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Carol Reagan Shelton

Carol Reagan Shelton holds a BS from the Salve Regina College, an MS from the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D from Brandeis University. She is a Professor in the Department of Nursing at Rhode Island College. In addition to teaching theory and clinical courses in public health nursing, she teaches a course in women's studies. She also teaches a general education course on cultural issues in childbirth and mothering. Carol has been involved for several years in the Diversity Committee on campus and has been a NECIT (New England Center for Inclusive Teaching) Fellow. NECIT Fellowships enable faculty members from many New England institutions of higher education to pursue their interests in the scholarship of pedagogy. Carol Shelton was the convener and facilitator of the Rhode Island College group.

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My Journey Toward Inclusive Teaching and Learning

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Jay Nimmagadda

Jayashree Nimmagadda holds an MSW from the University of Madras, India, an M.Phil. from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. She is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Rhode Island College, where she teaches primarily in the MSW Program. Her teaching focuses on social work practice and human behavior, and she specializes in qualitative research.

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My Journey Toward Inclusive Education: The Baby with the Misaligned Stars

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Dan Weisman

Daniel Weisman received his MSW from the University of Michigan and his Ph.D. from Rutgers University. He is a Professor in the Rhode Island College of Social Work, where he teaches primarily in the BSW Program. He is a past contributor to and current co-editor of Issues in Teaching and Learning. He teaches research methods and human behavior.

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My Journey: The Education of an Un-Reformed Red Diaper Baby

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Elizabeth Rowell

Elizabeth Rowell is a Professor of Elementary Education at Rhode Island College. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. Her current research and teaching interests include early childhood literacy, language arts and curriculum as well as disability issues and cross-cultural perspectives. She is active in a number of groups devoted to diversity issues at the College and speaks on diversity-related topics at various conferences each year.

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My Not Yet Completed Journey to Inclusive and Effective Teaching

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Elizabeth Henshaw

Elizabeth Henshaw holds an Ed. D. from New York University. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Elementary Education at Rhode Island College. She came to RIC from Wheaton College in Massachusetts, after working as a Fulbright consultant in social studies at Hampton University, VA and as a visiting professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Elizabeth specializes in social studies, with a focus on cross-cultural education. She teaches Concepts of Teaching and Teaching Elementary School.

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My Journey Toward Inclusive Education

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Mustafa Ozcan

Mustafa Ozcan, a native of Turkey, holds a Ph.D. degree in the Sociology of Education from the University of Iowa. He is an Assistant Professor in Rhode Island College's Department of Educational Studies, where he teaches courses in Foundations of Education.

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The Education We Need: Democratic, Diversified and Experiential

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