Curiculum Vitae

 

CURRENT POSITIONS

• Professor of Education Graduate and Undergraduate
• Project Manager for High Performance Learning
• Core Design Team Master of Science in Leadership for High Performance Learning and Master of Education in Teaching for High Performance Learning

POSITIONS HELD AT CARLOW

• Dean and Professor of Education Carlow University
• Program Chair, Master of Arts in Educational Praxis
• Program Chair, Master of Education with concentrations in Elementary Education, Special Education, Instructional Technology & Secondary Education
• Director Certification Office, Certification Officer
• Certification Coordinator – Elementary Education for Graduate Students
• Faculty Teaching Position in Undergraduate Elementary Education Program
• Faculty Teaching Position in Graduate Education

EDUCATION
Degrees
Ph.D. The Union Institute Graduate College and University, Cincinnati, OH (1998)
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Area of Specialization: Curriculum and Teaching
Dissertation – Bringing Forth a World: Spirituality as Pedagogy

M.A. Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA (1982)
Major Field: American History Minor Field: Early Modern Europe

B.A. Carlow College, Pittsburgh, PA (1973) Carlow University (2004)
Major Field: History Minor Field: Secondary Education

Continuing Education
Online Learning Consortium Certificate Program (Currently Enrolled)
Instructional Design for Technology Integration, Carlow University, Spring 2001
Introduction to Computer Applications, Carlow University, Fall 2001

TEACHING CERTIFICATION
Pennsylvania State Permanent Certification for Teaching History Secondary Level

Act 48 Credits Requirement for 2005-2010 Completed

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE POST-SECONDARY-- CARLOW UNIVERSITY PITTSBURGH, PA
• Professor (2009-present)
• Dean (2011-2014)
• Acting Associate Dean and Director School of Education (Spring Semester 2009)
• Full-time Associate Professor with Tenure (2006)
• Full-time Associate Professor (2004)
• Full-time Assistant Professor (1998-2003)
• Adjunct Faculty (1997–1998)

Teaching/Faculty Responsibilities: Graduate Level
• Child, Family and Culture
• Feminist Theories in Education Course
• Seminar on Critical Issues in Education Course
• Creative Inquiry and Scholarship Course
• Research and Thesis Course
• Primary & Intermediate Student Teaching and Seminar
• Master’s Thesis Advisor and Second Reader
• Master of Arts in Educational Praxis (co-development of master’s program)
• Master of Education with concentrations in Elementary Education, Special Education, Secondary Education and Instructional Technology (co-development of master’s program)
• EdD in Education (co-development of doctoral program – in process)
• Revision of Master of Education to include Middle Level Certification

Teaching/Faculty Responsibilities: Undergraduate Level
• Family and Community Partnerships
• Early Childhood Curriculum and Methods
• Middle Level Curriculum and Methods
• Elementary Curriculum and Methods
• Primary & Intermediate Student Teaching and Seminar
• Educational Psychology
• First Year Experience
• Foundations of Education (revision of course and field placement journal)
• Educational Psychology (revision of course and field placement journal)
• Elementary Student Teaching (revision of Student Teaching Handbook)
• Elementary Practicum (assisted Program Director in revision of course)
• Elementary Social Studies Methods (co-developed course)

• SECONDARY TEACHER – St. Joseph High School, Natrona Heights, PA (1982-1992)
• ADMINISTRATION: SCHOOL PRINCIPAL – Annunciation Elementary School, Pittsburgh, PA (1975-1980)
• ELEMENTARY TEACHER – St. Catherine Elementary School, Pittsburgh, PA (1973-1975)

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
• Health Care Worker -- East Coast Migrant Health Care
• Volunteer -- Allegheny County Jail Women’s Division
• Retreat Director (Spiritual Exercises)
• Pittsburgh Peace Institute Internship

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
• Dissertation Research/Writing Study Group (1995 –Present)
➢ Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh, this group meets approximately every three weeks with the intent of studying issues related to dissertation research, interpretive qualitative research, and educational praxis research.

• American Educational Research Association (AERA)
• AERA Division Membership
➢ Division B – Curriculum Studies
➢ Division K – Teaching and Teacher Education
• AERA Special Interest Group Membership
➢ SIG: Qualitative Research
➢ SIG: Narrative and Research
➢ SIG: Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research
➢ SIG: Supervision and Instructional Leadership
➢ SIG: Spirituality and Education
➢ SIG: Critical Educators for Social Justice
➢ SIG: Critical Issues in Curriculum
• American Association of University Women (AAUW)
• American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
• American Association For The Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS)
• International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (IAACS)
• Phi Delta Kappa International (PDK)
• National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME)
• Pennsylvania Association of Multicultural Education (PAME)
• National Association of Peace Education (NAPE)
• Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
• Pennsylvania Association of Colleges & Teacher Educators (PACTE)

EDITORIAL BOARD
• Member of Editorial Board – Spectrum (Juried Journal)

AWARDS RECEIVED
2002 Max and Esther Sestili Award for Excellence in Teaching
Presented by Grace Ann Geibel, RSM, Ph.D. (President of Carlow University)

2001 - St. Thomas Aquinas Distinguished Alumni Award

1992 - KDKA Thanks to Teachers Honoree: One of six honorees chosen out of 1,200 teachers from the Tri-state area, Western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, which recognizes and honors teachers who have developed unique educational partnerships.

1992 - Golden Apple Award
Given in recognition of excellent teaching in Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

1990 - Great Teacher Recognition Program Award
Presented by St. Vincent College for excellence in teaching.

PUBLICATIONS

Book
Llewellyn, M. (2017). Spirituality and Pedagogy: Being and Learning in Sacred Spaces (Wisdom of Practice). Learning Moments Press.

Journal Publication (Peer Reviewed)
Llewellyn, M., McMahon, P. L. and Piantanida, M. On Foreopters and Fractals: A Scholarship of Educational Praxis for the 21st Century. Spectrum, Spring 2010.

Chapter in Edited Book (Invited)
Llewellyn, M. (2006) Embracing a Language of Spiritual Inquiry. In N. B. Garman & M. Piantanida (Eds.) The authority to imagine: The struggle toward representation in dissertation writing (Vol. 11, pp. 97-109). New York: Peter Lang, Inc. (Bill Pinar Series Editor – Complicated Conversation: A book series of curriculum studies.)

Journal Publication (Invited and Peer Reviewed)
Llewellyn, M. Reclaiming a Spiritual Language and Embracing a Spirituality of Liberation. Curriculum and Pedagogy Journal, Vol. 2(2), Winter 2005.

Book
Ellis, A. and M. Llewellyn. (1997). Dealing with differences: Taking action on class, race, gender, and disability. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, A Sage Publications Co.

Chapter in Edited Book (Invited)
Llewellyn, M. (1997) Educating for Peace: Imagination, Participation and Action. In Rose Duhon-Sells, (Ed.), Exploring self science through peace education and conflict resolution. Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press.

Unpublished Manuscript
Llewellyn, M. (1998) Bringing forth a world: Spirituality as pedagogy. UMI ProQuest Digital Dissertation #AAT9825673.


SCHOLARSHIP INVOLVEMENT

External Examiner of Ph.D. Thesis submitted by Andrew Wojecki, University of South Australia (2004)
External Examiner of Ph.D. Thesis submitted by University of South Australia (2010)
External Examiner of Ph.D. Thesis submitted by Ruth Morgan, University of Western Sydney (2010)
Doctoral Committee Member Jennifer Croyle Carlow University PsyD (2011)
Doctoral Committee Member for following learners from The Union Institute & Graduate University: Irene Leitz, Maureen Haggarty, Michele Farabaugh, Cheryl Lossie, Maryellen Kelly, Rosemary Eagles, Gail Leighton

Manuscript Reviewer for – Becoming a Multicultural Educator. McGraw-Hill Higher Education (2004)


PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT WITHIN CARLOW UNIVERSITY

Masters Program – M.A. in Educational Praxis (Began in 2004/granted final approval in 2007)
Co-developed M.A. in Educational Praxis

Masters Program – M.Ed. (Began in 2004/granted final approval in 2007)

Co-developed -- M.Ed. with concentration/certification areas in Elementary Education, Special Education, Secondary Education and Instructional Technology

Masters Program – M.Ed.
Revision of M.Ed. to include Middle Level Certification (to begin in 2010)

Doctoral Program
Co-developed initial proposal for Ph.D. in Education (2002-04)

Urban Education Initiative (2001)
Involved in developing and implementing directions for Carlow College's Urban Education Initiative to respond to the regional and national crisis in the shortage of well-prepared professionals to serve in urban schools. Co-authored with Roberta Schomburg, Ph.D. a White Paper entitled: Carlow Institute for Interdisciplinary Urban Education 

Biography

Dr. Llewellyn is a professor of Education and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in several programs. She brings more than 40 years of experience as a teacher and principal at the primary, secondary, and post-secondary levels to her current work as professor of Education. She has co-authored the book Dealing with Differences: Taking Action on Class, Race, Gender, and Disability. She co-developed the M.Ed. with certification areas in Early Childhood, Special Education, Art, Secondary, and Middle Level. Her work earned her the Max and Esther Sestili Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the St. Thomas Aquinas Distinguished Alumni Award. She received her Master’s Degree from Boston College and her Ph.D. from The Union Institute Graduate College and University in Cincinnati. Dr. Llewellyn’s current research is focused on the ways that being a Scholar-Practitioner is manifested in action. Her recent book, Spirituality and Pedagogy: Being and Learning in Sacred Spaces (Wisdom of Practice Series), was published in March of 2017 by Learning Moments Press and is available on Amazon.

Publications

Llewellyn, M., McMahon, P. L. and Piantanida, M. On Foreopters and Fractals: A Scholarship of Educational Praxis for the 21st Century. Spectrum, Spring 2010.

Llewellyn, M. (2006) Embracing a Language of Spiritual Inquiry. In N. B. Garman & M. Piantanida (Eds.) The authority to imagine: The struggle toward representation in dissertation writing (Vol. 11, pp. 97-109). New York: Peter Lang, Inc. (Bill Pinar Series Editor – Complicated Conversation: A book series of curriculum studies.)

Llewellyn, M. Reclaiming a Spiritual Language and Embracing a Spirituality of Liberation. Curriculum and Pedagogy Journal, Vol. 2(2), Winter 2005.

Ellis, A. and M. Llewellyn. (1997). Dealing with differences: Taking action on class, race, gender, and disability. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, A Sage Publications Co.

Llewellyn, M. (1997) Educating for Peace: Imagination, Participation and Action. In Rose Duhon-Sells, (Ed.), Exploring self science through peace education and conflict resolution. Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press.

Research Interests

Research interests include high performance learning, 21st century learning, digital learning environment, brain-based education, scholar-practitioner, curriculum, spirituality, pedagogy, diversity, equity in the classroom, feminist theory, qualitative dissertation research, and interpretive inquiry.