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TAA Pre-Conference Workshop
Thursday, June 23, 2011, 1-5 p.m.
Dr. Felicia Moore Mensah
Writing and Publishing Your Scholarly Journal Article
Presenter: Dr. Felicia Moore Mensah, Associate Professor of Science Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
This workshop will provide both practical support for writing and strategies for publishing in academic venues. Moore Mensah will share her personal strategies, motivations and insights about academic writing, specifically for journal publication as both an author and serving on the editorial review board of three academic journals within the field of science education and special guest reviewer for journals in the social sciences, including education. Participants are asked to bring a working draft of a submission, which they will put into "journal submission format" and build upon in getting their work submitted for publication. The presenter will also share with participants "bad drafts", "reviewer comments", and a "published work" as examples of the submission to print process.
Listen to interview with Felicia Moore Mensah on writing and publishing your scholarly journal article
Felicia Moore Mensah previews her pre-conference workshop on TAA's blogtalkradio show.
Dr. Felicia Moore Mensah is an associate professor of Science Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. She earned her Ph.D. in science education from The Florida State University, her M.S. in Biology and Secondary Education from NC A&T State University, and her B.S. in Biology from UNC-Chapel Hill. She also completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Michigan State University, while in residence at TC during her first year. Professor Mensah has worked collaboratively and independently as a scholar in science education, and her research focuses on three broad but related areas of teacher identity, teacher education/teacher professional development, and urban and multicultural education with the goal of improving science experiences for teachers and students in urban classrooms. Professor Mensah is the author of more than 30 academic articles, book chapters, and teacher professional resources, and has earned awards and grants for her research. She serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Science Teacher Education, Journal of Elementary Science Education, and Cultural Studies of Science Education, and reviews for other journals within her field. Professor Mensah is actively involved in professional organizations, and for example, is the president-elect for Sisters of the Academy Institute and is the academic advisor for the Black Student Network at Teachers College.