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  • Dr. Tracy Pelkowski is an Assistant Professor of Secondary Education at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI, USA. As a teacher educator, her research focuses on how to prepare culturally responsive educators in order to mitigate opportunity gaps..

EXPERIENCE

    • Education
    • Assistant Professor of Secondary Education
    • Present

    • Education
    • Assistant Professor of Secondary Education
    • September 2016 to Present

    As Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of Secondary Education at Salve Regina University, Tracy is responsible for developing and teaching a variety of Secondary Education courses. Recently, she revamped the university's framework for culturally responsive pedagogy to include a developmental progression for pre-service teachers with concurrent longitudinal research study. Tracy serves on the university's Curriculum Committee, is a Diversity Fellow, and the Faculty Sponsor for Special Olympics, Rhode Island. Additionally, Tracy advises and serves as Clinical Supervisor for many of our teacher candidates. Last but not least, she oversees all compliance measures so that the Secondary Education Program maintains proficiency in all of Rhode Island Department of Education’s Standards for Educator Preparation.

EDUCATION

  • The University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
    • Ph.D., Social and Comparative Analysis in Education
    • September 2009 to May 2014

    Ph.D., Social and Comparative Analysis in Education University of Pittsburgh School of Education, Pittsburgh, PA Dissertation: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in the Social Studies: Case Studies of Teacher Perceptions of their Practices and Higher Education Programs Committee: Dr. Cynthia Tananis (advisor), Dr. Sara Goodkind, Dr. Michael Gunzenhauser, Dr. Richard Milner

  • The University of Pittsburgh
    • M.Ed.
    • September 2007 to May 2009

    Master of Education, Social and Comparative Analysis in Education University of Pittsburgh School of Education, Pittsburgh, PA

  • The Pennsylvania State University
    • Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Arts and Certification, Secondary Education in the Social Sciences
    • August 1988 to January 1992

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