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Luciana de Oliveira

Professional Background

Educational Background

Ph.D., Education, University of California, Davis - June 2006
Emphasis: Language, Literacy, and Culture  Additional Specialization: Second Language Acquisition
Dissertation: Knowing and Writing History: A Study of Students’ Expository Writing and Teachers’ Expectations
Chair: Mary J. Schleppegrell
 
Master of Arts in English, TESOL Option (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)           
California State University, East Bay - June 1999 Summa Cum Laude
 
Bachelor of Arts in Languages: English and Portuguese, Minor in German        
Universidade Estadual Paulista (São Paulo State University - UNESP), Araraquara, SP (Brazil)
January 1997 Magna Cum Laude
 
Teaching Credentials, English and Portuguese: Secondary
Universidade Estadual Paulista (São Paulo State University - UNESP), Araraquara, SP (Brazil)
January 1997
 
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Awards include the Early Career Award by the Bilingual Education Research SIG of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) (2012); the David E. Eskey Award for Curriculum Innovation by the California TESOL association (2011); Outstanding Latino Faculty (2011); and Teaching and Learning With Technology Distance Education Award (2010) by Purdue University.
  • Areas of specialization: English language learners, content area literacies, second language writing, functional linguistics, qualitative research, multilingual teachers.
  • Teaching: 20 years of teaching experience in higher education, K-12, and foreign language contexts with culturally and linguistically diverse groups.
  • Engagement and Service: Work with public schools, volunteer and elected positions at different professional organizations, including the TESOL International Association, NYS TESOL (New York State TESOL), INTESOL (Indiana TESOL), and CATESOL (California TESOL).

Scholarly Interests

Dr. de Oliveira’s research focuses on issues related to teaching English language learners (ELLs) at the K-12 level, including the role of language in learning the content areas and teacher preparation for ELLs. Her work has appeared in Teachers College Record, Journal of Teacher Education, Journal of English for Specific Purposes, English Education, Multicultural Education, The History Teacher, and other books and journals.

Selected Publications

honors and awards

Awards
 
Faculty Engagement Scholarship Award; Purdue University. Inaugural recipient. This university-level award recognizes an outstanding record of achievement in, and strong indication of future contribution to, engagement. March 2013. Media coverage:
  • Local TV: http://www.wlfi.com/dpp/news/local/purdue-engagement-awards-are-presented-to-community-leaders?ref=scroller&categoryId=20000&status=true
  • Journal & Courier: http://www.jconline.com/article/20130328/NEWS0501/303280023/Purdue-faculty-cited-for-activities
  • Inside Edge: http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/newsitem.asp?id=58661
 
Early Career Award; Bilingual Education Research Special Interest Group, American Educational Research Association (AERA); 2012. This award recognizes an individual for outstanding accomplishments in the early stages of her or his career no later than 10 years after receipt of the doctoral degree.
 
Curriculum and Instruction Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Purdue University. To recognize outstanding achievements in publications, grants, and awards in the area of research-based scholarship. April 2012.
 
Outstanding Faculty Discovery Award, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Purdue University. To recognize outstanding achievements in publications, grants, and awards in the area of scholarship of engagement. April 2012.
 
Dean’s Fellow Program Award; College of Education, Purdue University; 2011-2012. Designed for faculty who have an interest in exploring leadership opportunities and university administration to work on a specific project that advances the goals of the College of Education’s strategic plan. Project: Inclusive Representation: Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Minority Faculty and Students.
 
Outstanding Latino Faculty, Latino Faculty and Staff Association (LaFASA), Purdue University; October 2011.
 
David E. Eskey Award for Curriculum Innovation; California TESOL (CATESOL); April 2011. Award designed to honor Professor Eskey’s memory. Received for the book Knowing and Writing School History: The Language of Students’ Expository Writing and Teachers’ Expectations. One recipient per year.
 
Diversity Fellows Program Award; Purdue University; 2010-2011. To provide support for faculty development, implementation and sharing of inclusive approaches to teaching, learning, and assessment in the area of diversity. University award; two awarded per college per year. Included a cash award of $2,000.
 
Seed for Success Award; Purdue University; November 2010. The Seed for Success Award is given in recognition of the accomplishments of single investigators and teams of investigators for their efforts in obtaining a one million dollar or more research grant.
 
Outstanding Faculty Engagement Award, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Purdue University. To recognize outstanding achievements in the area of engagement with schools and service to the university and the profession. April 2010.
 
Outstanding Faculty Discovery Award, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Purdue University. To recognize outstanding achievements in publications, grants, and awards in the area of research-based scholarship. March 2010.
 
Teaching and Learning With Technology Distance Education Award, Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP), Purdue University; February 2010. The TLT Distance Education Awards Program awards Purdue faculty for the development of high‑quality distance education courses on the West Lafayette campus. Ten awardees selected campus-wide. Included a cash award of $3,000.
 
Division K, Teaching and Teacher Education, Early Career Seminar, American Educational Research Association, March 2008. To attend a pre-convention seminar for Early Career Faculty (tenure-line 1st, 2nd and 3rd year in the academy) with a research focus on the preparation of teachers for culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Seminar Leaders: Linda Darling-Hammond, Rosa Hernandez-Sheets, and Etta Hollins.
 
Outstanding Paper on Nonnative English Speakers in TESOL Issues, East Carolina University and TESOL Award for the colloquium “Exploring NNESTs’ professional self-esteem and confidence” presented at the Annual TESOL Convention, 2006.
 
Outstanding Scholarship Award, first recipient, School of Education, UC Davis, awarded to one Ph.D. Candidate, Spring 2005 - Awarded on the basis of scholarship and promise of outstanding academic and professional contribution to recognize students’ exceptional performance at the university (included a cash award of $2,500).
 
Leadership Mentoring Program, TESOL
Spring 2005 – Award designed to help underrepresented groups within TESOL become more involved in the association. Recipients are guided by mentors throughout the year as they contribute their time and expertise to TESOL’s activities and projects. Award by nomination, given to individuals with potential for TESOL involvement and leadership, to participate in TESOL’s Leadership Certificate Program and the TESOL Annual Convention.
 
Outstanding Paper on Nonnative English Speakers in TESOL Issues, East Carolina University and TESOL Award for the colloquium “Learning from Models of Native English-speaking teacher (NEST)/Nonnative English-speaking Teacher (NNEST) Collaboration” presented at the Annual TESOL Convention, 2004.
 
Recognition Awards, CATESOL, for outstanding service to CATESOL and dedication to the teaching profession. Nonnative Language Educators’ Issues Interest Group Coordinator, 2002-2004, Assistant College/University Chair, 2004-2005, College/University Chair, 2005-2006.
 
Fellowships
University of California, Davis
 
Non-Resident Tuition Fellowships, School of Education and Office of Graduate Studies, 9/2001 –5/2006 - Extremely competitive fellowship to support international students across the university. One per college. Awarded on the basis of scholarship and promise of outstanding academic and professional contribution; $14,000 per year.
 
Summer Research Fellowship, School of Education, Summer 2005 – Fellowship designed to support outstanding scholars and help them make substantial progress toward their degrees; $4,000.

publications

A&HL 4171: TESOL methodologies for 7-12

Teaching ESL to secondary students, focusing on content area ESL and second language literacy. Special fee: $15.

A&HL 4185: Pedagogical approaches in the content areas for teachers of K-12 ESL

This course examines subject matter education for ESL students in K-12 setting. Students investigate best practices within the mainstream setting with a view to helping ESL students gain access to core subject matter knowledge. Special fee: $20.