Company: Iowa State University
Location: Seattle, WA, United States
Theresa E. McCormick, Ed.D. is Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction at Iowa State University. This designation recognizes her many contributions to the academic life of the community of scholars. She served as professor of education at Iowa State University from 1984 to 2004, teaching, conducting research, and publishing in the fields of multicultural and gender studies. She taught art and multicultural education for 11 years in the West Virginia public schools. Dr. McCormick is the author of “Creating the Nonsexist Classroom: A Multicultural Approach,” co-author of “Multicultural Education: Awareness and Activities,” and author of 28 refereed journal articles. As Professor Emeritus, she contributes to her professional associations, American Educational Research Association and Research on Women and Education; makes invited professional presentations; and contributes her work to edited books.
Currently, she is an active artist and non-fiction writer. Her art work ranges from abstract to expressionistic to realist, and is rendered with a variety of media, including watercolor, oil, acrylic, and mixed media. In addition to paintings, Theresa exhibits her fabric wall hangings, collages, and serigraphs (silkscreen prints). She has shown her art in various university galleries and community centers across the United States, and is currently exhibiting in the Seattle area.
A non-fiction writer, she has completed her memoir, “A Far Cry From Here: Growing Up and Out of Fundamentalism,” which focuses on her life growing up in rural Texas in a fundamental Christian family. She tells of her family’s relationships, strengths, and limitations, and shares stories about her transformative journey from a restrictive upbringing into an independent feminist activist womanhood as a professor, writer and artist. A hope-filled memoir, it takes the reader on her painful journey of separation from her family and their religion, to the discovery of her own spiritual path, and finally, to their reunion. Overlapping threads about racism, sexism and white culture, as well as the power of fundamentalist faith to yield security, yet limit growth, weave throughout the stories to make this a timely, inspiring and compelling memoir. Sample stories from the memoir are on her website: http://www.theresamccormick.com
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