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Associate Professor of Social Studies Education

Fulbright Scholar to Kenya

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Website:  https://jmubethechange.wordpress.com/tag/michelle-cude/

Areas of specialization: Social Studies Teacher Education, Secondary ;  Active Learning Methodologies in Teacher Education ; Service Learning in Teacher Training; Cross Cultural Competencies and Values Education 

Publications

Cude, M. D., & Haraway, D. L., (2017). Documenting preservice teacher growth through critical assessment of online lesson plans. The Teacher Educators’ Journal, 10, Association of Teacher Educators, Virginia.

Cude, M.D., Taylor Jaffee, A., Dillard, P. D., Hulsey, J., & Sandman, A. (2016). Integrating content and pedagogy: A collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to social studies teacher education. Social Studies Research and Practice [Interdisciplinary Education Feature], 11 (3). 

Taylor Jaffee, A., Cude, M. D., & Schick, L. C. (2016). Transforming social studies teacher education: Teaching civics to adult English language learners. Journal of Research in Curriculum and Instruction 20 (3), 253-263.

Cude, M. D. (2015, August 31).  The gift that Nasaruni brings: How working with Nasaruni and Moses Sayo has impacted JMU students … and me as a professor. [Blog Post]. Retrieved from https://jmubethechange.wordpress.com/tag/alice-sayo/ 

John Saye & Social Studies Inquiry Research Collaborative (SSIRC) (2013): Authentic pedagogy: Its presence in social studies classrooms and relationship to student performance on state-mandated tests, Theory & Research in Social Education, 41 (1), 89-132.

**Note: I am one of the authors listed on the front page as part of the writing team of SSIRC for this article (writers & researchers).

Cude, M.D. (2012) Teaching democracy… Is it more complicated than we think? An ethnographic case study in St. Petersburg, Russia. Curriculum & Teaching Dialogue, 14 (1 & 2), 49-63.

Cude, M.D. (2010). Can you still catch fish with New Social Studies bait? Ted Fenton and the Carnegie-Mellon Social Studies Project.  In Stern, B. S. (Ed.). The New Social Studies: People, Politics and Perspectives. Midwest History of Education. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.

Van Hover, S. and Cude, M.D. (2004). Ambitious teaching in an age of accountability. Theory and Research in Social Education 32 (3).

Presentations

National and International

Cude, M. D., (2017, May). How Does a Girls’ School Transform a Community? Conference Presentation at IUPUI Community Service Learning Research Academy, Indianapolis, IN.

Cude, M. D., Jirele, C., Dixon, K., & Trigg, G., (2016, December). Service Learning 101: Engage, Globalize, Transform Lives. Conference Presentation at National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Annual Conference, Washington, DC. 

Taylor Jaffee, A., Cude, M. D., & Schick, L. C., (2016, December). Preparing Globally, Culturally, and Linguistically Responsive Social Studies Educators. Conference Presentation at College and University Faculty Association (CUFA) Annual Conference, Washington, DC.

Cude, M. D. (2015). Where are the Girls? The State of Maasai Girls’ Education in Narok, Kenya. Presented at International Assembly, National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, November 20, 2015. **this research supported by CoE Faculty Research Grant from 15-16

Taylor Jaffee, A., Cude, M. D., & Schick, L. C. (2015). Transforming Social Studies Teacher Education: Teaching Civics to Adult English Language Learners. Presented at College and University Faculty Association, NCSS, Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA.

Cude, M., Taylor Jaffee, A., Dillard, D., Hulsey, J., & Sandman, A. (2014, November). Integrating content and pedagogy: A collaborative, interdisciplinary approach. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, Boston, MA.

Cude, M.D. (2014, November). A Case Study of Alice Sayo’s Nasaruni Academy for Maasai Girls. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, Boston, MA.  

Cude, M.D., & Hoover, H. (2014, November). Controversial Issues: From Conflict to Consensus. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), Boston, MA.

Cude, M. D. (2013). Civic Education Partnerships Abroad: Educational Imperialism or Educational Collaboration? A Case Study -- St. Petersburg, Russia. A presentation made to the International Assembly [IA] of NCSS Conference on November 22, 2013, in St. Louis, MO.

Cude, M.D. (2013). Gatekeepers or Advocates?   The Case of the Struggling Social Studies Pre-service Candidate. Panel participant in CUFA presentation at College and University Faculty Association Conference on November 21, 2013, in St. Louis, MO.

Cude, M.D. (2013). Through the Pedagogical Lens: The Role of Collaboration in the Making of Social Studies Educators. Paper presented at National Social Science Association National Conference in New Orleans, LA, October 8, 2013. [My paper read by Alison Sandman].

Cude, M.D. (2013) Neuroscience Applied: Concept-Mapping in the Teacher Education Classroom. A poster presentation at the Learning and the Brain Conference in Washington, DC, May 3-5, 2013. 

Saye, J., Stoddard, J., Stern, B.S., Cude, M.D., et. al. (2010). The Social Studies Inquiry Research Collaborative (SSIRC): Authentic Intellectual Challenge in Social Studies Classroom. Paper Session at CUFA National Conference. November 11, 2010.

Cude, M.D. (2009). Facing the Challenges of Field Experiences: Problems and Potential Solutions. A presentation made to the American Association of Teaching and Curriculum (AATC) National Conference in Washington, DC, October 2, 2009. 

Cude, M. D. (2008). Defining Democracy Abroad: Student Voices from St. Petersburg, Russia. A presentation made to the International Assembly [IA] Conference in Houston, TX, November 13, 2008. 

Cude, M. D., & Johnson, C. (2008). George Who? Engaging Reluctant Learners. A poster session at the National Council for the Social Studies [NCSS] Conference in Houston, TX, November 15, 2008.

Cude, M. D., & Stern, B. S. (2008). Infusing Content into Methods Courses. A round-table discussion/presentation at the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum [AATC] Conference in Austin, TX, October 10, 2008.

Cude, M.D. (2006). A Look Inside a Civic Education Classroom in St. Petersburg, Russia. A paper presented to the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) of the NCSS, at the CUFA national conference in Washington, DC, November 30, 2006.

Cude, M.D. (2006). Simulations: The Potential and Practice of Bringing History to Life. A presentation made to the National Conference for the Social Studies (NCSS) Annual Conference in Washington, DC, December 2, 2006.

Saye, J., Stoddard, J., Stern, B.S., Cude, M.D., et. al. (2011). Authentic intellectual challenge in social studies classrooms and its relationship to student learning. Paper Session at CUFA National Conference, Washington, DC. November 30, 2011. 

Stern, B. S. & Cude, M. D. (2008). Teaching without Knowing?: Facing the Challenge of Infusing Content into Social Studies Methods Courses. Presentation at College and University Faculty Association [CUFA] in Houston, TX, November 13, 2008.  

Stern, B.S., et. al. (2007). The New Social Studies: People, Programs, Politics, and Perspectives. A Symposium presented at the National Conference for CUFA in San Diego, November 29, 2007. [I was one of the symposium presenters].

Stern, B.S., Cude, M.D., Riley, K.L., & Romey, B. (2007). Beyond Memorization: What Do All Those Vocabulary Words Really Mean? A session presented at the National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, December 1, 2007.

State, Local and Regional

Cude, M. D., Jaffee, A. T., Haraway, D. & Schick, L. C., (2017, February). Community Engagement and the Reflective Teacher Educator/Researcher. Roundtable presentation at Eastern Educational Research Association (EERA) Annual Conference, Richmond, VA.          

Cude, M. D., Jaffee, A. T., Haraway, D. & Schick, L. C., (2016, March). Community Engagement and the Reflective Teacher Educator/Researcher. Roundtable presentation at Eastern Educational Research Association (EERA) Annual Conference, Richmond, VA.

Cude, M. D. (2015, October). Can Schools Change Culture? Transformation and the Nasaruni Academy Story. Presented at the Peace and Justice Studies Annual Conference at JMU, Harrisonburg, VA.

Cude, M. D., St. John, B., Moorefield, P., Pagac, J., & Tran, B. (2015, October). Service Learning as Transformative Education:  Voices of Experience. Presented at the Virginia Council for the Social Studies, Norfolk, VA.

Cude, M. D., Schick, L., & Taylor Jaffee, A. (2015, May). Creating Change in Teacher Preparation through Engagement with the Local Immigrant Community. Presented [with 2 student guest speakers] at the JMU Center for Faculty Innovation Institute, Harrisonburg, VA. 

Schick, L.S., Cude, M.D., & Taylor Jaffee, A. (2015, April). Building Capacity through University Partnerships. Presentation at the Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center (VALRC) - EL/CIVICS Symposium, Richmond, VA.

Cude, M. D., Schick, L., & Taylor Jaffee, A. (2015, March). Creating Change through Engagement with the Local Immigrant Community. Presented [with 4 student guest speakers] at the JMU President’s Diversity Conference, Harrisonburg, VA.

Cude, M.D. & Dalton, M., Geary, A., St. John, B., Tran, B. & Whitwell, S. (2014, October). Girls’ Education Globally. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Virginia Council for the Social Studies (VCSS) conference, Tyson’s Corner, VA. 

Cude, M.D. & Schick, L.S. (2014). Virginia Literacy Conference (VLLC). Richmond, VA, February 29, 2014.

Cude, M.D. & Ghant, W. (2013). CFI Service-Learning Institute/Track: Course Concept Development. Part of panel presentation at the CFI May Symposium. May 6, 2013.        

Cude, M.D. & Ghant, W. (2012). CFI Service-Learning Institute/Track: Course Concept Development. (All day workshop as part of the CFI May Symposium, requiring more background research in the theories and practice of service-learning). May 8, 2012.

Cude, M.D. & Hoover, H. (2012). Preparing students for the increased rigor of SOLs, Presentation at Virginia Council for Social Studies (VCSS) State Conference, November 2 & 3, 2012.

Cude, M.D., Schick, L., Brown, A., & Klement, M.A. (2011). Diversity in College and Community Partnerships: A Partnership Committed to Cultural Competence for Teachers and Learners. A presentation made at the JMU President’s Office Fifth Annual Conference on Diversity. March 21, 2011.

Cude, M.D. (2010).  Creating Culturally Competent Teachers: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Project.  JMU Faculty Research Symposium. May 12, 2010.

Cude, M.D. & Huebeck, M. (2009).  Tying it all together: Civics education and citizenship. Content Teaching Academy. JMU.

Cude, M.D. & Hoover, H. (2009). Controversial Issues: It’s Easier Than You Think. A presentation made to the teachers at the Virginia Council for Social Studies Education Annual Conference in Richmond, VA, October 24, 2009.

Cude, M.D. & Hoover, H. (2008).  Citizenship.  Content Teaching Academy. JMU.           

Cude, M.D., Hoover, H., & Stern, B.S. (2006). Immigration: Past, Present, and Future. A presentation made to the Virginia Council for Social Studies Education Annual Conference in Richmond, VA. October 19, 2006.

Schick, L.S., Cude, M.D., & Taylor Jaffee, A. (2015, April). Building capacity through university partnerships. Presentation at the Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center (VALRC) - EL/CIVICS Symposium, Richmond, VA.          

Schick, L.S., Cude, M.D., Taylor Jaffee, A., & Sykes, K. (2014, July). Building capacity through university partnerships. Workshop presented at the Virginia Institute for Lifelong Learning (VAILL) Conference, Radford, VA.

Stern, B. S., Hoover, H., & Cude, M. D. (2008). What Do All These Vocabulary Words Really Mean?A presentation made to the Virginia Council for Social Studies Education Annual Conference in Richmond, VA, October 19, 2008.

Collaborations and Linkages

University of Pau-France

It was requested that MMU to host one French Master of Tourism student for internship in 2014.The details to be discussed between Dean Tourism MMU and Director Tourism University of Pau France after the conference.

Clemson University - U.S.A.

Exchange research, training and workshop conference Developing a tourism information system for Maasai Mara Game Reserve

University of Bordeaux 3-France

Establishment of a French Language Institute/ centre Maasai Mara University is currently teaching French language to students undertaking tourism, arts and hospitality courses.

Aarhus University- Denmark

Establish and promote joint research, development projects and academic cooperation with focus on the Maasai Mara (ecosystem, living conditions, economic growth and biodiversity)

Regents University-London-U.K

Areas of collaboration: Education cooperation and articulation programmes. Research collaboration Exchange of students, faculty and staff members Joint consultancy activities Knowledge transfer Participation in seminar and academic meetings Exchange of academic materials and other information.

Kenya Industrial Estates

Create incubation centers and incubate student's projects with potential for commercialization. Attachment of MMU staff to enterprise funded through KIE for purposes of gaining experience that would be ploughed back into teaching.

University of Hertfordshire.- London-U.K

To conduct a survey to identify current research, educational, policy and regulatory activities (Governmental, academic, NGO)

University of Munster, Germany

The parties agree to collaborate in the following area of mutual interest: Explore possibilities for joint research programmes, Exchanges for students.

Physical Address

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