Denise McLurkin, Ph. D.
Associate Professor of Education Director, Undergraduate Programs for the School of Education Elementary Education Major Coordinator
Office Phone: (951) 343-4486 E-mail: email@example.com Office Location: Yeager Center, B231 Office Hours: By appointment only. Please email me and I will send you a Zoom invitation.
|Ph. D.||Educational Studies/Literacy, Language & Cultures||The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor||2006|
|M. A.||Literacy Education||The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor||1999|
|M. S.||Counseling Psychology/M.F.C.C.||California Baptist University||1997|
|B. A.||Psychology||The University of California, Irvine||1993|
California Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential
Cross-cultural, Language, and Academic Development (CLAD) Certificate
EDU 101: Professional Educator Series: The Student Experience
EDU 410: Elementary Methods (Undergraduate)
EDU 510: Elementary Methods (Graduate)
EDU 416: Pedagogical Approaches to Literacy Acquisition (Undergraduate)
EDU 516: Pedagogical Approaches to Literacy Acquisition (Graduate)
EDU 416L/516L: Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) workshop
SPE 590: Diagnostic and Remedial Teaching of Reading
Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests
*Interventions for students who struggle with literacy development
*Adult Literacy Learners
*Narrative Inquiry Research Methods
*Self-Study Research Methods
Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU
*The City College of New York, New York, NY (assistant professor with tenure)
*Madonna University, Livonia, MI (adjunct instructor)
*The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (student teaching supervisor and GSRA)
*Riverside Unified School District, Riverside, CA (elementary school teacher)
Research, Presentations, & Publications
Selected Publications and Presentations:
Kolman, J., Gellert, L., & McLurkin, D. L. (2017). Lifting gates and building skills: Preparing diverse candidates to pass new certification exams. In E. Petchauer & L. Mawhinney (Eds.), Teacher Education across Minority-Serving Institutions: Programs, Policies and Social Justice. Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
Kolman, J., Gellert, L., & McLurkin, D. L. (2017). Lifting gates and building skills: Preparing diverse candidates to pass new certification exams. Paper presentation at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX.
McLurkin, D. L. (2013). Tutoring children with learning disabilities by minimally-trained volunteer tutors. The New Educator, 9(1), 346-360.
McLurkin, D. L. (2011). The Family Learning Institute: Committed to improving the literacy skills of middle level learners. In K. F. Malu (Ed.), Voices from the middle: Narratives for, by and about the middle level community. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
McLurkin, D. L. (2013, April). "Please sound it out, Daddy!": Adult literacy learners’ children as their parents’ teachers. Paper presentation at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.
McLurkin, D. L. (2012, August). A self-study to improve my literacy autobiography assignment for students educated outside of the united states. Paper presentation at the Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices Castle Conference in East Sussex, England.
McLurkin, D. L. (2012, April). More than a reading level: A fuller picture of adult literacy learners. Paper presentation at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada.
McLurkin, D. L. (2011, May).“I’m just so embarrassed”: The difficulties with self-directed studying for an adult pre-emergent literacy learner. Paper presentation at the Narrative Research in Progress conference in Anchorage, Alaska
Church Membership & Activities
Second Baptist Church, Riverside, CA
Community Service & Involvement
Assisting recent college graduates with graduate school applications.
Assisting high school graduates with undergraduate school application process, majors, minors, financial aid, etc.
President of the Dr. William Babe McLurkin memorial scholarship
Interests & Hobbies
Writing children's books
Spending time with my family
1 Corinthians 13:13 (NIV)
"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."