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Degrees

  • PhD., Chapman University
  • Multiple Subject Credential, Hope International University
  • M.A., Cal State Fullerton
  • B.A., Cal Poly Pomona

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Biography

Denise Reid has her Ph.D. from Chapman University, an M.S. from California State University, Fullerton, and a B.A. from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Reid holds a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and has decades of educational experience.Here experience includes facilitating the successful transition of high school students to post-secondary settings. Additionally, she has over 15 years of providing educational accommodations to college students with disabilities.While equal access to quality education for all students is of concern, her recent research focuses on learning of the lived experiences of individuals who attended, taught, or served as adminstrators in all-Black segregated schools before Jime Crow and after the Brown v. Board decision.

Affiliations

  • American Education Research Association (AERA)
  • California Education Research Association (CERA)

Publications (Selected)

  • "Teaching students with visual impairments," by Reid, D. In Special Edition of Inclusive Classrooms for Community Flourishing. SKILD, 2017. Printed in Arabic. 
  • "Tensions experienced as a visually impaired college student negotiated identities in the pursuit of higher education," by Reid, D. P. In S. Danforth & S. Gabel (Eds.), Vital Questions Facing Disability Studies in Education. Peter Lang, 2016.
  • "Postsecondary education for students with disabilities," by Hunter, D., Reid, D. P., & Nishimura, T. In K. Storey & D. Hunter (Eds.). The Road Ahead: Transition to Adult Life for Persons with Disabilities, 2014.
  • "Disability and diversity on CSU websites: A critical discourse study by Gabel, S. L., Reid, D. P., Pearson, H., Ruiz, L., & Hume-Dawson, R. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 9(1), 64-80. 2016.
  • "Disproportionality in special education: The persistent reality for African American students. Reid, D. P. Journal of Justice, Spirituality, and Education, 3(1), ISBN 2379- 3538. 2015.
  • "From being bullied to being accepted: The lived experience of a student with Asperger’s enrolled in a Christian university." Reid, D. P. International Journal of Christianity and Education, 19(3), 240-259. 2015.
  • "Instructional strategies for teaching students with visual impairments." Reid, D. P. Teachers of Vision, LX(3), p. 13, 29. 2015.
  • "Stuck between a rock and a hard place: Exploring the lived experiences of college students who do not request accommodations." Reid, D. P. Dissertation, Chapman University. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2014. 3665093. 2014.

Presentations

  • Student Council on Racial Reconciliation (SCORR) Conference, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

    Presented on "Disability absent from the diversity dialogue," February 2020.

  • National Council of Negro Women Voting Panel, Anaheim, CA.

    As a panelist discussed how Biola University and Friendship Baptist Church were informing women and youth to become civically engaged and utilize their right to vote, February 2020.

  • First Year-First Semester Session, Biola University La Mirada, CA.

    Presented to new faculty members on "Campus diversity and culturally responsive teaching." Provided practical examples of how to implement culturally responsive teaching practices in various disciplines, 2019.

  • Faculty Conference, Biola University La Mirada, CA.

    Presented on "Culturally responsive teaching," Fall 2019.

  • Student Council on Racial Reconciliation (SCORR) Conference, Biola University, La Mirada.

    Presented on "Disability absent from the diversity dialogue," February 2019.

  • Interfaith Dialogue on Race, Anaheim, CA.

    At the invitation of Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, served as a panelist discussing the biblical perspective of race and addressing questions from the audience, 2018.

  • Critical Questions in Education Conference, Kansas City, MO.

    Presented on "'Momma, why are all my teachers white?' The impact of Brown v. Board," 2018.

  • Faculty Fall Conference, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

    Presented on "How to best meet the needs of students with disabilities," Fall 2018.

  • 9th Annual Black Family Forum, Paramount High School, Paramount, CA.

    Presented on "Taking ownership of your child’s academic achievement: The role of parents in the motivation of their student." February 2016.

  • Association of Christian Schools International NEXUS 2015: Stronger Together, Anaheim, CA.

    Presented on "Classroom and behavioral management educational accommodations." November 2015.

  • College and Career Preparation Workshop, Friendship Baptist Church, Yorba Linda, CA.

    Presented on "How to apply to and complete graduate school." October 2015.

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL.

    Presented on "Disability and diversity on CSU websites: A critical discourse study." 2015.

  • Critical Questions in Education (CQE) San Diego, CA.

    Presented on "Resegregation since Brown v. Board through special education settings." 2015.

  • Justice, Spirituality, and Education Conference, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

    Presented on "Disproportionality in special education: The absent students when communities are built." November 2014.

  • College and Career Preparation Workshop, Friendship Baptist Church, Yorba Linda, CA.

    Presented on "How to Successfully Navigate and Complete a Graduate Program" August 2014.

  • American Education Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, CA.

    Presented on "Disproportionate representation of minority students in special education (Symposium). April 2013.

  • Emerging Scholars Conference, Orange, CA.

    Presented on "An exploration of students who experience academic difficulties and learning challenges and don’t request accommodations or adaptations in college." 2013.

  • Emerging Scholars Conference, Orange, CA.

    Presented on "Bullying experiences of students with disabilities." 2012.

  • Justice, Spirituality & Education Conference, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

    Presented on "Factors to ensure the successful transition and completion of college for students with disabilities." March 2012.

  • Association of Christian Schools International (ASCI) National Conference, Anaheim, CA.

    Served as Seminar Leader in 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, and 2002.

Research Interests

  • Exploring the Lived Experiences of Individuals who Attended, Taught, or Served as Administrators at All-Black Segregated Schools during Jim Crow
  • Impact of Brown v. Board on Current Educational System
  • Higher Education Policy Related to the Disclosure Process of Students with Disabilities Transition to Postsecondary Education for Students from Marginalized Groups
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