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RADHIKA VIRURU
Clinical Professor
TEACHING, LEARNING & CULTURE
Curriculum Vitae
Google Scholar Profile:
Research Interests
Early Childhood Education
Online education
BIOGRAPHY
Dr. Radhika Viruru is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture (TLAC) at Texas A&M University, having joined the faculty in 1998. Her research interests include early childhood education, postcolonial childhood studies and technology integration into education. She is the author of two books on early childhood education (Early Childhood Education: Postcolonial Perspectives from India) published by Sage in 2001 and Childhood and Postcolonization: Power, Education and Contemporary Practice (co-author) published by Routledge in 2004 as well as numerous journal articles and edited book chapters. Her current research interests center around the social construction of the family particularly in the Persian Gulf.
Education
Ph.D., Educational Curriculum and Instruction, Texas A & M University (1998)
M.S., Educational Curriculum and Instruction, Texas A & M University (1990)
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Highlighed Publications
Viruru, R. & Rios, A. (2021). Needed Methodological Emancipation: Qualitative Coding and the Institutionalization of the Master's Voice. Qualitative Inquiry, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1177/10778004211021814 [published with student] Edit
Books and Monographs
Viruru, R. & Askari, N. (2021). Postcolonial childhoods: historical and contemporary notions. In M. S. Perez, M. Tesar, N. Yelland, N. Fairchild & L. Peters (eds). The Sage Handbook of Global Childhoods. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Shin, J. & Viruru, R. (2020). A Qualitative Study of Home-School Literacy Connections between Korean ELL Families and Their Children’s Early Childhood Teachers. In G. Onchware & J. Keengwe (eds). Bridging Family-Teacher Relationships for ELL and immigrant students. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. 238-264.
Persky, J. C. & Viruru, R. (2019). Postcolonial theory and teacher education. In Lampert, J. (eds). The Oxford Encyclopedia of Global Perspectives on Teacher Education. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Viruru, R. & Askari, N. (2019). Negotiating systems of motherhood and mothering in the Arabian Gulf. In A. Fleet & M. Reed (eds). Thinking about Pedagogy in Early Education: Multiple early childhood identities. New York: Routledge.
Hammer, J., Rackley, R., & Viruru, R. (2017). " Using an Advantage Model to Coach and Mentor Pre-service and In-service Teachers ". In[160][160]Dom[237][237]nguez, N., Berkeley, B., Barka, N., Chrisman, T., Kelley, B., &
Nasser, R. & Viruru, R. (2012). Tradition, authority and the doing of research:perspectives from the Middle East. In G.S. Cannella & S. Steinberg (eds). Critical Qualitative Research Reader. New York: Peter Lang
Cannella, G.S., & Viruru, R. (2004). Childhood and (Post)colonization: Power, education, and contemporary practice. New York: Routledge.
Viruru, R. (2001). Early childhood education: Postcolonial perspectives from India. New Delhi/London: Sage.
Journal Articles
Harmon, F. & Viruru, R. (2018). Busting the myth of push down academics in early childhood education. Journal of Family Strengths, 18(1), 1-11.
Lee, Y., Capraro, M. M., & Viruru, R. (2018). The factors motivating students[48]19 stem career aspirations: Personal and societal contexts. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 26(5), 26-48.
Viruru, R. & Nasser, R. (2017). Wa[48]19allah, the woman she should go direct to Paradise: perceptions of motherhood in Qatar. Global Studies of Childhood. 7(2), 148-158.
Nasser, R., Al-Attiyah, A., Viruru, R. & Abuiyada, R. (2016). Women's perceived practices of mothering in a socially changing Qatari society. The Social Sciences, 11(7), 1248-1256.
Palmer, D. J., Lynch, P. S., Parker, D., Viruru, R., Knight, S., Waxman, H., Alford, B., Brown, D. B., Rollins, K., Stillisano, J., Sadiq, H. M., Abu-Tineh, A. M. H., Nasser, R., Allen, N., Al-Binali, H., Ellili, M., Al-kateeb, H., Al-kubaisi, H. (2016). A classroom observational study of Qatar independent schools: Instruction and school reform. Journal of Educational Research, 109 (4), 413-423.
Rackley, R. & Viruru, R. (2014). Teaching technology through technology. EdTechnology ideas, 1(4). www.edtechnologyideas.com
Collins, T. & Viruru, R. (2009). Riding two horses inconstantly: Working within the tensions of early childhood teacher education. The National Journal of Urban Education & Practice, 2(4), 178-187.
Viruru, R. (2007). Resisting resistance in postcolonial theory: implications for the study of childhood. International journal of equity and innovation in early childhood, 5(1), 37-57.
Viruru, R. (2006) Postcolonial Technologies of Power: Standardized Testing and Representing Diverse Young Children. The International Journal of Educational Policy, Research, and Practice, 7, pp 49-70.
Viruru, R. (2005). The impact of postcolonial theory on early childhood education. Journal of Education.
Cannella, G.S., & Viruru, R. (2003). Childhood and cultural studies: Introduction. Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 19(2), 3-8.
Viruru, R. (2001). Language as colonization: the case of early childhood education. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2(1).
Viruru, R. (2001). Language as colonization: the case of early childhood education. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood. 2 (1).
Cannella, G.S., & Viruru, R. (1999). Generating possibilities for the construction of childhood studies. Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 15(1), pp. 13-22.
Viruru, R. & Cannella, G.S. (1997). An Indian voice in the education of young children. International Journal of Education Reform, 6(3), 308-315.
Cannella, G.S., Viruru, R. & Amin, S. (1996). Socio-cognitive growth and the young child. Comparisons with Spatial and Literacy Content. Child Study Journal, 25(3), 213-223.
Book Chapters
Harmon, F., Ritter, E. & Viruru, R. (in press). Waves upon waves: highlighting the invisibility of the early childhood workforce through conversations with fourth wave, Black, and postcolonial feminisms. In B. Richardson & R. Langford (eds). The Early Childhood Educator: Critical Conversations in Feminist Theory. Bloomsbury Publishing. [published with student]
Rios, A., Viruru, R. & Ozifidian, B. (2018). Don[48]19t be a ghost who drops grades in Blackboard: findings from a program evaluation of an online doctoral program in the United States. In K. N. Sim (ed). Enhancing the Role of ICT in Doctoral Research Processes. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. 154-182.
Persky, J. & Viruru, R. (2015).Teaching in the Borderlands: stories from Texas. In V. Pacini-Ketchabaw & A. Taylor (eds). Unsettling the Colonial Places and Spaces of Early Childhood Education. New York: Routlege.
Rackley, R. & Viruru, R. (2015) Technology Integration: why integrate technology? In Y. Li and J. Hammer (Eds.), Teaching at Work. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense.
Kelly, K., Viruru, R., Al-Maadadi, F. & Schorger, J. (2013). Emerging Bilingualism inKindergarten: Implications for Educational Policies and Practices in Qatar. In C. Sunal &K. Mutua (eds). Book VII: Research on the Influences of Educational Policy on Teaching and L earning. Charlotte,NC: Information Age Publishing
Viruru, R. (2012). Postcolonial perspectives on childhood and literacy. In N. Hall,J. Larson & J.A. Marsh (Eds.). Handbook of Early Childhood Literacy. London: Sage
Viruru, R. & Cannella, G.S. (2006). Postcolonial critique of the ethnographic interview: Research anaylses research. In N.K Denzin & M. Giardina (Eds.). Qualitative Inquiry and the Conservative Challenge: Confronting Methodological Fundamentalism. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.
Viruru, R. (2005). Postcolonial practices in teacher education. In S. Ryan & S. Grieshaber (Eds.), Putting Postmodern Theories into Practice. Greenwich, CT: Jai Press.
Viruru, R. (2003). Postcolonial perpectives on childhood and literacy. In N. Hall, J. Larson, & J. Marsh (Eds.), Handbook of Early Childhood Literacy. London: Sage.
Viruru, R. (2003). Postcolonial perspectives on childhood and literacy. In N. Hall, J. Larson & J.A. Marsh (Eds.). Handbook of Early Childhood Literacy. London: Sage.
Cannella, G.S. & Viruru, R. (2002). (Euro-American constructions of) Education of children (and adults) around the world: A postcolonial critique. In G.S. Cannella, K. Anijar & J.L. Kincheloe (Eds.), Kidworld: Global Perspectives, Cultural Studies and Education. New York: Peter Lang.
Viruru, R. (2002). Postcolonial ethnography: An Indian perspective on voice and young children. In G.S. Cannella, K. Anijar & J.L. Kincheloe (Eds.), Kidworld: Global Perspectives, Cultural Studies and Education. New York: Peter Lang.
Viruru, R. & Cannella, G.S. (2001). Postcolonial ethnography, young children and voice. In S. Grieshaber & Cannella, G.S. (Eds.). Embracing identities and early childhood education. New York: Teachers College Press (pp. 158-172).
Cannella, G.S. & Viruru, R. (1997). Privileging child centered and play based instruction. In Cannella, G.S. (Ed.), Deconstructing early childhood: Social justice and revolution. New York: Peter Lang.
AWARDS
Association of Former Students University Level Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching, Texas A&M University.
Chancellor’s Academy of Teacher Educators Award, Texas A&M University System (2020)
College Level Distinguished Award for Teaching. AFS College-Level Distinguished Award for Teaching, TAMU. (2016)
Exemplary Distance Educator Award, CEHD (2017)
Outstanding Mentoring Achievement Award, Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture,
Provost Academic Professional Track Faculty Teaching Excellence Award (2021)
EDITORSHIPS
Editorial Board Member. International Journal of Educational Policy, Research and Practice (2006)
Editorial Board Member. Journal of Education (2005)
LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
Associate Department Head (2011)
Chair. Clinical Professor Promotion Committee. (2014)
Chair. Clinical Promotion Committee. (2018)
Chair. Contingent Faculty Appointment Committee. (2013)
Chair, Steering Committee Online Ed.D (2018)
Chair. UG Committee Chair. (2013)
Director, Online EdD prgoram. Department EdD Online Program Director. (2016)
RESEARCH PROJECTS
The shifting meanings of fatherhood in Qatar's transition to a knowledge-based economy
Co-PI. Qatar University (Private)
2020-01-01 — 2020-12-31
A Qualitative Discourse Analysis of Narratives on Fatherhood in Qatar
Co-PI (). Qatar National Research Fund (Private)
2017-06-01 — 2018-05-31
Catapult Round 1 - Transformers: Research to Practice Center (Funded amount $18,200)
Co-PI (). TAMU College of Education & Human Development (State)
2016-02-01 — 2016-12-31
High Impact Learning Experience Grant
Co-PI (). TAMU College of Education & Human Development - TLAC (State)
2015-06-01 — 2016-12-31
Improving Teacher Preparation
PI. University of Texas HSC at Houston - TEA (State)
2015-03-09 — 2015-08-31
The Social Construction of Motherhood in Qatari Society
PI. Qatar University (Private)
2013-10-01 — 2014-09-30
The Social Construction of Motherhood in Qatari Society
PI. Qatar University (Private)
2012-10-01 — 2013-09-30
The Social Construction of Motherhood in Qatari Society
PI. Qatar University (Private)
2011-10-01 — 2012-09-30
Planning and Curriculum Development for Young Children
PI. TAMU Honors Program Advisory Committee (State)
2007-05-01 — 2007-08-31
FORMER DOCTORAL STUDENTS
Durell Lamar Thompson, Ed.D. (Fall 2021)
Andrew Jace Mcmullin, Ed.D. (Summer 2021)
Timothy Paul Ditoro (Fall 2020)
Darlene Marie Messer (Summer 2020)
Laura Michelle Reeves (Fall 2019)
Ben James Cockerham (Summer 2019)
Ann Hill thornton (Summer 2019)
Julia Christine Persky (Fall 2018)
Ann Hill Thornton (Summer 2018)
Lisa Ann Ashmeade (Fall 2016)
Sarah Lynne Davis (Fall 2015)
Fatma Hassan (Fall 2015)
Scott Powers (Summer 2014)
Jeeyoung Shin (Spring 2012)
Soo Young Ahn (Fall 2008)
Cinthya Saavedra (Spring 2006)
COURSES TAUGHT
EDCI353. EARLY CHILD THROUGH ADOL EDUC
2020C,2020A,2019C,2019A,2018C
EDCI365. TECH IN ELEM CLASSROOMS
2015A,2014C,2013C,2012C,2012A
EDCI601. DISC KNOW RESRCH IN C & I
2020A,2019A,2018A,2017A,2016A
EDCI605. QUAL RSRCH MTHDS IN C&I
2020C,2019C,2018B,2017C,2017B
EDCI606. COGN CULT & LITERACIES
2019A,2018A,2016B
EDCI645. SOC&EDUC IN WORLD PERS
2020C,2020B,2014B
EDCI650. BIL/MUL CHILD FAM/CUL
2012C
EDCI652. PARENT INVLMT IN ECE
2018B,2018A,2017B
EDCI661. MIXED MTHODS RSCH C&I
2020A
EDCI690. Theory Research:intro Qual Rsch
2007A,2006B