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John F. (Jack) Riley, Ed.D.

Vita

 

NAME: John F. (Jack) Riley
   
ADDRESS: UM Station 6360
  The University of Montevallo
  Montevallo, AL 35115
   
CONTACT: Phone: (205) 665-6360
  Fax: (205-665-6337
  e-mail: rileyj@montevallo.edu
   
EDUCATION:  
   
1980 University of Georgia
  Athens, Georgia
  Ed.D.: Elementary Education
   
1977 Auburn University
  Auburn, Alabama
  M.Ed.: Elementary Education
   
1967 Auburn University
  Auburn, Alabama
  B.A.: History
   
   
PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE:  
   
1991- Present The University of Montevallo
  Montevallo, Alabama
  Dean, College of Education (2003-     )
  Associate Professor, Professor
  Chairman, Department of Curriculum and Instruction (1995-1996)
 

Chairman, Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education  (1991-1995)

1989-1991 Samford University
  Birmingham, Alabama
  Associate Professor
  Director of Graduate Studies and Teacher Certification
1986-1989 The University of Texas at Tyler
  Tyler, Texas
  Assistant Professor
  Department of Curriculum and Instruction
   
1982-1986 Spring Hill College
  Mobile, Alabama
  Assistant Professor
  Chairman (1984-1986)
  Department of Teacher Education
   
1981-1982 Lamar University
  Beaumont, Texas
  Assistant Professor
  Department of Elementary Education
   
1978-1981 The University of Georgia
  Athens, Georgia
  Graduate Teaching Assistant (1978-1980), Instructor (1980-81)
  Division of Elementary Education
   
1972-1978 Opelika City Schools
  Opelika, Alabama
  Elementary teacher
  Chapter I reading and math (1975-1978)
  Sixth grade (1972-1975)
  Martin Elementary School
   
1968-1972 Chilton County Public Schools
  Clanton, Alabama
  Junior high school teacher (English, Social Studies, Science)
  Verbena High School
   
1967-1968 Auburn University
  Auburn, Alabama
  Graduate Teaching Assistant
  Department of History
 
PUBLICATIONS:
 

Bingham, S., Parker, S. & Riley, J. (2005, in press) The Teachers As Researchers Academy: Building community, expertise, and a knowledge base for teaching. Phi Delta Kappan, in press.

McCay, L., Flora, J., Hamilton, A. & Riley, J. (2001). Reforming schools through teacher leadership: A program for classroom teachers as agents of change. Educational Horizons, 79(3), 135-142.

Hamilton, A. & Riley, J. (1999). Shared perceptions: How interns and their cooperating teachers view concerns facing interns. Action in Teacher Education, 31(1), 97-107.

Riley, J. & Martin, D. (1995, March). Using laserdisc technology in elementary mathematics education. Technology and Teacher Education Annual. Charlottesville, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, 259-260.

Riley, J., Martin, D. & Calhoun, C. (1994, October). Multi-media technology: Bridging the gap between teacher preparation and the "real world." Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Group, San Antonio, Texas.

Martin, D. & Riley, J. (1994, April). Using Hypermedia in elementary mathematics teacher training. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Georgia Educational Technology Association, Columbus, Georgia.

Martin, D. & Riley, J. (1994). Meaningful mathematics: Validating Hypermedia in elementary mathematics education [Interactive videodisc and HyperCard stack]. Mobile, AL: University of South Alabama. (National Science Foundation Grant # TPE-9053826).

Riley, J. (1991). Redeeming the red receipts: Can computers teach thinking? Teaching and Learning with Computers, 10(3/4), 2-3.

Riley, J. (1990). More to it than "two times two": Reconstructing mathematics education for preservice elementary teachers. The Professional Educator, 12(2), 6-9.

Riley, J. (1990). Sociodrama: Creative problem solving in action. Gifted Child Today, 13(1), 28-30.

Riley, J. & Riley, D. (1989). EZ does it: Logo in early childhood education. Teaching and Learning with Computers, 8(10), 5.

Riley, J. (1989). The future of gifted education: It's not what you expect. TAGT Tempo, 9(3), 7.

Riley, J. & Riley, D. (1988). Logo for early childhood education: It's EZ-er than you think. Technology Across the Curriculum. Proceedings of the 8th Annual State Conference of the Texas Computer Education Association, 166-167.

Andreasen, N., Cadenhead, K., Havens, G., Riley, J., & Tyra, D. (1980). The child and the composing process. Elementary School Journal, 80(5), 246-253.

Reisman, F. & Riley, J. (1979). Teaching mathematics to LD adolescents. Focus on Learning Problems in Mathematics, 1(4), 67-73.

 
PRESENTATIONS:

"Developing teacher leaders through action research: From theory to successful practice." (2004, October). 2004 SERVE Forum on School Improvement, Myrtle Beach, SC.

"Teacher leadership: Montevallo’s initiative for school improvement." (2004, October). Annual Meeting, Alabama Staff Development Council, Birmingham, AL.

"Examining a teacher research program supported by a regional educational laboratory and university consortium." (2004, April). Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

"Defining and applying leadership: Perceptions of teacher leader candidates." (2003, November). Annual Meeting, Mid-South Educational Research Association, Biloxi, MS.

"An innovative approach to action research: A school, university, and regional laboratory collaboration." (2002, December). Annual Meeting of the National Staff Development Council, Boston, MA.

"Teacher leadership." (2002, October). Invited poster session for SERVE Annual Forum: School Improvement: Designs for Success. Birmingham, AL.

"Team teaching in the elementary school: A long-term qualitative study of teacher planning and decision-making." (2001, November). Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association, Little Rock, AR.

"A faculty development plan for the successful integration of technology into teacher preparation courses." (2001, March). Annual Meeting of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Orlando, FL.

"New advocates for school reform: The preparation of teacher leaders." (2001, February). Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, New Orleans, LA.

"Self-advocacy in teacher education: Preparing future teachers for team-based decision-making." (2001, February). Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, New Orleans, LA.

"Collaborative planning and decision making in the elementary school: A qualitative study of contemporary team teaching." (2000, November). Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association, Bowling Green, KY.

"New leadership for school reform: The preparation of teacher leaders." (2000, February). Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Chicago, IL.

"Collaborative planning and decision making: Preliminary conclusions from an ongoing case study of elementary school team teaching." (1999, November). Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association, Point Clear, AL.

"Resources for teachers on the World Wide Web: Issues for teacher education." (1999, March). Fifth Annual Faculty Development Consortium Instructional Technology Conference, Auburn, AL.

"Instructional resources on the World Wide Web: Issues for teacher preparation." (1998, July). Alabama Educational Technology Conference, Birmingham, Alabama.

"Proactive collaboration: A model for excellence." (1997, August). Summer Conference of the Association of Teacher Educators, Las Vegas, Nevada.

"Multi-media technology: Making a difference in teacher preparation." (1995, November). Biennial Convocation of Kappa Delta Pi, Birmingham, Alabama.

"Using laserdisc technology in elementary mathematics education." (1995, March). Sixth International Conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, San Antonio, Texas.

"The cutting edge is laser sharp: Interactive videodisc technology in elementary mathematics education." (1995, February). Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, Detroit Michigan.

"Multi-media technology: Bridging the gap between teacher preparation and the 'real world'." (1994, October) Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Group, San Antonio, Texas.

"Using Hypermedia in elementary mathematics teacher training." (1994, April). Annual Meeting of the Georgia Educational Technology Association, Columbus, Georgia.

"Shared perceptions? How interns and their cooperating teachers view concerns facing interns." (1994, February). Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, Atlanta, Georgia.

"Interactive laser discs in teacher education." (1994, January). Annual Conference of the Alabama Council for Technology in Education, Troy, Alabama.

"A comparison of interns' concerns and cooperating teachers’ perceptions of intern concerns before and after internship." (1993, November). Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.

"Using the 'E word': It's against the law in Texas." (1990, February). Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, Las Vegas, Nevada.

"Texas Academic Skills Program." (1989, April). Spring Conference, Texas Association of Community Schools, Tyler, Texas.

"Field experience in after-school academics: A new link with the teaching profession." (1989, April). Annual Meeting of the Texas Association of Teacher Educators, Austin, Texas.

"Put creativity in your problem solving." (1989, February). Spring Conference, East Texas Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Tyler, Texas.

"Preservice teachers' attributions of successful and unsuccessful field experience lessons." (1989, February). Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, St. Louis, Missouri.

"Project SEED: Strategic Educational Enrichment Development." (1988, August). YMCA North Texas Cluster Meeting, Arlington, Texas.

"Creative thinking strategies for building mathematics concepts and skills." (1988, March). Southwestern Regional Conference of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Marshall, Texas.

"Logo for early childhood education: It's EZ-er than you think." (1988, February). Annual Conference of the Texas Computer Education Association, Dallas, Texas.

"Whose problem is it anyway? How preservice elementary teachers classify instructional and management problems." (1988, February). Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, San Diego, California.

"Developing creative teachers for the era of excellence." (1985, October). Annual Convention of the Southeast Regional Association of Teacher Educators, Montgomery, Alabama.

"Mighty minds in five minutes: Teaching problem solving in the elementary mathematics classroom." (1983, May). Regional Conference, Alabama Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Mobile, Alabama.

"The development of an instrument to measure creative teaching abilities." (1982, February). Annual Convention of the Southwest Educational Research Association, Austin, Texas. (ERIC Document No. ED 220 521)

"Performance of preschool students on Torrance's Thinking Creatively in Action and Movement." (1981, April). Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children, New York, New York.

"Group problem-solving in the classroom through sociodrama." (1981, January). Annual Study Conference of the Georgia Association for Childhood Education International, Athens, Georgia.

"Cognitive monitoring and creative problem solving as instructional strategies in teacher education." (1980, March). Annual Convention for the Behavioral Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

"Strategies for teaching basic facts and computation to children with special educational needs." (1979, January). Nashville Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Nashville, Tennessee.

WORKSHOPS:

"Materials and methods for teaching elementary mathematics to Chapter I students." (1998, February). Regional Inservice Center, University of Montevallo, Montevallo, Alabama.

"Striking a balance in teaching elementary mathematics." (1998, February). Regional Inservice Center, University of Montevallo, Montevallo, Alabama.

"Productive behavior: Kids can talk themselves into it." (1992, October; 1993, January, April, November; 1994, January, February; 1995, December). Regional Inservice Center, University of Montevallo, Montevallo, Alabama.

"Creative and critical thinking: Where do I start?" (1994, June). Regional Inservice Center, University of Montevallo, Montevallo, Alabama.

"Creative thinking and problem solving: Where do I start?" (1993, November; 1994, March). Regional Inservice Center, University of Montevallo, Montevallo, Alabama.

"Put creativity in your math problem solving." (1993, August). Chilton County Education Association Inservice Workshops, Clanton, Alabama.

"Putting creativity in your math problem solving." (1993, June). Regional Inservice Center, University of Montevallo, Montevallo, Alabama.

"Upper elementary students need hands-on math, too." (1993, June). Regional Inservice Center, University of Montevallo, Montevallo, Alabama.

"Preparing teachers to teach elementary science." (1992, June). Science Curriculum Workshop, Sylacauga City Schools, Sylacauga, Alabama.

"Cognitive self-instruction: How to cope with personal and professional problems." (1992, February). Regional Inservice Center, University of Montevallo, Montevallo, Alabama.

"Creative problem-solving and mathematics." (1989, April). Region XVIII Education Service Center, Midland, Texas.

"Scoring spontaneous problems: Judges' training." (1989, February). East Texas Region, Odyssey of the Mind, Kilgore, Texas.

"Cultivating creativity in the educational hothouse." (1988, August). Palestine Cluster Inservice Workshop, Palestine, Texas.

"Scoring spontaneous problems: Judges' training." (1988, February). East Texas Region, Odyssey of the Mind, Kilgore, Texas.

"Creative thinking in elementary mathematics: The missing piece of the problem solving puzzle." (1987, November). Region VII Education Service Center, Kilgore, Texas.

"Solving our problems in elementary mathematics." (1987, August). Jacksonville Independent School District, Jacksonville, Texas.

"Mathematics with meaning through manipulatives." (1987, July). Region VII Education Service Center, Kilgore, Texas.

"Using manipulative materials to teach difficult mathematics concepts." (1985, July). Mobile County Public Schools, Mobile, Alabama.

"Making math meaningful." (1983, March). Mobile County Public Schools, Mobile, Alabama.

"Creativity: An experience in education." (1982, July). Region V Education Service Center, Beaumont, Texas.

"Creative learning and teaching." (1982, April). West Orange-Cove Independent School District, Orange, Texas.

"Developing the components of creativity." (1982, March). South Park Independent School District, Beaumont, Texas.

"Mathletics: Teaching mathematics with the sports page." (1982, January). Newspaper in Education (NIE) workshop sponsored by the Beaumont Enterprise-Journal and the Port Arthur News, Beaumont, Texas.

"Procedures and activities for teaching remedial mathematics." (1981, October). South Park Independent School District, Beaumont, Texas.

"Translating curriculum goals into performance objectives." (1981, March). Madison County Public Schools, Danielsville, Georgia.

GRANT ACTIVITY:

Mentee, "Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers for Technology" (PT3) USDOE Grant. Birmingham, AL: The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2000-2002

Author and Project Director, "Development of an Elementary Mathematics Education Interactive Videodisc" NSF Grant # TPE 9053826. Mobile, AL: University of South Alabama, 1992-1994.

External Evaluator, "Project SEED." EESA Title II Grant, Tyler YMCA and Texas College, Tyler, Texas, 1987-1988

Co-Author and Training Consultant, "Creative Thinking in Gifted Education Programs." Texas Education Agency Grant, Tri-District Cooperative, Wichita Falls, Texas, 1989.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVITIES:
Phi Kappa Phi
Golden Key
Phi Delta Kappa
Alabama Association for Colleges of Teacher Education

Governor’s Congress on School Leadership, 2005                                                                             

Member, Task Force Two: Selection and Preparation of School Leaders

Association of Teacher Educators

Session Presider, Annual Meetings, 1987-88, 1990, 1992

Member, Corporate By-Laws Committee, 1988-94

Member Ad Hoc Subcommittee on By-Laws Revision, 1988

Mid-South Educational Research Association            

Evaluation Committee, 2000-2002

Session Presider, Annual Meeting 2000

SERVE Consortium on Teachers as Researchers, 2001-

Chair, On-Site Review Team, Alabama Department of Education, Huntingdon College, February, 1994

Content Validity Committee for the Basic Skills Test (CMEE), Alabama Department of Education, 1993-94

On-Site Review Team, Alabama Department of Education, Athens State College, October, 1993

Alabama State Advisory Committee on Teacher Education and Certification (SACTEC), 1990-91

Alabama Committee on Leading Mathematics into the 21st Century, 1990

On-Site Review Team, Alabama Department of Education, Mobile College, March, 1990

Board of Directors, East Texas Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1989

Regional Forum, Texas Academic Skills Program, 1988

Board of Directors, East Texas Region, Odyssey of the Mind, 1987-89

On-Site Review Team, Alabama Department of Education, University of Alabama, October, 1985

On-Site Review Team, Alabama Department of Education, Birmingham-Southern College, March, 1985

Plan for Excellence Task Force: Alabama Department of Education, 1984

On-Site Review Team, Alabama Department of Education, Auburn University at Montgomery, April, 1984

President, Opelika Education Association, 1975-76

HONORS:

Ernest Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award, University of Montevallo, College of Education, 2000

"Who’s Who among America’s Teachers" 2000, 2004, 2005

COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY SERVICE:

University of Montevallo

Dean, College of Education, 2003-

Chair, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, 1995-96

Chair, Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education, 1991-95

Director, Teacher Leader Program, 2001-

Chair, Regional In-Service Center Governing Board, 2002

Director, State Department of Education Reaccreditation Study, 1993-95

Graduate Council, 1991-94, 1995-97

College of Education Curriculum and Educational Policy Committee, 1991-96, 2003-

College of Education NCATE Conceptual Framework Committee, 1999-2002

University Teacher Education Committee, 1991-97, 2003-

University Committee for Review and Revision of General Education, 2000-2002

University Academic Council, 2003-

University Dean’s Council, 2003-

University General Education Committee, 1997-2000, 2002-2003

University Grievance Committee, 1997-2002; Chair, 1997-98, 2001-2002

University Justice Council, 2002-2003

Budget Study Committee of University Faculty Council, 1992-95

University Council of Department Chairs, 1993-96

Department Faculty Search Committees, 1992, 1995, 1998-2002

Chair, COE Team Two, 2000-2002

Chair, COE Team One, 1996-99

Sponsor, Student Alabama Education Association, 2000-2003

Samford University

Director of Elementary Education, 1989-90

Director of Graduate Studies and Teacher Certification, 1990-91

Co-Chair, NCATE Accreditation Committee on Knowledge Base of Teacher Education, 1990-91

University Faculty Executive Council, 1990-91

University Student Affairs Committee, 1990-91

University Sesquicentennial Committee on Goals, 1990

Chairman, School of Education Annual Awards Ceremony, 1990

Departmental Faculty Search Committees, 1990-91

Faculty Co-Advisor, Kappa Delta Epsilon, 1989-91

Director, Samford Summer Institute for Teaching Excellence, 1989-90

The University of Texas at Tyler

Coordinator, Phase I Faculty Team, 1987-89

Faculty Affairs Committee of the Faculty Senate, 1988

Chairman, Departmental Graduate Studies Committee, 1988-89

Chairman, Departmental Instructional Materials and Support Committee, 1986-88

Chairman, Ad Hoc Committee on Elementary Certification Program, 1987-89

Ad Hoc Committee on Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, 1987-89

Departmental Student Recruitment Committee, 1986-87

Departmental Faculty Search Committees, 1986-89

Ad Hoc Departmental Committee on Committees, 1986

Sponsor, Texas Student Education Association, 1986-89

Spring Hill College

Chairman, Department of Teacher Education, 1984-86

Director, Professional Laboratory Experiences, 1982-84

Program Head, Foundations of Education, 1982-86

Director, Microcomputer Workshops for Teachers, 1984-86

Teacher Certification Officer, 1984-86

Chairman, College Library Committee, 1983-85

Executive Committee of Faculty Assembly, 1984-86

Chairman, Library and Research Committee, Decennial SACS Reaffirmation Self-Study, 1983-85

College Council, 1984-86

Secretary, Graduate Council, 1984-86

Lamar University

Director, Summer Institute: "Creativity." Sponsored by the College of Education, July 9-19, 1982

Chairman, Departmental Committee on Goals and Objectives, 1981-82

Faculty Advisor, Texas Student Education Association, 1981-82

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

Black Belt Action Commission, Technical Adviser, Education Committee, 2004-

Chair, Funding Subcommittee, 2004-

Member, Executive Committee, 2004-

Elder, Shades Valley Presbyterian Church

Life Member, Auburn Alumni Association

Shades Valley Presbyterian Church Foundation Board, 2000-2002

Drama Ministry, Shades Valley Presbyterian Church, 1999-2000

Chair, Scholarship Committee, Shades Valley Presbyterian Church, 1997-98

Habitat for Humanity Construction Volunteer, 1995

Firehouse Homeless Shelter Overnight Host, 1993--2004

Coach, Odyssey of the Mind Competition, Hoover City Schools, 1992
Committee on Worship, Shades Valley Presbyterian Church, 1993-95

Adult Church School Superintendent, Shades Valley Presbyterian Church, 1991-92

Committee on Grounds, Shades Valley Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, Alabama, 1990-92

Sunday School Teacher, Trinity Class (Adult), Shades Valley Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, Alabama, 1990-97

Committee on Children's Weekday Ministry, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, Texas, 1988-89

Chairman, Policy Task Force, Committee on Children's Weekday Ministry, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, Texas, 1988-89

Administrative Board, Ashland Place United Methodist Church, Mobile, Alabama, 1985-86

Alpine Hills Community Watch Patrol, Mobile, Alabama, 1984-86

Board of Directors, American Red Cross, Beaumont, Texas, 1981-82