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Nance

Dr. Starlynn Nance

Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education

 

Office: Wood Hall 124

Office Phone: (660) 543-4404

Email: nance@ucmo.edu


 

Vita
Ph.D. in Social Studies May 2012 University of Oklahoma (2006-2012)
Title of Dissertation: Social Studies Teachers’ Attitudes Concerning Controversial Public Issue Instruction with State Mandated Tests
Master’s Degree in Education/School Counseling University of Oklahoma (2003-2005)
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Studies Education University of Central Oklahoma (1995-1998)
Associate’s Degree in Applied Science Rose State College (1991-1993; 1994)

Professional Experiences and Honors

University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Missouri

Assistant Professor (2013-present)
Social Studies Director/Advisor
CAEP/NCSS Reviewer
Dual Credit Liaison
The Social Studies”—Undergraduate (Fall and Spring Semester)
Methods of Teaching Social Studies”—Undergraduate (Fall and Spring Semester)
Literacy in Social Studies”—Undergraduate (Fall and Spring Semester)
“Classroom Management in Social Studies”—Undergraduate (Fall and Spring Semester)
“Social Studies Assessment” –Undergraduate (Fall and Spring Semester)
FLDX 3000 Seminars—Undergraduate (Fall and Spring Semester)
Supervision of Student Teachers 2013-2014—12 Students
Supervision of Student Teachers 2014-2015—12 Students
Supervision of Student Teachers 2015-2016—21 Students


Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Assistant Professor (2012-2013)
Middle School Director
Student Intern Supervision
On-Site Immersion Supervisor
Mentor for Master's Final Project
Middle School Advisor (Freshman-Senior)
“Teaching English/Language Arts & Literacy in Middle School”—Undergraduate/Graduate
“Curriculum and Instruction in Middle School”--Undergraduate
“Middle School Concept”--Undergraduate
“Middle School Structures and Curriculum”--Graduate
“Middle School Instructional Strategies and Practices”—Graduate
“Advanced Assessment, Design, and Evaluation of the Middle School Curriculum”—Graduate
Supervised 5 Student teachers
Supervised 2 Graduate student theses

Little Axe High School, Little Axe, Oklahoma

High School Counselor (2011-2012)
Individual Counseling
College Advisement
Testing Coordinator
Enrollment
College Scholarships
NCAA liaison
Curriculum Coordinator
IEP Administrator

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

US History Teacher (2010-2011)

University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

Teaching Assistant (2009-2011)
Graduate Assistant
Assistant Editor to Action in Teacher Education
“Teaching Mentoring and Foundations”—Undergraduate

University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

OU High School (2009-2011)
Online Teacher/Curriculum Developer
Teaching online courses
Developing Counseling and Social Studies courses

Moore Public Schools, Moore, Oklahoma

Highland East Junior High School (2006-2008)
Southmoore High School (2008-2009)
Counselor
Individual and Guidance Counseling
Testing
IEP Administrator
Professional Development Committee

University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

Academic Counselor (January 2006-August 2006)
Academic Advising in University College
Summer Enrollment
Mail Enrollment
Activities Committee

Noble High School, Noble, Oklahoma

High School Social Studies Teacher, (1998-2005)
AP US History, AP Government, Oklahoma History, and US Government
Model United Nations/Mock Trial Sponsor
Senior Sponsor (2002-2004)
Sophomore Sponsor (2004-2005)

Specializations

Curriculum and instruction
Social Studies
Controversial Issues and instruction
Assessment
Classroom Management

Courses Taught

The Social Studies”—Undergraduate (Fall and Spring Semester)
Methods of Teaching Social Studies”—Undergraduate (Fall and Spring Semester)
Literacy in Social Studies”—Undergraduate (Fall and Spring Semester)
“Classroom Management in Social Studies”—Undergraduate (Fall and Spring Semester)
“Social Studies Assessment” –Undergraduate (Fall and Spring Semester)
FLDX 3000 Seminars—Undergraduate (Fall and Spring Semester)
Supervision of Student Teachers 2013-2014—12 Students
Supervision of Student Teachers 2014-2015—12 Students
Supervision of Student Teachers 2015-2016—21 Students

Publications and Presentations

Nance, Starlynn, Mundwiller, Danny and Shackelford, Ethan. (Fall 2015). A Sports: A Struggle for Civil Rights. Accepted by peer-reviewed panel for poster presentation at the annual National Council for the Social Studies. New Orleans, Louisana. (This project included two student teachers that presented with me.)

Nance, Starlynn and Tayor, Kayla. (Fall 2015). Mix It Up: Gamification in the US History Classroom. Accepted by peer-reviewed panel for poster presentation at the annual National Council for the Social Studies. New Orleans, Louisiana. (This project included a student teacher that presented with me.)

Brown, Terrell and Nance, Starlynn R. (Spring 2015). A Mixed Method Approach to Multimodal Intertextuality in a Secondary Social Studies Classroom. Accepted by peer-reviewed panel for presentation at the annual International Social for Social Studies, Orlando, Florida.

Nance, Starlynn R. and Brown, Terrell (Fall 2014). Mixed Reality Environments and Their Impact on Student Teaching Scores in Social Studies Education Programs. Accepted by peer-reviewed panel for presentation at the annual College University Faculty Assembly, Boston, Massachusetts. 

Fuemmler, Camille and Nance, Starlynn R. (Fall 2014). Action! Engaging Emerging Citizens. Accepted by peer-reviewed panel for poster presentation at the annual National Council for the Social Studies, Boston, Massachusetts. (This project included a student teacher that will be presenting with me.)

Nance, Star (Spring 2014). Common Core Literacy in History and Social Studies: Now What?  Accepted National Webinar by peer-reviewed panel for presentation for the National Council for the Social Studies.

Nance, Star (Fall 2013). Down. Set. Hut. Teaching History Huddles.  Accepted by peer-review panel for poster presentation at the annual National Council for the Social Studies, St. Louis, Missouri.

Nance, Star (Fall 2012). Abortion, The Death Penalty and Genocide: Teaching Controversial Public Issues.  Accepted by peer-review panel for poster presentation at the annual National Council for the Social Studies at Seattle, Washington.

Nance, Star (Fall 2011). Down. The Death Penalty and Genocide: Teaching Controversial Public Issues.  Accepted by peer-review panel for poster presentation at the annual National Council for the Social Studies at Washington, D.C. (proposed and accepted—due to work obligations could not attend)

Nance, Star (Spring 2010).  Portfolios: A Wave of the Future.  Presented at the annual. Accepted by peer-review panel for presentation at the annual National Social Science Association Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada     .

Nance, Star (Fall 2009). Rubics, Portfolios, and Presentations—OH MY!    Accepted by peer-review panel for presentation at the annual National Council for the Social Studies at Washington, D.C.

Nance, Star (Fall 2009). Ride the Waves of Women’s History: Concept Lesson to Case Studies.  Accepted by peer-review panel for poster presentation at the annual National Council for the Social Studies at Washington, D.C.

White, Stephanie, Karin Perry and Star Nance.  (Summer 2009).  Virtual Learning Communities in Education: Teaching to the Strengths of a New Generation.  Accepted by peer-review panel for poster presentation at the annual Association of Teacher Educators Conference at Reno, Nevada.

State and Local:

Nance, Starlynn. (Spring 2016) Inquiry and Workshop Method. Presented to the Social Studies Faculty at Warrensburg High School, Warrensburg, Missouri at the invitation of Mr. Matt Bax, Head of the Department.

Nance, Starlynn. (Summer 2015) Professional Learning Communities in Schools. Presented to the faculty and school board members for Wewoka Public Schools, Wewoka, Oklahoma at the invitation of Mr. Steven Edwards, head principal.

Nance, Starlynn and Brown, Terrell. (Spring 2015) A+B=C3.  Accepted by peer-reviewed panel for presentation at the annual Missouri Council for the Social Studies conference, Kansas City, Missouri.

Nance, Starlynn, Coats, Erica, Benson, Adam and Thomas, Alyssa (Spring 2015).  Formative Assessments: Student’s Opinions.  Accepted by peer-reviewed panel for presentation at the annual Missouri Council for the Social Studies Conference, Kansas City, Missouri.

Nance, Star (Spring 2010) English Language Learners and Current Literature.  Presented for Professional Development at HEJH, Moore, Oklahoma.

Nance, Star (Fall 2009). Rosie the Riveter.  Presented at the annual Oklahoma Council for History Education conference, Edmond, Oklahoma.

Nance, Star (Spring 2009). Integrating Portfolios into the Classroom.  Presented for the Moore Association of Teachers all district Zone Day, Moore, Oklahoma.

Nance, Star (Fall 2007).  English Language Learners and their Culture attitudes toward Education.  Presented for Professional Development at HEJH, Moore, Oklahoma.

Nance, Star (Fall 2007). Social Studies Methods and Strategies.  Presented to the Social Studies Department at HEJH, Moore, Oklahoma.

Publications:

Nance, Starlynn. (2016). “And that’s a wrap!:” Teaching Racial Identity Model through the Movie Malcolm X. William B. Russell III & Stewart Waters (Eds.), Cinematic Social Studies: A Resource for Teaching and Learning Social Studies with Films. [Publication date July 2016]

Nance, Star (Fall 2015) [Review of the book We, the Students and Teachers: Teaching Democratically in the History and Social Studies Classroom by Maloy, Robert W. and LaRoche, Irene,S.]  Teaching History: A Journal of Methods.

Nance, Star (Spring 2014) [Review of the book Five Big Ideas for Effective Teaching, by Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers] Teaching History: A Journal of Methods.

Nance, Star (Spring 2012). [Review of the book The United States at War, 1941-1945 by Gary Hess] Teaching History: A Journal of Methods.

Nance, Star (Fall 2009). [Review of Book Teaching Nonmajors: Advice for Liberal Arts Professor by P. Sven Arvidson.] Teaching History: A Journal of Methods.

Nance, Star (Summer, 2008). [Review of the book A Student’s Guide to History by Jules R. Benjamin.] Education Review: A Journal of Book Reviews.

Nance, Star (Summer, 2008). [Review of the book Raising the Grade: How High School Reform Can Save Our Youth and Our Nation, by Bob Wise.] Education Review: A Journal of Book Reviews.

Nance, Star (Spring 2007). [Review of the book Acting Lessons For Teachers: Using Performance Skills in the Classroom, by Robert Tauber and Cathy Sargent Mester.] Education Review: A Journal of Book Reviews.