A selection of conference presentations, lecture and symposia from faculty members of the Gladys L. Benerd School of Education at University of the Pacific.

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Presentations from 2017

The Social Media Academic, Sharla Berry

Scholars in tandem: Finding joy in collaboration to cross paradigms and transform research and practice, Jacalyn M. Griffen and Tenisha L. Tevis

Digital diaries: A qualitative tool to capture participants’ experiences, Ronald E. Hallett, J. Kitchen, and R. J. Perez

Homelessness, housing insecurity and ESSA, Ronald E. Hallett and Linda E. Skrla

Sitting Alone with a Text: Overcoming the Inherent Protestant Biases of American Education, Joel N. Lohr

The promise of accessibility: Reconceptualizing college access for students with disabilities, Tenisha L. Tevis and Jacalyn Griffen

Presentations from 2016

Community Building in Online Doctoral Programs: A Case Study, Sharla Berry

Community Building in Online Learning Doctoral Programs: A Social Network Analysis, Sharla Berry

Constructing Community in Online Programs: A Digital Case Study, Sharla Berry

Creating a Digital Hub for College Access, Sharla Berry

Creating Community in Online Graduate Programs: Innovations that Impact Students’ Experiences, Sharla Berry

Designing Engaging Online Learning Environments for Graduate Students: Creating Online Community, Sharla Berry

Success Strategies in Online Programs, Sharla Berry

Teaching and Learning in Online Spaces: Instructor Practices that Support the Formation of Virtual Community, Sharla Berry

Analyzing the Role of the Co-Curriculum in Building Online Doctoral Students’ Sense of Community, Sharla Berry and M. Sundt

Reframing professional development: An actionable case study of a collaborative urban school counselor network, Jacalyn M. Griffen and Ronald E. Hallett

Scholarly conversations: Incarceration and college access, Ronald E. Hallett

Homeless in higher education, Ronald E. Hallett, Adam Freas, and R. Withrow-Clark

Creating Opportunities Via Education: A research partnership empowering parents, Ronald E. Hallett and Jacalyn M. Griffen

Addressing equitable student support across marginalized college student populations, Luis Antonio Leyva, Ah Ra Cho, Laura Parson, Lisa E. Wolf-Wendel, Aimee LaPointe Terosky, Luis Ponjuan, Ronald E. Hallett, and Leslie D. Gonzales

Book talk: Serving students who are Homeless: A resource guide for schools, districts, and educational leaders, Linda E. Skrla and Ronald E. Hallett

Presentations from 2015

Academic and Economic Empowerment, Sharla Berry

Economic Narratives of Computer Coding Organizations: A Critical Analysis of the Coding Movement, Sharla Berry

Navigating Higher Education, Sharla Berry

Success Strategies for African American Students, Sharla Berry

Innovations in Family Engagement for the 21st Century, Jacalyn Griffen

Counseling in the 21st Century: An Actionable Case Study of a University-K-12 Partnership, Jacalyn Griffen and Ronald Hallett

Bridging barriers to build a partnership of trust: Exploration of an undocumented Latino parents’ journey, Jacalyn M. Griffen and Ronald E. Hallett

Empowering families to increase postsecondary access, Jacalyn Griffen and I. Ortiz

Exploring belonging and success in higher education, Ronald E. Hallett

Scholarly conversations: Key emerging topics in the study of higher education, Ronald E. Hallett

The power of utilizing qualitative research to advance social justice, Ronald E. Hallett

Beyond backpacks and bus tokens: Case study of a district homeless student initiative, Ronald E. Hallett, Linda E. Skrla, and J. A. Low

Community college foster youth preparedness for transfer to a four-year institution, Ronald E. Hallett and Melinda A. Westland

Using and Abusing the Bible: Is there a Method in the Madness?, Joel N. Lohr

Who are the People of God? Can Both Jews and Christians be Abraham’s Children?, Joel N. Lohr

Beyond backpacks and bus tokens: Case study of a district homeless student initiative, Linda E. Skrla and Ronald E. Hallett

Mobile Devices in Blended Classrooms and Social-Emotional Outcomes for Adolescents of Color, Brendesha M. Tynes and Sharla Berry

Using Mixed Methods to Study the Implementation of the Common Core Technology Project, Brendesha M. Tynes, Sophia Hiss, and Sharla Berry

Presentations from 2014

Connecting the Community: Lessons in Designing a Mobile App to Bridge the College Access Gap, Sharla Berry, V. Monterosa, and C. Perez

Creating college access programs in public schools, Ronald E. Hallett

Inclusion roundtable: Developing inclusive relationships, Ronald E. Hallett

Engaging families in college preparation: An actionable research case study, Ronald E. Hallett, Jacalyn M. Griffen, and H. Stanco

"That idea we have in our mind of what homeless is, is not what homeless is”: A school district's journey toward recognizing the needs of homeless, doubled-up, and economically displaced children and youth, Ronald E. Hallett and Linda E. Skrla

Serving "Families in Transition": District Response to Increased Family Homelessness during the US Economic Recession, Linda E. Skrla and Ronald E. Hallett

Absent Voices: The Intersections of Academic Success and Students with Physical Disabilities, A Qualitative Case-Study, Tenisha L. Tevis and Jacalyn Griffen

Presentations from 2013

Plight of homeless youth, Ronald E. Hallett

Understanding how to serve youth and families living doubled-up, Ronald E. Hallett

Undocumented students in higher education, Ronald E. Hallett

Making Abraham a Missionary: Christian Readings of Genesis 12:1-3, Joel N. Lohr

Jewish-Christian Dialogue and Sacred Texts, Joel N. Lohr, Gary A. Anderson, Leora F. Batnitzky, Richard J. Clifford, Leonard J. Greenspoon, Joel S. Kaminsky, Kevin J. Madigan, and Kathryn Schifferdecker

Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures: What Is Biblical Theology? A Response, Julia O'Brien, Andrea Weiss, Georg Fischer, Mignon Jacobs, Marvin A. Sweeney, and Joel N. Lohr

Presentations from 2012

Intersecting identities in college admission, D. Chase and Ronald E. Hallett

Context matters: The experience of specific student groups, Ronald E. Hallett

Creating funding portfolios and financial aid opportunities for undocumented students, Ronald E. Hallett

Understanding diversity: Homeless youth and educational practice, Ronald E. Hallett

Power relations during online research: Ethnography as feminist methodology, Ronald E. Hallett and Kristen Barber

The role of community cultural wealth for undocumented community college students, Ronald E. Hallett and Charlie Moynahan

Did Jesus have a Wife? Introductory Remarks, Joel N. Lohr, Anthony Le Donner, George Randels, and Caroline T. Schroeder

Paying homage: Identity classification and motivational attributes of Latino youth, Charlie Moynahan and Ronald E. Hallett

Presentations from 2011

Blocking intersections: Constrained identity development of undocumented college students, Ronald E. Hallett

Crossing invisible imaginary lines: Gaining access and building relationships with undocumented college students, Ronald E. Hallett

Dangers of member checking, Ronald E. Hallett

“Friending” a participant: Qualitative data collection and social network sites, Ronald E. Hallett and Kristen Barber

Deuteronomy, Election, and Christian Interpretation, Joel N. Lohr

Gentiles and Judgment in Matthew’s Gospel: Rereading the Sheep and the Goats (Matthew 25:31-46), Joel N. Lohr

Making Sense in Graduate Writing, Joel N. Lohr

Matthew Levering, David Novak, and Jewish Christian Dialogue, Joel N. Lohr

Presentations from 2010

Alone in a Crowd: Balancing the Social Demands of College, Ronald E. Hallett

Living doubled-up: Influence of unstable living environments on educational participation, Ronald E. Hallett

Student access and success, Ronald E. Hallett

Undocumented students in college: Utilizing peer networks to increase access and retention, Ronald E. Hallett

Urban research and qualitative methodologies, Ronald E. Hallett

State regulation and proprietary colleges and universities: The case of California Assembly Bill 48, William G. Tierney and Ronald E. Hallett

Presentations from 2009

Re-envisioning educational policies: Presenting findings from a study with homeless youth, Ronald E. Hallett

Social capital of homeless youth: Influence of networks on educational participation, Ronald E. Hallett and William G. Tierney

Writing on the margins from the center: Homeless youth and politics at the borders, Ronald E. Hallett and William G. Tierney

Writing with a voice: The evolution of a doctoral student, Ronald E. Hallett and William G. Tierney

In What Sense ‘Desire’? Reexamining tĕšûqâ and Its Reception History, Joel N. Lohr

Taming the Untamable: Christian Attempts to Make Israel’s Election Universal, Joel N. Lohr

Panel Review of Reading the Hebrew Bible After the Shoah: Engaging Holocaust Theology (Fortress, 2008), by Marvin A. Sweeney, Joel N. Lohr, Walter Brueggemann, Frederick Greenspahn, Dennis T. Olson, Patricia K. Tull, and Marvin A. Sweeney

Presentations from 2008

Education policy and homeless youth, Ronald E. Hallett and William G. Tierney

Homeless youth and educational policy: An overview of barriers and college access programs that demonstrate promise, Ronald E. Hallett and William G. Tierney

On writing in qualitative research, Margaret W. Sallee and Ronald E. Hallett

Education of homeless youth: Findings from a two year study, William G. Tierney, Ronald E. Hallett, and J. T. Gupton

Presentations from 2007

What do students know?: Evaluation of urban high school students’ knowledge of college processes, Douglas A. Burleson, Ronald E. Hallett, and D. K. Park

College access for homeless and foster care students: Challenges, trends and strategies, Ronald E. Hallett

Using research to guide the education of homeless youth in California, Ronald E. Hallett

Is increased capacity enough?: Advanced Placement courses, quality, and success in low-income urban schools, Ronald E. Hallett and K. M. Venegas

Review Panelist of Yet I Loved Jacob: Reclaiming the Biblical Concept of Election (Abingdon, 2007), by Joel Kaminsky, Joel N. Lohr, Tamar Kamionkowski, Benjamin Sommer, Jacqueline Lapsley, Ellen Frances Davis, Patrick Miller, and Joel S. Kaminsky

When a group presentation isn’t enough: The importance of one-on-one financial aid advising for low-income, urban, college-bound students, K. M. Venegas and Ronald E. Hallett

Presentations from 2006

Marketing Faith, Joel N. Lohr

Presentations from 2005

Chosen and Unchosen: Conceptions of Election in Jewish and Christian Interpretation—A Synopsis, Joel N. Lohr

Presentations from 2004

Why Replace? Abel, Seth, and Divine Favour in the Primeval Story, Joel N. Lohr