Sunshine Sullivan

Associate Professor of Education; Chair, Education Department

  • 585-567-9685 ext #6850
  • Chamberlain Center 208
  • Education
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  • 585-567-9685 ext #6850
  • Chamberlain Center 208
  • Education
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Courses Taught

  • Early Childhood Education: Language & Literacy Development
  • Educating Exceptional Learners
  • Foundations of Language & Literacy for Diverse Learners I & II
  • Issues in Inclusive Education I
  • Language, Literacy, & Curriculum Integration for Diverse Learners
  • Language & Literacy Development in Middle Grades
  • Senior Capstone: Seminar on Reflective Teaching

Professional Members/Associations

  • American Council for Rural Special Education
  • International Christian Community for Teacher Education
  • Literacy Research Association
  • National Council of Teachers of English
    • Conference on English Education

Professional Experience/Achievements

  • Faculty Development Coordinator for Houghton College faculty (2015- present)
  • Facilitator of digital literacy PLC for local teachers (2015-present)
  • Professional Development Provider around literacy and diverse learners (2012-present)
  • Special Education Teacher and Consultant for grades 9-12 (1997-99) and grades K-5 (1999-2004)

Teaching Philosophy

Research Interests

  • Professional Learning Communities around Digital Literacies
  • Reflective Pedagogy and Teacher Development
  • Narrative and Discourse Analysis

Publications/Conferences

*Indicates Houghton College undergraduate student

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

Sullivan, S.R. & Clarke, T. (2017). “Teachers first: Hands-on PD with digital writing.” English Journal, 106(3), 69-74.

Wallace, E.R. *& Sullivan, S.R. (2016). “Evolving reflections: A narrative inquiry of an emerging educator.” Excelsior: Leadership in Teaching and Learning, 10(1), 39-51.

RECENT PRESENTATIONS:
Bruce, D., Sullivan, S.R., & Barrett, N. (June 2017). Crafty participants: Mediation in CoP and digital literacies. Conference for English Educators. (Columbus, OH)

Bruce, D., Sullivan, S.R., Barrett, N., Gonzalez, C.H. (June 2017). What’s one story?: Using DV to share stories of (Com)passion. Conference for English Educators. (Columbus, OH)

Sullivan, S.R. & Bruce, D. (November 2016). Writing with video: Advocacy in professional learning communities around digital literacies in rural schools. National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention. (Atlanta, GA)

Sullivan, S.R. (October 2016). Empowering teaching repertoires. NYSATE/ NYACTE Annual Conference. (Saratoga Springs, NY)

Sullivan, S.R. (May 2016). And...: Cultivating inclusive learning communities with careful and caring conjunctions (ICCTE Invited Lecture). International Community of Christians in Teacher Education Biennual Meeting. (Chicago, IL)

Bruce, D. & Sullivan, S.R. (2015). Sharing our stories: Using multimodal and multigenre composing to bridge literacy practices from classroom to community. The International Federation for the Teaching of English, Conference on English Education Summer Conference. (New York, NY)

Sullivan, S.R. (2014). Teacher agency: Understanding it through an emerging educator’s narrative research, reflections, and actions. International Community of Christians in Teacher Education Biennual Meeting. (Ancaster, Ontario, Canada)

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