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					                             CURRICULUM VITAE


CHRISTOPHER WORTHMAN

437 West Aldine Avenue
Unit #21
Chicago, Illinois 60657
773-857-0528


DePaul University                             Phone: 773-325-4690
School of Education (SAC 467D)                Fax: 773-325-7748
2320 North Kenmore Avenue                     E-mail: cworthma@depaul.edu
Chicago, Illinois 60614


DEGREES

The University of Illinois at Chicago. Ph.D., 1999. Area of Specialization: Reading, Writing,
and Literacy.
The University of Illinois at Chicago. M.Ed., 1993. Areas of Specialization: Secondary
English Education.
Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana. B.A., 1983. Majors: Philosophy and American
Studies.


ADMINISTRATIVE

Associate Dean of Curriculum & Academic Program (2008-current).

       Current Responsibilities:

       Curricular & Programmatic Development:
           Support curricular and programmatic revisions and development.
           Coordinate university articulation agreement revisions.
           Collaborate with LA&S and SNL on Curricular and Programmatic issues.
           Coordinate Annual Teach, Learning, and & Assessment Reports
           Coordinate Annual Illinois State Board of Education Reports
           Review and coordinate academic catalog changes
           Coordinate e-portfolio development
           Coordinate establishment of program dispositions and assessment framework
           Assist with university annual report development
           Interim Director of Center for Educational Technology
           Lead author, 5-Year Secondary Education Joint Degree Proposal
           Coordinate development of International Education Curricular strands
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       Grants & Development:
           Co-PI AT&T AVID Senn High School-DePaul University Grant (4-year,
              $400,000)
           Co-PI Big Shoulders Fund DePaul Catholic Schools Partnership (2-year,
              $140,000)

       SOE Special Projects:
          Chair, External Partnership Committee
          Coordinate partnership with Office of Catholic School and area Catholic
            universities

       NCATE Accreditation:
          Collaborate on School-wide ISBE/NCATE Report preparation.
          Collaborate on Secondary English Education Program Report development.

School of Education Faculty Council Chairperson (2007-2008).

               Convened and chaired Faculty Council meetings.
               Chaired SOE faculty meetings.
               Coordinated and facilitated faculty retreats.
               Coordinated and facilitated faculty-staff retreats.
               Chaired Course-Re-Assignment (6-course load) Proposal Committee.
               Chaired P-16 Center Proposal Committee.
               Wrote charges and convened ad hoc committees.

Curricular & Programmatic Development Grants.

2001-2002       Initiated and chaired Bilingual-Bicultural Education MA and MEd
                Program Development Committee, including co-writing program proposal
                and creating two courses.

                2002 DePaul University Quality of Instruction Council. Summer Stipend
                Program. Course Development (BBE 525; funded: $3,500).

                2001 DePaul University Quality of Instruction Council. Departmental Initiative
                Grant for the development of the Bilingual-Bicultural Education Program
                (funded: $5,000).

2004            Coordinated revision of Graduate Secondary English Education Program
                with adoption of Teaching Young Adult Literature Course (T&L 429) as
                required course.

2007            Coordinated revision of Undergraduate Secondary English Education
                Program, including adoption of Teaching Writing (SEC 326), Teaching
                Literacy (SEC 314), Teaching Literature (SEC 328), and Teaching Young Adult
                Literature (SEC 329).

2008            Developed course and coordinated the department approval of Language and
                Literacy Diversity in Secondary Content Area Classrooms (T&L 530)


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                2007 DePaul University Quality of Instruction Council Summer Stipend
                Program. Course Development (TL 530; funded: $3,500).


SCHOLARSHIP

Books

Worthman, C. (2002). Just playing the part: Engaging adolescents in drama and literacy. New
      York: Teachers College Press.

Book Chapters

Worthman, C. (2008). “Novelness in action: The role of self-generated performance in the
      literacy development of adolescents‖ (pp. 289-298). In J. Flood, D. Lapp, & S.B. Heath
      (Eds.) Handbook of Research on Teaching Literacy through the Communicative, Visual
      and Performing Arts, Vol. 2, Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Worthman, C. (2002). ―The world through different eyes‖: Mental imagery, writing, and the
      reconceptualization of the self and other (pp. 85-101). In K. Fleckenstein, L. Calendrillo,
      and D.A. Worley (Eds.), Language and image in the reading-writing classroom:
      Teaching vision. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Refereed Journals

Worthman, C. (under review). Finding the ―Good Thing‖ in Adult Education Practices: Critically
      Examining Power Relations and Their Role in the Positioning of Learners and Educators.
      Critical Studies in Adult Education.

Worthman, C., Gardner, J., & Thole, M. (under review). The Three R‘s and High School Writing
      Instruction: Bridging In- and Out-of-School Writing to Reach ‗Struggling Writers‘.
      English Journal.

Gardner, J., Worthman, C., & Thole, M. (under review). Struggling Writers?: High School
       Returners‘ Beliefs About In- and Out-of-School Writing. Reading Research Quarterly.

Worthman, C. (2009). ―Success stories‖: Adult learners co-constructing a learning context and
      the implications for identity development. Journal of Adult and Continuing Education,
      15(1), 55-75.

Worthman, C. (2008). The positioning of adult learners: The appropriation of learner experience
      on the continuum of empowerment to emancipation. International Journal of Lifelong
      Learning, 27(4), 443-462.

Worthman, C. (2006). Fostering Dialogical Interaction: The Radical Side of Self-Generated
      Dramatic Arts Activities. Journal of Drama Australia, 20(4), 231-243.




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Worthman, C. (2004). Our public and private selves: Fostering dialogism and student perspective
      taking. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education 25(3), 365-373.

Worthman, C. (2002). ―The way I look at the world‖: Imaginal interaction and literacy use at
      TeenStreet. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 45(6), 458-468.

Worthman, C., & Kaplan, L. (2001). Literacy education and dialogical exchange: Impressions on
      Cuban education in one classroom. The Reading Teacher, 54, 648-656.

Worthman, C. (2000). Challenging our assumptions by recognizing our differences: The story of
      Mona and Donna. The Journal of At-Risk Issues, 6(2), 41-45.

Worthman, C. (1999). Cultural production as reproduction in the appropriation of mediational
      means in school and out-of-school contexts. Literacy Teaching and Learning: An
      International Journal of Early Reading and Writing, 4, 413-431.

Worthman, C. (1999). Voice and conflict: Responsibility and privilege in the writing
      classroom. Illinois Reading Council Journal, 27(1) 52–61.

Published Conference Proceedings (Peer-reviewed)

Worthman, C. (2003). “Life gets in the way”: Critical literacy programs and the world out there.
      In Proceedings of the Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning International Conference
      (pp. 459-466). Glasgow, Scotland: Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of
      Sterling.

Worthman, C. (2003). “Life gets in the way”: Critical literacy programs, identity construction,
      and program praxis. In Proceedings of the UNESCO Conference on International
      Education. (CD-ROM). Jyväskylä, Finland.

Guest Editorials

Worthman, C. (2000, March 8). Testing Chicago Schools. Streetwise, 8(13), 5.

Presentations

Invited Feature Sessions

Worthman, C. (2008). Playing the part: Using self-generated dramatic arts to foster adolescent
      reading and writing development. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the
      Illinois Reading Conference, Springfield, IL.

Refereed Selections

Worthman, C. (2009). Constructing Writing Lives: Former Dropout Students’ Perceptions of In-
      and Out-of-School Writing. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference,
      Albuquerque, NM.




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Worthman, C. (2009). The Positioning of Adult Learners: Appropriating Learner Experience on
      the Continuum of Empowerment to Emancipation. Paper presented at the Annual
      Conference of the American Education Research Association, San Diego.

Worthman, C., Gardner, J., & Thole, M. (2009). Former High School Dropout Students’
      Perceptions and Beliefs about In- and Out-of-School Writing. Paper presented at the
      Annual Conference of the American Education Research Association, San Diego.

Worthman, C. (2007). Interaction and Identity Development: What Adult Learners in a
      Computerized Program Come to Understand about Knowledge, Learning, and Literacy.
      Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Reading Conference, Austin,
      TX.

Worthman, C. (2007). Figured and Refigured Worlds: Identity Development within a
      Computerized GED Program. Paper presented at the Conference of College Composition
      and Communication, New York.

Worthman, C. (2006). Literacy and Learning in Different Adult Education Contexts: Learner
      and Educator Perspectives. Paper presented at the World Congress of the International
      Reading Association, Budapest, Hungary.

Worthman, C. (2006). Building Strength Together: The Literacy Experiences of Women in
      Different Adult Education Contexts. Paper presented at the International Reading
      Conference, Chicago.

Worthman, C. (2006). Women’s Perspectives and Experiences of Literacy in Different Adult
      Education Contexts. Paper presented at the Conference of College Composition and
      Communication. Chicago.

Worthman, C. (2005). Building strength together: Women learning in different adult education
      contexts. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Reading Conference.
      Miami.

Worthman, C. (2004). “Life gets in the way”: Identity construct theory and critical literacy
      programs. Paper to be presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational
      Research Association, San Diego.

Worthman, C., & Troiano, B. (2003). Integrating international world languages and career
      competencies in the Chicago Public Schools. Paper presented at the American Council
      on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Conference, Philadelphia.

Worthman, C. (2003). “Who’s naming what?”: Critical literacy programs and the world out
      there. Paper presented at the UNESCO Conference on Intercultural Education,
      Jyväskylä, Finland.

Worthman, C. (2003). “Life gets in the way”: Critical literacy programs, identity construction,
      and program praxis. Paper presented at the Experiential-Community-Workbased:
      Researching Outside the Academy, An International Conference, Glasgow, Scotland.




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Worthman, C. (2003). Collaboration and integration: Teachers collaborating to create
      integrated modern language and career area curriculum. Paper presented at the Third
      International Conference on Language Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Worthman, C. (2003). Life gets in the way: Why critical literacy is sometimes not enough. Paper
      presented at the Ethnography in Education Forum, Philadelphia.

Worthman, C. (2002). “Who’s naming what?”: Critical literacy programs and the world outside.
      Paper presented at the Ethnography in Education Forum, Philadelphia.

Worthman, C. (2000). Critical literacy and the globalization of social and economic justice.
      Paper presented at the Conference of Radical Philosophers, Chicago.

Heller, C., Mogge, S., & Worthman, C. (2000). Radical revisions. Paper presented at the Annual
        Conference of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans.

Worthman, C. (1999). Honoring lives: Nonmainstream families, students, and the rhetoric of
      assent. Paper presented at Hominis ‘99: Convencion Intercontinental de Psicologia y
      Ciencias Humanas ―Crecimiento Humano y Diversidad,‖ Havana, Cuba.

Worthman, C. (1999). The world through different eyes: Imagery exploration
      and the writing of one’s life. Paper presented at the 5th International Pedagogy and
      Theatre of the Oppressed Conference, New York.

Worthman, C. (1999). Seeing with different eyes: Somatic imagery and the writing of our
      stories. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference of College
      Composition and Communication, Atlanta, GA.

Worthman, C. (1998). The world through different eyes: Mental and somatic imagery in the
      writing of our stories. Paper presented at the Thomas R. Watson Conference on Rhetoric
      and Composition, Louisville, KY.

Worthman, C. (1998). Changing our assumptions by recognizing our differences: Mona’s
      stories. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference of College
      Composition and Communication, Chicago, IL.

Invited Presentations

Worthman, C. (2004). “Life gets in the way”: Identity construct theory and critical literacy
      programs. Paper to be presented at the Institute for Teacher Development and Research
      Colloquium, DePaul University, Chicago.

Worthman, C. (2003). World language and career sensibilities: Introduction of world language
      curriculum to Chicago Public School teachers. Paper presented at Office of Language
      and Cultural Education Professional Development Workshop, Chicago.

Worthman, C., & Figeuroa, B. (2002). “Who’s naming what?” Critical literacy programs and
      the world out there. Paper presented at the DePaul University Faculty Colloquium,
      Chicago.



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Worthman, C. (2000). Exploring critical action research. Paper presented at the 3rd Annual
      College of Education Graduate Student Conference, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Worthman, C. (2000). Reflections on literacy practices in a Cuban classroom. Paper presented at
      the DePaul University International Studies Colloquium, Chicago.

Worthman, C. (1998). Perspective taking, imaginal interaction, and the exploration of
      possibilities through writing. Paper presented at the Literacy Studies Colloquia Series at
      The University of Illinois at Chicago.

Chaired Sessions

Worthman, C. (2003). Language minority students’ responses to reading. Session chaired at the
      National Reading Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona.

Worthman, C. (1998). Literacy and the arts: Multimedia approaches to reading and writing.
      Session chaired at the Thomas R. Watson Conference on Rhetoric and Composition,
      Louisville, Kentucky.

Research Grants and Paid Leaves

2007            DePaul University, The Future of the Education of Adults Research Grant.
                Writing to Our Strengths: Social Engagement and Writing Development in
                an Adult Education Classroom (funded: $1200)

2006            DePaul University Research Council Paid Leave Program. Building Strength
                Together: Women Learning in Different Adult Education Contexts (Funded)

2005            DePaul University School of Education Research Grant. Building Strength
                Together: Women Learning in Different Adult Education Contexts (Funded:
                $5,000)

2005            Spencer Foundations Small Research Grants Program. “Building Strength
                Together: Women Learning in Different Adult Education Contexts” (funded:
                $35,000)

2005            DePaul University Research Council Competitive Research Grant. Building
                Strength Together: Women Learning in Different Adult Education Contexts
                (funded: $3,000)

2000            National Council of Teachers of English. “Using the Word, Naming the World,
                and Preparing Our Children: Teenage Mothers in a Family and Critical
                Literacy Program (funded: $12,500).




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TEACHING

Associate Professor. DePaul University, Chicago (1999-current).

       Secondary English Education Program
       Exploring Teaching in the Urban High School (TCH 320)
       Literacy in the Content Areas (SE 325).
       Teaching Writing (T&L 426).
       Teaching Literature (T&L 428).
       Teaching Young Adult Literature (T&L 429).
       Reading, Writing, and Communicating across the Curriculum (T&L 525).
       Language and Literacy Diversity in Secondary Content Area Classrooms (T&L 530)
       (developed course).

       Bilingual-Bicultural Education Program
       Language, Literacy, and Culture (BBE 404) (developed course).
       Research Methods in Bilingual-Bicultural Education (BBE 525) (developed course).

Instructor. The University of Illinois at Chicago (1998-1999).

       Curriculum & Instruction Program
       Student Teaching in the Elementary Grades (ED 325).
       Literacy in Society (CIE 459).
       Social Studies and Literature in the Elementary Grades (ED 322).
       Field Supervisor of Student Teachers.

Classroom Teacher. Goethe Elementary School (1997-1998).

       Taught writing and literature to 6th and 7th grade English Language Learners.

Classroom Teacher. St. Gregory Episcopal School (1992-1997).

       Taught 5th through 8th grade English language arts and social studies.


SERVICE

DePaul University

2010-current           TLT Committee
2009-current           On-line Teaching Evaluation Taskforce
2008-current           Associate Deans‘ Council
2007-current           Academic Program Review Committee (School of New Learning Self-
                       Study Writing Program Subcommittee; Philosophy Program Self-Study
                       Committee chair; Mathematics Department Self-Study chair)
2005-2008              Lifelong Learning Committee
2002-2004              Liberal Studies Council (Basic Writing Program Review
                       Subcommittee)
2001-2002              Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects in Research



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School of Education

2009-current          Leadership Council
2009-current          Deans and Chairs Council
2009-current          International Studies in Education Committee, ex officio
2009-current          SOE Curriculum Committee, ex officio
2008-current          SOE Faculty Council, ex officio
2008-2009             Executive Council
2008-2009             Budget Advisory Council
2008-2009             Faculty Development Committee (Chair)
2008-2009             Student Appeals Committee (Chair)
2008-2009             International/Intercultural Education Program Development Committee
2008-2009             ISBE/NCATE Report Preparation—Secondary English Education
                      Committee
2008                  P-16 Center Proposal Development Committee (Chair)
2007-2008             Faculty Course Load Committee (Chair)
2006-2008             Faculty Council (Chair: 2007-2008)
2006-2008             Department of Teacher Education Curriculum Advisory
                      Committee (Chair)
2006-2008             Department of Teacher Education Personnel Committee (4th year
                      review)
2003-2004             Faculty Council
2003-2004             Department Teacher Education Curriculum Committee (Chair)
2000-2004             Local Review Board for Human Subjects in Research (Co-chair)
2002-2004             NCATE Report Preparation—wrote undergraduate and graduate
                      secondary English language arts reports and matrixes; co-wrote
                      Bilingual-Bicultural Education Program matrixes
2003                  Strategic Planning Committee
2002-2003             Bilingual-Bicultural Education Program Committee (Coordinator)
2001-2003             Student Progress Committee, ad hoc
1999-2003             Secondary Education Committee
1999-2003             Reading Committee, ad hoc
2001-2002             Personnel Committee (untenured member)
2000-2002             Undergraduate Research Assistantship Committee, ad hoc (Chair)
2000-2002             Bilingual-Bicultural Ed Program Development Committee (Chair)
2000                  Dean‘s Advisory Team
2000                  Local Review Board, ad hoc
1999-2000             Bilingual-Bicultural Education Program Development Taskforce

Community

2007-2008             Writing Instructor. Howard Area Leadership Academy.
1999-2006             Board of Directors. Free Street Program, a community-based theatric
                      arts program (President of Board—2001-2003).
1999-2003             Program Evaluator. Free Street Programs.
2000-2001             Developer and Coordinator. ―Creative Expressions,‖ a critical and
                      family literacy program for Association House, Chicago.




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1999-2000             Developer and Coordinator. ―Creative Expressions,‖ a critical and
                      family literacy program for Hull House‘s Pregnant and Parenting
                      Program, Chicago.
1999-2000             Tutor Trainer and Program Consultant. ―New Trees from New Seeds
                      Literacy Programs,‖ Hull House, Chicago.
1999-2000             Writing Co-Facilitator. ―Windows to Freedom,‖ a writing program
                      in Division 4 (Women‘s division), Cook County Jail.

Consulting

2006-2007             Professional Development Coordinator, Parent Programming
                      Coordinator, and Tutoring/Afterschool Program Evaluator. A Federal
                      K-12 Refugee Children School Impact Grant for Chicago Public
                      Schools.
2004-2006             Professional Development Coordinator and Afterschool Program
                      Coordinator. A Federal Dropout Prevention Grant for Chicago Public
                      Schools Dropout Prevention Initiative.
2002-2004             Integrative Curriculum Coordinator. A Title VII Foreign Language
                      Assistance Project of the Chicago Public Schools International Language
                      and Career Academies and DePaul University.
2000-2003             Least Restrictive Environment Consultant. Education Connection,
                      McAuliffe Elementary School, Chicago Public Schools.

Manuscript and Conference Proposal Reviewer

2005-current   Journal of Literacy Research
2009           Journal of Curriculum Studies
2003-2009      American Educational Research Association Conference Proposals
                       SIG: Social Context of Multiple Languages and Literacies
                       SIG: Adult Learning and Literacy
2006           Journal of Educational Research
2004           Reading & Writing Quarterly
2001           Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning.
2000           Yearbook of the National Reading Conference.
1999           Journal of Literacy Research, Guest Reviewer.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Professional Organization Memberships

National Conference on Research in Language and Literacy (nominated membership)
National Council of Teachers of English
National Reading Conference
American Educational Research Association




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Professional Development Grants and Workshops

2007         PluS Workshop: Meeting the Needs of LD and ADHD University Students, June
             2007 ($1200)

2006         Library of Congress Professional Development Program, June 2006 ($2000)

2003         Fulbright-Hayes Seminar Abroad Program: Mexico & Cosa Rica—
             Environmental Reality and Indigenous Society Historic and Contemporary
             Perspectives. ($10,000)

2002         DePaul University Quality of Instruction Council. Faculty/Staff Language
             Immersion Program in Merida, Mexico, December 2002. (Funded)

2002         DePaul University International Teaching Seminar, June 2002 ($750).

2001         DePaul University Quality of Instruction Council. Faculty/Staff Language
             Immersion Program in Merida, Mexico, December 2001. (Funded)




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