Laura   M.  Jewett

Associate Professor  

Office: BMAIN 2.31
Phone: (956) 882-8269
Email: laura.jewett@utrgv.edu

Dr. Laura M. Jewett

My goal as an associate professor at UTRGV is to be a productive, engaged scholar who actively participates-- through presentations, publication and service-- in national and international arenas of curriculum theory, qualitative research and social foundations while inspiring students as an effective, innovative teacher.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Epistemology, curriculum and culture, qualitative research
  • Education

    • PhD, Curriculum and Instruction, Louisiana State University, 2006
    • MS, Curriculum and Instruction, Oklahoma State University, 2000
    • BA, English, Oklahoma State University, 1997
  • Currently Teaching

    EDFR 8322 90L - Adv Sociocultural Inquiry Educ:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    EDCI 8380 06 - Dissertation:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Laura Jewett and Zulema Williams. "Faraway Eyes: A Lived Curriculum of Daughter Care," Critical Intersections in Curriculum and Pedagogy. Charlotte NC: Information Age, 2018: 239-249.

  • Laura Jewett and Krystal Doctoral Student. "GENERATING CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS AND FOSTERING BELONGING USING STORY CIRCLE PEDAGOGY," Scarborough: National Association of African American Studies, 2016: 481-502.

  • William Doll and Laura Jewett. "Edotitor's Comments ," Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education 11, no. 1 (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2014): 1.

  • Laura Jewett and Hector Castillo. NCATE Institutional Report Addendum. March 2014: 54+40 exhibits.

  • William Doll and Laura Jewett. "Editor’s comments. ," Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education 10, no. 1 (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2013): 1.

  • Laura Jewett and Nector castillo. NCATE Institutional Report. October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2013: 150+exhibits.

  • Laura Jewett and Jolanta Santana-Smolen. "The curriculum that care forgot. Espinosa, M. (Ed.) Liminal Spaces and Call for Praxis(ing).," ). Liminal Spaces and Call for Praxis(ing). . Charlotte, NC: Information Age, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2013.

  • Laura Jewett. "Casting Curricular Circles, or The Sorcerer, the Phantom and the Troubadour," Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education 8, no. 2 (September 2011).

  • M Fleener, Laura Jewett, Jola Smolen, and Russell Carson. "Creating spaces for service learning research: Implications for emergent action and civic ingenuity," Problematizing service-learning: Critical reflections for development and action. Charlotte, NC: Information Age, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2011: 3-17.

  • Laura Jewett. Strange Solidarity: Strange Fruit. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, , 21, no. 6 2008: 669-672.



Selected Presentations


  • Laura Jewet. "Corrido & Curriculum as Expressive Culture," 2018 Meeting of International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies, IAACS, Melbourne, Australia (November 2018)

  • Laura Jewett and Zulema Williams. "Dementia’s Dutiful Daughters: Engendering the Curriculum of Daughter Care Paper," 2018 Annual Curriculum & Pedagogy Conference, Curriculum & Pedagogy, New Orleans, LA (October 2018)

  • Caroline Hesse, James Jupp, and Laura Jewett. "Activating Potential Powerhouses: Transforming HSIs into Sites of Social Justice ," 2018 Annual National Curriculum & Pedagogy Conference, Curriculum & Pedagogy Group, New Orleans, LA (October 2018)

  • Laura Jewett and Krystal Yanez. "The Story Circle as Locally Grown, Critical Pedagogy," 2018 Annual National Curriculum & Pedagogy Conference , Curriculum & Pedagogy Group, New Orleans, LA (October 2018)

  • Laura Jewett. "Complexifying Curriculum, Inspiriting Education: Reawakenings via the Vision and Voice of William Doll Jr," 2018 Annual National Curriculum & Pedagogy Conference, , Curriculum & Pedagogy Group, New Orleans, LA (October 2018)

  • Laura Jewett, Freyca Calderon Berumen, and Miryam Espinosa-Dulanto. "Critical Intersections of Curriculum & Pedagogy," 2018 Annual National Curricuum & Pedagogy Conference, Curriculum & Pedagogy Group, New Orleans, LA (October 2018)

  • Laura Jewett. "Social Justice & Narrative Research," 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, AERA, New York (May 2018)

  • Laura Jewett. "Corrido as Epistemological Contraband," International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, The University of Illinois & The International Center for Qualitative Inquiry, the Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (May 2018)

  • laura Jewett. "Rethinking Curriculum and Pedagogies through Femiist Praxis," 2018 American Educational Research Association, AERA, New York (April 2018)

  • Laura Jewett. "Complexity Perspectives o Teacher Professional Development," 2018 American Educational Research Association, AERA, (April 2018)

Current Courses

EDFR 8322 90L - Adv Sociocultural Inquiry Educ:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
EDCI 8380 06 - Dissertation:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses