleans, LA.
Jewett, L. (2010, October). Bootlegging Curricular Borders. Paper
presented at the 11th Annual Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference, Akron, OH.
Jewett, L., Plummer, C. & Smolen, J. (2010, December). Negotiating the
Balance: Service-Learning as a Generatively Liminal Space. Paper presented for
the Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, Hawaii.
Jewett, L. (2009, October). Thinking Through Disaster: Stimulating
Response to Un/natural Disaster. Paper presented at the 16th Annual Bi-National
Conference, Brownsville, TX.
Jewett, L., Plummer, C. & Smolen, J. (2009). Unstuck in the Middle:
Service-Learning as a Generatively Liminal Space. Symposium presented at the
Annual Meeting of the Gulf South Summit, Baton Rouge, LA.
Jewett, L. (2008, October). Zydeco Kings, Cajun Queens and White Delilahs.
Invited presentation at the Louisiana Festival of the Book, Baton Rouge, LA.
Jewett, L., Fleener, M.J., Carson, R. & Smolen, J. (2008, March). Post
Katrina Service-Learning: From Civic Engagement to Civic Ingenuity. Paper
presented at the annual Meeting of the American Educational Research
Association, NY.
Jewett, L., Fleener, M.J., Carson, R. & Smolen, J. (2008, April). Layering
responses to Natural Disasters Over Time: Frames for Rethinking Post-Katrina
Education. Symposium presented at the Annual Meeting of the Gulf South
Summit, Nashville, TN.
Jewett, L. (2006). Betwixt and Beside: Autoethnography and Narrative
Research Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational
Research Association, San Francisco, CA.
Jewett, L. (2006). White Devil Lady, White Delilah, White Teacher. Paper
presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research
Association, San Francisco, CA.
Jewett, L. (2005, April). Minding Culture: Gregory Bateson, Culture and
Curriculum. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational
Research Association, Montreal, Canada.
Jewett, L. (2005, April). Dancing the Social Skin: Zydeco, Desire and a
Liminal Curriculum of Culture. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the
American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada.
Jewett, L. (2004, April). Working and Playing Zydeco: A Creole of Color
Curriculum of Culture and Pedagogy of Place. Paper presented at the Annual
Meeting of The American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.
Jewett, L. (2004, April). A Delicate Dance: Autobiography, Ethnography and
the Pedagogical Lie of Autoethnography. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting
of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.
Jewett, L. (2004, April). Autobiography, Ethnography and Auto
ethnography’s Pedagogical Lie. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the
American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies, San Diego, CA.
Jewett, L. (2003, October). Working and Playing Zydeco: Labor of Cultural
Love. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Journal of Curriculum
Theorizing (Bergamo), Dayton, OH.
Jewett, L., Clark, M., Elsasser S. (2003, April). Teasing, Taunting, Titling
and the (not so) Hidden Curriculum of Labeling. Paper presented at the Annual
Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.
Jewett, L., Casemore, B., Ng-A-Fook, N., Pinar, W. (2003, April). Locating
Autobiography in Social and Cultural Critique. Paper presented at the Annual
Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.
Asher, N., Jewett, L., Smitherman, S., Whitlock, R., Dimitriadis, G. (2003,
April). New Perspectives on Self and Other: Engaging Postcolonialism in the
Global Context of Education at the Intersections of Postcolonialism, Feminism and
Multiculturalism in the Deep South. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the
American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies, Chicago, IL.
Jewett, L. (2003, March). Zydeco Queens and White Delilahs: Dancing
Desire in Southwest Louisiana. Paper presented at the Sixth Annual Women’s and
Gender Studies Graduate Student Conference, Baton Rouge, LA.
Jewett, L., Ng-A-Fook, N., Smitherman, S. (2002, October). Dancing
Desire: An Embodied Curriculum of Ethnographic Research. Paper presented at
the Annual Meeting of the Journal of Curriculum Theorizing (Bergamo), Dayton,
OH.
Jewett, L. (2002, April). From Currere to Courir: An Extracurriculum of
Identity, Culture and Community at Lil’ Mardi Gras. Paper presented at the
Annual Meeting of the American
Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.
Jewett, L (2002, April). Lil’ Mardi Gras and the Curriculum of Courir. Paper
presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Anthropological Society,
Asheville, NC.
Jewett, L. (2002, March). School Bus Badasses. Paper presented at the
Sixth Annual Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate Student Conference, Baton
Rouge, LA.
Jewett, L (2001, April). Everyday Rites of Passage: A School Bus
Ethnography. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational
Research Association, Seattle, WA.
Bettis, P., Adams, N., Cary, L., Jewett, L. (2001, April). Powerbeads,
Bodyglitter and Backseat Badasses: Girls on the School Bus. Paper Symposium
presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research
Association, Seattle, WA.
Asher, N., Broussard, M., Demoor, E., Jewett, L. (2001, March). You’re Not
the Bomb: (Self) Representation and Research with (Others) Who Are Children.
Panel presentation at the National Association for Ethnic Studies, New Orleans,
LA.
Jewett, L. (2001, March). Disordering ADHD. Paper presented at the Fifth
Annual Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate Student Conference, Baton
Rouge, LA.
Jewett, L. (2001, February). Dangerous Intersections: (Self)
Representation and Research with (Others) on the School Bus. Paper presented
at In Praise of the Postmodern Conference, Baton Rouge, LA.
Gregson, J., Adams, J., Jewett, L., Clark, S. (2000, November). Democratic
Curriculum and Pedagogy through Song: Moving Head, Heart and Hands for
Social Justice. Panel presentation at the First Annual Conference on Curriculum
and Pedagogy, Austin, TX.
Jewett, L. (2000, November). Mobile Power Structures and Resistance In
Transit: Power and Position on the School Bus. Paper presented at the First
Annual Conference on Curriculum and Pedagogy, Austin, TX.
Jewett, L. (1999, March). On The Bus: An Ethnographic Study of School
Bus Culture. Paper presented at the Oklahoma State University Graduate
Symposium, Stillwater, OK.
Jewett, L. (1999, October). ADHD as a Hysterical Disorder. Paper presented
at the Annual Meeting of the Journal of Curriculum Theorizing (Bergamo),
Dayton, OH.
Jewett, L. (1999, October). Theory and Practice in Action for Native
American Communities. Invited presentation at the Annual Convention of the
National Indian Education Association, Oklahoma City, OK
Grants Submitted
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Overton, T, Atkinson, S. & Jewett, L. (Submitted 2014). Brownsville
Independent School District Positive School Climate Project. Submitted
toU.S. Department of Education, (CDFA No. 184.G). Amount: 3,750,000
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Overton, T, Atkinson, & Jewett, L. (Submitted 2014). Brownsville
Independent School District Kids and School Safety Project. Submitted to
National Institute of Justice, CDFA No. 16.560). Amount: 4,993,035.
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Overton, T, Atkinson,& Jewett, L. (Under Review Submitted 2014).
Partnership to Implement PBIS Using Researcher- Practitioner Model.
Submitted to U.S. Department of Education, (CDFA No. 84.305H). Amount:
400,000.
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Telese, J.A., Sanchez, C., Jewett, L. & Zhang, Z. (2012, September).
Improving Students' Outcomes in Mathematics and Reading through an
University/School District Research Partnership. Submitted to the Institute
of Education Sciences U.S. Department of Education, $395,866. (unfunded)
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Louisiana Educational Leaders Network funded by the Wallace Foundation,
2009, Personnel Policy Study, Co-PI, $25,000 (funded)
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Learn and Serve America, 2007-2009, LSU Ready & Response Service
Team, Co-PI/ Project Coordinator, $300,000 (funded)
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Campus Compact, 2008, Service-Learning Scholars, developed ServiceLearning Workshop for higher education faculty titled, In Service of
Scholarship: Integrating Service-Learning into Your Research Agenda,
$2,000 (funded)
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John L. Daniel Service-Learning Community Partner Celebration Fund,
2008, PI, Muscle Monday Madness, $100 (funded)
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Learn and Serve America, 1998-2000, Oklahoma Higher Education Partners
in Service-Learning, Proposal Development and Project Coordinator,
$500,000 (funded)
SERVICE
To the Field
Secretary/Treasurer
John Dewey Society/Dewey Studies AERA SIG
Present-2012
Guiding Council member,
National Curriculum and Pedagogy Group
Present-2011
Registrar
13th Annual Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference
November, 2012
Co-Editor
Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education
Vignette Section
Present-2012
Editorial Board
Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy
Present-2011
Proposal Reviewer,
National Curriculum & Pedagogy Group (C & P), August 2012
Proposal Reviewer,
National Curriculum & Pedagogy Group (C & P), August 2011
Proposal Reviewer
American Education Research Association
Present-2000
Division B: Curriculum Studies
Division G: Social Context of Education
Chaos and Complexity SIG
Critical Issues in Curriculum SIG
Educational Development in Cities SIG
Qualitative Research SIG
Manuscript Reviewer,
Taylor & Francis, Studies in Curriculum Theory Series (Series Editor: Bill Pinar), Present2013
Manuscript Reviewer,
National Curriculum & Pedagogy Group (C & P) Edited Book, February, 2013
Manuscript Reviewer,
National Curriculum & Pedagogy Group (C & P) Edited Book, February, 2012
Manuscript Reviewer,
Urban Education, 2012-2008
To the Institution
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Academic Emergency Preparedness Committee
Present-2012
COE NCATE Executive Council
Present-2010
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Undergraduate General Education Core Committee
Present-2010
Center for International Engagement Advisory Committee
Present -2010
Cross Institution Partnership Focus Group
Summer 2011
To the College of Education
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Chair Elect College of Education Research Academy
2015
COE Assessment Committee
Present-2011
COE Standard 1 Committee
Present-2011
Taskforce for 5-year Education “Honors” Program
Present-2011
NCATE Fellow
2011
NCATE Faculty Coordinating Committee
2010-2011
NCATE Task Force
2010
Distinguished Lecture Committee
2011-2010
To the Department of Teaching, Learning and Innovation
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Graduate Curriculum Committee
Present-2012
Doctoral Specialization Coordinators Committee
Present-2012
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
2011
Mission Statement Committee
2011
Pilot Study, Teacher Work Sample
2011
Bachelor of Arts Interdisciplinary Studies NCATE Committee
2010
Service to the Community
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Participant: Education for Economic Innovations
Luncheon, Brownsville Chamber of Commerce
2011
Grant Screener, Louisiana Serve K-12 Special Initiative
2011-2007
Center for Civic Engagement, Blanket Drive
2010-2009
Participant in the State Plan and Dialogue on Texas Volunteerism
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sponsored by the One Star Foundation/Center for Social Impact
2010
Led EDMG 4325 students in a service-learning project with
UTB/TSC Center for Civic Engagement and Brownsville
Healthy Communities
2009
Led EDUC 1301 students in service-learning project with
UTB/TSC Center for Civic Engagement and Good
Neighbor Settlement House, Brownsville, TX
2009
Member Steering Committee, East Baton Rouge Partners
in Education, Stakeholder Committee Member, Baton Rouge
Literacy Council
2008
Member East Feliciana Parish Youth Service Board
2007
Grant Screener, Oklahoma State Department of
Education Learn and Serve Program
1999-1997
Grant Screener, Oklahoma State Department of
Education Community Education Program
1999
Professional Affiliations
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American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS)
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies
(IAACS)
National Association of Bilingual Educators (NABE)
National Curriculum and Pedagogy Group
Peabody Society (LSU College of Education Philanthropic Society)
Southern Anthropological Society (SAS)
Southwest Educational Research Association (SERA)
Texas Folklore Society (TFS)
Fly UP