Professional Bio

Degrees

  • PhD, Educational Foundations, Policy and Practice, University of Colorado, Graduate Fellowship
  • Bachelor of Arts, Cultural Anthropology, University of Michigan, High Honor

Professional Credentials & Memberships

  • California Clear Credential (Pre K-Adult)
  • Colorado Elementary
  • Professional Colorado Elementary K-6 and Linguistically Diverse K-12 License
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • American Educational Studies Association (AESA)
  • National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME)
  • Higher Educators in Linguistically Diverse Education (HELDE)

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Regis University, Professor, Education, 2007-present
  • University of Colorado, Director, NIH CardioHEADS, MCDB, 2004-2006
  • University of Colorado, Curriculum Consultant/Research Assistant, NIH CardioHEADS, MCDB, 2002-2004
  • University of Colorado, Graduate Part Time Instructor, School of Education, 2001-2003
  • University of Colorado, Curriculum Consultant/Research Assistant, NASA Earth Systems Connect, School of Education, 2001-2003
  • University of Colorado, Technology Instructor, School of Education, 2000-2001
  • University of Colorado, Research Assistant, Simply the Best, School of Education, 2000-2001
  • Denver Public Schools, Bilingual Science Teacher, Denver, CO, 1998-2000
  • Los Angeles Unified School District, Bilingual Elementary School Teacher, Los Angeles, CA, 1996-1998
  • Migrant Education Teacher, Northern Michigan, 1995

Research & Scholarship

Papers & Publications

  • Woodrow, K. (In preparation). The social organization of the middle school classroom: Missed opportunities for cultural relevance.
  • Woodrow, K. & Caruana, V. (In preparation). Change agents? Preservice teachers’ critical consciousness. Educational Foundations.
  • Woodrow, K., Bell, T., Brents, C & Mondragon, S. (2014, June). Mapping Knowledge Wealth and Resources in Diverse School Communities. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Rouge Forum, Denver.
  • Woodrow, K. & Caruana, V. (2014, June). Changing minds: Teachers’ Perspectives Towards Issues of Diversity and Power. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Rouge Forum, Denver.
  • Woodrow, K. (2013, November). Critical change agents? Paper presented at the annual meeting of National Association for Multicultural Education, Oakland.
  • Woodrow, K. & Caruana, V. (2013, October). Preservice teachers’ critical consciousness. Paper presented at the annual meeting of American Educational Studies Association, Baltimore.
  • Woodrow, K. (2013, April). Bringin' it: Funds of knowledge and the social organization of the middle school classroom. Paper presented at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association, San Francisco.
  • Woodrow, K. (2012, October). Blah, blah, blah: Moving away from teacher dominated discourse. Paper presented at the Teachers of Color and Allies Summit, Boulder.
  • Woodrow, K. (2011, March). Cultivating culturally responsive student teachers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASCD, San Francisco.
  • White, J. & Woodrow, K. (2009, April). The need for and potential of hybrid professional development schools: A case study of a PDS partnership between a non-traditional teacher education program and a K-12 urban charter school. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego.
  • Eisenhart, M., Jackson, K. & Woodrow, K. (2007, April) Knowledge of science and identity as a scientist in an urban after-school program. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago.
  • Woodrow, K. (2007). Creating culturally responsive science: A case study of needs, demands, and challenges. (Doctoral dissertation). ProQuest dissertations and Theses. (Accession Order No. AA13273663).
  • Woodrow, K., (2006, April). Creating discursive wiggle room: The generation of third space in middle school urban science classrooms. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco.