Janine Chitty

479-788-7434 | janine.chitty@uafs.edu
 

I am an Associate Professor of English, and English with Teacher Licensure. I completed my Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR. I have fifteen years of experience in the secondary education classroom. I am currently teaching composition, literature, and English education courses in the UAFS College of Communication, Languages, Arts, and Social Sciences. My research interests include K-12 literacy with emphasis in multiliteracies and technology in the classroom, and curriculum and instructional design. I am currently working on multiple publications and presentations which reflect my research interests.

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

Assoc. Professor, English with Teacher Licensure

College of Languages, Arts, and Social Sciences

University of Arkansas Fort Smith

Fort Smith, Arkansas 72913

 

Personal Statement

 

To advance the success of the organization and the people with whom I am associated by utilizing the skills and knowledge I have gained through experience and education, and to promote education in the 21st century.

 

Scholarly Interest

 

Curriculum and Instruction

Secondary Education (Certification/Licensure/MAT)

Instructional Design and Technology

French (Language, Literature, and Culture)

English Language Arts (Literacy, Multiliteracies in the classroom)

 

Education

 

Doctor of Philosophy

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Ph. D. in Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis in K-12 Literacy and Instructional Design with Technology. Completion of degree: August 2012.

Master of Arts

Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri

Human Resources Development with emphasis in Training and Development. Completion of degree: October 1995.

Bachelor of Arts

University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas

French and English with Secondary Education Certification. Completion of degree: May 1989.

ESL Academy (2006)

Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas

National Writing Project (2010)

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Northwest Arkansas Writing Project Invitational.

Literacy Lab (2011-2012)

Harding University, Searcy, Arkansas

 

Teaching Licensure

 

Arkansas Department of Education Teacher’s License: English Language Arts (7-12), French (7-12), ESL (P-8), ESL (7-12)

 

Work History

 

Assoc. Professor of English, Director of English Teacher Licensure

University of Arkansas Fort Smith August 2017 – present

Asst. Professor of English, Director of English Teacher Licensure

University of Arkansas Fort Smith August 2012 – July 2017

Adjunct Professor (2009-current)

John Brown University (Fort Smith, AR)

French/English Language Arts Teacher (2004-2012)

Greenwood High School

French/English Language Arts Teacher (1999-2004)

Booneville High School

Special Education – Resource Teacher (1998-1999)

Mansfield High School

Human Resources Specialist (1990-1998)

The Trane Company

French Teacher (1989-1990)

Waco I.S.D. (Waco, TX)

 

Presentations by Invitation

 

  • Wordle the Writer’s Block: Using technology for pre-writing. (2010). Presented for Arkansas Schools of Tomorrow Today Technology Conference at Bryant High School, Bryant, Arkansas.
  • Engaging the reluctant writer: Using the Wordle, Wall Wisher, and MeeGenius! (2010). Presented for the Greenwood Technology Fair at Greenwood High School, Greenwood, Arkansas.
  • Wall Wisher: Collaboration and Communication through Technology. (2011). Presented for the Greenwood Technology Fair at Greenwood High School, Greenwood, Arkansas.

 

Online Publications

 

  • Chitty, Janine. (Ed.). (2015). Arkansas English Journal 1.1. Arkansas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts (ACTELA).
  • Chitty, Janine. (Ed.). (2016). Arkansas English Journal 1.1. Arkansas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts (ACTELA).
  • Chitty, Janine. (Ed.). (2017). Arkansas English Journal 1.1. Arkansas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts (ACTELA).

 

Scholarly/Creative Publications and Presentations

 

  • Chitty, Janine. (2012). Multiliteracies in the classroom: An explanatory sequential mixed methods approach to teachers’ and students’ perspectives toward integration of technology. Dissertation, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville: ProQuest/UMI, 2012. (Publication number AAT 3500032).
  • Chitty, Janine. (2014). “Spring has spring.” ACTELA Arkansas Anthology. Photo.
  • Chitty, Janine. (2014). “White River in Flippin Arkansas.” ACTELA Arkansas Anthology. Photo.
  • Chitty, Janine, et al. (2014-16). NCTE SPA REPORT: Program for the Preparation of English Language Arts Teachers – National Council of Teacher of English (NCTE).
  • Chitty, Janine. (2015). “Multiliteracies in the classroom: An explanatory sequential mixed methods approach to teachers’ and students’ perspectives of the integration of technology.” Oklahoma English Journal, 28.1: 5-20.
  • Chitty, Janine, Jennifer Jennings Davis & Katy Buehrer. (2015). Partnerships in education: Adopt-a-Professor. Presented for the Arkansas Curriculum Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Chitty, Janine, & Luanne Lewis. (2015). 21st Century literacy in the classroom: New tools for schools (apps and web 2.0). Presented for the Arkansas Curriculum Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Chitty, Janine, Robyn Gutierrez & Victoria Wiley. (2015). Conceptual units anchored in young adult literature. Presented for the Arkansas Curriculum Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Chitty, Janine, & Sunny Styles-Foster. (2015). Engaging the reluctant readers and writers of the classroom. Presented for the Arkansas Curriculum Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Keyes, Dixie, Janine Chitty et al. (2015). State affiliate inquiry teams and building capacity on the literacy in learning exchange. Presented for the NCTE Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Chitty, Janine, Lauren Tipton, Allison Harrison, Courtney Holt, Katie Cervantes, & Ashley Gorhman. (2016). Conceptual units anchored in young adult literature. Presented for the Arkansas Curriculum Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Chitty, Janine and Jennifer Jennings Davis. (2017). Partnerships in education: Adopt-a-Professor. Presented for the Arkansas Curriculum Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Chitty, Janine and Angela Stout. (2017). Surveying American Literature. Presented for the Arkansas Curriculum Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Gutierrez, Robyn and Janine Chitty. (2017). Promoting Engaged Learning with Alternative Seating. Presented for the Arkansas Curriculum Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas.