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Victoria Courtney  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  |  Service  

Education:

  • Ed.D Curriculum and Instruction/Counseling and Educational Psychology Education, University of San Francisco, 1987
  • M.A. Education, San Jose State University, 1966
  • B. S. Communication Disorders, Northwestern University, 1965

Teaching Experience:

  • Professor - Saint Mary's College (2001 - Present)
  • Associate Professor - Saint Mary's College (1995 - 2000)
  • Saint Mary's College - Assistant Professor, (1990 - 1994)
  • Saint Mary's College - Instructor, (1982 - 1987)
  • Instructor - University of California, Berkeley, Education Extension (1977 - 1984)
  • Instructor - University of California, Santa Cruz (1972 - 1979)

Professional Experience:

  • Interim Dean - Schol of Education, Saint Mary's College (1989 - 1991)
  • Assistant Dean - School of Education, Saint Mary's College (1986 - 1989)
  • Director of Speech and Hearing Services - Stanford Children's Hospital, (1970 - 1971)
  • Diagnostician and Classroom Teacher - Diagnostic School of Neurologically Handicapped Children (1968 - 1970)
  • Speech/Language Pathologist - Children's Health Council (1966 - 1968)
  • Educational Consultant - (1965 - 1987)
    Contracting with school districts, clinics and agencies to provide in-service education and staff development services.

Awards:

  • Faculty Scholarship Awards - (2010)
    1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.
  • AAUW Distinguished Woman of the Year Award - (1995)

Fellowship:

  • Pre-Service Initiatives Summer Institute - University of California,Berkeley (1998)
    1996 - 1998

Honor:

  • Pi Lambda Theta Education Honorary Society, - (2007)
    1996 - Present.

Professional Licenses & Certifications:

  • Certificate - Crisis Prevention Institute (1998)
  • Certificate - Cross-Cultural Linguistic Academic Development (CLAD) (1996)
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence - American Speech and Hearing Association (1968)
  • Teaching Credential - Illinois (1965)
  • Teaching Credentials: Standard, Learning Handicapped, Administration, Speech Correction and Lipreading - California

Presentations:

Selected Presentations

  • Comparison of Three Studies of Transitioning Successfully into Retirement. Courtney, Victoria and Nisewaner, Kristin (talk, speech or lecture, invited, co-author)
    National Association of School Psychologists
    (February 27, 2009)
  • Transitioning Successfully into Retirement: Voices of School Psychologists. Courtney, Victoria and Nisewaner, Kristin (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
    National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA
    (2006)
  • No Child Left Behind: Three Years Later. Courtney, Victoria and Nisewaner, Kristin (talk, speech or lecture, invited, paper)
    National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference., Atlanta, GA
    (2005)
  • The Voices of Experienced School Psychologists: Their Insights about the Profession. Courtney, Victoria and Nisewaner, Kristin (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
    National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Toronto, CN
    (2003)
  • Voices of Experienced Elementary School Teachers: Their Insights about the Profession. Courtney, Victoria (talk, speech or lecture, invited, paper)
    American Educational Research Association
    (2002)
  • Strategies for Enhancing School/Family Partnerships. Courtney, Victoria (talk, speech or lecture, invited, paper)
    National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Dallas, TX
    (2002)
  • Phonetic Awareness and Reading Success. Courtney, Victoria (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
    California Association of Resouce Specialists
    (1998)

Publications:

  • Courtney, Victoria and Otterbach, Renate. 2012. Research Methods: Application Through Activities, In progress, SAGE Publications
  • Courtney, Victoria, Brunetti, G and Marston, S. ""The Voices of Experienced Elementary Teachers: Their Insights about the Profession"." Teacher Education Quarterly 2006
  • Courtney, Victoria, Marston, S and Brunettis, J. ""Elementary and High School Teachers: Birds of a Feather?"." Education (2004)
  • Courtney, Victoria and Marston, S. ""The Voices of Experienced Elementary School Teachers: Their Insights about the Profession - A Follow-Up Study."." Teacher Education 2004
  • Courtney, Victoria and Davis, Jack M. ""Positive Outcomes of Students with Disabilities in an Academic Remedial Treatment Program."." Association of Educational Therapists Journal (1999)
  • Courtney, Victoria. ""Born to Business..Bound for Education."." Educational Perspectives. (1995)
  • Courtney, Victoria. ""Strategies for Creating an Open Door Policy with Your Administrator."." CEC Today 1994
  • Courtney, Victoria. ""Toward a Career Path and Pay Equity for Women: A New Curriculum Model"." Gender Issues in the Classroom and on the Campus: Focus on the 21st Century. Minneapolis, MN.: American Association of University Women, 1993. 68-74
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