Rebecca Crocker McMullen

Rebecca C. McMullen, Ph.D.

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REBECCA C. MCMULLEN, PH.D.

CURRICULUM VITA

Professor and Graduate Faculty Member
Fort Valley State University
Department of Teacher Education

DEGREES EARNED

Ph.D., 2005
GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY
Department of Special Education & Educational Psychology
Atlanta, Georgia
Major: Special Education
Concentration: Teacher Preparation and Learning Disabilities

M.Ed., 1986
AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY
Department of Special Education: Augusta, Georgia
Major: Special Education

B.A., 1976
MERCER UNIVERSITY
Department of Special Education: Macon, Georgia
Major: Special Education
Minor: Psychology

CURRENT TEACHING CERTIFICATES

  • Georgia State Certification, T-7 in Adaptive Curriculum P-12 Consultative
  • Georgia State Certification, T-7 in Behavior Disorders P-12 Consultative
  • Georgia State Certification, T-7 in General Curriculum P-12 Consultative
  • Georgia State Certification, T-7 in Learning Disabilities P-12 Consultative
  • Georgia State Certification, T-7 in Social Science Cognitive Level P-5
  • Georgia State Certification, T-7 in Science Cognitive Level 4-8

TEACHING, SERVICE, AND/OR ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

2016                           
Interim Dean, College of Education, Fort Valley State University

2016
Promotion to Full Professor.

2016
Councilor of Undergraduate Research, Education Division, Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

2014-2015                 
Principal Investigator, Title I Grant from the Georgia Academy for the Blind in collaboration with Drs. Stephen Wills and Rob Sumowski.

Identified and facilitated a process that contributed to the development of independent professional learning communities. Managed and assisted with designing internal pacing guides, encourage the use of evidence-based standards, formative assessments, and data collection for decision-making. Total: $12,999.

2014-Present              
Championed the Call Me MISTER Comprehensive Plan.

Led Drs. Lyndall Muschell, Nicole DeClouette, Larry Bacnik, and Rob Sumowski in drafting the comprehensive plan for implementing the Call Me MISTER Initiative at GC. Included tasks such as researching the literature, meeting with the CMM founder, Dr. Roy Jones, drafting numerous plans, collaborating with the Financial Aid Office, admissions office, and the Office of Equity and Diversity. Currently, this initiative requires serving on the CMM Executive Board to make decisions about creating successful pathways into teaching for minority males.

2013- Present             
Program Coordinator, Special Education Program

Managed program scheduling across semesters, completed assessments such as SACS, PAAR, SMART, and Prioritization reports. Facilitated program meetings, monitored online schedules, monitored web postings, conferenced with faculty during problematic situations, implemented summer advisement, and followed all process and timeline expectations for data entry and data management.

2010 -2013                 
Chair, Educational Development Committee of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.

Conducted workshops for 60 African American middle and high school girls and their parents from surrounding counties to attend career development workshops. Girls from Putnam, Hancock, and Baldwin Counties in Georgia attended. Invited Delta Sigma Theta teachers from Putnam, Hancock, and Baldwin Counties in Georgia to assist with addressing topics such as test-taking skills, Math tips, electronic ethics, and cyber bulling. Drs. Rosalie Richards and Chavonda Butler introduced girls to the Science lab in Herty Hall, encouraging them to wear lab jackets. Girls engaged in experiments, made pyramids, experienced the Physics wheel, and participated in solving a forensic mystery. After graduating, several girls attended and are currently attending Georgia College as a result.

2007- 2013                 
Chair, Proposal Reviewer Committee, Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

Organized a committee of proposal reviewers from around the state and rated proposals for the Georgia Council for Exceptional Children Conference.

2007-Present              
State Advisor, Student Council for Exception Children’s (SCEC) Advisor

Facilitated the organization of the annual state CEC Conference.

2007                           
Conference Chair, Council for Exceptional Children Conference

2007                           
Promotion to Associate Professor

2006-2007                  
Chair, Retention and Recruitment Committee of the Diversity Committee in the John H. Lounsbury College of Education at Georgia College. Milledgeville, Georgia

2005-Present              
Mentor Leader, Teacher Candidates Majoring in Special Education in the John H. Lounsbury College of Education at Georgia College. Milledgeville, Georgia

2005- 2006                 
Principal Investigator, Reading is Fundamental (RIF) Grant and Baldwin County RIF Coordinator

Continued the collaborative work of Dr. Sharene Smoot and the local chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Collaborated with Dr. Linda Bradley, RIF co-coordinator. Managed the budget and worked with a book selection committee to purchase three books for each child in Baldwin County Schools (PK-5 and Early College) on an annual basis. Served a total of 3,306 students in Baldwin County. RIF is a children and family nonprofit literacy organization that receives funding from the U.S. Department of Education.

  • 2006-2007 Federal Funding $10,188 with a required match of $2,547
  • 2007-2008 Federal Funding $16,023 with a required match of $4,006
  • 2008-2009 Federal Funding $16,023 with a required match of $5,341
  • 2010 Federal Funding $16,023 with a required match of $5,341
  • TOTAL CUMULATIVE FUNDING – $58,257 (Total including matching funds $75,492)

2004-2005                  
Student Advisor, Freshman Orientation, Department of Special Education in the John H. Lounsbury College of Education at Georgia College

2001- 2004                 
Assistant Professor in the John H. Lounsbury College of Education at Georgia College                            

August 1, 2001       
Date of initial appointment at Georgia College

2000-2001                  
LD Self-Contained Teacher, Conyers Middle School, Conyers, Georgia

1997-2000                  
University Supervisor for Practicum Placements (1999-2000). Research Assistant, Specific Learning Disabilities State Project (1999). Department of Special Education, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia.

1986-1997                  
Interrelated Resource Teacher, Westmont Elementary, Martinez, Georgia

1982-1986                  
Interrelated Resource Teacher, Levi White Elementary, Augusta, Georgia

1980-1982                  
Related Vocational Instructor (RVI), Jones County High School, Gray, Georgia

RESEARCH UNDER REVIEW

Sams, D., Richards, R. Lewis, R. McMullen, R., Hammack, J. K. Bacnik, L., & Powell, C. (May, 2015). Empirical study: Mentorship as a value proposition (MVP). (Under review with the Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (JSOTL).

McMullen, R. (2015, October). Sustainable models of social justice in teacher education. New Perspectives in Mentoring. Eighth Annual Mentoring Conference. Under review with the University of New Mexico Mentoring Institute.

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

McMullen, R., Hammack, J., Lewis, R., Sams, D., Jones, S. (2015). Revealing factors that impact faculty’s role as undergraduate research mentors: An empirical study.

Sams, D., Richards, R., Lewis, R. McMullen, R., Hammack, J., Bacnik, L., & Powell, C. (2014-Present). Mentoring pedagogy, the interconnecting circles for success: A value proposition. Targeted for Journal of Faculty Development.

McMullen, R., Hammack J., Richards, R., Lewis, R., & Sams, D. (2014-Present). Mentoring circle reflections.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member, Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) (2013-Present)
  • Member, State Governing Board of Council for Exceptional Children (2013-Present)
  • Member, State Executive Board of CEC (2007-2012)
  • Member, Milledgeville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (2007-Present)
  • Member, Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) (2007-Present)
  • Past Member, American Association of University Women (2005-2007)
  • Past Member, Phi Delta Kappa (2004-2007)

GRANTS AWARDED OR RESEARCH FUNDED

Principal Investigator, Title I School Improvement Grant. Georgia Academy for the Blind. Funded, $12,999.00. Start date of funding: September 2015.

    • External funding from the Georgia Academy for the Blind. This funding supported our team of three. Identified and facilitated a process to be used by independent professional learning communities. Assisted with designing internal pacing guides, encouraging the use of evidence-based standards, formative assessments, and data for decision making appropriate for GAB.
  • Participant, Georgia Network for Transforming Educator Preparation (GaNTEP). Funded, $12,000.00. Start date of funding: August 2015.
    • This is a planning award to support education preparation providers (EPPs) in planning for and implementing Georgia Race to the Top (RTTT) initiatives. Funds were used to investigate the difference between EdTPA scores in 2014 with those in 2015.
  • Principal Investigator, Reading is Fundamental ($75,000), Grant supported the purchase of RIF books for children in Baldwin County Schools, 2006.
    • Although Grant ended, RIF distributions continued in P-12 schools due to the surplus of RIF books through 2011.
  • Principal Investigator, United Way of Central Georgia ($4856), Matching funds supported the purchase of Reading is Fundamental (RIF) books for children in Baldwin County Schools, 2006.

OTHER NON-TEACHING PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Presentations

  • Keynote speaker, McMullen, R. (2012, July). Women’s Conference at Lifeway Conference Center, Ridgecrest, North Carolina.
  • Invitation to present, McMullen, R. (2012, July,). Letting go of perfect, Lifeway Conference Center, Ridgecrest, North Carolina.
  • Invitation to present, McMullen, R. (2011, July). Hip hop attention spans. Lifeway Conference Center, Ridgecrest, North Carolina.
  • Invitation to present. McMullen, R. (2008, July). Special education: A mandate for all leaders. Lifeway Conference Center. Ridgecrest, North Carolina.
  • Invitation to present. McMullen, R. (2008, July). Special Education: A mandate for all teachers in Public and Private Schools. Greenforest Academy. Decatur, Georgia.
  • Invitation to present. McMullen, R. (2008, April). Effective strategies for working with special needs. Access Writer’s Conference. Nashville, Tennessee.
  • McMullen, R. (2007, August). Using sociograms to manage behaviors in inclusive classrooms. Presentation at the CEC Conference. Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Invitation to present. McMullen R. (2007, July). Special needs: Implications for the inclusive classroom. LifeWay Conference Center. Ridgecrest, North Carolina.

OTHER COLLEGIATE ASSIGNMENTS

University

  • Member, Liberal Arts Renewal Project, September 2015-Present.
  • Invited facilitator, Freshmen Orientation. Georgia College, August 2015.
  • Member, Search Committee, for Associate Dean. Georgia College, 2015.
  • Member, University Service Awards Committee. Georgia College, April 2015-Present.
  • Reviewer for Grant Proposal, Internal, Undergraduate Research (URACE) Proposal Reviewer, March 2015-Present.
  • Mentor, Nu Tau Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. Georgia College, 2013-Present.
  • Invited facilitator, GACE Workshop held at Fort Valley State University, 2013-Present.
  • Member, Presidential Commission on Diversity, Georgia College, 2013.
  • Member, Search Committee for Provost, Georgia College, 2013.
  • Student Marshal, Graduation Ceremony, Georgia College, 2013.
  • Member, Committee Senate (SAPC) Georgia College, 2011-2013.
  • Chair, Search Committee for residential practitioner, Georgia College, 2011.
  • Chair, Search Committee for departmental faculty, 2010.
  • Member, Search Committee for Associate Provost, Georgia College, 2010.
  • Member, Senate Committee (SAPC) Georgia College, 2009-2011.
  • Student Marshal, Graduation Ceremony, Georgia College, 2006-2008.
  • Mentor, Student Orientation and Retention (SOAR) Advisor. Georgia College, 2005-Present.
  • Member, President’s Diversity Task Force. Georgia College, 2005-Present.
  • Member, Retention and Recruitment Committee, Georgia College, 2003-2005.

School

  • Member, Call Me MISTER Advisory Board, John H. Lounsbury College of Education at Georgia College, 2015.
  • Member, Call Me MISTER Planning Committee, John H. Lounsbury College of Education at Georgia College, 2013-Present.
  • Member, Curriculum Committee, John H. Lounsbury College of Education at Georgia College, 2013-2014.
  • Member, Diversity Committee, John H. Lounsbury College of Education at Georgia College, 2013.
  • Program Coordinator, Initial Certification for Special Education, John H. Lounsbury College of Education at Georgia College, 2013.
  • Member, Initial Certification Committee, John H. Lounsbury College of Education at Georgia College, 2013.
  • Chair, Educational Development Committee of Delta Sigma Theta, Recruitment of Middle and High School Girls, Georgia College, 2008-2013.
  • Member, NCATE Committee member, Standard Three, John H. Lounsbury College of Education at Georgia College, 2010-2013.
  • Faculty Advisor, Nu Tau Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., Georgia College at Georgia College, 2012-Present.
  • Mentor Leader, Special Education Cohort. John H. Lounsbury College of Education, at Georgia College, 2008-Present.
  • Retention, Recruitment, and Orientation (RARD) Committee John H. Lounsbury College of Education at Georgia College, 2006-Present.
  • Mentor Leader, Special Education Cohort. John H. Lounsbury College of Education at Georgia College, 2006.
  • Member, Retention, Recruitment and Orientation (RARD), John H. Lounsbury College of Education at Georgia College, 2005-2006.
  • Student Advisor, Pre Special Education advisement, John H. Lounsbury College of Education, 2003 to Present.

Program (Department)

  • Syllabus Revision, M.A.T. Internship, John H. Lounsbury College of Education, 2015.
  • Syllabus Revision, Classroom Management Course for M.A.T. John H. Lounsbury College of Education, 2015.
  • Course Proposal, Developing Dispositions in Special Education: Preplanning Course, John H. Lounsbury College of Education
  • Reviewer, Graduate Writing Assessment, John H. Lounsbury College of Education, September 2009-Present.
  • Member, Assisted with the completion of the report for NCATE Standard Three. John H. Lounsbury College of Education, 2012.
  • Chair, Search Committee for departmental undergraduate faculty, John H. Lounsbury College of Education, 2011.
  • Senior Mentor Leader, Special Education and Educational Leadership, John H. Lounsbury College of Education, 2010-Present.
  • Member, Special Education and Educational Leadership, Georgia College & State University, 2010-Present.
  • Course Proposal, School Improvement Research, Special Education and Educational Leadership, John H. Lounsbury College of Education, 2008.
  • Junior Mentor Leader, Special Education and Educational Leadership, John H. Lounsbury College of Education, 2008-Present.
  • Senior Mentor Leader, Special Education and Educational Leadership, John H. Lounsbury College of Education, 2006-2008.
  • Member, Search Committee for Special Education and Educational Leadership, John H. Lounsbury College of Education, 2007-2008.
  • Mentor, Junior Cohort Orientation, Special Education and Educational Leadership, John H. Lounsbury College of Education, 2008.
  • Pre-Special Education Advisor, Special Education and Ed Leadership, John H. Lounsbury College of Education, 2005-Present.

CIVIC PUBLIC SERVICE

State and Community Service

  • Member, Planning Committee, Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC), 2016-2017.
  • Mentor, Council for Exceptional Children, donated funds to Telfair Park for adaptive playground equipment, 2015.
  • Co-chaired the Annual State Conference, Student Council for Exceptional Children Conference with Dr. Stephen Wills, Georgia College, 2015.
  • Member, Educational Leadership Council, 2014-Present.
  • Chair, Educational Development Committee for Delta GEMS and Academy, 2009-2013.
  • Presenter, College Trivia and Facts. Delta GEMS and Academy Workshop, Georgia College, 2013.
  • Presenter, Cyber Bullying and Peer pressure. Delta GEMS and Academy Workshop. Georgia College, 2013.
  • Presenter, Parent Orientation to Delta GEMS and Academy Workshop. Georgia College, 2010-2013.
  • Chair, Back-to-School-Bash Committee, Community Life Planning Committee, Milledgeville, Georgia. 2008.
  • SCEC Advisor, Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) Advisor for Georgia. Georgia College, 2007-2013.
  • Chair of the Proposal Review Committee, Council for Exceptional Children’s Conference, Athens, Georgia 2007-2013.
  • Conference Chair, Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) State Conference, Athens, Georgia, 2007.
  • Member, American Association of University Women, Georgia College, 2007.
  • Member, Stakeholders Committee, Hancock County Board of Education, 2003-2006.

AWARDS, HONORS, CITATIONS

  • Invited to run on the ballot by the 2014 national Council on Undergraduate Research president to serve as the National Councilor for the Education Division, 2015-2016.
  • Invited to serve on the National Mentoring Steering Committee for the Council for Exceptional Children, 2015.
  • Recognized by the National Council of Exceptional Children at the National 2015 CEC Conference for having the largest number of teacher candidates participating in the National CEC Mentoring Program, 2015.
  • Recognized by Student Athlete, Royal Thomas. GC Athlete’s Choice Award for Most Influential Professor, Georgia College, 2014.
  • Outstanding SOAR Advisor, nominated by SOAR students, Georgia College, 2008.
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Professor, nominated by Kelli Vick, Georgia College, 2006.
  • Recognition by Governor: One of the First Four Teachers in Georgia to Complete Performance-Based Certification Requirements. Atlanta, Georgia, 1981.
  • Graduated Cum Laude, Mercer University, 1980.

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS OR ACTIVITIES NOT INCLUDED

Mentored Presentations

  • Master’s Thesis Committee Chair, The impact of message therapy on students with autism. Annie Haynes, Special Education and Educational Leadership, January 2015-July 2015.
  • Master’s Thesis Committee Chair, The Impact of a Reinforcement-based Intervention for a Student with ADHD. Chastity Anderson, Special Education January 2015-June 2015.
  • Master’s Thesis Committee Chair, Choice making as an intervention for off-task behaviors in students with emotional behavioral disorders. Elizabeth Colquitt, Special Education and Educational Leadership, January 2015-June 2015.
  • Master’s Thesis Committee Chair, The impact of explicit instruction (Sight words on oral fluency. Katie Jump, Special Education and Educational Leadership, January 2015-June 2015.
  • Master’s Thesis Committee Chair, The impact of peer tutoring with manipulatives on increasing skills to add and subtract integers. Monica Macklin, Special Education and Educational Leadership, January 2015-June 2015.
  • Mentored, Study abroad at Queens Mills. Emily Chatlen, Paola Hinojosa, Samantha Jones, and Monica Macklin. Georgia Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Savannah, Georgia. January, 2014.
  • Mentored, Code switching. Sarah Hardy and Jessica Capitel, Georgia Council for Exceptional Children Conference. Savannah, Georgia. April, 2014.
  • Mentored, Music is worth a thousand words. Courtney Farist, National Council for Exceptional Children Conference. Denver, Colorado. April, 2012.
  • Mentored, Boys will be boys. Stubbs, J. Georgia’s CEC Conference. Macon, April, 2012.
  • Mentored, Effect of positive peer reporting on increasing pro-social behavior. Elizabeth Foltz, Georgia CEC Conference. Athens, April, 2012.

Mentored Student Officers and Publications

  • Mentored, William Sanders. Served on the National Student Council for Exceptional children, 2011-2012.
  • Mentored, Laura Hamley, Chance Scott, and Laura Hyman. Served as presidents of Georgia’s Student Council of Exceptional Children (SCEC): 2008-2011.
  • Mentored, student publication, Kristin Czar: The effects of Aromatherapy on student alertness in an inclusion classroom. The Corinthian: The Journal of Student Research at GCSU,
  • Mentored: local officers of the Georgia College Chapter 0996, 2007- present.

Productions

Nutcracker Ballet, Mrs. Droselmeyer in Party Scene, Georgia College, 2005-Present.

ASSIGNED LOAD

  • Fall 2015
    • EDEX 4725 1, Classroom Management, 24 studesnts, 3.0 credit hours.
    • EDEX 7120 1, EDEX 7120 Critique of Special Education Literature, 15 students, 3.0 credit hours.
    • EDEX 7420 1, EDEX 7420 Leadership in Collaborative Learning. Communities, 16 students, 3.0 credit hours, Hybrid (Part Classroom/Part On-Line), New Course Preparation.
  • Summer 2015
    • EDEX 6611 01Z, Internship II, 11 students, 1 credit hour, Internship.
    • EDEX 6614 2, Internship V-MAT Special Education, 6 students, 3 credit hours, Internship.
    • EDEX 6115 W1, Language Development, 18 students.
    • EDEX 6192 W1, Legal Issues in Special Education, 23 students, 3 credit hours Web Class.
  • Spring 2015
    • EDEX 3170 2, Culture & Diversity, 13 students, 3 credit hours.
    • EDEX 6975 W1M, Implementation School Improvement Research, 12 students, 3 credit hours, Web Class.
    • EDEX 3501 1, Literacy Strategies, 13 students 3 credit hours.
    • EDEX 3501 2, Literacy Strategies, 15 students, 3 credit hours.
  • Fall 2014
    • EDEX 3110 1, Foundations in Special Education, 14 students, 3 credit hours.
    • EDEX 3110 2, Foundations in Special Education, 16 students, 3 credit hours.
    • EDEX 3269 1, Language & Communication, 18 students, 3 credit hours.
    • EDEX 3269 2, Language & Communication, 18 students, 3 credit hours.
  • Summer 2014
    • EDEX 6611 01Z, Internship II, 11 students, 1 credit hour.
    • EDEX 6614 2, Internship V-MAT Special Education, 6 students, 3 credit hours.
    • EDEX 6115 W1, Language Development, 18 students, 3 credit hours, Web Class.
    • EDEX 6192 W1, Legal Issues in Special Education, 23 students, 3 credit hours, Web Class.
  • Spring 2014
    • EDEX 4494 2, Capstone Experience in Special Education, 15 students, 3 credit hours.
    • EDEX 3501 1, Literacy Strategies, 19 students, 3 credit hours.
    • EDEX 4960 2, Student Teaching Internship, 6 students, 1 credit hour, Undergraduate, Internship.
  • Fall 2013
    • EDEX 4001 1, Field Placement 3, 5 students, 1 credit hour, Undergraduate, Practicum.
    • EDEX 4001 2, Field Placement 3, 5 students, 1 credit hour, Undergraduate, Practicum.
    • EDEX 4001 3, Field Placement 3, 5 students, 1 credit hour, Undergraduate, Practicum.
    • EDEX 3269 1, Language & Communication, 15 students, 3 credit hours,
    • EDEX 3269 2, Language & Communication, 14 students, 3 credit hours,
  • Summer 2013
    • EDEX 6611 01Z, Internship II, 7 students, 1 credit hour.
    • EDEX 6960 02Z, Internship V – MAT, 9 students, 1 credit hour.
    • EDEX 6115 01M, Language Development, 19 students, 3 credit hours.
  • Spring 2013
    • EDEX 3170 1, Culture & Diversity, 15 students, 3 credit hours.
    • EDEX 3170 2, Culture & Diversity, 15 students, 3 credit hours.
    • EDEX 3002 1, Field Placement II, 5 students, 1 credit hour.
  • Fall 2012
    • EDEX 3001 3, Field Placement 1, 9 students, 1 credit hour.
    • EDEX 4223 1, Inclusion & Collaboration, 15 students, 3 credit hours.
    • EDEX 4223 2, Inclusion & Collaboration, 15 students, 3 credit hours.
  • Summer 2012
    • EDEX 6960 02Z, Internship – IV, 6 students, 1 credit hour, Internship.
  • Spring 2012
    • EDEX 4494 1, FB Capstone in Spec Education, 18 students, 3 credit hours.
    • EDEX 4960 1, Internship, 10 students, 1 credit hour.
    • EDEX 4334 1, Teachers as Leaders, 18 students, 3 credit hours.
  • Fall 2011
    • EDEX 3269 1, FB Language Development, 18 students, 3 credit hours.
    • EDEX 3269 2, FB Language Development, 20 students, 3 credit hours.
    • EDEX 4001 1, Field Placement 3 (C1), 11 students, 1 credit hour.
  • Summer 2011
    • EDEX 6111 W1, Exceptional Individuals in Regular Classes, 7 students, 3 credit hours, Web Class.
    • EDEX 6960 02M, Internship IV, 10 students, 1 credit hour, Graduate Internship.
    • EDEX 6115 01M, Language Development, 16 students, 3 credit hours.
  • Spring 2011
    • EDEX 4276 1, FB Educational Evaluation, 20 students, 3 credit hours.
    • EDEX 4276 2, FB Educational Evaluation, 18 students, 3 credit hours.
    • EDEX 3002 1, Field Placement 2, 10 students, 1 credit hour.
  • Fall 2010
    • EDEX 3224 2, FB: Nature & Characteristics of Mild Disabilities C2), 20 students, 3 credit hours.
    • EDEX 3224 1, FB: Nature & Characteristics of Mild Disabilities, 20 students, and 3 credit hour.
    • EDEX 3001 1, Field Placement 1, 9 students, 1 credit hour.
  • Summer 2010
    • EDEX 6111 W1, Exceptional Individuals in Regular Classes, 5 students, 3 credit hours, Graduate, Web Class.
    • EDEX 6960 01I, Internship IV, 6 students, 1 credit hour.
    • EDEX 6960 02I, Internship IV, 3 students, 1 credit hour.
    • EDEX 6115 1WM, Language Development, 20 students, 3 credit hours.
    • EDEX 6120 1WM, Nature of Interrelated, 20 students, 3 credit hours.

TEACHING LEADERSHIP

  • Invitation, National Student Council for Exceptional Children Mentoring Steering Committee, 2015.
  • Consultant, GACE workshops for Fort Valley State & University, 2013-Present.
  • Revision of the Teacher Candidate’s Handbook Teacher Evaluation Prep, 2013.
  • Invitation, guest lecturer in EDUC courses, 2013-Present.
  • Mentor Leader Responsibilities
    • recruit special education candidates from undeclared majors,
    • interview incoming juniors,
    • supervise students in the schools,
    • prepare students for attending the state/national CEC,
    • prepare them for presentations at the national CEC,
    • prepare them for office CEC positions at the local, state, and national levels,
    • assist with resumes training and providing training for job interviews, and
    • provide student references to potential employers.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Attendee: Erica Lempke, Response-to-Intervention Training, Georgia College, December, 2013.
  • Attendee: International Dyslexic Conference, New Orleans, November, 2013.
  • Attendee: Educational Teacher Performance Assessment (EdTPA) Drive-in       Macon, Georgia,  November, 2013.
  • Attendee: Middle Georgia Reading Symposium, Macon, May, 2013.
  • Attendee: Webinar – National Council for Exceptional Children Mentoring, May,
  • Facilitator: GLRS – Georgia Council for Administrators of Special Educators.  (GCASE) Meeting to encourage special education administrators in to start Council for Exceptional Children Chapters.
  • Attendee: Webinar – (EdTPA), Pearson Stanford Center for Assessment. Two hours spent per year, December 2012-Present.
    • This webinar provided information about new assessment tools for educators. Operational handbooks were provided electronically for those preparing special educators as well as other categories of education. The new assessment content as well as rubrics were discussed.
  • Attendee: Workshop: Georgia View D2L Boot camp, Barbara Szyjko. Milledgeville, Georgia. Three hours spent per year, December 2012- present
    • This Workshop provided information about faculty course design and I plan to set up courses using D2L as well as Livetext.
  • Attendee: Webinar – Leading the Co-Teaching Dance. Webinar 2: Scheduling for Co-Teaching, Council for Exceptional Children. Milledgeville, Georgia. October 23, 2012. This workshop provided information about ways to teach undergrads about Co-Teaching.
  • Attendee: Workshop, Response-to-Intervention (RTI), Universal Screening, & Progress Monitoring, Student Support Team Association for GA Educators (SSTAGE). Jonesboro, GA. Four hours spent per year, June 2012-Present.
    • Edward Shapiro, well-known researcher, on Assessment and intervention for academic skills problems, facilitated this workshop. He provided ideas about the implementation of Response-to-Intervention (RTI), universal screenings in Mathematics, and progress monitoring.
  • Attendee: Conference Attendance, Georgia Council for Exceptional Children’s Conference, Macon, Georgia. Twelve hours spent per year, April 2012- Present.
    • This conference permits educators, parents, and others to become aware of  the latest trends in evidence based practices in the field.
  • Attendee: Webinar – Designing Individual Student Positive Behavior Support Plans Through Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA), Council for Exceptional Children Webinar. Milledgeville, Georgia, October 25, 2011.

INTELLECTUAL REFEREED CONTRIBUTIONS & PUBLICATIONS

Sams, D., Richards, R., Lewis, R., McMullen, R., Bacnik, L. Hammack, J., & Powell, C. (2015). Measuring self-efficacy and STEM-fluency as value-added outcomes of undergraduate research mentoring: Scale development. Council on Undergraduate Research Spring Quarterly. 35(3), 23-30.

 Richards, R., Powell, C., Hammack, J., McMullen, R., Bacnik, L., Lewis, R., & Sams, D. (2014, July). Mentoring undergraduate research, Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors (URACE). GC Knowledge Box (URACE) Digital Commons. Retrieved at http://kb.gcsu.edu/urace/1.

Hammack, J., Richards, R., Bacnik, L., Lewis, R., Sams, D., McMullen, R., & Powell,    (2013). Mr. Miyagi mentoring: working with limited research resources in a public liberal arts setting. Pre-ISSOTL Conference Symposium: Raleigh, North Carolina. Conference Proceedings Retrieved at https://www.cur.org.

Sams, D. Richards, R., Bacnik, L., Hammack, J., Powell, C., McMullen, R., & Lewis, R. (2013). Mentorship: Competitive advantage in a global marketplace. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) Commons Conference. Proceedings retrieved at http://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1706&context=sotlcommons

McMullen, R. C., Shippen, M., & Dangel, H. (2007, June). Middle schoolteachers’ expectations of organizational behavior of students with learning disabilities. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 34(2), 75-80.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS (INVITED)

McMullen, R. C. (2008, Fall). Separation anxiety and aggressive behaviors. Special Education Today Magazine. Nashville, TN.

McMullen, R. C. (2008, Fall). What did he say? Speech Disorders. Special Education Today Magazine. (Lifeway Publishing Company sponsored this publication, but it no longer exists. A copy can be made available upon request.).

 

EDITORIAL REVIEWS

  • Editorial Board, International Journal of Teaching and Learning, 2014-present.
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 2014-present.
    • Measuring students’ motivation: Validity evidence for the MUSIC model of academic motivation inventory.
    • An investigation of the products and impact of graduate student SoTL programs: Observations and recommendations from a single institution.
    • ITA’s experience in the U.S classrooms: Implications for practice.
    • Employing concept mapping as a pre-writing strategy to help EFL learners better generate argumentative compositions.
  • Invitation to Review Proposals, American Educational Research Association (AERA),
  • Reviewer, SAGE Publishing Company
    • Prater, Ann. Teaching Students with High Incidence Disabilities.

Reviewer, Teaching Exceptional Children, 2007.

REFEREED PRESENTATIONS

International

McMullen, R. and Peters, J. (2016, January). Professional development school experiences and culturally responsive teaching. East-West Association International Conference. Manila, Philippines.

Sams, D., Hammack, J., Richards, R., Bacnik, L., Lewis, R., McMullen, R., & Powell, C. (2013). Mr. Miyagi mentoring: working with limited research resources in a public liberal arts setting. Pre-International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL), Council on Undergraduate Research Symposium. Raleigh, North Carolina.

Sams, D., Richards, R., Bacnik, L., Hammack, J., Powell, C., McMullen, R., & Lewis, R. (2013). Mentorship a competitive advantage in a global marketplace. Annual Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) Conference. Savannah, Georgia.

McMullen, R.C. (2006, October).  Preparing teachers to meet the challenges of teaching today’s diverse populations. Phi Delta Kappa International Summit on Public Education. Washington, D.C.

National

McMullen, R., Hammack, J., Lewis, R., Sams, D., Jones, S. (2016). Revealing factors that impact faculty’s role as undergraduate research mentors: An empirical study.

The Eighth Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy. Blacksburg, Virgnia.

McMullen, R. & Richards, Rosalie. (2015, October).  Sustainable models of social justice in teacher education. Eighth Annual Mentoring Conference. University of New Mexico Mentoring Institute.

Sams, D., McMullen, R., Hammack, J., & Lewis, R., (2015), Undergraduate research nuts and bolts: GC Grassroots to institutionalization. Council on Undergraduate Research Institute. Norman, Oklahoma.

Sams, D., McMullen, R., Hammack, J., Lewis, R., (2015, March). The role of URACE in undergraduate research for the social sciences. National Council on Undergraduate Research Institute: Undergraduate Research in the Social Sciences. Celebration, Florida.

Hammack, J., Richards, R., Sams, D., McMullen, R., Powell, C., & Lewis, R. (2014). Open re-sourcing: Higher education mentoring handbook. National Conference on Undergraduate Research Institute: Creating the Citizens of Tomorrow. Washington, D.C

McMullen, R. (2012). Code switching and the K-12 inclusive classroom. National Council for Exceptional Children’s Conference. Denver, Colorado.

Hill, E., McMullen, R. C., & Yves, R. (2010). Preparing teacher candidates for diverse classrooms. National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE). Harbor, Maryland.

McMullen, R. C., & Kachmarik, L. (2010). Remediating substandard teacher candidates: Using an explicit approach. National Council for Exceptional Children Conference. Nashville, Tennessee.

McMullen, R. C., Barnes, S, and & King, J. (2007). Preparing teachers to teach diverse classrooms. National Council for Exceptional Children’s Conference. Louisville, Kentucky.

Childre, A., McMullen, R., Copeland, B., & Dean, J. (2006, April). Using service learning to engage pre-service teachers with families. National Council for Exceptional Children Conference. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Regional

Bacnik, L., McClure, S., McMullen, R., Simon, K., & Richards, R. (2012). Challenges to institutionalizing undergraduate research. Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) Conference. Wise, Virginia.

Deneroff, V., McMullen, R. & Smith, S. (2012). African American Vernacular English, code switching, and the K-12 inclusive classroom. Third Annual Middle Georgia Student Diversity Conference. Atlanta GA.

State

Sams, D., Hammack, J., McMullen, R., & Lewis, R. (2015). Electronic media as effective teaching tools W/FERPA compliance as guidance. USG Teaching and Learning Conference. Athens, Georgia.

Lewis, R., Sams, D., Hammack, J., McMullen, R., & Richards, R. (2015, April).  Mentoring undergraduate research. USG Teaching and Learning Conference: Best Practices for Promoting Engaged Student Learning. Athens, Georgia.

McMullen, R., (2014). Increasing oral language. Georgia Council for Exceptional Children, Council for Exceptional Children State Conference. Savannah, Georgia.

Banerjee, K, Busch, H, Chase, A, Hammock, J, Powell, C, McMullen, R, Richards, M, Richards, R, & Sams, D. (2012) Mentorship as an agent of change: Students, faculty, and global community stakeholders. USG Teaching and Learning Conference.  Helen, Georgia.

McMullen, R. C. (2006, January). Organizational behaviors of adolescents with learning disabilities in inclusive settings. Georgia Council for Exceptional Children Conference. Savannah, Georgia.

McMullen, R. C. (2004, January). Self-monitoring and classroom organizational behaviors in inclusive settings for those with learning disabilities. Georgia Council for Exceptional Children Conference. Athens, Georgia.

Deneroff, V., McMullen, R. & Smith, S. (2012). African American Vernacular English: Code switching, and the K-12 inclusive classroom. Third Annual Middle GA. Student Diversity Conference. Atlanta GA.

McMullen, R. C., Balcer, C., Fonseca, C., & Fox, A. (2009). Maintaining your local CEC chapter. Georgia Council for Exceptional Children Web-based Conference. (This conference was in response to weather).

Local

Wilbanks, K., Higgins, K., Morris, K., & McMullen, R. C. (2007). Do student

relationships form naturally in a class setting or do seating arrangements initiate relationships? Tenth Annual Student Research Conference. Georgia College. Milledgeville, Georgia.

McMullen, R. C. (2005, April). Investigating the effects of self-monitoring on classroom organizational behaviors. Eighth Annual Student Research Conference: Georgia College. Milledgeville, Georgia.

McMullen, R. C. (2004, January). Self-monitoring and classroom organizational behaviors. Paper presented at the Central Georgia Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD) Association, Milledgeville, Georgia.

McMullen, R. C. (2004, June). The who, what, where, how, and why of teaching. Invitation to present at the Future Educators of America (FEA) Summer Institute. Georgia College. Milledgeville, Georgia.

Presentations

  • Keynote speaker, McMullen, R. (2012, July). Women’s Conference at Lifeway Conference Center, Ridgecrest, North Carolina.
  • Invitation to present, McMullen, R. (2012, July,). Letting go of perfect, Lifeway Conference Center, Ridgecrest, North Carolina.
  • Invitation to present, McMullen, R. (2011, July). Hip hop attention spans. Lifeway Conference Center, Ridgecrest, North Carolina.
  • Invitation to present. McMullen, R. (2008, July). Special education: A mandate for all leaders. Lifeway Conference Center. Ridgecrest, North Carolina.
  • Invitation to present. McMullen, R. (2008, July). Special Education: A mandate for all teachers in Public and Private Schools. Greenforest Academy. Decatur, Georgia.
  • Invitation to present. McMullen, R. (2008, April). Effective strategies for working with special needs. Access Writer’s Conference. Nashville, Tennessee.
  • McMullen, R. (2007, August). Using sociograms to manage behaviors in inclusive classrooms. Presentation at the CEC Conference. Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Invitation to present. McMullen R. (2007, July). Special needs: Implications for the inclusive classroom. LifeWay Conference Center. Ridgecrest, North Carolina.