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Dr. Altheria Caldera

Assistant Professor


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Office Location: EdSouth 224


Professional Vita

Dr. Altheria Caldera


Ph.D. Curriculum Studies, Texas Christian University

Graduate Certificate, Women and Gender Studies

M.Ed. English Education, University of West Alabama

B.A. English, Stillman College

Teaching Certification:

Texas Standard Certificate-English, Language Arts, Reading (7-12), ESL Endorsement

Secondary Teaching Experience:

1998-2000, Bessemer City Schools, Middle School English/Language Arts/Reading

2000-2003, Tuscaloosa County Schools, Middle School English/Language Arts/Reading

2003-2004, Fort Worth Independent School District, Middle School English/Language Arts/Reading

Post-Secondary Teaching Experience:

2004-2007, Full-time Instructor-Tarrant County College District, English Composition/Developmental Writing

2007-2012, Full-time Instructor-Tarrant County College District, Teacher Education

Fall 2014, Adjunct Instructor-Tarleton State University, Teacher Education

Spring 2016, Adjunct Instructor-Texas Christian University, Women and Gender Studies

Current Teaching Responsibilities:

EDCI 595, Research Literature and Technology

EDCI 538, Classroom Management for Teachers

ELED 523, Internship in Elementary/Middle School

Research and Teaching Interests

My research and teaching investigates the ways identity markers such as race, class, gender, sexuality (and the intersections of these markers) influence the educational experiences of children and families and ways educators can improve learning outcomes for minoritized populations.


Caldera, Altheria. (2017).  Black feminist epistemology, pedagogy, and scholarship.  College curriculum at the crossroads: How women of color reflect and resist in the academy. New York: Routledge.

Professional Service:

Member, Curriculum and Pedagogy Group Governing Council

Reviewer, Curriculum and Pedagogy Group 2015 Annual Conference

Reviewer, Gender and Education Special Issue, “Theorising Curriculum in Colour and Curves: Black Women with/in Curriculum Studies

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