Short Biography: Trenia L Walker is associate professor in Social Studies Education at Texas Tech University. Current research explores transformative learning theories and the implications for inclusion, technology, popular culture, and globalization in social studies teaching and learning.
White, C. & Walker, T. (in press). Media and popular culture. In W. Russell (Ed.), Contemporary
social studies: An essential reader. Information Age Publishing. (anticipated publication
Walker, T., & Nath, J. (2011). Teaching social studies in Texas. In J. Ramsey and J. Nath (Eds.),
Preparing to teach Texas content areas: The TExES EC-6 generalist and the ESL Supplement
(pp. 164-289). Boston: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon.
Walker, T. (2010).The Red Pill: Social studies, media texts, and literacies. Learning, Media
and Technology, 35(1), 1-14.
White, C.,& Walker, T. (2008). Tooning In: Essays on popular culture and education.
Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
Dunn, M., & Walker, T. (2007).Assessment of ELL students with disabilities. In F. Pawan & G.
Butler(Eds.), Collaborative partnerships between ESL and classroom teachers:Helping
English Language Learners succeed in middle and high school (pp. 103 –116). Alexandria,
VA: TESOL Publications.
Selected Conference Participation:
Walker, T. & Diandreth-Elkins, L. (2011, April). Who’s the boss?: An examination of co-teaching
in social studies inclusion classrooms. Proposal accepted for presentation at
American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Diandreth-Elkins, L. & Walker, T. (2010, October). Promising practices: A study of inclusive
secondary social studies classrooms. Paper presented at the 32nd International
Conference on Learning Disabilities, Myrtle Beach, SC.
Walker, T (2010, April). Media use in secondary social studies classrooms: A reality check.
Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference,
Walker, T (2009, April). Postfeminist men and the women who love them[selves]. Paper
presented at the Popular Culture Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Selected External Funding Applications:
2010 Proposal Author and Principal Investigator (with TTU faculty Leann DiAndreth-Elkins,
Co-Principal Investigator), Researching and evaluating methods of instructional
eXcellence (REMIX) in rural schools in West Texas, pending funding
Amount Requested: $338,533
Funding Period: 2 years
Sponsor: Department of Education/ Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
Recent courses taught:
- Feminist Teacher (graduate)
- Place-Based Education (graduate)
- Curriculum and the Popular Media (graduate)
- Issues and Trends in Elementary Education (graduate)
- Curriculum Development and Evaluation in Secondary Social Studies (undergraduate)
- Teaching the Social Studies in the Secondary School (undergraduate)
- Teaching Social Studies at the Middle Level (undergraduate)
- Social Studies in Elementary Schools (undergraduate)