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Carrie Birmingham
Associate Professor of Teacher Education

Division: Humanities/Teacher Education Division
Office: Cultural Arts Center (CAC) 309
Phone: (310) 506-7405
E-mail: carrie.birmingham@pepperdine.edu

  • Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, 1994
  • M.A. Elementary Education, College of Mount Saint Joseph, Cincinnati, OH, 1985
  • B.A. Biblical Studies, Cincinnati Christian University, OH, 1982
Courses:
  • Literacy Theory and Methods
  • Culture, Language, and Learning
Key Awards/Affiliations:
  • Seaver College Fellow in Education 2003-2005
  • California Professional Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
  • Association of Teacher Educators Distinguished Research in Teacher Education Award, 1994, 1994
  • UCSB General Affiliates Graduate Dissertation Award, 1994, 1994
Academic Interests:
  • Christians teaching in public schools
  • Narrative analysis of interviews with mothers of children with autism
  • Virtue in teaching
Selected Works:
  • Birmingham, C., (2005). "Harry Potter and the baptism of the imagination." The Stone-Campbell Journal, 8 (2). 199-214.
  • Birmingham, C., (2004). "Phronesis: A model for pedagogical reflection." Journal of Teacher Education 55 (4), 313-324.
  • Birmingham, C., (2003). "Practicing the virtue of reflection in an unfamiliar cultural context." Theory Into Practice (42) 3, 188-202.
  • Copeland, W.D., Birmingham, C., Caston, M., DeMeulle, L., and Natal, D. (1994). "Making meaning in classrooms: An investigation of cognitive processes in aspiring, experienced teachers, and their peers." American Educational Research Journal, 31 (1), 166-196.
  • Copelend, W.D., Birmingham, C., de la Cruz, E., and Lewin, B. (1993). "The reflective practitioner in teaching: Toward a research agenda." International Journal of Teaching and Teacher Education, 9 (4), 347-359., 1993