Karen Dunlap, Ed.D.

Professor of Curriculum and Instruction

Graduate Program Coordinator

Teacher Education

Karen Dunlap, Ed.D.

Contact

kdunlap@twu.edu
940 898 2764
SH 207

Biography

Karen Dunlap, Ed.D. is a Professor of Teacher Education in the College of Professional Education at Texas Woman's University (TWU) in Denton, Texas. Prior to joining TWU, Dr. Dunlap served two other higher education institutions, the University of Texas at El Paso and the University of North Texas; and a variety of school districts during her 25+ years in public schools as either a teacher or administrator. Her research and writing are focused on the development of 21st century teacher leaders, integration of instructional practice and appropriate pedagogically sound web-based tools/technology, and pre-service to inservice teacher identity development. She strives to engage preservice teachers in authentic activities that translate easily to the public school arena. Dr. Dunlap challenges students to keep an open mind and reflect as they examine perceptions of schools, teacher roles, and learners through a variety of lenses.

Education

Ed.D., Educational Administration, University of Texas System : El Paso, El Paso, TX, 2000
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX, 1977
B.S.Ed., Elementary Education, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX, 1975

Research Interests

Data-driven decision making; Data-driven Instruction; Pedagogically Appropriate Use of Technology in Educational Practice; New Teacher Induction; Experiential Learning

Latest Articles

Down the rabbit hole: Aligning program improvements with real-world goals in teacher education
Emerging Dialogues (2019)
Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Rebecca R Fredrickson, Sarah McMahan, Karen Dunlap

From traditional to cyber CATs: Different breeds for different needs
The Teaching Professor (2019)
Amanda Hurlbut, Karen Dunlap

Book Review of Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology: The Digital Revolution and Schooling in America
Teachers College Record (2018)
Karen Dunlap

Data talks: conversations that give preservice teachers the skills they need to analyze and improve instruction
Texas Teacher Education FORUM (2018)
Karen Dunlap

Realiability of the participation and sensory environment questionnaire; Teacher version
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (2017)
Karen Dunlap

Supporting, developing, and sustaining the 21st century educator: The unintended benefit of the New Teacher Academy
Texas Teacher Education FORUM (2017)
Sarah McMahan, Rebecca R. Fredrickson

Preparing teacher leaders to meet the needs of 21st century learners
Diversity, Social Justice, and the Educational Leader (2016)
Rebecca Fredrickson, Karen Dunlap, Sarah McMahan, Gina Anderson, Laura Trujillo-Jenks

Diving into data: Developing the capacity for data literacy in teacher education
Cogent Education (2016)
Karen Dunlap, Jody Piro

Enhancing teacher candidate success through experiential learning experiences.
Journal of education and Social Policy (2015)
Sarah McMahan, Peggy Malone, Rebecca Fredrickson, Karen Dunlap

Elementary principals' role in science instruction
Administrative Issues Journal: Education, Practice and Research (2015)
Patricia Casey, Karen Dunlap, K Brown, M Davidson

Rural teachers unite: Professional learning communities emerge through technology
Rural Education Clearing House (2015)
Karen Dunlap, Holly Hansen-Thomas

An intervention to teach the instructional uses of standardized test data: Significance for pre-service teacher education
Cogent Education (2014)
Jody Piro, Karen Dunlap

Teacher development: De facto teacher leaders for English language learners
International Journal of Learning, Teaching, and Educational Research (2014)
H Hanson-Thomas, Karen Dunlap, T Starrett

A collaborative data chat: Teaching summative assessment data use in pre-service teacher education
Cogent Education (2014)
Jody Piro, Karen Dunlap, Tammy Shutt

Chapters

From start to finish: A programmatic approach to digital literacy in teacher education.
in Handbook of research on literacy and digital technology integration in teacher education. | IGI Global (2020)
Amanda Hurlbut, Sarah McMahan, Aimee Myers, Karen Dunlap, Rebecca Fredrickson

From start to finish: A programmatic approach to digital literacy in teacher education
in Handbook of Research on Literacy and Digital Technology Integration in Teacher Education | IGI Global (2020)
Amanda Hurlbut, Sarah McMahan, Aimee Myers, Karen Dunlap, Rebecca R Fredrickson

Facilitating authentic practice in teacher education through pedagogies of enactment
in Engaging teacher candidates and language learners with authentic practice | IGI Global (2019)
Amanda Hurlbut, Karen Dunlap

Faculty mentoring through the preservice to inservice teacher pipeline
in Across the domains: Examining best practices in mentoring public school educators through the professional journal | Information Age Publishing (2017)
Sarah McMahan, Rebecca R. Fredrickson, Karen Dunlap

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Sophie's Journey
in Real School Issues: Case Studies for Educators | Rowan & Littlefield (2017)
Karen Dunlap

In pursuit of digital literacy: An overzealous jettison of both the baby and the bathwater?
in Technology for Transformation: The Confluence of Educational Technology and Social Justice | Information Age Publishing (2016)
Karen Dunlap, Rebecca Fredrickson

Faculty mentoring preservice to inservice teachers
in Across the Domains: Examining Best Practices in Mentoring Public School Educators: Faculty Mentoring through the Preservice To Inservice Teacher Pipeline | Information Age Publishing (2016)
Sarah McMahan, Rebecca Fredrickson, Karen Dunlap

Building capacity through collaboration
in Curriculum Planning: Integrating Multiculturalism, Constructivism, and Education reform, 5th ed. | Waveland Press (2015)
Pat Casey, Karen Dunlap

Cooperative learning
in Handbook of Educational Theories | Information Age Publishing (2013)
Rebecca Fredrickson, Karen Dunlap, Sarah McMahan

Problem-based learning
in Handbook of Educational Theories | Information Age Publishing (2012)
R Fredrickson, S McMahan, Karen Dunlap

Learning through a metaphorical lens: The Jenlink poetic
in Linguistic and Cultural Considerations for English Language Learners | Federation of North Texas Area Universities (2011)
R Fredrickson, Karen Dunlap, S McMahan

Building capacity through collaboration
in Curriculum planning: Integrating multiculturalism, constructivism, and education reform | Waveland Press (2010)
P Casey, Karen Dunlap

How can we help: Keys to support for alternatively certified bilingual teachers
in Intercultural understanding | CANH NAM Publishers, Inc (2008)
P Casey, Karen Dunlap

Creating an inclusive learning community: Lessons from the geese
in Intercultural understanding | CANH NAM Publishers, Inc (2007)
J Rademacher, Karen Dunlap, J Pemberton

Externally Funded Projects

Capacity Building: TWU-Prime: Partnerships, Research, Innovation, Mentoring, & Engagement Program
National Science Foundation | $0.00 | 2019
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

TWU STAR-Scholarships, Teams and Research Year 1 of 5
National Science Foundation | $0.00 | 2019
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

ELLevate! English Language Learner Educators Vested in the Advancement of Teaching Excellence Year 1 of 1
GOV-Department of Education (DE) | 2016
Role: Collaborator

Internally Funded Projects

Travel assistance for STEM presentation
TWU Quality Enhancement Plan | 2017
Research Grant

New Teacher Academy: Tailored Professional Develop to Support and Sustain 21st Century Teachers. COPE Inventive Grant
2016
Research Grant

New Teacher Academy: Tailored Professional Development to Support and Sustain 21st Century Teachers
COPE Inventive Grant | 2016
Research Grant

Creating a virtual space for educational networking
Experiential Student Scholar Program | 2015
Research Grant

Creating a virtual space for educational networking
2015
Research Grant

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA) Mentor and Mentoring Sig
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA) Online Learning Sig
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA) Portfolio Sig
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
  • Association of Teacher Educators (ATE)
  • Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE)
  • Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education
  • Delta Kappa Gamma
  • Phi Delta Kappa
  • Pi Lambda Theta
  • Texas Association of Teacher Educators (TxATE)
  • Text and Academic Authors Association