Curriculum Vitae

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EDUCATION        The University of Tennessee                                           Knoxville, Tennessee

Doctor of Philosophy in Education,                                       2011 – 2016

Learning Environments and Educational Studies

Advisor: Katherine H. Greenberg, Ph.D.

Dissertation: The Student Experience of Other Students

Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Research Methods in Education

                                 Graduate Minor in Watershed Studies                                  

 

Morehead State University                                      Morehead, Kentucky

Master of Arts in Teaching                                                     2005 – 2007

                                 Certification in Secondary Mathematics and Spanish

 

The Colorado College                                               Colorado Springs, CO

                                 Bachelor of Arts                                                                      1997 – 2001

Physics

Other Emphases: Spanish, Art

 

 

TEACHING           Assistant Professor                                                               Jefferson City,

EXPERIENCE      Carson Newman University                                                 Tennessee

Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling       2017-present

Instructor of Foundations of Education, Community Engagement,

Social Studies Methods

Chair of Ed.D. committees

 

Adjunct Professor                                                          Knoxville, Tennessee

The University of Tennessee                                                2016

College of Education, Health & Human Sciences

Educational Psychology, Advanced Learning Theory

 

Graduate Instructor                                                      Knoxville, Tennessee

The University of Tennessee                                                2011 – 2016

College of Education, Health & Human Sciences

Educational Psychology

 

Teacher

Belfry High School                                                                Belfry, Kentucky

Spanish, Mathematics                                                             2006 – 2011

 

Teacher

The David School                                                                  David, Kentucky

Mathematics, Physics, Spanish, Careers                                 2004 – 2006

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Greenberg, K. H., Sohn, B. K., Greenberg, N., Pollio, H. R., Thomas, S. P., Smith, J. (Book manuscript in development). A Phenomenological Approach to Teaching and Learning: Research, Theory, and Practice. Routledge: New York.

 

Sohn, B. K. (Manuscript in revision) Coming to Appreciate Diversity: Ontological Change Through Student-Student Relationships. Adult Education Quarterly.

 

Dunn, K. E., Skutnik, A., Patti, C., & Sohn, B. K. (Manuscript in review). “I Always Wondered Why”: Pre-Service Teachers’ Past and Future with Data Driven Decision-Making. Journal of Teacher Education.

 

Pettigrew, J., Sohn, B. K., Dalton, E. D., Castillo, M. A., & Allsup, J. (Manuscript in review). A Qualitative Analysis of Adolescent Drug Resistance in Nicaragua, Central America: Resistance Strategies and Motivations for Non-Use. Journal of Applied Communication Research.

 

Shabazz, S., Sohn, B. K., Harness, M., Aronson, B. A. (Manuscript in review). A Prison Education Counternarrative: “Mock Citizenship” in a Women’s Prison Critical Education.

 

Sohn, B. K., Greenberg, K. H., Thomas, S. P., Pollio, H. R. (2017). Hearing the voices of students and teachers: A phenomenological approach to educational research. Qualitative Research in Education, 6(2), 121-148.

 

Sohn, B. K. (2017). Review: Phenomenology as qualitative research: A critical analysis. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 38(6), 528-529.

 

Sohn, B. K. (2017). Phenomenology and qualitative data analysis software (QDAS): A careful reconciliation. Forum: Qualitative Social Research 18(1). http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs1701142

 

Sohn, B. K., Plaas, K., Franklin, K. A., Dellard, T. K., Murphy, B., Greenberg, K. H., Greenberg, N. B., Pollio, H. R., Thomas, S. P. (2016). Freedom to connect: The existential dimension of transformative learning in a graduate seminar. The Journal of Transformative Education, 14(3), 178-199. Doi: 10.1177/1541344616631425

 

Sohn, B. K. (2013). Review: The varieties of ecstasy experience: An exploration of person, mind, and body in Sydney’s club culture. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 34(6), 472.

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers

 

Sohn, B. K. (November 1-5, 2017). Remembering and Un-Forgetting with Existential Phenomenology. Paper submitted with the panel: Memories of Citizenship: Narratives and Counternarratives. Annual meeting of the American Educational Studies Association, Pittsburgh, PA.

Sohn, B. K. (November 1-5, 2017). Insider and Outsider as Appalachian Citizen. Paper submitted with the panel: Social Foundations as a Sanctuary for Memory. Annual meeting of the American Educational Studies Association, Pittsburgh, PA.

 

Sohn, B. K. (February 2-4, 2017). Critical thinking with nowhere to go. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeast Philosophy of Education Society, Knoxville, TN.

 

Sohn, B. K. (November 2-6, 2016). Classroom and campus climate when diversity is under attack. Paper submitted with the symposium: The University of Tennessee’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion: Under the gun. Annual meeting of the American Educational Studies Association, Seattle, WA. Symposium selected as Reviewer’s Choice.

 

Patti, C., Skutnik, A. L., Dunn, K. E., & Sohn, B. K. (August 4-7, 2016). Pre-service teachers’ past and future with Data driven decision making (DDDM): I always wondered why. Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association Convention; Denver, CO.

 

Skutnik, A. L., Patti, C., Dunn, K. E., & Sohn, B. K. (August 4-7, 2016). Pre-service teacher’s misunderstandings of Data driven decision making (DDDM). Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association Convention; Denver, CO.

 

Sohn, B. K., & Yom, J. K. (April 8-12, 2016). The role of relationship in stem education: A first person perspective. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.

 

Sohn, B. K. (February 1-2, 2016). Using qualitative data analysis software for phenomenology: A careful reconciliation. Annual Meeting of the Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

 

Sohn, B. K. & Simpson, L. E. (November 11-15, 2015). Love as practiced: Care, trust, and respect transform a student-teacher relationship. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Studies Association, San Antonio, TX.

 

Sohn, B. K. & Baldwin, M. B. (November 11-15, 2015). Cultivating a love of learning through ecology-based curriculum. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Studies Association, San Antonio, TX.

 

 

Sohn, B. K. (October 30-November 3, 2013). Good Science: An Alternative to the Bad Science and Bad Business of Global Education Reform. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Studies Association, Baltimore, MD.

 

Sohn, B. K., & Paulk, M. (October 30-November 3, 2013). Parks as classroom: Beyond the four walls. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Studies Association, Baltimore, MD.

 

Sohn, B. K. (October 12-13, 2012). The philosophical roots of place- and community-based education. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the South Atlantic Philosophy of Education Society, Boone, NC.

 

Sohn, B. K. (February 10-11, 2012). Exploring praxis through service learning. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeast Philosophy of Education Society, Birmingham, AL.

 

Peer-Reviewed Conference Workshops

 

Sohn, B. K. (February 16-18, 2017). The Past, Present, Future Pedagogical Framework: Enacting Dewey’s Theory of Experience Through Critical Reflective Practice. Annual Conference for Higher Education Pedagogy, Blacksburg, VA.

 

Greenberg, N., Greenberg, K. Sohn, B. K., Thomas, S., Murphy, B., & Plaas, K. (February 16-18, 2017).  The Art and Science of Teaching. Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Blacksburg, Virginia

 

Sohn, B. K. (February 10-12, 2016). Space and place, safety and risk: Designing a classroom climate for transformative learning. Annual Conference for Higher Education Pedagogy, Blacksburg, VA.
Greenberg, N., Greenberg, K., Plaas, K., Murphy, B. & Sohn, B. K. (February 10-12, 2016). The natural history of the teachable moment: Exploring practices that enhance profound learning experiences. Annual Conference for Higher Education Pedagogy, Blacksburg, VA.

 

Greenberg, K., Deshpande, D., Franklin, K., Greenberg, N., Murphy, B., Plaas, K., Pollio, H., Sohn, B. K., & Thomas, S. (February 4-6, 2015). Teaching conservatives, liberals, and libertarians: A conversation about opening learners to more pluralistic views of academic content. Conversation session co-taught at the Annual Conference for Higher Education Pedagogy, Blacksburg, VA.

 

 

Franklin, K., Dellard, T., Murphy, B., Plaas, K., Skutnik, A., Sohn, B. K., Williams, M., Greenberg, K., Greenberg, N., Pollio, H., & Thomas, S. (February 5-7, 2014). A transformational twist on learner-centered teaching: Experience and existential phenomenology. Conversation session co-taught at the Annual Conference for Higher Education Pedagogy, Blacksburg, VA.

 

Peer-Reviewed Conference Posters

 

Aronson, B., Sohn, B. K., Sander, S., & Shabazz, S. (November 2-6, 2016). Complicating the labors of teaching: Challenges in higher Ed, K-12, and corrections. Poster submitted to the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Studies Association, Seattle, WA.

 

Pettigrew, J., Sohn, B. K., Dalton, E. D., Castillo, M. A., Allsup, J. (May 26-29, 2015). Resistance in a lenient alcohol environment: Personal or national drug control policy in Nicaragua, Central America? Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, D.C.

 

Sohn, B. K. (February 4-6, 2015). Transformative learning and classroom climate: An interdisciplinary study of a unique graduate seminar. Poster presented at the Annual Conference for Higher Education Pedagogy, Blacksburg, VA.

 

Sohn, B. K., & Skutnik, A. (February 5-7, 2014). Listening to students 1, 2, 3: Analyzing first, second, and third-person data collection methodology for understanding student experience. Poster presented at the Annual Conference for Higher Education Pedagogy, Blacksburg, VA.

 

Sohn, B. K. (March 8, 2013). Investigating inspiration: Learning science through investigation. Poster presented at the Annual Graduate Student Research Colloquium, Knoxville, TN.

 

 

RESEARCH

EXPERIENCE

 

In my research I pursue topics relevant to education in the Appalachian region with a global view combining empirical research and philosophy of education.

 

2011-Present. Phenomenology and Existentialism in Education Research Group

This research group, part of the Transdisciplinary Phenomenology Research Group, examines exceptional teaching and learning from the perspective of phenomenological pedagogy. I collaborate with senior professors and graduate students in the development of a book proposal, papers, posters, and workshops. I have designed specific research projects and coded and analyzed data from many others. As a long-term member of the group, I advise other researchers in the initial stages of their studies.

 

2014-Present. Teaching Professionalism and Assessment Practices

Working with Dr. Karee Dunn and doctoral researchers, we have examined pre-service teacher attitudes towards data-driven decision making and simulated parent-teacher conferences.

 

2012-Present. High School Nano-technology Research

Independent research of exceptional teaching and learning project. I investigated student experience in original science research. I designed the study, interviewed students, transcribed interviews, coded and analyzed data, developed paper and poster presentations.

 

  1. Nicaragua Drug and Violence Prevention

This research project was funded by the government of Nicaragua with the intent of reducing demand for illicit drugs and reducing violence. I coded and analyzed 26 interviews and collaborated in developing culturally relevant drug and violence prevention program.

 

2012-2013. Pi Beta Phi Elementary School and Place-Based Education

Independent research of exceptional teaching and learning project. I analyzed pilot interviews with students and teachers regarding experience of the Parks as Classroom National Parks Program, and conducted philosophical research into place-based education.

 

2012-2013. Waters and Civilization Course Improvement Research

Interviewed students and instructor of a flipped course, guest lectured, consulted with instructor on results and potential course improvements.

 

 

SERVICE

 

Professional Service

 

2017, March, 2016, October. Guest Lecture: Phenomenology as Research Methodology. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling. Introduction to Qualitative Research.

 

2016-Present.Consultant,Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education Core Course Committee for Teacher Education Planning.

Attended meetings focused on aligning teacher education curriculum requirements to national standards (CAEP/InTASC) for the purpose of program accreditation.

 

2016, Fall semester. Coordinator, Educational Psychology.

Supervised three graduate instructors in a required educational psychology course as part of The University of Tennessee’s teacher education program.

 

2016, July-August. Reviewer: American Educational Studies Association.

Reviewed various conference proposals related to philosophy of education and multicultural education.

 

         2016, June. Guest Lecture/Facilitator: Phenomenological Pedagogy.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Department of Educational Psychology

and Counseling. Meeting the Needs of Nontraditional and Underachieving Learners.

 

2016, June. Dissertation Methodology Consultant: University of Tennessee,           

Knoxville, Counselor Education.

 

2012, October. Guest Lecture: Watershed Development Work in Huaraz, Peru.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Department of Earth and Soil Science. Waters and Civilizations.

 

Departmental Service

 

2015-2016. Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education Core Course Committee for Teacher Education Planning Member. Attended meetings focused on aligning teacher education curriculum requirements to national standards (CAEP/InTASC) for the purpose of program accreditation.

 

2012, 2015. Learning Environments and Educational Studies Student Representative. Attended faculty meetings as my program representative.

 

  1. Assistant Website Designer

Department of Educational Pyschology and Counseling, The University of Tennessee.

 

2012-2013. Student Mentor

Learning Environments and Educational Studies program.

 

Community Outreach

 

  1. Invited Speaker.

Norris Middle School. Spoke regarding careers and motivation.

 

2015-2016. Volunteer.

Anderson County Schools and Obed Wild and Scenic River National Park

Supervised youth climbing, engaged in trail maintenance/building, conservation.

 

2012-2013. Volunteer Teacher of Map-making, Program Advisor

Pond Gap Elementary School, The University of Tennessee Outdoor Program (UTOP)

Taught fourth grade summer program, coordinated with UTOP for development of programs.

 

2011-2013. Volunteer Workshop Leader in Connecting Theory and Practice

Joy of Music School

Taught workshops to assist volunteer teachers.

 

2011-2012. Volunteer in Communications

Hola Hora Latina (Hispanic arts and culture organization)

Recruitment, administrative duties.

 

2009-2015. Faculty Sponsor

Belfry High School Robotics Team

Oversaw robot design and build process, coached play.

 

2007-2011. Faculty Sponsor

Belfry Environmental Club, Belfry, Kentucky

Oversaw school recycling program, planned meetings, arranged guest speakers and field trips.

 

2006-2011. Consultant

Pike County Youth Leadership Council, Pike County, Kentucky

Acted as consultant to members on potential projects and advocacy techniques.

 

  1. Organizer

Pike County Artisan Center Flood Relief Concert, Pikeville, Kentucky

Conceived and organized concert in response to severe floods of July 2010: raised over $1500 in goods and cash donations to the Red Cross and other charity organizations.

 

2009-2010. Board member, Secretary

Pike County Artisan Center, Pikeville, Kentucky

Assisted in development of mission and vision and fund raisers.

 

  1. Volunteer Teacher and Worker

Alpine Conservation Partnership, Huaraz, Peru

Taught and worked on watershed health, science, and development.

 

2004-2006. Faculty Coordinator of Community Service

The David School, David, Kentucky

Oversaw service projects including water testing, flood relief, and community development.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL

MEMBERSHIPS

 

American Educational Research Association

Appalachian Studies Association

American Educational Studies Association

 

HONORS

 

  1. Recipient of Graduate Student Senate Travel Fund.

 

  1. Recipient of Graduate Student Senate Travel Fund.

 

  1. Recipient of Educational Psychology and Counseling Department Travel Fund.

 

  1. Recipient of the Seaton Graduate Fellowship, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

 

2007-2011. Pike County Youth Leadership Council, Consultant of the Year

 

2010-2011. Selected to implement Spanish video-conference teaching program, Pike County Schools

 

2010-2011. Yearbook dedication, Belfry High School

 

  1. Selected teacher for senior college transition math program, Eastern Kentucky University

 

  1. Community Outreach Grant, Pike County Schools

 

2004-2005. David School Teacher of the Year

 

 

LANGUAGES

 

Spanish (Fluent)

 

 

 

 

REFERENCES

 

Katherine H. Greenberg, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita

khgreen@utk.edu

535 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex
1122 Volunteer Boulevard
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-3452

Phone: 865-974-8145

 

Barbara Thayer-Bacon, Ph.D.

Professor

bthayer@utk.edu

420 Claxton Complex

1122 Volunteer Blvd.

Knoxville, TN 37996-3452

865-974-9505

 

Karee Dunn, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

kdunn15@utk.edu

514 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex
1122 Volunteer Boulevard
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-3452

865-974-4210

 

Sandra P. Thomas, Ph.D.

Professor

sthomas@utk.edu

College of Nursing

1200 Volunteer Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37996

865-974-4151

 

Ralph Brockett, Ph.D.

Professor

brockett@utk.edu

526 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex
1122 Volunteer Boulevard
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-3452

865-974-2227

 

 

 

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