Jen Stacy, Ph.D.
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Liberal Studies
Areas of Expertise
Foundations of Education, Multilingual Education, Literacy/Literacies, Family-School Partnerships
Stacy teaches courses in the foundations of education (historical and anthropological understanding of education as well as multicultural education), early literacy, and language learning. Currently, she is coordinating the development of a new 4-year Integrated Teacher Education Program for future bilingual teachers. Central to all of Stacy’s teaching endeavors is a commitment to social justice education and integrating critical pedagogy.
Stacy’s research centers on familial outreach in schools. Particularly, she is interested in learning about how schools perceive minoritized populations, and how this perception influences their outreach initiatives. Her dissertation was an in depth ethnography about a public school’s family literacy program in Nebraska. Stacy continues to use qualitative research methods to learn about familial involvement. She has worked closely with the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation to implement and study a family digital storytelling program. Currently, she’s partnered with the Los Angeles County Office of Education’s Parent Education and Consultation Program to study and provide feedback about their newly developed parent outreach programs for families of incarcerated and formerly-incarcerated youth.
English and Spanish
Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Education
Dissertation: “Partnerships Through Adult Education: Re-conceptualizing Family Literacy in the New Latino Diaspora”
Pretoria, South Africa, 2013: Study abroad focused on schooling in post-apartheid South Africa and the implications of language planning and policy at the University of Pretoria.
Chuncheon, South Korea, 2012: Study abroad focused on Korean education and teaching English overseas at Chuncheon National University of Education.
Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico, 2006: Intensive Spanish language program at la Universidad Regional del Sureste.
Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, 2006: Volunteer English teacher and service learning participant.
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