Assistant Professor, Foundations of EducationDwayne Ray Cormier, Ph.D. [View Image]
The intersection among teachers’ stated beliefs, observable teaching practices, and student interactions implicated by the sociocultural gap along with their impact on teacher-student relationships, student learning outcomes, and organizational/school culture.
Dr. Dwayne Ray Cormier’s research is focused on bridging the sociocultural gap between educational practitioners and students who are minoritized, marginalized, and othered within PreK-20 teaching and learning context. He has developed the Cultural Proficiency Continuum Dialogic Protocol, which is a pedagogical tool designed to examine and classify individuals or groups' cultural competency regarding the experiences that take place in majority-minority schools and classrooms. He is also interested and experienced in developing equity-minded summer bridge programs aimed to develop and prepare underrepresented minority (URM) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) students' academic and social skills to persist and transition through their higher education.
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