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Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education

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About Our Faculty & Staff

Dr. Chiara Cannella
Associate Professor of Teacher Education

Expertise 

  • Culturally responsive and anti-bias education 
  • Sociocultural research on education  
  • Race, culture & equity in education 
  • Qualitative research methods  
  • American Indian education  
  • Social justice 
  • Academic identity 
  • Counter-hegemonic research methods  
  • Critical pedagogy 
  • Participatory action research and community-based research  
  • Youth development 
  • Civic identity and activism  

Education 

  • Ph.D., Anthropology and Education, University of Arizona, 2009 
  • M.A., Anthropology and Education, University of Arizona, 2004 
  • B.A., English Language & Literature, University of Michigan, 1996 

Contact:

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Dr. Chiara Cannella is available to comment on topics related to areas of interest or expertise. If you need further assistance, contact Public Affairs at 970-247-7401 or by email.

Dr. Lorien Chambers Schuldt
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

Expertise 

  • Elementary literacy development
  • Reading and writing instruction
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse students
  • Classroom discourse
  • Feedback and formative assessment

Education 

  • Ph.D., Curriculum and Teacher Education, Stanford University, 2014 
  • B.A., American Studies, Wellesley College, 1999 

Contact:

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Dr. Lorien Chambers Schuldt is available to comment on topics related to areas of interest or expertise. If you need further assistance, contact Public Affairs at 970-247-7401 or by email.

Dr. Richard Fulton
Dean of the School of Education and
Associate Professor of Teacher Education

Expertise 

  • Alternative Schools Curriculum and Strategies
  • Montessori Charter School Policies and Practice
  • Service Learning in Schools and Colleges
  • High School Small Learning Communities

Education 

  • Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado, 1997 
  • M.A., University of Northern Colorado, 1992 
  • B.S., The George Washington University, 1981 

Contact:

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Dr. Richard Fulton is available to comment on topics related to areas of interest or expertise. If you need further assistance, contact Public Affairs at 970-247-7401 or by email.

Dr. Kristine Greer
Associate Dean for the School of Education and
Professor of Teacher Education

Expertise 

  • Child care and early childhood education 
  • Educational management 
  • Multicultural family focus 
  • Working with visually impaired children 

Education 

  • Ed.D., New Mexico State University, 2004 
  • M.A., University of Colorado, Denver, 1994 
  • B.A., California State University, Bakersfield, 1987 

Contact:

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Dr. Kristine Greer is available to comment on topics related to areas of interest or expertise. If you need further assistance, contact Public Affairs at 970-247-7401 or by email.

Melissa Stordeur - Graduate Studies and Outreach CoordinatorMelissa Stordeur

Graduate Studies and Outreach Coordinator
mjstordeur@fortlewis.edu
970-247-7097

Ms. Stordeur earned her B.A. in History from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1998 and a M.A. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Louisville in 2009. She is currently the Graduate Program and Native American Outreach Coordinator and has been employed at Fort Lewis College since 2013.