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Dr. Altheria Caldera

Assistant Professor


Department of Curriculum and Instruction


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

Teaching Responsibilities:

EDCI 595, Research Literature and Technology

EDCI 538, Classroom Management for Teachers

EDCI 559, Diversity in Equity in Education

ELED 523, Internship in Elementary/Middle School

Research and Teaching Interests:

My teaching and research focus on how educators can improve outcomes for minoritized students.


Caldera, A. (2018). Woke pedagogy. A framework for teaching and learning. Diversity, Social Justice, & the Educational Leader, 2(3), 1-11.

Caldera, A. & Morton, T. (2018). Reading the word and world in Haiti: Literacy education for social justice. READ: An Online Journal for Literacy Educators, 4(6), 28-36.

Caldera, Altheria. (2017). Black feminist epistemology, pedagogy, and methodologies: A review of literature. In K.T. Edwards & M. del Guadalupe Davidson (Eds.) College curriculum at         the crossroads: How women of color reflect and resist in the academy. New York: Routledge.

Caldera, A., Whitaker, M., & Popova, D.A. (In press). Classroom management in urban schools: Proposing a course framework.

Caldera, A. (Accepted). Kicking out and throwing away Black girls: An analysis of of  a school district’s policies and practices. Texas Education Review.

Caldera, A. (Accepted). Towards Wholeness: Anzaldúan Theorizing Used to Imagine Culturally Accepting Educative Spaces for Black Girls.

Caldera, A. (In review). Positioned to Look: Black feminist cartography, a post-colonial critical qualitative research methodology.

Professional Service:

Reviewer, Journal of Teacher Action Research

Reviewer, Education and Urban Society

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