Jacqueline   B.  Koonce

Assistant Professor  

Office: BMAIN 2.110
Phone: (956) 882-6516
Email: jacqueline.koonce@utrgv.edu

Dr. Jacqueline B. Koonce

  • Areas of Expertise

    • marginalized racial populations
    • print and digital literacy
    • phenomenology
    • other qualitative methods
    • ethic of care impact on students
  • Education

    • PhD, Curriculum Instruction and Teacher Education Language and Literacy Education, Michigan State University, 2014
    • MA, English Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2000
    • BS, English Education, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, 1999
  • Currently Teaching

    READ 3320 03 - Early Literacy Development:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    READ 3320 02 - Early Literacy Development:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    READ 3350 01 - Lit & Disc Learn Elem Sch:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Jacqueline Koonce. "Critical Race Theory and Caring as Channels for Transcending Borders between an African American Professor and her Latina/o Students ," International Journal of Multicultural Education (June 2018).

  • Karin Lewis and Jacqueline Koonce. "Outsider Transplants at a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI): Teacher Educators Enacting an Ethic of Care," Texas Association of Teacher Educators 7, (November 2017): 99-106.

  • Jacqueline Koonce. "Oooh, It's Sooo Good: Black Adolescent Females Experiencing the Delicacy of Reading," Fort Lauderdale, FL: The Qualitative Report 22, no. 3 (March 2017): 873-894.

  • Jacqueline Koonce. "The Roles of Digital Literacies and Critical Literacy for Black Adolescent Females," Boca Raton, FL: Journal of Literacy and Technology 18, no. 1 (March 2017): 80-104.

  • Jacqueline Koonce. "“Oh, those loud Black girls!”: A phenomenological study of Black girls talking with an attitude. ," Annual Editions: Multicultural Education, 17th Edition. McGraw-Hill, no. 17 2014.

  • Jacqueline Koonce. "" Oh, Those Loud Black Girls!": A Phenomenological Study of Black Girls Talking with an Attitude.," Journal of Language and Literacy Education 8, no. 2 (2012): 26–46.

  • Denise Troutman, Jacqueline Koonce, and Bonnie Williams. "IGALA6, IGALA 6 Conference," (2010).

  • Melissa Brooks-Yip and Jacqueline Koonce. "Taking Another Look at Struggling Adolescent Readers," Language Arts Journal of Michigan 26, no. 1 (2010): 13.

  • Jacqueline Koonce and Denise Troutman. A Case Study of a 112-year-old African American Woman.

  • Elena Venegas and Jacqueline Koonce. "The Experiences of Women of Color at HSIs," .



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Jacqueline Koonce. Exploring and Sharing an Ethic of Care in Critical Pedagogy: Outsiders/Non-Hispanic Faculty at an Hispanic Serving Institution, RGV Focus and UTRGV College of Education and P-16 Integration, $1,250.00 (January 12, 2017 - August 12, 2017)

  • Karin Lewis. Special Interest Research Group: Cultivating an Ethic of Care at a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI)-Individual Stories and a Collective Narrative, College of Education & P-16 Integration, $1,250.00 (January 2017 - May 2017)



Selected Presentations


  • Elena Venegas and Jacqueline Koonce. "Underrepresented: Women of Color in the Professoriate," Women in the Academy, Baylor University, Waco, TX (April 2018)

  • Janine Schall, Patricia McHatton, Eugenio Saenz, Isela Almaguer, Angela Chapman, Miryam Espinosa-Dulanto, Jennifer Esquierdo, Veronica Estrada, Ariana Garza, Jacqueline Koonce, Leticia Deleon, Karin Lewis, Dagoberto Ramirez, Felicia Rodriguez, Cinthya Saavedra, and Vejoya Viren. "Building Identity, Practice and Research at a Hispanic Serving College of Education, Pt. 1," 45th Annual TABE Conference, Texas Association for Bilingual Education, McAllen, TX (October 2017)

  • Isela Almaguer, Angela Chapman, Leticia Deleon, Jennifer Esquierdo, Miryam Espinosa-Dulanto, Veronica Estrada, Ariana Garza, Jacqueline Koonce, Karin Lewis, Patricia McHatton, Dagoberto Ramirez, Felicia Rodriguez, Cinthya Saavedra, Eugenio Saenz, Janine Schall, and Vejoya Viren. "Building Identity, Practice and Research at a Hispanic Serving College of Education, Pt. 2," 45th Annual TABE Conference, Texas Association for Bilingual Education, McAllen, TX (October 2017)

  • Karin Lewis, Miryam Espinosa-Dulanto, Jacqueline Koonce, and Vejoya Viren. "Cultivating and Ethic of Care at a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI): Individual Stories and a Collective Narrative," Simposio InterAmericano De Etnografia Y Educacion, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX (September 2017)

  • Karin Lewis, Miryam Espinosa-Dulanto, Jacqueline Koonce, and Vejoya Viren. "Cultivating an Ethic of Care at a HSI: Individual Stories and a Collective Narrative," Special Interest Research Group (SIRG) Exhibition, UTRGV College of Education & P-16 Integration and RGV Focus, Brownsville, TX (May 2017)

  • Jacqueline Koonce. "Transcending Racial Boundaries Through Caring: The Autoethnography of an African American Professor and Latina/o Students," American Educational Research Association 2017, American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, Texas (April 2017)

  • Karin Lewis and Jacqueline Koonce. "Cultivating an Ethic of Care: Students Learning from Professors Outside their Culture," Fitting In/Standing Out: The Psychology of Groups, Southwestern Psychological Association (SWPA), San Antonio, TX (April 2017)

  • Karin Lewis, Jacqueline Koonce, Miryam Espinosa-Dulanto, and Vejoya Viren. "Cultivating an Ethic of Care at a HSI: Individual Stories and a Collective Narrative," SIRG Pulse-Check, UTRGV College of Education & P-16 Integration and RGV Focus, Weslaco, TX (March 2017)

  • Jacqueline Koonce. "Relating to Latina/o Students," International Research Conference , National Association of African American Studies & Affiliates, South Padre Island, Texas (October 2015)

  • Jacqueline Koonce. "“Oooh, It’s Sooo Good!”: Black Adolescent Females Experiencing the Delicacy of Reading," UTB-TSC -- Universidad Americana del Noreste Binational Conference - XXI Encuentro Binacional de Educacion: Congreso Internacional de Educacion., Brownsville, TX (October 2014)

Current Courses

READ 3320 03 - Early Literacy Development:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
READ 3320 02 - Early Literacy Development:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
READ 3350 01 - Lit & Disc Learn Elem Sch:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses