Educational Leadership and Human Development
Associate Professor of Child and Family Development
Ph.D., Human Development and Family Studies, Human Environmental Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2003
M.S., Human Development and Family Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1998
B.S., Psychology, Xavier University – New Orleans, LA, 1996
C.T. (Certification in Thanatology) – Death, Dying, & Bereavement), Association for Death Education and Counseling, 2007
Research Interests: African American youth and homicidal death and grief within cultural context, Cross-cultural death customs, culturally-sensitive research methods and practices with children and adolescents, parenting styles
Classes Regularly Taught
CFD 1220 Child Development
CFD 3222 Early Childhood
CFD 3240 Parent Child Interaction
CFD 4250 Selected Topic: Death and Bereavement in Families
CFD 4250 Selected Topic: Multicultural Study of Children and Families
Bordere, T. C. (2010, February). Diversity, courage and resilience in the face of challenges (Resilience in Aftermath of Disaster in New Orleans and Haiti). Invited Keynote Address presented at the 4th Annual Diversity Convocation, Ramapo College, Ramapo, NJ.
Bordere, T.C. (2010, March). Teacher self-awareness and culturally sensitive practices in the early childhood classroom. Invited lecture presented in Early Childhood Education Lab Course. University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri.
Wogrin, C., Bordere, T., Rhoades, K., & Gamino, L. (2009, April). How did I get into and become an expert in thanatology: Thanatologits' narratives. Invited panelist presentation at the Annual Conference for Death Education and Counseling, Dallas, Texas.
Bordere, T. C. (2008, April). Broadening perspectives through “The Death Class.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, Quebec, CAN.
Bordere, T. C., Sobers, D, & Servaty-Seib, H. (2008, April). Violent death and grief among youth: Related causes and effective strategies for outreach. Pre-conference Panel presentation at the Annual Conference of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, Montreal, CAN.
Bordere, T.C. (2008): “Keep on keepin’ on”: Grief and loss in African American families. Workshop presented at the 4th Biennial Africana Studies Symposium, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Missouri.
Bordere, T. C. (2008, Spring). Parenting in the 21st century: Embracing differences and developing empathy in our children. Presented at Parent Education Collaborative, The Advent School, Boston, MA.
Bordere, T. C. (2008, Spring). Being a caring presence: Our tasks in grief Support. Palliative Care and Compassionate Companions In-Service, Ellis Fischel Hospital (Cancer Center), Columbia, Missouri.
Chang, J., Bordere, T., & Peterson, R. (2007, November). The right sex for my child: College students’ predictions for their first child. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Pittsburgh, PA.
Chang, J., Bordere, T., & Peterson, R., & Thompson, D. (2007, November). “I didn't know what I was doing”: Meaning-making and well-being around first sexual intercourse. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Pittsburgh, PA.
Bordere, T. C. (2007, Fall). The role of social services in early childhood education and care. Presented to Social Work class, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Missouri.
Bordere, T. (2007, April). Stress and coping in marginalized families: Seeing the invisible, doing the impossible. Invited presentation to Stress in Families Class (undergraduate/graduate course) at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Bordere, T. (2005, March). Interviewing Black teenage males on death experiences: A cultural perspective. Paper presented at the Conference of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, Albuquerque, NM.
Bordere, T.C. (2010). Capitalizing on the resilient nature of Haitian culture through loss. The Forum, 36 (2), 21.
Bordere, T.C. (2009). Culturally conscientious thanatology. The Forum,35 (2) , 1-4.
Bordere, T. C. (2009). Strategies for supporting grieving students. Education.com
Bordere, T. (2009). ‘To look at death another way’: Black teenage males’ perspectives on second-lines and regular funerals in New Orleans. Omega, 58 (3), 213-232.
Bordere, T. C. (2005). Second-lining at death in New Orleans. The Forum, 31 (4), 1-3.
Halgunseth, L., Cushinberry, C., & Bordere, T. (2003). Race, ethnicity, and parenting styles. In M. Coleman and L. Ganong (Eds.), Controversial relationship and family issues in the 21st Century. Los Angeles, California: Roxbury Publishing Company
Morrison, J. M. & Bordere, T. (2001). Supporting Biracial children’s identity development. Childhood Education, 77, 134-138.
Advisor to Central Society of Child and Family Development (CSCFD), CFD Student Organization
Contact Dr. Tashel Bordere at email@example.com