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Presentations

BEVERLY E CROSS

Holder of the Chair Excellence

Education, Health and Human Science

Office Location: 409 C Ball Hall

Phone: (901) 678-4965

Email: becross@memphis.edu

  • National, Refereed, Paper Presentations
  • Cross B.  “Researching Teachers’ Curriculum Thinking, Decision Making, and Actions.”  Ethnography in Education Research Forum, University of Pennsylvania, February 19-21, 1993, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
  • Tiezzi, L. & Cross, B.  “Utilizing Research on Prospective Teachers’ Beliefs to Inform an Urban Teacher Education Program.”  Ethnography in Education Research Forum, February 18-20, 1994, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
  • Tiezzi, L. & Cross, B.  “Becoming a Professional Teacher in an Urban Context:  Research on Prospective Teachers’ Beliefs.”  American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, April 6, 1994, New Orleans, Louisiana. 
  • Reitzug, U. & Cross, B.  “A Multi-Site Case Study of Site-Based Management in Urban Schools.”  American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, April 5, 1994, New Orleans, Louisiana. 
  • Cross, B.  “Personal Theorizing Through Action Research:  Toward an Emerging Epistemology of Practical Curriculum Inquiry.”  American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, April 18, 1995, San Francisco, California. 
  • Cross, B. “Ambivalence and Certainty: Guides to Cultural Responsiveness Across  Diverse Youths.” American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, April  12, 1996, New York, New York. 
  • Cross, B. “The Relationship Between Self-Esteem and Curriculum. Perspectives From Urban Teachers.” American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, April 11, 1996, New York, New York.  
  • Cross, B. & Reitzug, U. “Invading the Other: Race, Gender, and Discipline as Invasive Factors in Qualitative Research.” American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, March 27, 1997, Chicago, Illinois. 
  • Cross, B. “Avoiding Diversity: The Politics of(non)Engagement in Multicultural/Bilingual Teacher Education.” American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, April 15,1998. 
  • Cross, B. “The Mockery of Democracy: Urban Teaching and Democratic Curriculum. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, April 17,1998. 
  • Cross, B.  “Curriculum as Race or Race as Curriculum.”  American Educational Research Association, April 11, 2001, Seattle, WA       
  • Cross, B., Levine, D., Christensen, L., Harvey, B.  “Using Research to Struggle for Social Justice and to Bridge the Gap Between Scholars and Teachers, April 13, Seattle, American Educational Research Association
  • Cross, B., Swope, K., Tenario, R.  “How Should We Rethink Our Schools:  Pockets of Promise for Multicultural Education.  November 10, 2001,National Association of Multicultural Education, Las Vegas, NV
  • Cross, B.  (2002, April).  “Conducting Research and Entering the Professoriate.” American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA. 
  • Cross, B., Levine, D., Christensen, L., Walters, S., &  Dawson, K.  (2002, April).  “Using Research to Help New Teachers Work for Social Justice.”  American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA. 
  • Cross, B.  (2004, April 10).  “What is curriculum studies.”  American Association of Curriculum Studies, San Diego, CA. 
  • National Conference Presentations, Refereed
  • Cross, B. & Reitzug, U. “Inquiry About Inquiry: Theoretical and Practical Examinations of Conducting Multi-Faceted Qualitative Research.” The Bergamo Conference, October 22. 1993, Dayton, Ohio. 
  • Tiezzi, L. & Cross, B. “Contextualizing a Shared Vision and Supporting Beliefs in Urban Professional Development Schools.” American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Annual Conference, February 17, 1994, Chicago, Illinois. 
  • Cross, B. & Reitzug, U. “Site-Based Management Implications for Emerging Leadership.” Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Annual Conference, March 20, 1994, Chicago, Illinois. 
  • Cross, B. “Schools and Universities Connecting Our Mosaic Society for Future Teachers and Children.” Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Annual Conference, March 21, 1994, Chicago, Illinois. 
  • Cross, B. “Creating Community Through Integrating Curriculum,” Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Annual Meeting, March 25, 1995, San Francisco, California. 
  • Reitzug, U. & Cross, B. “Site-Based Decision Making: Management or Inquiry.” American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, April 22, 1995.
  • Cross, B.  (2003).  “Entering the Professoriate and conducting research.”  American Educational Research Association, Chicago. 
  • Other National Conference Presentations
  • Cross, B. “Curriculum Reformers & Reinventing School Advocates--Ships in the Night?”, ED VENTURES Conference (American Association of Educators in Private Practice), July 8, 1994, Madison, Wisconsin. 
  • Cross, B. “Selling Out Public Schools: School Vouchers for Private Education.” National Lawyer’s Guild. April 17, 1999. Chicago, Illinois. 
  • Cross, B. “Rising to the Challenge: Problems and Solutions to Racism in Public Schools.” August 6, 1999. Reading, Writing and Race: A National Conference to Expose Racism & Advance School Excellence. University of California, Berkeley. 
  • Cross, B. “High Quality Teaching For All.” August 6, 1999. Reading, Writing and Race: A National Conference to Expose Racism & Advance School Excellence. University of California, Berkeley. 
  • Cross, B. “Race and Public School Reform.” Conference on Discipline or Diplomas sponsored by Color Lines, November 21, 1999. San Francisco, CA. 
  • Cross  “A Right Denied:   How Government Devolution, Privatization and Punishment Policies Target Students of Color.”  July, 13, 2001, ERASE Conference, San Francisco, CA. 
  • Cross, B.   “Lessons Learned from Fights for Funding Equity.”  July 13, 2001.  ERASE Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Cross, B.  “Teacher Quality.”  July 14, 2001. ERASE Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Cross, B. “Education and the Future of African Americans.”  July 28, 2003.  National Association of Colored Women’s Club, Inc., Milwaukee, WI.
  • Cross, B.  “Using Critical Race Theory as a lens for qualitative research.  October 15, 2004.  LASER Conference, Tampa, FL.
  • Cross, B. “Equity and Teachers’ Curriculum Decisions.” 1992, August. Keynote Presentation to Texas Office Education Association, Dallas, Texas.
  • Cross, B. “Performance-Based Education for Special Population Students,” 1992, August. Texas Office Education Association, Dallas, Texas.  
  • Cross, B. “School Restructuring and At-Risk Populations.” Professional Improvement Conference, August 5, 1993, Dallas, Texas. 
  • Cross, B. “Effective Communication Skills.” Business Professionals of America Annual State Leadership Conference, October 8, 1993, Dallas, Texas. 
  • Cross, B. “African-American Curriculum Reform.” [Presentation to Professors of Curriculum].  Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Annual Conference, March 17, 1994, Chicago, Illinois. 
  • Cross, B. “Curriculum Integration at the Secondary Level.” The Pennsylvania Keystone Integrated Framework, August 16, 1995, Pocono, Pennsylvania. 
  • Post, L. and Cross, B. “Partnerships for Teacher Preparation: An All University Effort with Milwaukee Public Schools.” National Conference on Teacher Quality. January 9-10, 2000, Washington, DC. 
  • Cross, B. “Localities and Families and the Role of Education.” National Symposium on Africology. April 21, 2000. 
  • Cross, B.  “The Struggle for Freedom and Education:  A Story of Conflicting Values.”  National Symposium on Africology, April 20, 2000. 
  • Cross, B. “A Day in the Life of a Professor.” Committee of Institutional Cooperation. July 18, 2000, Columbus, Ohio. 
  • Rethinking Schools Editors.  “Using Rethinking Schools to Create Critical Literacy.”  National Council on Teachers of English, November 19, 2000. 
  • Cross, B.  “Student and Parent Voice in Curriculum.”  American Educational Research Association, Chair/Discussant, April 28. 2000.       
  • Cross, B.  (2002, October).  Designing Teacher Education Curriculum with A Social Justice Orientation.  Rhode Island Consortium of Colleges and Universities.
  • Cross, B.  (2007, May).  Increasing Parent and Community Involvement.”  NAACP 7th Biennial Daisy Bates Education Summit, May 19, 2007.
  • Presentations at State Academic and Professional Meetings
  • Cross, B. & White, A. “Developing Thematic Units and Interdisciplinary Curriculum.” Milwaukee Middle School Conference, March 26, 1994, Milwaukee, WI. 
  • Cross, B. & Moore, A. “Action Research and Community Building.” Teacher Research Conference, March 31-April 1, 1995, Appleton, Wisconsin. 
  • Cross, B. “Creating Community Through Integrated Curriculum.” University of Wisconsin Reading Symposium, June 17, 1995, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
  • Jett-Simpson, M. & Cross, B. “Interdisciplinary Thematic Units: Chaos? Coherence?” Wisconsin State Reading Association, January 30, 1997, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
  • Cross, B. “It Finally Makes Sense: Curriculum Integration and the Difference It Makes.” August 7, 1997, State College, Pennsylvania. 
  • Cross, B. “Multicultural education perspectives for reforming teacher education.”  Rhode Island Consortium of Colleges of Teacher Education.  February 27, 2003, Providence, RI. 
  •  Cross, B,  “A is for Average:  Grade Inflation and Academic Standards.”  Wisconsin Association of Scholars and UWM Great Books Program. March 26, 2003.  
  • Presentations at Regional and Local Professional Meetings
  • Cross, B. & Menefee, L. “School/University Collaboration.” Conference on Creating a Context for Collaborative Inquiry. Midwest Holmes Group and The Ohio State University, December 11, 1992, Columbus, Ohio. 
  • Cross, B. “Opportunities for Women in University Professions.” Rufus King High School presentation for talented female students, February 23, 1993, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
  • Cross, B.  “Creating Diverse Learning Communities.”  Keynote address at Columbus State Community College, August 21, 2000. 
  • Cross, B. “Integrating Curriculum.” Project BEST (Building Elementary Science/Mathematics Teaching), June 14-15, 1993, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
  • Cross, B. & Tiezzi, L. “Student Tracking at the Middle School Level--Facts and Fallacies.” Maple Dale School, October, 13, 1993, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
  • Cross, B. “Issues and Strategies for Developing Interdisciplinary Curriculum” Oliver Wendell Holmes Professional Development Program, December 3, 1993, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
  • Cross, B. “Curriculum Planning for Science and Mathematics.” Project BEST (Building Elementary Science/Mathematics Teaching), February 28, 1994, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
  • Cross, B. ‘Developing Thematic Curriculum.” Oliver Wendell Holmes Professional Development Program, January 30, 1995, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
  • Cross, B. “Integrating Curriculum.” Southeast Coalition for Professional Development, February 9, 1995, Brookfield, Wisconsin. 
  • Cross, B. “Framework for Urban Curriculum Design.” American Council of Learned Societies/Milwaukee Public Schools teacher-fellows, March 22, 1995, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
  • Cross, B. ‘Developing Integrated Curriculum for High Schools.” Washington High School, January 27, 1996, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
  • Cross, B. ‘Developing Integrated Curriculum.” Kosicuszko Middle School, February 24 and March 5, 1996, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
  • Cross, B. “Integrating the Curriculum.” Gaenslen School. February 13 and March 4, 1996, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
  • Cross, B. “Integrating Curriculum.” Hartford Avenue School. Summer, 1996, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
  • Cross, B. “Assessing Curriculum Integration and Setting Direction.” Marquette University, July 9, 1996, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
  • Cross, B. “Unmasking Multiculturalism.” Milwaukee Public Schools New Teacher Pre-Service Academy, August 20, 1998, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
  • Cross, B. “Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice.” Milwaukee Public Schools New Teacher Pre-Service Academy, August 20, 1999, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
  • Cross, B. “Building Community with Social Justice.” Milwaukee Public Schools New Teacher Pre-Service Academy, August 18, 2000, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 
  • Cross, B.  Curriculum Integration.”  Milwaukee Metropolitan Teacher Education Program, November 9, 2000. 
  • Cross, B.  “Using Technology to Build Curriculum.”  Milwaukee Metropolitan Teacher Education Program, November 16, 2000. 
  • Cross, B.  “Designing secondary Curriculum Around Ideas.”  Marquette University, Upward Bound Program, June 25, 1999; June 23, 2000. 
  • Cross, B.  “Teaching for Social Justice in Elementary Schools.”  Hartford Avenue School.  November 14, 2000. 
  • Cross, B.  “Advancing Achievement through Integrating Multicultural Curriculum.”  MATC Staff Development Program, March 10, 2001. 
  • Cross, B.  “Teaching and Suspensions in Urban Schools.”  Milwaukee Catalyst Community Forum, February 3, 2001, Providence Baptist Church 
  • Cross, B. “Teaching for Diversity of Values, Cultures and Environments.” MATC, Staff Development Program, March 30, 2001 
  • Cross, B. “Race and Reflective Practices.”  Urban Planning Department, April 3, 2001. 
  • Cross, B.  “Teaching and Multicultural Education.”  MPS New Teacher Orientation, August  15, 2001   
  • Cross, B.  “Integrating Curriculum.”  MTEC, October 4, 2001.* 
  • Cross, B.  “Engaging the Community and Education.” National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs and Youth Affiliates, October 6, 2001, Heftner Center. 
  • Cross, B.  “Beyond Teaching About Diversity to Teaching For Diversity.”  MATC, December 6, 2001, GET NAME Community Center. 
  • Cross, B.  “Teaching in Multiracial Environments.” Lakeland College, December 18, 2001
  • Cross, B.  “Teaching in Your Future.”  Sisters-to-Sisters Program at Journey House, December 17, 2001 
  • Cross, B.  “Multicultural Education and Social Justice.”  January 20, 2004.  Milwaukee Education Center.
  • Cross, B.  “It’s Not the Program:  It’s the Fabulous Teacher:  Part I:  MPS Literacy First Schools, March 29, 2004, Gaenslen School.
  • Cross, B.  “It’s Not the Program:  It’s the Fabulous Teacher:  Part II:  MPS Literacy First Schools, March 30, 2004, Gaenslen School.
  • Cross, B.  “Using Race—The Power of an Illusion Part I (The Difference Between Us) as a Teaching Tool.  November 16, 2004,  Milwaukee Teachers Education Association.
  • Cross, B.  “Framing Urban Education Issues.”  February 18, 2004.  Presentation to Peru visiting teachers.
  • Cross, B.  “Going to Scale with Multicultural Units.”  April 1, 2004.  MMTEP, Milwaukee Education Center.
  • Presentations at Meetings Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Schug, M. & Cross, B. “Curricular Assumptions Underlying Tech Prep Lakeshore Administrators and Supervisors Conference, January 15, 1993 Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
  • Cross, B., Menefee, L, & White, A. “Curriculum Changes—Integrated Curriculum” Lakeshore Administrators and Supervisors Conference, January 14, 1994, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
  • Reitzug, U. & Cross, B. “Site-Based Management: Learning from Successful Practice.” Lakeshore Administrators and Supervisors Conference, January 14, 1994, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
  • Cross, B. “Urban Education: Crisis and Dilemmas.” UWM Popcorn Forum, February 24, 1994, Milwaukee Wisconsin. 
  • Cross, B., Fontanini, J. & Knuth, D. “A Thematic Approach for an Integrated Curriculum Unit,” Lakeshore Administrators and Supervisors Conference, January 13, 1995, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
  • Cross, B. “Curriculum Integration: Does It Have a Place in Your School?” Breakfast Forum Series on Critical Issues in Education, March 17, 1996, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
  • Cross, B. “Teaching with Distance Learning.” UWM Conference on Undergraduate Education, March 29, 1996, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
  • Cross, B. “African-American Curriculum Designs.” National Conference on Implementing African Centered Education: Policies, Practices, Pedagogy. June 28, 1996, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
  • Cross, B. “The Thin Red Line in School-University Collaboration.” University Engagement in the Community: A Vision of the 21~ Century. University of Wisconsin ­Milwaukee, March 25, 1999. 
  • Cross, B “How You Get Ready for College.” Youth Enterprise Academy. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee & The Bader Foundation.  June 17, 1998, June 16, 1999, June 14, 2000, June 13, 2001, June 2002, June 2003, June 2004.
  • Cross, B “How You Can Pay for College.” Youth Enterprise Academy. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee & The Bader Foundation. June 17, 1998, June 16, 1999, June 14, 2000, June 13, 2001, June 2002, June 2003, June 2004. 
  • Cross, B “Selecting the Career That’s Right for You.” Youth Enterprise Academy. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee & The Bader Foundation. June 18, 1998, June 17, 1999, June 14, 2000, June 13, 2001, June 2002, June 2003, June 2004. 
  • Cross, B “Becoming A Leader in Your School.” Youth Enterprise Academy. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee & The Bader Foundation. June 18, 1998, June 17, 1999. 
  • Cross, B.  (2002, March).  “Learning or Unlearning Racism in Teacher Education.”  UWM School of Education Research Conference. 
  • Cross, B.  “Exploring the Professoriate.”  Urban Teacher World.  STRIVE, Milwaukee, WI. 
  • Cross, B “Dynamics of professional speaking.” Youth Enterprise Academy. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee & The Bader Foundation. June 2003, June 2004. 
  • Cross, B.  “What is social justice teaching?”  UWM Teachers in Residence, March 18, 2003.  Milwaukee, WI. 
  • Cross, B.  “Conducting Action Research in Urban Schools?”  UWM Teachers in Residence, September 23, 2003.  Milwaukee, WI. 
  • Local Meetings
  • Cross, B. “Teaching for Diverse Learners.” Nicolet High School. March 3, 1997, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
  • Cross, B. “Designing Multicultural Curriculum for Transformative Urban Education.” Milwaukee Public Schools’ Multicultural Council. March 25, 1997, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
  • Cross, B. “The Teacher as the Curriculum.” Milwaukee Public Schools. September 26, 1997, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
  • Cross, B. “Curriculum Integration.” Milwaukee Teacher Education Center. October 23, 1997. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
  • Cross, B. “Curriculum Integration as Professional and Curriculum Development”. Whitnall Middle School, October 29, 1997, Whitnall, Wisconsin.  
  • Cross, B. “Curriculum Integration as Professional and Curriculum Development.”. Hayes Bilingual Elementary School, November 14, 1997, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
  • Cross, B. “Curriculum. . . Hartford Imagination.” Hartford Avenue School, May 6, 1998, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
  • Cross, B.  “Benchmarking for Curriculum and High Achievement.”  August, 1998.  Milwaukee Public Schools’ Partnership Schools, Milwaukee, WI.  
  • Cross, B. “Curriculum Integration.” Milwaukee Teacher Education Center. September 29, 1998. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
  • Cross, B. “Designing Curriculum for Transformative Learning and Achievement.” Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association. February 22, 1999. Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Cross, B. ““Curriculum Integration.” Milwaukee Metropolitan Teacher Education Program. February 25, 1999. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
  • Cross, B.  (2002, May).  “Stand Up for the Right Education.”  Urban League—Kenosha/Racine Chapters.  Racine, WI.
  • Cross, B.  (2002, November).  “Multiculturalism in Education:  Is it Time to Move On?—Part I” Presentation to MPS Literacy Coaches.  Milwaukee, WI. 
  • Cross, B.  (2002, November).  “Multiculturalism in Education:  Is it Time to Move On?—Part II” Presentation to MPS Literacy Coaches.  Milwaukee, WI.
  • Cross, B.  “Integrating Curriculum.”  Milwaukee Metropolitan Teacher Education Program, October 2002.
  • Cross, B.  (2007, March 2).  “When You Commit to Success, You Achieve.”  Whitney Elementary School. 
  • Cross, B.  (2008, March 9).  “Strategizing for professional development to close the achievement gap.”  Winridge Elementary School. 
  • Cross, B.  (May 10, 2007).  “When good teachers teach/”  Memphis Literacy Academy Awards Keynote.  Rose Theatre.
  •  Cross, B.  (2008, May 8).  Inclusive Schools.  Center for Urban School Leadership.  Memphis, TN.
  • Cross, B.  Creating Breakthrough Inclusive, Responsive Schools and Classrooms that Matter.  August 4, 2008.  Hickory Ridge Elementary School.
  • Urban Education and Your Future, Fall 2008, University of Memphis ICL Students.
  • Cross, B., Anderson, C., Chapman, T.  (2009).  Critical race theory meets a post-ethnic America?  The Obama Phenomenon: Race and Politicall  Discourse in the United States Today.  The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change.  April 3-4, 2009.
  • Cross, B.  June 17, 2009.  Student Success and Urban Schools. Memphis City Schools, Small Learning Communities Conference, Kirby High School.
  • Haberman, M. & Cross, B.  June 1, 2009.  Scholars Forum: Urban Education as a Pathway to Social Justice.  Memphis City Schools, 2009 Principals' Academy. 
  • Cross, B.  (2009, September 24).  Closing the achievement gaps through responsive & culturally relevant curriculum and teaching.  Bon Lin Middle School, Shelby County. 
  • Cross, B.  (2009, October 16).  Breaking Barriers: Plotting the path to academic success for school-age African American males. (Plenary Panel).  The Think Tank for African American Progress.  Memphis, TN. 
  • Cross, B.  October 5, 2009.  Education and the City:  A Grassroots Leadership Opportunity.  Leadership Memphis Grassroots Leaders Program.  Memphis:  Hope and Healing Center. 
  • Cross, B.  (2009, November 12).  Education and the city's future:  Visions and implications for leadership.   Leadership Memphis Fasttrack.  Christian Brothers University. 
  • Cross, B. (2010, January 7).   Education and the city's future:  Visions and implications for leadership.  Leadership Memphis Executive Class.  Bridges. 
  • Cross, B.  (2010).  Writing and Publishing in Teaching and Teacher Education.  American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Denver.
  • Cross, B.  (2010).  Professional Development Schools and Social Justice.  American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Denver.  (Discussant).
  • Cross, B.  (2010).  Prioritizing Urban Children, Their Teachers, and Their Schools.  American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Denver. (Discussant).


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