Loyola University Maryland

Center for Innovation in Urban Education (CIUE)

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows Examine Teaching in Urban Spaces

Faculty Speaker Series

Loyola University Maryland’s Center for Innovation in Urban Education (CIUE) presents “Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows Examine Teaching in Urban Spaces” on Monday, November 12, at 6 p.m. in McGuire Hall West in the Andrew White Student Center on Loyola University Maryland’s Baltimore Evergreen Campus as the second installment of the 2018-2019 CIUE Faculty Speaker Series. Preceding the event, the CIUE will host a reception beginning at 5:15 p.m. in the McGuire Hall Atrium. Doors will open for the event at 5:45 p.m.

This event will showcase the research of our Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows, Dr. Boni Wozolek and Dr. Tommy Ender. The School of Education is privileged to host the only Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows at Loyola by way of Loyola’s Inclusive Excellence Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship. Both Dr. Wozolek and Dr. Ender will briefly speak to their experience as Fellows, and then give presentations on their unique research on teaching in urban spaces. To learn more about their individual presentations, please see the summaries below.

Presenters: Dr. Boni Wozolek and Dr. Tommy Ender

Moderator: Dr. Mark Lewis

Selected Research:

Dr. Boni Wozolek, Post-Doctoral Fellow

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Presenting: “Woodson's Still on Point: Inter-actions with Capitals of Shame and Assemblages of Violence in Urban Schools”

This presentation explores how shame is enacted against marginalized people and groups in schools and communities as a tool that maintains historical, political, and cultural structures of power. Although shame can be used across contexts, this presentation focuses on how shame becomes a form of violence in urban schools and communities in ways that shape the daily interactions in a place that our youth should always be and feel safe -- the classrooms and corridors of school.

Learn more about Dr. Boni Wozolek

Dr. Tommy Ender, Post-Doctoral Fellowtommy-ender

Presenting: “A Different Experience of Urban Education: An Autoethnographic Performance

This presentation concentrates on Ender’s experiences working with students and teachers at a Baltimore City school through performative autoethnography. Performative autoethnography encourages the individual to recognize and deconstruct their positionalities when confronting dominant cultural and educational narratives.

Learn more about Dr. Tommy Ender 

Faculty Bios:

Dr. Boni Wozolek

Dr. Wozolek is currently an Inclusive Excellence Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the School of Education at Loyola University Maryland. She received her PhD from the School of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Studies from Kent State University. Her work considers questions of social justice, qualitative research methods, and teaching practices that focus on the

examination of race, gender (with its multiple forms and identities), and sexual orientation in schools. Dr. Wozolek is the recipient of the 2012 James T. Sears Award for her paper The Nested Nature of M/othering: Complicating Curriculum Conversations, a 2016 Outstanding Dissertation Recognition Award from Division B (Curriculum Studies) of the American Educational Research Association, and a 2018 inductee into Kent State University’s Hall of Fame for her work with marginalized student populations. She is the author of nearly 20 articles, book chapters, encyclopedia entries, and editorials. Her forthcoming publications include an edited book on Black Lives Matter in Education, a second edited book on Emancipatory Education, an article on what she calls the school-to-coffin pipeline for LGBTQ+ youth, and a book chapter on racism-as-affect. In addition to her publications, Dr. Wozolek is engaged in 3 research studies: One with urban middle school youth, a second with a Juvenile Diversion Program, and a third with victims of domestic violence in India. Finally, Dr. Wozolek serves on the Executive Council for the American Educational Studies Association (AESA), a section co-chair for the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and is a member of the University of Michigan's National Center for Institutional Diversity. Dr. Wozolek was a world language teacher for over a decade and has continued her work with K-12 teachers by leading anti-racist, anti-homophobic/transphobic inservices in public schools.

Click here to see Dr. Wozolek’s Curriculum Vitae.

Dr. Tommy Ender 

Tommy Ender, Ph.D., is an Inclusive Excellent Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the School of Education at Loyola University Maryland. Ender earned his B.A. in History & Political Science from Drew University, and his M.Ed. in Secondary Education from the University of New Hampshire. He spent a decade in the K-12 classroom, teaching social studies, Spanish, and English as a Second Language (ESL) in North Carolina and New Jersey. Ender has publications that examine social studies, urban education, and identity. Ender recently served as the commencement speaker for the Archbishop Borders School graduation ceremony.

Click here to see Dr. Ender’s Curriculum Vitae.