Carmen Veloria, EdD

Associate Professor, Sociology

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Education

  • Ed.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • M.Ed., Boston College
  • BA, Central Connecticut State University

Research Interests

  • Urban Education
  • Ethnographic Research
  • College Access
  • Intersections of Race, Class, Ethnicity, & Gender (Discourses)

Funded Research

  • Veloria, C.N. (2015). Exploring Critical Issues in a Service-learning Photo Voice Project. Co-investigator. Faculty project funded by Suffolk University Center for Teaching Excellence’s Faculty and Professional Learning Communities. $10,000. Awarded.
  • Veloria, C.N. (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018). Gateway to College Initiative. Principal Investigator. The purpose of the initiative is to co-develop curriculum and instructional strategies that prepare high school graduates for credit-bearing college courses. Initiative funded by the Boston Foundation and Boston Public Schools. $13,200. Awarded.
  • Veloria, C.N. (2014). Civically Engaged Scholarship: Service-learning & Civic Engagement. Co-investigator. Faculty project funded by Suffolk University Center for Teaching Excellence’s Faculty and Professional Learning Communities. $10,000. Awarded.
  • Multicultural competencies: Exploring teaching and learning in the field of Education Studies. Co-Investigator. Group Project funded by Suffolk University Center for Teaching Excellence ’s Faculty and Professional Learning Communities.
  • McMickens, T. L., & Veloria, C. N. (2012). Scholarships for Suffolk University education students. Co-Investigator. Phi Delta Kappa International. $1,500. Awarded.

Professional Activity

Works in Progress

  • Bussu, A., Boyes-Watson, C., & Veloria, C.N. StudyCircles: Promoting a Restorative Student Community.

Publications

Articles

  • Wiltz, F, Veloria, C.N. & Harkins, D. (2017). We’re in this Together: Exploring Challenges Related to Service-Learning. Journal of Modern Education Review 7(7), 463-473.
  • Veloria, C.N. (2016) Dusting-off Multiple Selves: Reflections and Recollections from the Field. Opportunity Matters: Journal of Access and Opportunity in Education 2(1),17-27.
  • Veloria, C.N. (2015) “Maybe this is Because of Society?” Disrupting and Engaging Discourses of Race in the Context of a Service Learning Project. Humanity & Society, 2(39).
  • Veloria, C.N. & Boyes-Watson, C. (2014) Learning in Circles: The Power of Humanizing Dialogic Practice. The Journal of Pedagogy, Pluralism and Practice, 1(6).
  • Veloria, C.N. (2014). Attending to Small Talk in the Classroom: An Issue of Answerability/Responsibility for the Common Good. Pedagogy and The Human Sciences Journal, 1(4), 51-60.
  • Veloria, C.N., Robinson, E., & McMickens, T.L. (2014). Searching for Heroes: A Critical Examination of Student Responses Following Mandatory Social Justice Training Workshops. Journal of Critical Thought & Praxis, 2(2), Article 7.
  • Pica-Smith, C., & Veloria, C., (2012). “At risk means a minority kid:” Deconstructing deficit discourses in the study of risk in education and human services. Pedagogy and The Human Sciences Journal

Book

  • Pica-Smith, C., Contini, R. & Veloria, C.N. (2018). Social Justice in European Multi-ethnic Schools: Responding to Intercultural Education. London: Routledge Press.

Book Chapters

  • Harkins, D., & Veloria, C.N., (2017). Intervening to Promote Empowerment. In Harkins, D. (Eds.), Alongside Community: Learning in Service. New York: Routledge.
  • Veloria, C.N., & Peña-Talamantes, (2017). A., Reflecting on Helping. In Harkins, D. (Eds.), Alongside Community: Learning in Service. New York: Routledge.
  • Taylor, J., Veloria, C., & Verba, M. (Ed.). (2005). Latina Girls: “We’re Like Sisters – Most Times!” Urban Girls Revisited: Building Strengths. New York: New York University Press
  • Ward, J. & Veloria, C. (Ed.). (2005). Promoting Latina and African American Girls’ Self-Construction in Urban Educational Settings. Race, Ethnicity and Education 3, 3: 39-56.

Technical Reports

  • Veloria, C. et al,. (2005) Post-secondary Planning Resource Guide - a collaborative project between the Boston Public Schools, TERI College Access, and numerous community-based agencies (contributor)
  • O'Meara, K., Sireci, S., Veloria, C., (2008) Identifying Key Characteristics of Public Postsecondary Institutions Fostering Success for Under-Represented Students. Year Two: Mid-Year Report to the College Board.
  • O'Meara, K., Veloria, C., Sireci, S., (2008) Identifying Key Characteristics of Public Postsecondary Institutions Fostering Success for Under-Represented Students. Year Two: Annual Report to the College Board.

Invited Presentations

  • Bussu, A., Boyes-Watson, C., & Veloria, C.N. (April). StudyCircles: Promoting a Restorative Student Community. Paper accepted for the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
  • Wiltz, F., Veloria, C.N., & Harkins, D. (May). We’re in this Together: Exploring Challenges Related to Service-Learning. Paper accepted to the annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization, Portsmouth, NH.
  • Veloria, C.N., Reeve, P., & Monticello, A. (May).A Delicate Dance: Steps to Establishing a School/University Partnership. Paper accepted to the annual meeting of theNew England Educational Research Organization, Portsmouth, NH.
  • Veloria, C., (2011, October). Deconstructing & Re-constructing Deficit Discourses Related to Children & Families. Session co-presented at the Fortnightly Lunch Series at the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts. Amherst, MA.
  • Veloria, C., (2008, February). Culture Counts: Factors to Consider When Working with Latina Urban Girls. Panel discussion at Simmons College Girls Conference. Boston, MA.
  • Veloria, C., (2008, October). Facilitated a discussion of: Focusing on Strength Building Home-classroom Connections with Latino Families in Urban Schools.15th Annual Sociocultural Theory & Second Language Learning Working Group. Amherst, MA.
  • Veloria, C., (2007, September). We’re like Sisters, Most Times!:" A Critical View of Intersections of Race, Class, Ethnicity & Gender. Session co-presented at the Simmons College Girls Conference. Boston, MA.
  • Veloria, C., (2006, March). Breaking Student Achievement & College Barriers. Panel discussion at The National Latino Education Summit. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Referred Conference Presentations

  • Veloria, CN., & O'Connor, J.D. (2015, April). Today's Relevancy: Higher Education and Equal Opportunity. Paper accepted for the annual meeting of New England Education Research Organization, Portsmouth, NH.
  • Veloria, CN., & Carroll, S., Hogan, P., Harkins, D., and Wiltz. F. (2015, February). The Three Ring Circus of Teaching: An Autoethnography Regarding an Interplay of Confusion, Tensions, and Possibilities. Poster Accepted for the annual meeting of the Ethnographic and Qualitative Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Veloria C., (2013, June). Relational Narratives in “Figured Worlds:” Exploring College Transition, Social Interaction, and Language Usage. Paper accepted for the annual meeting of the International Society for Language Studies, San Juan, PR.
  • Veloria C., & McMickens, T.L. (2013, June). “We are all brown during circle time:” Disrupting and Engaging Discourses of Race and other Social Constructs in the Context of a Service Learning Project. Paper accepted for the annual meeting of the International Society for Language Studies, San Juan, PR.
  • McMickens, T.L., & Veloria, C., (2013, April). Exploring race and racism among students in reflective journaling activities. Paper accepted for the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Veloria C., & McMickens, T.L. (2013, April) The Three Ring Circus of Teaching: An Interplay of Confusion, Tensions, and Possibilities. Paper under review for the annual meeting of New England Education Research Organization, Portsmouth, NH.
  • Robinson E., Veloria, C., & McMickens, T.L. (2013). Searching for Heroes: A Critical Examination of Student Responses Following Mandatory Social Justice Training Workshops. Paper under review for the annual meeting of New England Education Research Organization, Portsmouth, NH.
  • Pica-Smith, C., & Veloria, C., (2012, May). Deconstructing and Re-constructing Deficit Discourses on Risk and “At-Risk” Youth. Paper accepted for the annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization, Portsmouth, NH.
  • Pica-Smith, C., & Veloria, C., (2012, March). “At-risk Means a Minority Kid:” Deconstructing Deficit Discourses with Predominantly White Students. Paper accepted for the 10th Annual Alumni of Color Conference at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
  • Veloria, C. (2012, April). Relational Narratives in “Figured Worlds:” Exploring College Transition, Social Interaction, and Language Usage. Paper accepted for the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Veloria, C. (2010, May). “You Know What It’s Like, Miss” Beyond College Access: A Tale of Multiple “Selves.” Paper accepted for the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.
  • O’Meara, K., & Veloria, C., (2009, March). Defining the Difference for Under-represented Students in Public Institutions. Poster accepted for the annual meeting of the American College Personnel Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Veloria, C., Robinson, E., & Qualters, D., (2009, November). Examining Belief Systems in Preparing "Critical" Teachers. Professional development presentation accepted for the annual convening of The Massachusetts Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Sturbridge, MA.
  • Duffy O’Connor, J., & Veloria, C., (2009, November). Best Practices for Service Learning Centers. How to Enhance Faculty, Student, and Institutional Involvement: 10 Ways to Accomplish the Mission of Service Learning. Poster accepted for the annual meeting of the New England Faculty Development Consortium, Worcester, MA.
  • Duffy O’Connor, J., & Veloria, C., (2008, November). At the Intersection of Higher Education: Class, Gender, Race & Ethnicity. Poster accepted for the annual meeting of the New England Faculty Development Consortium, Worcester, MA.

Community Service

  • Partnership with the Mary E. Curley Middle School (Jamaica Plain, MA)
  • Partnership with the Margarita Muniz Academy (Jamaica Plain, MA)
  • Received two small “seed” grants ($500.00 each) to promote literacy at The Eliot School (Boston, MA)

Consultancies

  • (2011) Boston Public School, Boston, MA
  • (Summer 2010 & 2011) Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • (2011-2012) University of Massachusetts, Boston

Suffolk University Service

  • Asian Studies Committee (2012-present)
  • UAspire Program Advisory Committee (2011-present)
  • Suffolk University, NECHE Accreditation Committee (Standard 6) (2010-present)
  • Suffolk University, President’s Commission on AHANA Affairs (2006-present)

Professional Association

  • Massachusetts American Council on Education Network (ACE-NNWL), 2008
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2006
  • Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA), Certified Financial Aid Bilingual Ambassador, 2005

Awards & Honors

  • Dr. Kim Fries Early Career Award, New England Educational Research Organization, 2018.
  • (With Dr. Cinza Pica-Smith) Rubovits Award, Best Paper presented at the NEERO Conference, 2012.
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Courses Taught

  • Action Research
  • Culturally Responsive Education
  • Educational Psychology
  • Service Learning Adolescent/College Access
  • Service Learning Pre-K Outreach & Tutoring
  • Service Learning – Alternative Spring Break (Alabama)
  • Urban Schooling