Kim White, Carroll University faculty

Dr. Kimberly White

Associate Professor of Education and Chair of the Department of Education 262.650.4920 whitek@carrollu.edu Education Hall 203

TEACHES IN THE FOLLOWING PROGRAM(S)

Education Department of Education Education Graduate Studies

Education

  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction
  • The Ohio State University, M.Ed. in Elementary and Middle School Education
  • The Ohio State University, B.S.B.A. in Business Marketing, Summa Cum Laude

Areas of Specialization

Dr. White's primary areas of research include teacher identity, teacher learning, and religion and education. Her most current research examines how preservice and inservice teachers develop and enact their professional identities to support learning and learners. One strand of this research examines how teachers’ religious orientations impact their teacher learning and practice. Additional research interests include equity, diversity, and mathematics education.

Scholarly and Professional Achievements

Publications

White, K. R., Burmeister, N., Elliott, R., Weber, L., Whalen, N., & Sprader, C. (2017). Empowering teachers through problem solving. Teaching Children Mathematics.

White, K. R. (2014). Community, forgiveness, and the golden rule: The impact of teachers’ religious identities on classroom management structures. Religion and Education, 41(1).

White, K. R. (2013). Integrating religion into multicultural education. In M. Waggoner (Ed.). Religion in the schools: Negotiating the new commons. Lanham, Maryland: Rowan & Littlefield Publishers.

White, K. R. (2010). Asking sacred questions: Understanding religion’s impact on teacher belief and action. Religion and Education, 37(1), 40-59.

White, K. R. (2009). Using pre-service teacher emotion to encourage critical engagement with diversity. Studying Teacher Education, 5, 5-20.

White, K. R. (2009). Connecting religion and teacher identity: The unexplored relationship between religion and teachers in public schools. Teaching and Teacher Education, 25, 857-866.

Presentations

White, K. R. (May, 2017). Persevering for problem solving: Teaching to promote mathematical reasoning. Presentation at the Wisconsin Math Council’s (WMC) Annual Meeting, Green Lake, WI.

Kramer, K., Hodges, A., White, K., & Kretchmar, K. (April, 2017). Theory to practice to reality: Assimilation or transformation? Presentation at the 2017 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting.

Kramer, K., Kretchmar, K., Hofkamp, K. White, K., & Ward, A. (March, 2017). Inclusive teacher residency program: Navigating challenges through conversations and critical friends. Accepted for presentation at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Annual Meeting.

White, K.R. & Rosin, N. (2016). Elementary mathematics specialists for teaching, learning, and leading. Presentation at the Wisconsin Math Council’s (WMC) Annual Meeting, Green Lake, WI.

Stickles, R., White, E., & White, K. R. (2015). Reframing guiding principles for teacher education. Paper presented at the 2015 AERA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Stickles, R., White, E., & White, K. R. (2014). Reframing guiding principles for teacher education. Paper presented at the Association of Teacher Educators Summer Conference, Niagra Falls, NY.

White, E., Stickles, R., & White, K. R. (2014). Guiding dispositions: Promoting teacher candidates’ educational transformation.  Roundtable presentation at the Association of Teacher Educators Summer Conference, Niagra Falls, NY.

Danielson, M. L., Kramer, K., & White, K. R. (2014). From conflict to complement: Embedding standards reform in constructivist learning. Paper presented at the 2014 AERA Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Rosin, N. & White, K.R. (2014).  Integrating problem solving into math workshop. Presentation at the 2014 NCTM Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

White, K. R. (2013, April). Missionary zeal: Friend or foe to teaching for social justice? Paper presented at the 2013 American Educational Research Association Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

White, K. R. (2012, April). Transforming thinking: Moving preservice teachers from deficit thinking towards an asset approach through service learning. Paper presented at the 2012 American Educational Research Association Meeting, Vancouver, Canada.

White, K. R. (2011, November). Doing culture in ways that enhance students’ understanding of power and privilege. Interactive faculty presentation, Carroll University, Waukesha, WI.

White, K. R. (2011, November). Beyond the golden rule: Using the platinum rule to promote equitable management structures in classrooms. Interactive workshop presented at the 2011 National Association of Multicultural Education Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

White, K. R. (2011, April).  Sacred sensibilities: Religious framing of teacher candidate dispositions.  Paper presented at the 2011 American Educational Research Association Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

White, K. R. (2010, August). Culture and the curriculum. Panel Discussion, Carroll University, Waukesha, WI.

White, K. R. (2010, April).  The impact of religion on preservice teacher learning.  Paper presented at the 2010 American Educational Research Association Meeting, Denver, CO.

Service to Carroll University and Profession

Institutional Service

  • Innovations in Teaching, Technology, and Scholarship Committee (iTTASC), Elected Member, (2016-present), Carroll University, Waukesha, WI
  • hair, Department of Education, Carroll University, (2013-present), Waukesha, WI
  • Education Deans and Directors of Greater Milwaukee (EDGM), Carroll University Representative, (2013- present), Milwaukee, WI
  • Teaching and Technology Committee, Elected Member, (2015-2016), Carroll University, Waukesha, WI
  • Faculty and Staff Concerns Committee, Elected Member, (2012-2014), Carroll University, Waukesha, WI
  • Department of Education Graduate Program Committee, Meeting Facilitator, (2012-2013). Department of Education, Carroll University, Waukesha, WI
  • Department Review Committee for Annual Goals and Achievements. (2010-2013). Department of Education, Carroll University, Waukesha, WI
  • Technology in Teaching and Learning Committee. (2010-2011).  Elected Member, Carroll University, Waukesha, WI
  • Pathways to Success Faculty Learning Community. (2010-2011). Appointed Member, Carroll University, Waukesha, WI

Professional Service

  • Religion and Education Special Interest Group (SIG), Program Co-chair, (2014-present), American Educational Research Association
  • Religion and Education Special Interest Group (SIG), Treasurer, (2012-2014), American Educational Research Association

Honors and Awards

  • Teachers College Outstanding Teaching Award. (2009). Ball State University, Muncie, IN

What is your teaching style?

Facilitate connections, develop community, and think critically. Connect-connect with students, connect student to each other, help learners see the connection between what they are learning and how they can use the information in their future professional roles. Community-we develop a community of learners who contribute multiple perspectives so we all learn more together. Think critically-we focus on how to learn how to process and analyze information.

Why do you do what you do?

To enhance learning and change lives. Every learner deserves an amazing learning experience and opportunity to grow. I want to provide that for all of my learners, whether they are young students, young adults, or adult learners. In turn, my hope is that they go out and do the same with each learner with whom they connect. The network grows and the impact continues.

How do you make learning engaging?

Through experiential learning and building relationships. I use a variety of learning experiences so everyone has the opportunity to contribute. And through all of these experiences, learners are engaged with the content and with their peers. Together, we make learning relevant and make sure the connections are clear.

What should students know about you?

My motto is work hard, play hard. I work very hard at what I do, but I make sure I’m having fun while I do it. I balance my career with my wonderful family, being outdoors, and making sure I find time to do my yoga.
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