Department of Secondary and Middle School Education

Darlene Russell



Office: Valley Road, 4011
Phone: 973-720-3487
Email: russelld@wpunj.edu
Office Hours: Fall 2019 - Momdays and Thursday - 3:00-4:30PM

Department: Secondary and Middle School Education
Position: Professor

Area Specialization
English Education, Critical Pedagogy, Cultural Responsive Teaching

RESEARCH INTERESTS

English Education, Critical Literacy, Critical Pedagogy, Cultural Responsive Teaching, Urban Education, Critical Race Theory, Intersectionality, African American Students Schooling Experiences

Founder and Director, Nurturing Culturally Responsive Equity Teachers (NCRET) Research Project. The Project is designed to groom selected undergraduate education students into culturally responsive teachers for social justice and equity. 

COURSES TAUGHT

BRI 109o - BASIC READING SKILLS/READING RATE

CISE 4120 – ENGLISH METHODS I

CISE 3700 – MULTIPLE LITERACIES

CISE 4220 - ENGLISH METHODS II

SMAT 5800 - ENG LA CONT PED & COLL I

SELECTED AWARDS & HONORS

Fulbright Scholar 2018. Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad (GPA) Program to Senegal.

Chair (2017-present), Willystine Goodsell Award Committee, Research on Women and Education [sig] for American Educational Research Association (AERA). 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Books

Russell, D. (2012). Seeing the invisible: Reading literature through critical lenses. Iowa: Kendall Hunt Publishing.

Russell, D. & WPUNJ education students (2014). Leaving footprints: Critical narratives about identity. New York: Burning Bush Publishing.

Book Chapters 

Russell, D., Hobson, L.D., & Baszile-Taliaferro, D. (2015). Rising Harriett Tubmans: Exploring intersectionality and African American women professors. In V. Winters-Evans & B. Love  (Eds.), Endarkened Feminist Knowledge: Black Women Speak Back, Up, & Out. New York: Peter Lang. 

Russell, D. (2011). The bluest eye and the power of culture scripts. In J.O. Milner & C. Pope (Eds.), Engaging American Novels: Lessons from the Classroom. Illinois: National Council of Teachers of English Press.

Refereed Journals

Russell, D. (2015). Do you see what I see? Teaching the Critical Lens of Race in a College Remedial Course. International Journal of Information and Education Technology.

Russell, D. (2013). Letters from my father. ProudFlesh: New Afrikan Journal of Culture, Politics, and Consciousness, 8(1), 12-13.

Russell, D. (2013). One Cent. ProudFlesh: New Afrikan Journal of Culture, Politics, and Consciousness, 8(1), 140-142.

RECENT PRESENTATIONS

Hobson, L.D., Walden, L. &, Russell, D. (2016). Establishing staying power: Retaining teachers in urban schools academically, economically, and ethically diverse   students, Critical Examination of Race, Ethnicity, Class and Gender in Education Roundtable Reception Forum Series, American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, Washington, DC. 

Russell, D. &, DeNardo, S. (2015). Teaching beyond the content Area: Using a cultural competency framework to promote student success. Woodrow Wilson Convening, Detroit, Michigan.

Russell, D. (2015). How teacher educators foster inquiring teachers: Nurturing culturally responsive equity teachers (NCRET) project. Northeastern Educational Research Association (NERA) 46th Annual Meeting, Trumbull, Connecticut.