Dr. Cheryl Hunter is currently an Associate Professor and Department Chair of Teaching, Leadership, and Professional Practice in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of North Dakota. She received her PhD in Education Leadership and Policy Studies at Indiana University with a concentration in International and Comparative Education and a focus on qualitative research methodology. As a Spencer Foundation Fellow at Indiana University, she worked closely with Sociology faculty exploring the national discourse of school public school vouchers and education policy implications as well as the use of narrative methodologies for pedagogical purposes. She was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Cleveland Clinic College of Medicine where she focused on the areas of teaching pedagogy, assessment, and effective practice within the framework of medical education. Her background in sociology, diversity in education, rural education, and critical methodology have produced scholarly works in the areas of interculturalization and cultural competency in teacher education as well as rural leadership and policy.
REGULAR ASSIGNMENTS *Courses taught as distance, online, or hybird are starred
University of North Dakota
Graduate courses taught: *EFR 500 Foundations of Educational Thought; EFR 505 Sociological Foundations of Education; *EFR 506 Multicultural Education; *EFR 510 Qualitative Research Methods; EFR 520 Advanced Qualitative Research Methods; EFR 525 Comparative and International Education; EFR 590 Special Topics: Translational Research
Undergraduate courses taught: Educ 203 Multiculturalism/Diversity in Education; Educ 232/233 Developmentally Appropriate Practice; Educ 364 Literacy Methods for Early Childhood; Phed 360: Health, Fitness, and Movement in Early Childhood.
Graduate courses taught: H520 Social Issues in Education; *Y520 Introduction to Research Methodology.
Undergraduate courses taught: H340 Education and American Culture; M300 Multicultural/Diversity course for Secondary Educators; E348 Foundations of Early Care: infants and toddlers.
Parson, L & Hunter, C. (2019) Exploring differences in principal experiences according to rurality: A mixed-methods study. Planning and Changing 49(1/2) pp. 37-61
De Silva, R., & Hunter, C. (2019). Art and the Voices Within: Exploring K?naka Women’s Storytelling in the Visual Medium Through Portraiture and K?naka ‘?iwi Methodologies. Te Kaharoa, 12(1) https://www.tekaharoa.com/index.php/tekaharoa/article/view/278
Felege, C., Romsdahl, R., Hunter, J.E., Hunter, C., & Ellis-Felege, S. (2019). Immersive field experiences lead to higher level learning and more translational impact on students. Journal of Environmental Studies andSciences 9(3), 286-296.
Johansen, L., Evanson, T., Ralph, J., Hunter, C., & Hart, G. (2018) Experiences of rural health nurses who commute to larger communities. Journal of Rural Health Nursing 18(2) pp. 224-264
De Silva, R., Gleditsch, R., Job, C., Jesme, S., Urness, B., & Hunter, C. (2018) Igniting student learning through teacher engagement in Culturally Relevant Pedagogy. Multicultural Education 25(3&4), pp. 23-28
Felege, C., Hunter, C., Hunter, J., & Felege, S. (2018) Pedagogy and practice in STEM field experiences: intersections of student and mentor identity and impacts upon student outcomes). Journal of Education for Teaching 44 (4) DOI: 10.1080/02607476.1450818
Jesme, S., Tamukong, D., deSilva, R., Gleditsch, R. Job, C., & Hunter, C. (2017). Narrating the life of a multiculturalist: Marybeth Gasman’s refrain of resilience. Multicultural Education 25 (1), pp. 16-20
Morrisette, V., Jesme, S., & Hunter, C.A. (2017). Teacher and Administrator Perceptions of Gender in the Classroom. Educational Studies p.1-18 DOI: 10.1080/03055698.2017.1373631
Felege, C., Hahn, E., Hunter, C., & Gleditsch, R. (2016). Bench, bedside, curbside, and home: Translational research to include transformative change using education research. Journal of Research Practice 12(2), pp.1-11
Gleditsch, R., Hahn, E., Molapo, T. & Hunter, C.A. (2016). Intercultural Competency in Social Studies Education Methods. Journal of Natural Inquiry and Reflective Practice 29:2, pp.105-120
Parson, L., Hunter, C. A., & Kallio, B. (2016) Exploring educational leadership in rural schools. Planning and Changing: An Educational Leadership and Policy Journal 47:1/2, pp.63-81
Molapo, T., Parson, L., Hunter, C., & Butz, J. (2016). Changes in principal evaluation standards: A case study of North Dakota. School Leadership Review 11:1, pp. 18-25
Hunter, C.A., Winkle-Wagner, R., & Ortloff, D. (2014). Out of our Comfort Zones: Teaching Qualitative Research at a Distance. The Qualitative Report 19:45, pp. 1-24
Kartoshkina, Y. & Hunter, C.A. (2014). Applying cognitive task analysis methodology in educational research. Journal of Research & Method in Education 4:5, pp. 51-57
Hunter, C.A. & Gutierrez, A.R. (2013). Learning language is ‘hard work’: Pre-service teacher reflections upon second language acquisition through cultural immersion. Journal of Pedagogy, Pluralism, and Practice 5:1, pp.1-23
Diwadkar, G.B., Hunter, C.A., & Jelovsek, J.E. (2012). Critical decision method: Eliciting principles of teaching and learning vaginal hysterectomy. Journal of Reproductive Medicine 57:6, pp. 463-469
Gutierrez, A.R. & Hunter, C.A. (2012). Learning about literacy outside the classroom: Pre-service teachers reflect on learning a second language through cultural immersion. Journal of Education for Teaching 38:5, pp. 629–632
Hunter, C.A. (2012). Intimate space within institutionalized birth: women’s experiences birthing with doulas. Anthropology and Medicine 19:3, pp. 315–326
Hunter, C. & Eder, D. (2010). The Role of Storytelling in Understanding Children's Moral/Ethic Decision-Making, Multicultural Perspectives, 12: 4, pp. 223 — 228
Hunter, C. A. (2007) On the Outskirts of Education: The Liminal Space of Rural Teen Pregnancy. Ethnography and Education, 2(1), pp.75-92
Hunter, C.A., & Pearson, D. (Eds) (2016). Interculturalization and Current Applications in Teacher Education. Journal of Natural Inquiry and Reflective Practice 29:2 pp. 45-132
Hunter, C., & Kallio, A. (2016). Understanding Doulas and Childbirth: Women, Love, and Advocacy. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Hunter, C., Pearson, D., & Gutierrez, A.R. (2014). Interculturalization and Teacher Education: From Theory to Practice. New York: Routledge / Taylor & Francis Group.
Winkle-Wagner, R., Hunter, C.A., & Ortloff, J.D. (Eds) (paperback 2013, 2009). Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice in Educational Research: Methods at the Margins. New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan
Hunter, C.A. & Molapo, T. (2014). Current Challenges and Future Trends for Teacher Training in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Focused Look at Botswana and Lesotho. In Annual Review of Comparative and International Education 2014, Volume 25 in the International Perspectives on Education and Society Series. London UK: Emerald Publishing, pp. 295-328
Hunter, C.A. (2009). Breaking the Hymen and Re-Claiming the Cherry: Adolescent Language Use in the Sexual Education Classroom. In Winkle-Wagner, R., Hunter, C.A., and Ortloff, J.D. Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice in Educational Research: Methods at the Margins. New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 185-197.
Winkle-Wagner, R., Ortloff, J.D., & Hunter, C.A. (2009). The Not-Center: The Margins and Educational Research. In Winkle-Wagner, R., Hunter, C.A., and Ortloff, J.D. Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice in Educational Research: Methods at the Margins. New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan, pp.1-11.
Ortloff, J.D., Hunter, C.A., & Winkle-Wagner, R. (2009). Methods and the Margins: Realigning the Center, A Postscript. In Winkle-Wagner, R., Hunter, C.A., and Ortloff, J.D. Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice in Educational Research: Methods at the Margins. New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 227-231.
AWARDS and HONORS
Recipient (2016), Thomas J. Clifford Faculty Award for Graduate or Professional Teaching Excellence, UND. This award recognizes individual graduate or professional faculty who meet the highest standards in teaching as recognized by their students and peers.
Finalist (2013),Thomas J. Clifford Faculty Award for Graduate or Professional Teaching Excellence, UND
Recipient (2011), President's Award for Outstanding Paper, The Society of Gynecologic Surgeons
Diwadkar, G. and Hunter, C. (2011) Using cognitive task analysis to understand the critical components of performing vaginal hysterectomy. 37th Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeon's, San Antonio, TX. April 11, 2011
Cleveland Clinic Scholarship in Teaching Award (2010). This award was based upon collaborative research on the implications of using virtual technology for teaching communication skills to medical students.
Distinguished Educator Certificate (2009), Cleveland Clinic Academy. This award represents completion of a year-long faculty development training series and successful faculty teaching observations.
Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University (2008-2009). The medical education fellowship provided the opportunity to hone my skills as a qualitative methodologist by consulting on multiple research projects with faculty. I completed an independent research project on the assessment of portfolios in medical education, participated in faculty development projects, evaluation projects and completed the Distinguished Educator Series.
John H. Edwards, Graduate Fellowship, Indiana University (2006-2007). The John H. Edwards Fellowship is one of the University’s most prestigious academic awards at Indiana University; a university-wide committee selects fellows of superior scholastic ability, intellectual capacity, good citizenship and character as demonstrated by a strong record of voluntary public service.
Spencer Foundation, Graduate Fellowship Discipline Based Scholarship in Education (2002-2003; 2003-2004). The Spencer Fellowship offered a unique opportunity to gain direct research experience with Sociology faculty and interdisciplinary research/study opportunities in collaborations between departments.
Ph.D. Education Leadership and Policy Studies (2007)
School of Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Concentration: International and Comparative Education
M.S. Elementary Education (1999)
Indiana University, Bloomington
License Awarded 1997
B.A. Sociology (with Honors) (1995)
Butler University, Indianapolis, IN
Faculty Special Appointment (2017), Indiana University, Office of Graduate Education. Supervisor: Dr. David Daleke, Associate Dean of Graduate Education and Vice Provost for Health Sciences.
Instructional Fellow (2017- 2018), U.S. Army Cadre and Faculty Development Course in the Educational Leadership, Evaluation, and Organizational Development Department (ELEOD) at the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), University of Louisville.
Associate Professor (2016- current), Assistant Professor (2011-2016), University of North Dakota, Educational Foundations and Research
Assistant Professor (2009-2010), Hiram College, Education Department
Post Doctoral Research Fellow (2008-2009), Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. The medical education fellowship provided the opportunity to hone my skills as a qualitative methodologist by consulting on multiple research projects with faculty. I completed an independent research project on the assessment of portfolios in medical education, participated in faculty development projects, evaluation projects and completed the Distinguished Educator Series.
Visiting Assistant Professor (2007-2008), Indiana University, Education Leadership and Policy Studies Department