Ph.D. University of Nebraska, Lincoln
M.A. University of Nebraska Omaha
B.A. North Park College, Chicago
Years at UNK: 4
Teaching areas: Educational Research, Educational Philosophy
BA, Kearney State College, 1986
MA, Mid-America Nazarene University, 1992
PhD, K-8 Mathematics Education, University of Nebraska Lincoln, 2004
BA, University of Nebraska Kearney, 2008
MS, Kearney State College, 1970
BS, Mankato State, 1967
Years at UNK: 39
Teaching areas: Reading
M.A. Curriculum & Development, endorsements in Middle School and Library Science
B.A. in Education
Years at UNK: 2
Teaching areas: Literacy, Classroom Management, Middle School
Ph.D. Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
M.A. Nova Southeastern University, Orlando, Florida
B.A. Montclair State College, Montclair, NJ
Years at UNK: 1
Teaching areas: Special Education and Teacher Education
Link to Dr. Sherry Crow's Webpage
Ph.D., Library and Information Management, Emporia State University
MLS, Library Science, Brigham Young University
BS, Elementary Education, Ft. Hays State University
Crow, S. R. (2013). “Researching stuff is the best!”: Designing assignments that foster intrinsic motivation. Teacher Librarian, 40(6), 34-41.
Knoell, C., & Crow, S. R. (2013). Exploring teacher influence on the lives of students from diverse elementary schools in a rural Midwestern community. International Journal of Psychology: A Biopsychosocial Approach.
Crow, S. R., & Robins, J. (2012, June). Play in the library: Primordial learning. Teacher Librarian, 39(5), 36-45.
Crow, S. R. (2011, March). Exploring the experiences of upper elementary school children who are intrinsically motivated to seek information. School Library Research, 14. Retrieved June 25, 2012 from http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/aaslpubsandjournals/slr/vol14/SLR_ExploringtheExperiences_V14.pdf
Crow, S. R., & Small, R. V. (2011, February). Developing the motivation within: Using praise and rewards effectively. School Library Monthly, 27(5), 5-7.
Crow, S. R. (2010, January). Fostering the curiosity spark. School Library Monthly, 26(5), 50-52. Retrieved June 25, from http://www.schoollibrarymonthly.com/articles/Crow2010-v26n5p50.html
Crow, S. R. (2009). Exploring the experiences of upper elementary school children who are intrinsically motivated to seek information. Proceedings of the 13th International Forum on Research in School Librarianship, The 38th Annual IASL Conference, and the IASL-IFLA Joint Meeting. Retrieved October 22, 2009, from http://www.iasl-online.org/members/papers/2009conference.htm [member access only]
Crow, S. R. (2009). Relationships that foster intrinsic motivation for information seeking. School Libraries Worldwide, 15(2), 91-112. Retrieved June 25, 2012 from http://selfdeterminationtheory.org/SDT/documents/2009_Crow_RelationshipsThatFosterIM.pdf
Crow, S. R. (2006). What motivates a lifelong learner? School Libraries Worldwide, 12(1), 22-34.
Thomas, N. P., Crow, S. R., & Franklin, L. L. (2011). Information literacy and information skills instruction: Applying research to practice in the 21st century school library (3rd ed.). Westport, CN: ABC-Clio/Libraries Unlimited.
Crow, S. R. (2005). Information literacy: A guide for the library media specialist. Marion, IL: Pieces of Learning.
COMPETITIVELY SELECTED PRESENTATIONS
Crow, S. R. (2013, June 29). Exploring the experiences of upper elementary school children who are intrinsically motivated to seek information. Presentation at the 5th International Conference on Self-Determination Theory, Rochester, NY.
Crow, S. R., & Robins, J. (2012, October 3). Play in the library: An incubator for learning. Presentation at the Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference, library2012.com.
Crow, S. R. (2009, September 2). Exploring the experiences of upper elementary school children who are intrinsically motivated to seek information. Presentation at the 38th International Association of School Librarianship Conference incorporating the 13th Research Forum on School Librarianship. Abano Terme, Italy.
Crow, S. R. (2007, May 24-27). What motivates a lifelong learner? Poster presented at the Third International Conference on Self-Determination Theory. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
McCarty, W. L., Crow, S. R., Harvey, J. S., Mims, G. (2013, March 22). Professional development initiative: Promoting differentiated teaching methods with university students through experiential/applied learning. Presentation at the 8th Annual Conference on Applied Learning in Higher Education, Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, MO.
Potthoff, D., Ziebarth, J., McCarty, W., & Crow, S. R. (2011, October 21). Reinventing our own teaching: Curriculum differentiation and the college classroom. Presentation at the National Network for Educational Renewal 2011 Annual Conference, Hartford, CT.
Crow, S. R. (2009, November 6). Exploring the experiences of upper elementary school children who are intrinsically motivated to seek information. Part of the Educators of School Library Media Section’s, What does school library research tell us? Presentation at the American Association of School Librarians 14th National Conference, Charlotte, NC.
Crow, S. R. (2014, January 24). AASL/NCATE program reviewer training: The Standards. Presentation at the 2014 American Library Association MidWinter Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
Crow, S. R. (2013, June 28). AASL/NCATE program reviewer training: Program report writing tips. Presentation at the 2013 American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.
Crow, S. R. (2014, March). A close look at the Standards for the Initial Preparation of School Librarians. Presentation at the Region IX Reviewer Training, sponsored by COE UNK and the American Association of School Librarians, Kearney, NE.
Crow, S. R. (2004, April). Collaboration: Unleashing the power of information literacy. Presentation at the Arkansas Valley Regional Library Service System 18th Annual Institute, Pueblo, CO.
Nebraska Library Commissioner (Gubernatorial Appointment, 2010-present)
Board of Program Reviewers, AASL/NCATE
Chair, AASL/CAEP Coordinating Committee
Member, School Library Research Editorial Board
President Nebraska School Librarians Association
Chair, UNK Faculty Senate Library Committee
Member, Kearney Area Storytelling Festival Board
Ed.D., Texas Tech University
Years at UNK: 22
Teaching areas: Instructional Technology
Ph.D. - University of Nebraska Lincoln
M.S.Ed. - University of Nebraska at Kearney
B.S. - Universidade Federal do Piaui, Brazil
Years at UNK: 4
Teaching areas: General Education and Instructional Technology
BA, Northern State College, 1983
MS, South Dakota State University, 1985
EdD, University of South Dakota, 1989
M.A. University of Nebraska Kearney
B.A. University of Nebraska Kearney
Years at UNK: 4
Teaching areas: Elementary Science Methods, Reading in the Content Areas
Ph.D., University of Nebraska Lincoln
M.A. University of Nebraska-Kearney
B.S. University of Nebraska Lincoln
Years at UNK: 8
Teaching areas: Math Methods for Elementary Teachers, Typical/Atypical Growth & Development
Ph.D. University of Nebraska Lincoln
M.S. University of Nebraska-Omaha
B.S. Nebraska Wesleyan University
Years at UNK: 8
Teaching areas: Elementary Education, Literacy
Ph.D. University of California-Riverside,Education
Years at UNK: 7
Teaching areas: Special Education Law, Medical Aspects of Individuals with Disabilities, Bilingual Special Education, Schooling Across the World
Ed.D. Educational Studies, Elementary Education and Reading emphasis, University of Northern Colorado
M.A. Elementary Education, K-12 Reading Endorsement, University of Nebraska Kearney
B.A. Education, Elementary Education Major, History Minor, Kearney State College
Years at UNK: 3
Teaching areas: Literacy
BS in Education, Concordia University, Seward Nebraska
MA in Educational Administration, Kearney State College, Kearney Nebraska
Education Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Nebraska, Lincoln Nebraska
Years at UNK: 12
Teaching areas: Transitional Certification, Education Professional Sequence
Ph.D., University of Kansas, Special Education Policy Integration, 2002
Secondary Emphasis: Early Childhood Education
M.S., University of Oregon, Special Education--Cross-Categorical Disabilities K-12, 1989
Moore, T. & Mollenkopf, D. (2014). Computer instruction: A place in Piaget’s and Vygotsy’s Worlds? International Journal of Technology, Knowledge, and Society. Madrid, Spain.
Mollenkopf, D. (2014). Bridging the Gap in the Mid-Plains Area: Providing Quality Professional Development for Time and Place Bound Early Childhood Teachers. In Peoples of the Plains: An Atlas of Great Plains Culture & History. University of Nebraska—Kearney; Kearney, NE.
Mollenkopf, D. (2009) Creating Highly Qualified Teachers: Maximizing university resources to provide professional development in rural areas. Rural Educator, 30(3), 34-39.
Mollenkopf, D., Elliott, M, & Monden, K. (2008) Effects of a professional development model on preschool teachers' literacy practices in Early Reading First classrooms: Journal of Research Methodology, 21(3), 273-294.
As an Associate Professor here at UNK, I direct the Early Childhood Inclusive (ECI) program and also teach the Early Childhood specialization in the Curriculum and Instruction Master's program. I grew up in Oregon, but came to the Midwest to attend the University of Kansas where I graduated with the Ph.D. in Special Education Policy Integration with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education in 2002. Since coming to UNK in 2003, I have worked with five different Federal U.S. Department of Education grants to help early childhood teachers and young children. The first grant helped low-income preschools develop quality literacy programs, and the second helped early childhood teachers across Nebraska finish early childhood college degrees. Two other grants helped create and support the ECI Online program, which allows individuals to complete BA degrees or Initial Certification, or to add the ECI Endorsement to their current teaching degree. The fifth grant was a partnership with Nebraska Indian Community College to help their students complete ECI BA degrees.
I also try to make a difference in policies affecting young children and their families. I have served as president of the Nebraska Association for the Education of Young Children and am now serving as the Higher Education representative for the Early Childhood Inter-agency Coordinating Council, which makes recommendations about early childhood policy to the Governor. On that committee I head up the Workforce and Development subcommittee and sit in on the steering committee. I have contributed to the state's Preschool Early Learning Guidelines and early childhood policy handbooks, and I am part of the Strategic Planning Committee for the Buffett Early Childhood Institute, a university-wide, interdisciplinary effort to improve the lives of young children and their families. I have also served UNK as Faculty Senate president and am the Graduate Program Chair for Teacher Education. Although I am busy, I make it a priority to have time for my students. If you would like to learn a little more about my teaching style and philosophy, feel free to explore the following link:
Ph.D. in Mild Disabilities with emphasis in assistive technology from Purdue University
M.S. in Communication Disorders with emphasis in remedial reading from Johns Hopkins University
B.S. in Education with emphasis in Special Education and Elementary Education from the University of Maryland
SELECTED REFERRED PUBLICATIONS
Montgomery, D. J., & Marks, L. J. (2006). Building Student Independence in Writing with Technology. Preventing School Failure, 50(3).
Montgomery, D. J. (2005). Communicating Without Harm. TEACHING Exceptional Children, 37(5), 50-55.
Grskovic, J. A., Hall, A. M., Montgomery, D. J., Vargas, A. U., Zentall, S. S., & Belfiore, P. J., (2004). Reducing time-out assignments for students with emotional/behavioral disorders in a self-contained classroom: Class-wide implications. Journal of Behavioral Education, 13, 25-36.
Montgomery, D., Karlan, G., & Coutinho, M. (2001). The Effectiveness of Word Processor Spell Checker Programs to Produce Target Words for Misspellings Generated by Students with Learning Disabilities. Journal of Special Education Technology, 16(2), 27-42.
I am an associate professor of Teacher Education in the Special Education Program. I am also the Coordinator of the Online Certification Program in Mild/Moderate K-6 & 7-12.
My areas of interest include assistive technology, assessment, writing disabilities, and attention disorders.
My two top goals are:
M.S. Educational Administration; Specialization in Educational Administration and Supervision
Years at UNK: 5
BS, Kearney State College, 1989
MA, Kearney State College, 1991
M.A., Education, University of Nebraska Kearney
B.A. in Education, University of Nebraska Kearney
Years at UNK: 3
Teaching areas: Early Childhood
M.A. in Education, University of South Florida
B.S. in Education, Illinois State University
Years at UNK: 2
Teaching areas: Social Studies Methods, Reading
M.A. in Education
Years at UNK: 5 years
Teaching areas: Atypical Development & Collaboration and Teamwork
B.S.E. Truman State University, Social Science/Spanish, 1978
M.A. Truman State University, English, 1980
Ed.D. Oklahoma State University, Curriculum and Instruction/ESL, 1989
SELECTED REFEREED PUBLICATIONS
Tracy, G.E. (2003) Service Learning as a Tool to Enhance Cultural Sensitivity. In Practice (Nebraska Consortium for Service-Learning) University of Nebraska at Lincoln.
Potthoff, D.E, Fredrickson, S., Batenhorst, E., and Tracy, G.E. (2001) Learning about Cohorts – A Study of a Master’s Degree Program for Teachers. Action in Teacher Education, 23 (2), 36-42.
Li Xiaobing, Zhang Zujian, Tracy, G.E., and Duffy D. Trans. (1994) Chinese Generals Recall the Korean War. Chinese Historians. Spring & Fall,1994. 13-14. 123-162.
Tracy, Glenn, and Li Xiaobing. Trans. (1992) Mao’s Telegrams During the Korean War, October-December, 1950. Chinese Historians, 1, 65-85.
Chapter in a book
Tracy, G.E. & Li, Xiaobing.Trans. (2001) Chapter 4: Political Mobilization and Control Lieutenant General (Ret.) Du Ping. In Xiaobing Li, Allan R. Millett, & Bing Yu (Eds), Mao’s Generals Remember Korea. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, 2001. (pp. 61 – 78).
Xi Wang, Li Xiaobing, and Tracy, Glenn. Trans. (1996) Party Three: Origins of China’s Intervention in the Korean War, June-December 1950 In Shuguang Zhang & Jian Chen (Eds.), Chinese Communist Foreign Policy and the Cold War in Asia. Chicago: Imprint Publications, 1996. (pp.197 – 219).
Presentations and Papers Presented
Tracy, G.E. (2003, April). Title: Service Learning as a Tool to Help English LanguageLearners in K-12 Schools. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Youth Leadership Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Ziebarth, J., Potthoff, D., Tracy, G., & Albrecht, J. (2003, January). Title: The Impact of Cohorts: Looking Back at the first year of a Renewed Program for Prospective Teachers. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, New Orleans, LA.
Moore, Tami, Dinsmore, J., Tracy, G.E., Shelton, D., Lopez, S. (2002, May) Title: The Platte River Corridor Project: Enhancing ESL Student Success. Presented at the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) Region VII Conference, University of Missouri at Kansas City, MO.
Tracy, G.E (2001, October) Title: .Advocacy for Teachers of K-12 Limited English Proficiency Students.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Network for Educational Renewal, Denver, CO.
Tracy, G.E. (2002, February) Title: Enhancing Your Classroom: Strategies for Diverse Language Populations. Presented for the Center for Teaching Excellence Symposium. University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, NE.
Tracy, G.E. (2000, May) Title: Working with Latino Youth. Presented at the Annual Meeting Of the Nebraska Juvenile Justice Association, Kearney, NE.
Current Professional and Academic Association Memberships
TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages)
MIDTESOL (Midwest Affiliate of TESOL)
NABE (National Association of Bilingual Educators)
ATE (Association of Teacher Educators)
NAME (National Association of Multicultural Educators)
I collect books about baseball, religion, literature, and medieval history. Many books I have are autographed copies by famous scientists, actors, poets and sports figures including Jane Goodall, Jim Barnes (Native-American poet), JamesTate (Pulitzer Prize winning poet), Kirk Douglas, and Buck O’Neill (former Negro Leagues manager). Theoretical physics including the “string theory” has caught my imagination lately. I enjoy thinking about things that most people never bother with whether its theology, physics, morality, or cryptozoology. Our culture now tries to crush the ourinnate originality and creativity. As teachers we must not betray our students to this juggernaut of standards, high-stakes testing, and mediocrity. The wisdom of other cultures can save us. I see immigration as a stimulating and healthy force in our culture. I believe the following: “You cannot begin to appreciate another culture unless you can see beauty in it. Our goal as teachers is to help our students see this beauty in other cultures as well as in our own.”
PhD, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Years at UNK: 2013
Teaching areas: Instructional Technology
GRANS AND AWARDS
Ph.D. Capella University-Minneapolis, MN
M.Ed. William Paterson College-Wayne, NJ
B.A. Wittenberg University-Springfield, OH
2011 Illinois State University, Normal IL
Doctor of Education
2004 Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP)
Rehabilitation Society of North America
2002 Assistive Technology Applications Certificate Program
California State University, Northridge
1998 Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Master of Science in Education
Major : Special Education - Learning Disabilities/Behavior Disorders with a concentration in teaching students with multiple disabilities and assistive technology.
1995 Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Bachelor of Science in Education
Major : Special Education - Deaf and Hard of Hearing , Elementary Education
Minor : Chemistry Education
Wojcik, B. W., (2013, December/January). As I see AT: Delivering on the promise of AT. Learning and Leading with Technology, 41(4), 40-41.
Parette, H. P., Blum, C., Watts, E. H., Stoner, J. B., Wojcik, B. W., & Chrismore, S. B. (2013). Technology user groups and early childhood education professionals. Early Childhood Education Journal, 41(3), 171-179.
Douglas, K. H., Wojcik, B. W., & Thompson, J. R. (2012). Is there an app for that? Journal of Special Education Technology, 27(2), 59-70.
Wojcik, B. W., Douglas, K. H., & Kulaga, B. M. (2013). Illinois assistive technology guidance manual: An introduction for parents. Retrieved from http://www.at4il.org/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=6bdebf3c-5cb2-4c5d-9756-9c04681c1faa&groupId=487045.
Wojcik, B. W., & Douglas, K. H. (2012). Illinois assistive technology guidance manual. Retrieved from http://www.isbe.state.il.us/spec-ed/pdfs/assist-tech-guidance-manual.pdf.
Wojcik, B.W., & Howery K. (2014, April). UDL: What we can do now and where we are going. Presented at the Eastern Iowa Building Bridges Conference, Iowa City, IA.
Wojcik, B. W., & Holulin, D. (2014, January). Technology supported evidence-based practices: Meeting the needs of every student. Presented at the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) – Orlando Annul Meeting, Orlando, FL.
Marotta, M., Behnke, K., Janowski, K., & Wojcik, B.W., (2014, January). App smackdown – 2014 edition. Presented at the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) – Orlando Annul Meeting, Orlando, FL.
Wojcik, B.W., Dalton, E., Bowser, G., & Basham, J. (2014, June). Digital literacy for all: A global view of technology access. Presented at the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.
Wojcik, B. W., & Bardi, N. (2013, October). Getting students on board: A student-lead model of AT integration. Presented at the Closing the Gap Annual Conference, Bloomington, MN.
Behnke, K., Marotta, M., & Wojcik, B. W. (2013, January). AT Bootcamp (Preconference session). Presented at the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) - Orlando Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.
Hohulin, D., Wojcik, B. W., & Bettlach, M. (2013, January). Beyond the ‘wow’ – Managing, maintaining, and making the most of your apps! (Preconference session). Presented at the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) – Orlando Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL
International Society of Technology in Education
Special Education Technology Special Interest Group
Teacher Education Special Interest Group
Assistive Technology Industry Association
Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE)
Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities in Illinois
Council for Exceptional Children
Universal Design for Learning Implementation Research Network
M.A. University of Nebraska at Kearney, Education
Additional Endorsement,Special Education Mild/Moderate 7-12
B.A. Kearney State College, Education
Years at UNK: 2
Teaching areas: Special Education K-12
BS, Social Sciences, Kearney State College, 1980
MA, Social Sciences, Kearney State College, 1983
PhD, Administration, Curriculum & Instruction, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, 1996