Curriculum Vitae

Tacey Ruffner, EdD

Permanent Resident: Canada
Citizenship: U.S.A.

Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada V2C 6C7
E-mail: truffner@telus.net
Phone: (c) 250-320-8707

EDUCATION

Doctor of Education, Foundations and Multicultural Education                                         1993
University of the Pacific
Stockton, California, U.S.A.

Secondary Certificate (Credential), English                                                                              1984
California State Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Sacramento, California, U.S.A.

Master of Education, Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language                         1976
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

Bachelor of Arts, Linguistics                                                                                                         1973
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, California, U.S.A.

DOCTORAL THESIS

Ruffner, T. (1993). A study of time orientation, temporal integration and reading comprehension: back to the future. Unpublished Doctoral Thesis. Bernerd School of Education, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California, U.S.A.

Advisors: Dr F. Muskal, Dr D. Brennan, Dr J. Heffernan, Dr D. Baral and Dr C. Gray.

Contact: Dr F. Muskal, School of Education professor (ret.), University of the Pacific, Stockton, California, U.S.A. (h) (209) 474-6264 and (c) (209) 401-0062

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

(See Appendix 1: Course descriptions and teaching evaluations for university courses; Appendix 2: Teaching in secondary schools and other sites; and Appendix 3: Teaching philosophy)

Diversity Education Policy Researcher                                                                                  2013-2014
Kamloops Immigrant Services
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Instructor                                                                                                                                     2013
School of Education, Thompson Rivers University
Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada

Instructor                                                                                                                                     2012
Writing Centre,  Thompson Rivers University
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Instructor                                                                                                                                    2011
School of Education, Thompson Rivers University
Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada

Classroom Teacher                                                                                                                    1988-2010
Elliott Alternative Education Center, Modesto City Schools District
Modesto, California U.S.A.

Adjunct Professor                                                                                                                     2005-2009
National University Credential Program
Stockton, California, U.S.A.

Instructor                                                                                                                                   2005-2006
Modesto City Schools Adult Education
Modesto, California U.S.A.

Adjunct Professor                                                                                                                    2005-2006
Teacher Education Department, California State University, Stanislaus
Stockton, California U.S.A.

Adjunct Professor                                                                                                                    1997-2001
Credential and Master of Education Programs, Chapman University
Modesto and Merced, California, U.S.A.

Instructor and Ombudsperson                                                                                             1987-1988
Academic Skills Center, University of the Pacific
Stockton, California, U.S.A.

Instructor                                                                                                                                  1987-1988
San Joaquin Delta College
Stockton, California, U.S.A.

Classroom Teacher                                                                                                                  1985-1987
East Union High School, Manteca Unified School District
Manteca, California, U.S.A.

Classroom Teacher                                                                                                                  1984-1985
Tennyson High School, Hayward Unified School District
Hayward, California, U.S.A.

Instructor                                                                                                                                  1978-1983
English Language Program, University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, California, U.S.A.

Refereed Publications:

 Ruffner, T. (1987) Americana Articles, Vols. I and II. Harper & Row, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Refereed Conference Presentations/Posters:

  • Ruffner, T. (2013) Indian time. Workshop presented with Joanne Brown from the Aboriginal Services House, The Gathering Place (House 5) at the Teaching Practices Colloquium, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Ruffner, T. (2012) Time orientation and its effects on present perfect tense usage as a measure of language proficiency. Poster to be presented at the TESL Canada Conference, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Ruffner. T. (2012) Time orientation and its effects on present perfect tense usage as a measure of language proficiency. Workshop presented at the Language, Community and Culture International Research Institute, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.

 Other Presentations:

  • Ruffner, T. (2014). Planning ahead. Workshop presented at White Buffalo Aboriginal and Metis Society, Kamloops, British Columbia.
  • Ruffner, T. (2014). Literacy and education. Workshop presented at My Place, Kamloops, British Columbia.
  • Ruffner, T. (2013). Coyote and Grizzly Bear Make Day and Night. Workshop presented at the Adult Basic Education Association of British Columbia (ABEABC) Conference, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia.
  • Ruffner, T. (2012, 2013) Diversity. Workshops presented to job corps participants at the White Buffalo Aboriginal Health and Resource Centre, Kamloops, British Columbia.
  • Ruffner, T. (2012) Where the wild things are. Workshop presented at the Adult Literacy Forum for Literacy Kamloops (LinK) in Kamloops, British Columbia.
  • Ruffner, T. (2012) “Yes, we’re saints!”: literacy teachers in relationship with voice, literacy and violence. Workshop presented at the annual Adult Basic Education Association of British Columbia conference at Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia.
  • Ruffner, T. (2011) Race, gender and social class: a literacy overlap. Workshop presented at the annual Adult Basic Education Association of British Columbia conference at Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES

Editor,  Groundwork                                                                                                          2012-2014
Adult Basic Education Association of British Columbia (ABEABC)

Cariboo-Okanagan Regional Representative                                                               2010-2012
Adult Basic Education Association of British Columbia (ABEABC)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

Adult Basic Education Association of British Columbia (ABEABC)

British Columbia Teachers of English as an Additional Language (BC TEAL)

International Writing Centre (IWCA)

International Society for the Study of Time  (ISST)

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

Kamloops Immigrant Services                                                                                        2010-present
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Partners in Assisted Learning (PAL)                                                                               2010-present
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Street School                                                                                                                    2008-present
Twin Rivers Education Centre, School District #73
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Refugees and Friends Together (RAFT)                                                                          2010-present
Refugee Resettlement Committee
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Writing Centre,Thompson Rivers University                                                                 2007-2010
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre                                                                       2010
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

ESL Learning Centre, Thompson Rivers University                                                     2008 & 2010
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Western Canada Theatre                                                                                              2007 & 2010
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Four Directions Storefront School                                                                               2007
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

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