Donna Andrews, PhD

Assistant Professor

Education 

Ph.D.
The Ohio State University, Gifted Education and Counseling (1994).
Dissertation: Alcohol and drug awareness, attitudes and use among gifted and talented students.

M.Ed.
St. Lawrence University, Educational Administration (1982).

B.S.
St. Lawrence University, Mathematics and Education (1981).

Teaching Certification
Ohio, Grade 7-12 Permanent Certification in Mathematics
Ohio, Guidance Counselor Certification

 

Donna Andrews
Contact Information

Building Location: Demergasso-Bava Hall
See Building #21: Map

Office Location: DBH 328D - See Map

Phone: (209) 667-3217

E-mail: dandrews@csustan.edu

Professional Positions

University:

2008 - Present 
Assistant Professor
California State University, Stanislaus
Teacher Education
Single Subject Credential Program

1990-1991
Graduate Research Associate 
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Gifted Education (6/1990 - 8/1990)
Counselor Education (9/1990 - 6/1991)

1990-1991
Graduate Research Associate 
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Gifted Education (6/1990 - 8/1990)
Counselor Education (9/1990 - 6/1991)

1989-1990
Acting Associate Director
Higher Education Opportunity Program
St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York
Minority Affairs Office

1988-1989
Acting Associate Director
Minority Affairs and Opportunity Program
St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York
Minority Affairs Office

1986-1988
Academic Skills Coordinator
St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York
Minority Affairs Office

1982-1986
Head Women’s Soccer Coach
Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York

1984-1988
Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach
Clarkson University, Patsdam New York

1981-1984
Assistant Women's Basketball Coach
St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York

K-12 Education

1993-2008
Mathematics Teacher
Upper Arlington High School, Upper Arlington, Ohio

1991-1993
Chemical Abuse Prevention Coordinator
Upper Arlington High School, Upper Arlington, Ohio

1981-1986
Mathematics Teacher 
Canton Middle School, Canton, New York

Awards

1993-1996
Upper Arlington High School, Teacher of the Year as chosen by the students

1994
St. Lawrence University, Athletic Hall of Fame Induction

Service

2009-Present
Professional Learning Community Leader for Single Subject Credential Program, California State University, Stanislaus.

2008-Present
Service Learning Liaison for Single Subject Credential Program, California State University, Stanislaus.

1999-2008
Geometry Team Leader, Upper Arlington High School.

1991-1998
Franklin County Drug-Free Schools Consortium Liaison, Site Test Coordinator for PPAAUS Survey and Saturday Family Workshop Leader.

1994-1996
Sixth Grade Camp Counselor Leader, Upper Arlington High School.

1991-1996
Coordinator Leadership Camps, Upper Arlington High School.

Committee Membership

2009-Present
Academic Senate - California State University, Stanislaus.

2009-Present
Teacher Education Representative for the College of Education 
Teacher Education Scholarship Committee, California State University, Stanislaus.

2009-Present
Teacher Education Professional Learning Community Committee, California State University, Stanislaus.

2006-2008
District Professional Learning Community Steering Committee Presenter and Public Relations Representative, Upper Arlington School District

2005-2008
High School Senior Year Reform Team, Upper Arlington High School.

2002-2008
Ohio Graduation Test Curriculum Audit Committee , Upper Arlington High School.

1991-1993
Upper Arlington Community Team High School Representative, Upper Arlington, Ohio.
 

Curriculum Development and Implementation

  • Designed and implemented a pilot revision to a secondary education course for teacher credential candidates in an effort to improve upon their preparation for the California Teacher Preparation Assessment (TPA).
  • Implemented a Professional Learning Community model for the Teacher Education Department to revise curriculum and assess university teaching practices.
  • Designed and implemented a developmental English course for pre-freshmen college minority students from low socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Assisted in the implementation of action teams for grades 9 -12 designed to redesign the high school using techniques acquired at Harvard University’s Educational Conference August 2005. 
  • Assisted in the implementation of Professional Learning Communities for high schooldepartments as modeled after the DuFour’s work with Stevenson High School in Illinois.
  • Designed and implemented an alternative curriculum at the middle school level that focused on individual projects.
  • Assisted in the implementation of workshops for gifted and talented students attending the Governor’s Summer Institute that were followed up in their high school seminar courses.
  • Created drug awareness seminars for students attending leadership camps and taking high school health classes.
  • Developed and organized educational counseling curriculum for freshmen college students interested in education.
  • Designed and implemented an alternative curriculum at the middle school level that focused on individual projects.
  • Researched and assisted in the implementation of a 7 -12 grade mathematics curriculum aligned with the Ohio Graduation Test benchmarks.

Scholarship

Publications

  • Uretsky, M. & Andrews, D. (2013). “Finding the Right Fit:  Using the College Search Process to Reduce Anxiety for Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD."  Journal of College Admission.  Arlington, VA.
  • Andrews, D. & Weisenberg, A. (2013). “Teaching Credential Candidates how to Adapt Lessons and Increase Vocabulary for English Learners.” NABE Journal of Reasearch and Practice.  Cincinnati, OH.
  • Andrews, D. (2012). “Mentoring without a Magic Filing Cabinet.”  Community Works Journal. Los Angeles, CA.
  • Andrews, D. (2011). “Service Learning Project:  How We Can Use the Social Movements from the 1960s to Help Credential Candidates Learn More About Community-Based Organizations.”  San Joaquin Valley Journal. Turlock, CA.
  • Andrews, D. & Sternod, B. (2010). “Teaching Wars, Episode V:  Unfunded Mandates Strike Back." Faculty Voices VIII, B. Eudy.  Turlock, CA:  California State University, Stanislaus, 2009.
  • Weisenberg, A. & Andrews, D. (2009). “Professional Learning Communities.” Conference of the International Journal of Arts and Sciences. Vol.1 (12) ISSN:  1943-6114
  • Andrews, D. (2009). “The Myth of the Magic Filing Cabinet.”  Faculty Voices VII, A. Schulz.  Turlock, CA:  California State University, Stanislaus, 2009.
  • Andrews, D. (1994).  "Alcohol and drug awareness, attitudes and use among gifted and talented students."  Dissertation.  The Ohio State University.

Presentations

  • Andrews, D. (March, 2013). “Effective Learning Strategies to Prepare High School Students for College”. International Conference on Education and the Economy, Orlando, Florida.
  • Andrews, D. & Uretsky, M. (February 2013). “Single Subject Credential Program.” Transition from Student to Teacher Conference, Turlock, California.
  • Andrews, D.  (March 2012).  “Effective Learning Strategies to Prepare High School Students for College".  International Conference on Student Success, Orlando, Floriday. 
  • Andrews, D. & Newsome, M. (October, 2011).  “Computer-Based Science Projects Involving Podcasting, Wikis, and Virtual Laboratory." Arizona Science Teachers Association State Conference, Mesa, Arizona.
  • Andrews, D. (April, 2011).  “How to use Podcasting in a High School Classroom."  CCMP Annual Conference, Turlock, CA. 
  • Andrews, D., & Sundar, V. (March 2011).  “Building the Noyce Scholars Program at CSU, Stanislaus.” Western Regional Conference, Costa Mesa, California.
  • Andrews, D. & Uretsky, M.  (March, 2011). “Saved by the Tell."  Transition from Student to Teacher Conference, Turlock, CA.
  • Andrews, D. & Uretsky, M  (February, 2011). “Saved by the Tell."  Connecting Waters Charter School Anuual Regional Conference, Modesto, California.
  • Andrews, D.  & Weisenberg, A. (March, 2009). “Professional Learning Communities.” International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Andrews, D. & Kenney, J. (August, 2006). “The importance of establishing Professional Learning Communities at Upper Arlington High School”. Professional In-service Day at Upper Arlington High School, Upper Arlington, Ohio.
  • Andrews, D. & Hasebrook, M. (August, 2005).   “How do we implement change at Upper Arlington High School as suggested at Harvard University’s Educational Conference August 2005”. Professional In-service Day at Upper Arlington High School, Upper Arlington, Ohio.
  • Lee, J. & Andrews, D. (October, 1998).  “Experiencing and expressing anger appropriately”. Meadow Park Church of God’s Family Awareness Seminar, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Andrews, D. (1993,1992,1991).  “How to function in a dysfunctional family”, Upper Arlington High School Leadership Camp, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Hysell, P., Andrews, D., Kuehn, S., Klosterman, B., Sullivan, B. & Giammar, B. (February, 1993).  “Intervention assistance teams and how they work”. OEA MEGA Conference, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Miranda, A., Starks, K., & Andrews, D. (February, 1991). “Multicultural counseling”. Ohio Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Winter 1991Conference, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Swassing, R. & Andrews, D. (July, 1990). “Future studies and career decisions”. College of Education Governor’s Summer Institute Dimensions of Teaching and Learning, Columbus, Ohio.

Reserach Experience

  • Andrews, D. & Uretsky, M. (2010 - present) Survey data collected using social networking tools to look at effective teaching strategies to better prepare students for the transition from high school to college.  Data is being analyzed from a Qualtrics Survey.  Preliminary findings have been shared at conferences.
  • Andrews, D., Weisenberg, A., Boosalis, C. & Myhre, O. (2009- present) Investigating teaching strategies to assist English Learners achieve academic success and share these strategies with pre-service teachers to improve their own teaching practices and performances on the TPAs.
  • Andrews, D. (1991-1994) Investigating the drug and alcohol usage of gifted and talented students in Franklin county in grades 6 - 12 using the Primary Prevention Attitude and Awareness Usage Scale (PPAAUS) administered in the fall of 1991.  Dissertation study at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

Professional Organizations

2010
Phi Delta Kappa, Officer for California Sate University, Stanislaus chapter