Detailed Information for Angela Lynskey

Dr. Angela Cartwright Lynskey 
College of Education, West
 » Assistant Professor
Office Location
Ferguson Hall 207 
Voice: (940) 397-6215
 
 

Contact Information

angela.lynskey@mwsu.edu

My Websites


Course Information

  Semester Course #    Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Summer II 2014 5813    Tier III Reading Strategies    Ferguson Hall 
Details Summer II 2014 4273    Content Area Reading    Dillard College of Business Administration 
Details Fall 2013 4302  101  Teaching Social Studies in Elementary School    Off-Campus 

MW 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Details Fall 2013 4302  102  Teaching Social Studies in Elementary School    Off-Campus 

TR 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Details Fall 2013 2013  170  School and Society    Dillard College of Business Administration 177

Wednesdays 4:30-7:20 pm

Details   4033    Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School     
Details   4033    Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School     
Details   4033    Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School     
Details   2143    Human Diveristy     



Education Background

Institution Degree    Graduation Date
Ohio State University PhD  
Ohio State University MA  
Mount Vernon Nazarene University BA  



Employment Background

Institution Position Start Date / End Date
 Central Crossing High School  Social Studies  2003  2013



Research and Publications

Angela Cartwright Lynskey, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in the West College of Education

Midwestern State University   3410 Taft Boulevard    Wichita Falls, Texas    76308

(940) 397-6251           angela.lynskey@mwsu.edu

 

 

EDUCATION

 

The Ohio State University                                                                                             Columbus, OH

Doctor of Philosophy, Multicultural and Equity Studies in Education                                May 2013

 

The Ohio State University                                                                                             Columbus, OH

Master of Arts, Drama, Literacy, Language Arts, and Reading                                          May 2007

 

Mount Vernon Nazarene University                                                                       Mount Vernon, OH

Bachelor of Arts, Integrated Social Studies Education                                                        May 2003

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Graves, E., Lynskey, A. C., & Curry, D. L. (under review). Strengthening culturally responsive teaching through existing professional development school partnerships. Professional Development Schools Research Book Series, Volume 6.

 

Lynskey, A. C. (under review). Secularization as marginalization. Intercultural Education.

 

Lynskey, A. C. & Tyson, C. (forthcoming). Making the political personal: Using film to teach social justice in social studies. In W. B. Russell & S. Waters (Eds.) Cinematic social studies: A resource for teaching and learning social studies with film. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.

 

McIntyre, C. J., Lynskey, A. C., & Miller, S. (forthcoming). Process versus product: What are preservice teachers learning from ISL projects? In D. Polly (Ed.), Evaluating teacher education programs through performance-based assessments. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

 

McIntyre, C. J., Miller, S., Lynskey A. C., Whitehouse P., & Woods, K. (2015).  Process over product: Using undergraduate research to prepare preservice teachers for teaching inquiry in the secondary classroom. International Journal of Education and Social Science, 2, 5, 38-43.

 

Lynskey, A. C. (2015). Countering the dominant narrative: In defense of critical

coursework. In N. Hartlep & B. Porfilio (Eds.) Journal of Educational Foundations Special Issue on The Importance of Standards, Professionalization, and the Preservation of Social Foundations of Education in PK-12 Teacher Preparation and Higher Education.

 

Lynskey, A. C. (2015). A spiritual infusion: An anticolonial feminist approach to academic healing and transformative education. In J. Ford & N. Jaramillo (Eds.) Education and Pedagogy Special Issue on Transnational, Decolonial and Decolonizing Studies of Gender and Sexuality in Education, 62.

*Spanish-English dual publication*

 

Lynskey, A. C. (2013). Occupy Classrooms: Teaching from a Spiritual Paradigm. In C. Dillard & C. Okpalaoka (Eds.) Engaging culture, race, and spirituality in education: New visions. New York: Peter Lang.

*This book was selected for the 2014 American Educational Studies Association Critic’s Choice Award*

 

Lynskey, A. C. (2008). We must use texts as a tool, not as a crutch. In Perspective

< http://www.ohiorc.org/adlit/InPerspective/Issue/2008-03/Article/vignette2.aspx>

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

 

Bigelow, B., Lynskey, A. C., Swinehart, T., Tyson, C. (November 2015). Educators for Social Justice Annual Meeting: A Workshop on Environmental Justice for Social Studies Teachers. Educators for Social Justice Program Chair at 2015 National Council for the Social Studies Annual Meeting.

 

Lynskey, A. C. et al. (November 2015). Provincial Students, Global Experiences: Creating Changes for Students and Faculty. 2015 College and University Faculty Assembly Annual Meeting.

 

Lynskey, A.C., Lindt, S., McIntyre, C.J., & Whitehouse, P. (June 2016). The Promise, Process, and Pitfalls of Undergraduate Research. 2015 COPLAC Annual Conference.

 

Lindt, S., Lynskey, A.C., McIntyre, C.J., Miller, S., & Whitehouse, P. (February 2015). A Crash Course in Undergraduate Research: Trying to Stay Out of the Ditch. 2015 Southwest Educational Research Association Annual Meeting.

 

Lynskey, A. C. (November 2014). Making the Political Personal: Using Film to Teach Social Justice in Social Studies. 2014 National Council for the Social Studies Annual Meeting.

 

Lynskey, A. C. (October 2014). Using Film to Activate Student Interest and Critical Thinking Skills. 2014 Texas Council for the Social Studies Annual Meeting.

 

Lynskey, A. C. (June 2014). Dominance, Denial, and Dialogue. 2014 COPLAC Annual Conference.

 

Dillard, C. B., Love, B. L., Lynskey, A. C., Medina, C. L., Okpalaoka, C. L., & Patterson, A. (April 2014). Engaging Culture, Race, and Spirituality: New Visions. Invited Session at 2014 AERA Annual Meeting.

 

Augustine, T., Dillard, C. B., Dray, B., Lynskey, A. C., Medina, C. L., & Zurmehly, D. (April 2014). Reflections on Engaging Culture, Race, and Spirituality.  Symposium Chair at 2014 AERA Annual Meeting.

 

Lynskey, A. C. (November 2013). Dominance, Denial, and Dialogue. Center for Research, Evaluation, and Advancement of Teacher Education 2013 Annual Research Conference on Teacher Education.

 

Lynskey, A. C. (October 2013). Secularization as Marginalization. Critical Questions in Education Annual Conference.

 

Lynskey, A. C. (2013). Occupy Classrooms: Teaching from a Spiritual Paradigm. Critical Media

Literacies Conference at Lewis University. (proposal accepted but not presented due to family death)

 

Augustine, T., Lynskey, A. C., & Zurmehly, D. (2013). Poverty of standardization: A response

from a spiritual paradigm. 2013 AERA Annual Meeting.

 

Lynskey, A. C. (2012). (Re)Visioning Education: Spirituality Deconstructs Hegemony and

Dominance in the Academy. 12th Annual Graduate School Conference at Miami University: Education and Global Struggles: (Re)Imagining Education to Sustain the World.

 

Augustine, T. & Lynskey, A. C. (2012). Critical Perspectives and Spirituality: Alternate Models in

Education. 12th Annual Graduate School Conference at Miami University: Education and Global Struggles: (Re)Imagining Education to Sustain the World.

 

Lynskey, A. C. (2012). (Re)Visioning Education: Spirituality Deconstructs Hegemony and

Dominance in the Academy. Encouraging and Engaging Diverse Perspectives: A P-16 Approach at The Ohio State University at Mansfield.

 

PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS

 

Lynskey, A. C. (September 2015). Panelist at Texas Women Democrats event in Wichita Falls, Texas.

 

Lynskey, A. C., Graves, E. R., & Wood, J. (November 2014). Cultural Competency for Caregivers. Wichita County Childcare Providers professional development workshop.

 

Lynskey, A. C. (February 2014). Writing Across the Curriculum. Washington Jackson Academy, WFISD professional development workshop.

 

FUNDED GRANTS

 

Midwestern State University Research Committee awarded funding for the proposal I wrote for a project investigating perceptions regarding Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in Professional Development Schools.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Midwestern State University                                                                                  Wichita Falls, TX

West College of Education                                                                                August 2013 – Present

 

EDUC 4302/5223: Teaching Social Studies in Elementary Schools

Part of the Block A methods group, this course is taught concurrently with other content area methods courses for undergraduate and post baccalaureate students pursuing EC-6 and 4-8 certifications.

 

EDUC 2013: School and Society

An introductory survey course included in the core curriculum, the course provides students with an understanding of the philosophical positions that inform education in the United States.

 

READ 4273.470/6293.470: Content Reading

A concurrent undergraduate, graduate, and post baccalaureate course based upon the International Reading Association (IRA) standards, the course focuses on content integration through literacy support and activities.

 

SPED 5813: Tier III Reading Strategies

Scientifically-based reading instruction in the explicit, sequential, systematic teaching of decoding skills, fluency, and phonemic awareness for students with dyslexia and other reading-related learning disabilities.

 

COUN 2143: Human Diversity

A research based course included in the core curriculum, the course focuses on developing intercultural competency for professional and civic purposes.

 

The Ohio State University                                                                                          Columbus, OH 

T&L 7809: Infusing Global Perspectives in Education                                       January - April 2013   

Co-Taught with Dr. Binaya Subedi                                                               

  • Facilitate student engagement with graduate course objectives and texts
  • Provide feedback to students regarding course objectives and texts

 

Central Crossing High School                                                                                  Grove City, OH

South-Western City Schools                                                                                               2003 - 2013

Social Studies

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

 

Academic Year 2015-2016

  • MSU Democrats Faculty Advisor
  • MSU Texas Association of Future Educators Faculty Co-Advisor
  • College Representative on the Core Curriculum Committee
  • Co-chair NCSS Educators for Social Justice Special Interest Community
  • CAEP analysis and implications on 4-8 and 7-12 certification data
  • Discover MSU for the WCOE
  • CAEP Standard 1 Committee
  • Developed WCOE Study Abroad recruitment materials 

 

Academic Year 2014-2015

  • MSU Democrats Faculty Advisor
  • MSU Texas Association of Future Educators Faculty Co-Advisor
  • Developed proposals to include COUN 3143 and EDUC 2013 into the state-approved core curriculum
  • College Representative on the Core Curriculum Committee
  • NCSS SPA reviewer
  • NCSS conference proposal reviewer
  • Co-chair NCSS Educators for Social Justice Special Interest Community
  • CAEP analysis and implications on 4-8 and 7-12 certification data
  • CAEP training at annual conference
  • Discover MSU for the WCOE
  • Recruiting trips to Allen, TX and Lubbock, TX
  • CAEP Standard 1 Committee
  • Developed WCOE Study Abroad programing 

 

Academic Year 2013-2014

  • CAEP analysis and implications on 4-8 and 7-12 certification data
  • Course inventory for certification alignment
  • Development of EDUC 4303 to increase content-specific pedagogy for 4-8 and 7-12 Social Studies certification candidates
  • Served on search committee for Mathematics Methods faculty position
  • At principal’s request, provided content-area literacy professional development for faculty at a partner elementary school
  • Discover MSU for the WCOE
  • Reviewed 2014 SERA conference proposals
  • Member of the American Democracy Project Committee
  • Member of the Freshman Experience Committee
  • Member of the 52nd Annual MSU Texas Association for the Improvement of Reading Planning Committee
  • MSU Kappa Delta Pi Faculty Co-Advisor
  • Reviewed Moffett Library resources to assist in removal/replacement decisions

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

 

Academic Year 2015-2016

  • Student mentor at WJA
  • Wichita County Democratic Association
  • Volunteered at the Hotter than Hell Hundred Sales Booth
  • Chaperoned Back to School Dance at Washington Jackson Academy

 

Academic Year 2014-2015

  • Invited to speak at Wichita County Democratic Association meeting about MSU Democrats
  • Invited to present diversity seminar to local afterschool care providers with Drs. Julie Wood and Emily Graves
  • Trinity Presbyterian Stewardship Committee
  • Wichita County Democratic Association

 

Academic Year 2013-2014

  • Co-Supervised MSU Reading Camp

 

RESEARCH

 

Midwestern State University                                                                                  Wichita Falls, TX

 

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in Professional Development Schools

The purpose of this study is to determine the impact, if any, the use of dialogue and reflection in a diverse Professional Development School on preservice and mentor teachers.  Due to the demographic divide, it is increasingly important for educators to engage with multiple perspectives.  The study utilizes teaching tools commonly accessed by K12 teachers as professional development curriculum in an effort to determine the effect on preservice and mentor teachers’ perception of cultural diversity.

 

Preservice Teachers’ Dispositions toward Multicultural Education

The purpose of the study is to measure the growth, if any, in teacher candidate dispositions toward multicultural education.  Due to the demographic divide, it is increasingly important for teacher educators to help their preservice teachers engage with multiple perspectives.  Educators who introduce students to non-dominant perspectives will encounter varying levels of resistance based on their students’ personal ideologies and their previous exposure to counter-narratives.  The study applies strategies derived from Yoshino’s (2006) concept of covering and Jones’ (2004) parameters for authentic dialogue in an effort to address preservice teacher resistance to multiple perspectives.

 

Movement Integration Textbook for Classroom Teachers

Part of the Midwestern State University EURECA program that develops undergraduate research partnerships, the purpose of this study is to begin the process of writing an interdisciplinary textbook. The Kinesiology Department offers a four-hour health and physical education course for elementary classroom teachers in order to prepare them to integrate the content of health and physical education into their content areas in the classroom. There are very few quality resources currently available for this course and others like it.

 

The Ohio State University                                                                                           Columbus, OH

                                                                                                                            

Dissertation Research: Christian Literature and Social Justice: A Textual Analysis

The purpose of the study was to determine what religious literature was being read in two Columbus-area Christian communities, what social justice curricula were discussed, and how they were framed within the texts.  The research was mixed methods, with both critical discourse analysis and quantitative aspects.  Texts were coded and analyzed according to themes of social justice and the results were triangulated with each site’s public portrayal on their website.

 

Research Interests

 

·         Social Studies Education

·         Multicultural and Equity Issues in Education

·         The Intersection of Religion and Politics in Education

·         Spirituality in Education

·         Teacher Education

 

ORGANIZATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

                                                                              

American Educational Research Association                                                                   

College and University Faculty Assembly

National Council for the Social Studies 

Southern Education Research Association

Texas Association of College Teachers

Texas Council for the Social Studies