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JAMES SHELDON

 

ePortfolio: http://www.jamessheldon.com

 

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

  • PhD Degree, Teaching and Teacher Education, University of Arizona (Started the program in August 2015, Estimated Completion Date May 2021). Program is a research-oriented doctoral program that prepares students for tenure-track faculty positions and to conduct research on teaching, teacher education, and math and science education.  The program also includes coursework and training on the pedagogy and theory of teaching math and science methods courses.
  • Major Advisor: Marcy Wood (Math and Science Focus)
  • Minor Advisor: Todd Fletcher (Special Education)

 

SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY

  • MA Degree, Special Education (Completed in 2014)
  • Master’s Creative Work: From Individual Differences to Complex Instruction: A Workshop For Mathematics Teachers.  Creative Work was advised by Susan Courey (Special Education) and Dr. Judith Kysh (Secondary Education/Math Education)
  • Teaching Credential, Special Education, Mild-to-Moderate Disabilities (Completed and Issued by the State of California in 2013. Clear Professional Credential Issued in 2015.)
  • MA Degree, Equity and Social Justice in Education (Completed in 2010)
  • Thesis: The California Teachers’ Association Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Caucus. Conceptualized and implemented a year-long qualitative interview-based research project on LGBT teachers’ activism in the California Teachers Association

 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ

  • BA Degree, Computer Science Teaching (Completed in 2006)
  • Thesis: Dangerous Encounters: Computer Science, Ethics, and Michel Foucault. Designed and carried out an ethnographic research project about the integration of ethics into the Computer Science curriculum

 

AWARDS

  • Mini Grant Award, Arizona Association of Teachers of Mathematics (2017)
  • Journal of Curriculum Theorizing (Bergamo Conference) Graduate Student Paper Award for the paper “The Pedagogy of the Student: Reclaiming Agency in Receptive Subject-Positions” (2016)
  • Naturist Education Foundation Student Paper Essay Contest Winner (2016) for the paper “The 2003 Naturist Youth Camp Controversy: A Case Study of Youth Agency” (2016)
  • California State University Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program (2016-2017). Supports students throughout their doctoral work; provides mentorship from a tenure-track CSU faculty member, travel and research grants, and loans that are interest-free while in school.
  • AERA Division B Travel Stipend Award. (2016)
  • AERA Paulo Freire, Critical Pedagogy, and Emancipation SIG Travel Stipend Award, (2016)
  • GPSC Travel Grant (2016), Graduate and Professional Student Council, University of Arizona
  • Point Foundation Semi-Finalist, Scholarship program for LGBTQ college students. (2016)
  • Distinguished Achievement Award, Division of Graduate Studies, San Francisco State University (2014). Given to the top quartile of graduate students in each department.
  • Patricia Sonntag Scholarship, California Association on Postsecondary Education and Disability (2013) – “Awarded to a student with a disability attending a four-year college or university, who is majoring in a field related to policy formulation or service delivery to students with disabilities or is actively engaged in advocacy or leadership in campus, community or governmental organization that benefits individuals with disabilities.”
  • Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholarship, California State University (2013-2014). Included scholarship money to be used towards conference presentations as well as an all expenses paid summer research internship at a doctoral granting institution of my choice
  • Alyssa McCrowsky Memorial Scholarship, California Association on Postsecondary Education and Disability (2012) – “Awarded to a student with a disability who is ‘making a positive difference’ in the lives of other students who are struggling to maintain or regain their mental health.”
  • AERA Division D (Qualitative and Quantitative Methodologies Division) Conference Travel Grant (2010)
  • Graduate Equity Fellowship, San Francisco State University (2007-2009)
  • Book Collection Contest, Second Place for “Interdisciplinary Computer Science Teaching: A Book Collection and Bibliography”, University of California, Santa Cruz: University Library (2003)
  • Grand Prize Essay Contest Winner, Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (2001)

 

PUBLICATIONS

PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

JOURNAL OF CURRICULUM THEORIZING (JCT)                                                        09  / 2017

 

  • Sheldon, J. (2017). The Pedagogy of the Student: Reclaiming Agency in Receptive Subject-Positions.  Journal of Curriculum Theorizing. (Forthcoming).

THE QUALITATIVE REPORT                                                                                        05  / 2017

 

  • Sheldon, J. (2017). Problematizing Reflexivity, Validity, and Disclosure: Research by People with Disabilities about Disability.  The Qualitative Report, 22(4).  Accessible at <http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol22/iss4/4/>.

 

OPEN REVIEW

JOURNAL OF THE BADASS TEACHERS ASSOCIATION (“BAT JOURNAL”)                   11 / 2016

 

  • Sheldon, J. (2016). “What Works” Doesn’t Work:  The Problem with the Call for Evidence Based Practices in the Classroom.  Accessible at <http://badassteacher.org/files/The-Problem-with-the-Call-for-Evidence-Based-Practices-in-the-Classroom.pdf>

QUEER KEYWORDS                                                                                                    08 / 2016

 

  • Sheldon, J. (2016). Versatile: A Queer Interpretation of collaborative groupwork.  In Brockenbrough, E., Ingrey, J., Martino, W, and Rodriguez, N.M.  Critical Concepts in Queer Studies and Education: An International Guide for the Twenty-First Century.  New York, NY: Palgrave-MacMillian

JOURNAL OF URBAN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION                                                   12 / 2014

 

NATIONAL TEACHING AND LEARNING FORUM                                                        03 / 2004

 

 

PAPERS UNDER CONSIDERATION

  • “What we are doing isn’t math”: Toward a definition of mathematics that takes into account mathematical dialogue and communication (For the Learning of Mathematics, Revise and Resubmit)
  • Whatever will be will be: Queering disabled subjects’ temporality and spatiality (Philosophical Inquiry in Education)

 

PAPER PRESENTATIONS

 

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF CURRICULUM STUDIES     04 / 2017

  • Sheldon, J. and Courey, S. (2017). Mathematical and Queer Identity in Schools: Educational Disparities and Lost Opportunities.  Paper to be presented at the 16th American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies Conference.

TECHNICITY, TEMPORALITY, EMBODIMENT                                                              12 / 2016

  • Sheldon, J. (2016). From No Future to the Ship of Fools: Building an Alternative Futurity for Children and Adults with Disabilities.  Paper presented at the 10th International Somatechnics Conference.

BERGAMO CONFERENCE ON CURRICULUM THEORY                                                08 / 2016

  • Sheldon, J. (2016). The Learning of the Oppressed: Reclaiming Agency in Receptive Subject-Positions.  Paper presented at the Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice.
  • Sheldon, J. (2016). Universal Design for Learning in Algebra 1 Textbooks: A Queer Curriculum Theory Reading.  Paper presented at the Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice.

TRANS*STUDIES 2016                                                                                               09 / 2016

  • Sheldon, J. and Rands, K. (2016).   Normative Temporality in the Intervention Paradigm: Towards a Queer/Trans Critique.  Paper presented at the Trans*Studies 2016 Conference.

INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF QUALITATIVE INQUIRY                                             05 / 2016

  • Sheldon, J. (2016).   Why Subjectivity Matters: Case Studies of Using Queer Autoethnography in Educational Research.  Paper presented at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry.

QUEERING ARIZONA                                                                                                   05 / 2016

  • Sheldon, J. (2016).  James Sheldon: Queering Futurities, Queering Spatialities: Towards An Alternative Future for Children with Disabilities.  Paper presented at Queering Arizona. 

DEEP DISH SPRING 2016                                                                                           02 / 2016

  • Sheldon, J. (2016).  Challenging Normative Temporalities: Towards a Pedagogy of Queer/Crip Time.  Paper presented at Deep Dish, Spring 2016.

INSPIRE SYMPOSIUM ON ABILITY EXPECTATIONS                                                  08 / 2015

  • Sheldon, J. (2015).  Queer Implications of the Teaching of Magnetism in a Special Education Context.  Paper presented at the Inspire Symposium on Ability Expectations.

INSPIRE SYMPOSIUM ON ABILITY EXPECTATIONS                                                  09 / 2014

  • Sheldon, J. (2014).  Unteachability, Knowledge, and Waste in Samuel Delany’s novel The Mad Man.  Paper presented at the Inspire Symposium on ability Expectations.

INSPIRE SYMPOSIUM ON ABILITY EXPECTATIONS                                                  09 / 2013

 

  • Sheldon, J (2013). From individual Deficits to Complex Instruction.  Paper presented at the Inspire Symposium on Ability Expectations.  (Later expanded into full-length Master’s creative work)

DC QUEER STUDIES SYMPOSIUM 2013                                                                    05 / 2013

 

  • Sheldon, J. (2013).  Erasing queer subjects, constructing disabled subjects: Towards a queering of mathematics disabilities.  Paper presented at DC Queer Studies Symposium, UMD College Park, MD.  ERIC Document ED560838.  Available online at

DC QUEER STUDIES SYMPOSIUM 2012                                                                     05 / 2012

  • Sheldon, J (2012). Teaching the Unteachable: Constructing a Queer Pedagogy by Reading Samuel Delany’s The Mad Man.  Paper presented at DC Queer Studies Symposium, UMD College Park, MD.

AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATON 2010                                         05 / 2010

 

  • Sheldon, J. (2010).  The California Teachers’ Association Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Caucus: Transforming a Heteronormative Organization.  Paper presented at American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.
  • Sheldon, J. (2010).  (Re)Searching Queer Subjects: Issues and Challenges in the Development and Implementation of Queer Methodologies. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.  ERIC Document ED 538185. Available online at <http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED538185.pdf>

 

 

 

 

SESSIONS CHAIRED

PSYCHOLOGY OF MATHEMATICS EDUCATION – NORTH AMERICA 2016                        11 / 2016

 

  • Sheldon, J, Rands, K, et al. (2016).  Reframing Interventions in Mathematics Education: Emerging Critical Perspectives

AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION 2016                                         04 / 2016

 

  • Issues of Identity Navigation and Construction Among Queer Youth

PSYCHOLOGY OF MATHEMATICS EDUCATION – NORTH AMERICA        2013                 11 / 2013

 

  • Sheldon, J. and Rands, K.  (2013).  Working Group on Queering, En-gendering, and Trans-forming Mathematics/Mathematics Education. 

AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATON 2013                                         05 / 2013

 

  • LGBTQ Youth and the Promise of Education: From Bullying to Affirmation

 

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

GPSC GRADUATE STUDENT SHOWCASE                                                                  02 / 2017

  • Sheldon, J. (2017). Reframing Mathematics Disability: Emerging Critical Perspectives (2016). Poster Presented at the Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) Student Showcase,, University of Arizona.

 

PSYCHOLOGY OF MATHEMATICS EDUCATION – NORTH AMERICA                                11 / 2016

  • Sheldon, J., Patterson, C. & Wood, M. (2016). Problem Solving as Co-Construction of Narrative: Collaboration and Shared Cognition in a Calculus Workshop. Poster presented at the Psychology of Mathematics Education – North America Conference.

 

 

PRECONFERENCE SESSIONS ATTENDED

AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION DIVISION B                              04 / 2016

 

  • Methodological Tensions of Curriculum Inquiries into the Life in Schools, Communities, and Neighborhoods: Liberating Dissertation Writing

AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION QUEER SIG                             04 / 2014

 

  • Queer SIG Preconference Seminar

 

WORKSHOPS LED

LEATHER LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE                                                                      03 / 2017

  • Against Pedagogy: Why We Need to Force the Teaching Genie Back into the Bottle

CPM TEACHER CONFERENCE                                                                                   02 / 2017

  • CPM For Students With Disabilities: Curricular Support for Universal Design

TODOS: Mathematics for All (Latino/a Math Teachers’ Association)                            06 / 2016

  • Moving from Individual Deficits to Complex Instruction

CALIFORNIA MATHEMATICS COUNCIL-NORTH (ASILOMAR)                                       12 / 2014

  • From Individual Deficits to Complex Instruction

CALIFORNIA MATHEMATICS COUNCIL-NORTH (ASILOMAR)                                       12 / 2013

  • Rethinking Mathematics (Dis)ability: From Deficit to Complex Instruction

PRIDE IN COMMUNIY, STRENGTH IN UNITY                                                               04 / 2012

(Regional Community College LGBT Conference Run by Skyline CC)                                    

  • An Introduction to Local Leather Community Resources

 

 

 

K-12 EXPERIENCE

GOALBOOK                                                                                                    10 / 2015  –  08 / 2016

 

Pathways Content Writer (Grade 6-8 Math)

 

CALIFORNIA VIRTUAL ACADEMIES AT SAN MATEO                                     09 / 2013  –  06 / 2015

 

Special Education Teacher, High School (Taught Algebra 1, Pre-Algebra, and Writing)

 

JAPANESE COMMUNITY YOUTH COUNCIL UPWARD BOUND                        06 / 2013  –  07 / 2013

 

Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus Teacher

 

DENMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL                                                                             02 / 2013  –  05 / 2013

 

6th grade Math Teacher

 

TILDEN PREPARATORY                                                                                  06 / 2012  –  08 / 2012

 

Mathematics Instructor (Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, Linear Algebra)

 

DENMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL                                                                             06 / 2010   –  07 / 2010

 

Extended School Year Instructor

 

COLLEGE TEACHING EXPERIENCE

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA                                                                               08 / 2016 – 11 / 2016

 

Instructor, SAS 100AX (Schedule for Success, Beginning Algebra)                

  • Designed and taught a nine week course on mathematical problem solving, study skills, and math anxiety

THE HEART OF MATHEMATICS                                                                       01 / 2015 – 02/ 2015

  • Designed and taught a no-experience required course on mathematical problem solving for adults

CORVID COLLEGE SAN FRANCISCO                                                            03 / 2012   –  06 / 2012

 

Instructor

  • Designed and taught a semester-length course on queer pedagogy for practicing and prospective teachers during the Sun Return Term.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SANTA CRUZ                                                  09 / 2004  –  12 / 2004

 

Student Directed Seminar Instructor

  • Designed and taught a 10-week undergraduate seminar on Queer Theory and Star Trek.

 

TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA TLS DEPARTMENT                                               01 / 2017   –  Present

 

Preceptorship

  • Designed curriculum, taught lessons, and evaluated student work for the Elementary Mathematics Methods course.

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA DISABILITY STUDIES DEPARTMENT            01 / 2017   –  Present

 

Preceptorship

  • Designed curriculum, taught lessons, and evaluated student work for the Diversity and Special Education course.

 

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA TLS DEPARTMENT                                               01 / 2016   –  05 / 2016

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Designed curriculum and evaluated student work for the Sport in Society, Informal Learning Environments, and Teaching Personal Responsibility Through Sport courses.

 

TUTORING EXPERIENCE

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA Strategic Alternatives Learning Center                      09 / 2015 – 12 / 2015

Tutor for Math, Computer Science, Special Education, Psychology

  • Tutored students with learning and attention challenges

PRIVATE TUTORING                                                                                        06 / 2002 – Present

  • Tutored students 1-1 under private contract. California High School Exit Examination, Data Structures, Calculus I and II, Discrete Math

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA COSMOS Program                                           06 / 2001 – 07 / 2001

Tutor for Java Programming

  • Tutored high school students from underrepresented backgrounds who were enrolled in a residential summer program for Computer Science

 

 

 

 

 

SERVICE

 

REVIEWING AND ADJUDICATING PROPOSALS

  • Society of Professors of Education, Conference Proposal Reviewer (2017)
  • Review of Disability Studies, Manuscript Review Board (2017-2019)
  • The High School Journal, Article Reviewer (2016)
  • Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, Article Reviewer (2016)
  • Issues in Teacher Education, Reviewer for Special Issue on “Putting Theory to Work in Teacher Education for Social Justice” (2016)
  • Graduate and Professional Student Council (University of Arizona), Reviewer for Travel Grants (2015-2016)
  • Psychology of Mathematics Education, North America Conference Proposal Reviewer (2016)
  • American Educational Research Association Paulo Freire SIG Proposal Reviewer (2007)
  • Committee on Teaching (University of California Santa Cruz) Mini-Grants and Distinguished Teaching Awards Reviewer (2004, 2001, 2000)

 

 

COMMITTEE AND ORGANIZATIONAL SERVICE

 

 

NATIONAL SERVICE

AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION PAULO FREIRE SIG 12 / 2016 – Present

Member, Graduate Student Advisory Board

 

PSYCHOLOGY OF MATHEMATICS EDUCATION – NORTH AMERICA                    11 / 2016 – Present

National Steering Committee Member

 

PSYCHOLOGY OF MATHEMATICS EDUCATION – NORTH AMERICA                    01 / 2016 – 11 / 2016

Local Organizing Committee (LOC) Member

 

AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION                                         05 / 2012  –  05/2013

 

Member, Steering Committee for the Queer SIG

 

STATEWIDE SERVICE

CALIFORNIA VIRTUAL EDUCATORS (cavirtualeducators.org)                      02 / 2014  –  06 / 2015

 

Member, Organizing Committee

 

CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF MATHEMATICS TEACHER EDUCATORS            06 / 2012  –  Present

 

Member, Advocacy Committee

Chair, Advocacy Committee (2017-Present)

 

LOCAL SERVICE

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA GRADUATE COUNCIL                                           09 / 2016  – Present

Graduate Student Representative

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA ACADEMIC PERSONELL POLICIES COMMITTEE            09 / 2016  – Present

Graduate Student Representative

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE ADVISORY          09 / 2016  – Present

Graduate Student Representative

 

 

GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDENT COUNCIL (GPSC)            04 / 2016  – Present

College of Education Representative

 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION STUDENT GOVERNMENT (“EdGov”)                    03 / 2016  – Present

Vice President (starting 05/16)

Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies Representative (Starting 03/16)

 

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA LGBTQ AFFAIRS                                                   11 / 2015 – Present

Facilitator, Safe Zone (Training Program for students, faculty, and staff on LGBTQ issues)

 

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA TLS DEPARTMENT                                                09 / 2015 – Present

Member, Graduate Curriculum Committee

 

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA GRADUATE STUDENT ORGANIZING COMMITTEE09 / 2015 – Present

Member, Graduate Student Organizing Committee

 

SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC SENATE                                      08 / 2007  –  06 / 2009

 

Graduate Student Representative, Academic Policies Committee

 

CALIFORNIA TEACHERS ASSOCIATION STATE COUNCIL ON EDUCATION       06 / 2005  –  06 / 2007

Member, Special Education Committee and Legislative Subcommittee

 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ ACADEMIC SENATE                  09 / 2003  –  06 / 2005

Undergraduate Student Representative, Committee on Teaching

 

COURSES PREPARED TO TEACH

 

  • Beginning Algebra
  • Diversity and Special Education
  • Intermediate Algebra
  • Infinity: A Set Theoretic Approach
  • Mathematics and Disability
  • Mathematics Study Skills
  • Naïve Set Theory
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Queer Math Methods
  • Queer Pedagogy: Theory and Practice
  • Queer Theory for Education
  • Problem Solving in Mathematics

 

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

 

Research Organizations

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA): Division B (Curriculum Studies), Disability Studies in Education SIG, Paulo Freire SIG, Queer SIG, Research in Mathematics Education SIG, Special Education SIG
  • North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA)
  • Philosophy of Education Society

Professional Organizations

  • National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET)
  • American Mathematical Society
  • Arizona Art Education Association (AAEA) / National Art Education Association (NAEA)
  • Arizona Association of Teachers of Mathematics (AATM)
  • Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE)
  • California Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (CAMTE)
  • Mathematical Association of America: SIGMAAs in Arts and Mathematics, Inquiry Based Learning, Philosophy of Mathematics, Quantitative Literacy, Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Teaching Advanced High School Mathematics
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
  • TODOS: Mathematics for All
  • Textbook and Academic Authors Association

 

Honor Societies

  • Omega Gamma Chi (Special Education Teachers)
  • Kappa Delta Pi (Educators)
  • California Scholastic Federation

 

Advocacy Organizations

  • American Association of University Professors
  • Arizona Education Association (AEA) / National Education Association (NEA)
  • Industrial Workers of the World
  • National Writers Union (NWU)

 

 

Comments

  1. Mr. Sheldon,

    I am a first year PhD student in STEM Education (mathematics supporting field) at the University of Minnesota. I am very interested in studying Queer Theory in STEM Education. I was wondering if you could point me to any sources for queer theory in secondary mathematics education.

    Thank you for your time,

    Kyle S. Whipple

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