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Dr. Jennifer Chambers

Dr. Jennifer Chambers
Department:
Education
Title:
Associate Professor
Office:
Luecker Building, RM 120
Phone:
606.539.4078
Bio:

EDUCATION

EdD Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Eastern Kentucky University, 2012
Rank 1 Elementary Education, Eastern Kentucky University, 2007
Master of Arts in Education Reading and Writing Specialist, Eastern Kentucky University, 2001
Bachelor of Science Elementary Education, Eastern Kentucky University, 1997

BIO

Dr. Jennifer Chambers is a first generation college graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. She served as an elementary classroom teacher for 15 years and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of English at Eastern Kentucky University from 2004 to 2012. Dr. Chambers is currently working on publishing her second textbook and her first children’s book.

Dr. Chambers has delivered numerous workshops and presentations focusing on cultural competency, best practices, reading achievement, and leadership across the United States. She has authored articles on school culture, reading achievement, and best practices. Dr. Chambers co-authored a customized textbook entitled: Becoming a Culturally Competent Educator. She is also a trained facilitator for the Missouri Community Action Network Poverty Simulation. Dr. Chambers has also conducted numerous culture assessments for school districts across the state of Kentucky.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her two granddaughters. She also enjoys hiking, traveling, golfing, and being outdoors.

PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS/LECTURES

Chambers, J. (2018). Using Graduate Level Action Research to Impact Teacher Effectiveness and Student Achievement. In Blythe, H., Sweet, C., & Carpenter, R. It Works with High Impact Practices (156-157).  New Forums Press, OK.

Chambers, J. and Hollen, L. (2016).  Becoming a Culturally Competent Educator:  A customized version of Infusing Diversity and Cultural Competence into Teacher Education by Aaron Thompson and Joseph B. Cuseo.  Kendall Hunt Publishing, IA.

Chambers, J. (2015).  Flipping the Online Classroom. In Blythe, H., Sweet, C., & Carpenter, R. It Works for Me, Flipping the Classroom:  Shared Tips for Effective Teaching (75-76). New Forums Press, OK.

Chambers, J., Creekmore, J., Deaton, S., and Simpson, J. (2017). A Study of Social Influences on Students’ Self-Perceptions as Readers. Paper presented at National Rural Education Association Conference, Columbus, OH.

Chambers, J., Goldman, K., and Weaver, S. (2017).  Creative Strategies to Assess Competence While Building Confidence.  Appalachian College Association, Kingsport, TN.

Chambers, J., Goldman, K., and Weaver, S. (2016). Quilting Patterns of Diversity into the Fabric of Your Courses. Appalachian College Association Summit, Kingsport, TN.

Chambers, J., Creekmore, J., Deaton, S., and Simpson, J. (2016). Self-perceptions of Reading Among Rural and Urban Elementary Students. Paper presented at the National Rural Education Association Conference, Columbus, OH.

Chambers, J. (2016).  Using Graduate Level Action Research to Impact College and Career Readiness.  Poster presentation at the CPE Student Success Summit, Louisville, KY.

Chambers, J. (2015).  Using Graduate Perception Data for Continuous Program Improvement. Paper presented at the Mid-South Educational Research Association Conference, LaFayette, LA.

Chambers, J. (2015).  Comprehension is the Reason for Reading!:  Using Purposeful and Active Strategies, Skills, and Tools to Develop Text Comprehension.  Kentucky Reading Association Conference, Louisville, KY.

Chambers, J. (2015). Leadership and Teacher Efficacy:  A comparative case study of factors distinguishing between high and low student achievement in elementary rural Appalachian schools. Paper presented at the Ethnographic Qualitative Research Conference, Las Vegas, NV.