Selenda Cumby, Ph.D.
Office: Education 314
As a local resident with twenty-eight years of teaching and administrative educational experience, I made the decision to retire. However, after only two years of retirement, I made the decision to pursue my doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction at Texas Tech University. As a research assistant, I gained great experiences working as a Special Education Interim Anchor for the TechTeach program developing curriculum, participating in original training in the TechPREP program, and with most recent experiences in the Educational Leadership Program working with Principal Fellows. I have presented at SERA, AERA, at various local conferences, and as a class guest speaker. I recently graduated in August 2018 with a degree in Curriculum & Instruction. My qualitative dissertation was titled, Exploring the Academic Resilience of First Generation Latina/o Teacher Candidates of Immigrant Parents in a Non-Traditional Teacher Preparation Program through the Lens of Community Cultural Wealth. The education of Latina/o populations continues to be a passion of mine. I consider myself a qualitative researcher who would like to pursue experiences in mixed methodology. I was hired to work with the Principal Fellows grant for this current year. I will be working in the capacity of a Research Associate as I coach principal candidates and teach graduate classes as an adjunct professor. I am eager to continue to work in this position and to learn from the experienced faculty at the College of Education.