Dyanis Popova

Dyanis Popova

Assistant Professor

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

Delzell Education Center 219D

Phone: (605) 677-5557

Email: Dyanis.Popova@usd.edu

Bio:

Dr. Popova has taught French, Spanish, and ESL at various levels. She also has a certificate in Race and Social Policy, and a heavy pedagogical focus on multicultural education and diversity.


Teaching Interests:

English as a Second Language Education Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Foundations of Education Critical Autoethnography Critical Qualitative Research Methods


Research Interests:

Sociocultural contexts of education Implicit Bias Indigenous and Endarkened Methodologies, Critical Autoethnography, Intersections of privilege, power, and social justice.


Education:

  • Graduate Certificate, Race and Social Policy, Virginia Tech, 2016
  • Ph D, Curriculum and Instruction, Virginia Tech, 2016
  • MAEd., Curriculum and Instruction, Virginia Tech, 2010
  • BA, International Studies, Virginia Tech, 2000

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Race and Social Policy, Virginia Tech
  • PreK-12, Virginia Department of Education

Grants:

  • Vermillion Montessori Project, USD Center for Teaching and Learning. Grant Role: Principal. (2017 - 2018)

Publications:

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  • Borris-Lezama, Nikisha, and Conrad-Popova. Leading the Charge: Teacher Perceptions of Working with Students Identified or At-risk for Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties (EBD).. In Caribbean Discourse in Inclusive Education: Historical and Contemporary Issues, edited by Stacey Blackman, Dennis A. Conrad, 53-68. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishers, 2018.
  • Conrad-Popova. Review of Resistance and Renewal: Indigenous Leadership in Education.. NY, NY: Teachers College Record, 2018.
  • Conrad, Dennis, Carrington-Blades, Elna, and Popova, Dyanis. Exploring the Transition into Hybrid and Online College Teaching through Collaborative Self-study.. In Caribbean Discourse in Inclusive Education: Historical and Contemporary Issues, 159-183. Information Age, 2017.
  • Popova, Dyanis. You Know Who is Me? Cultural Identity and Pluralism in Education. In Caribbean Discourses in Inclusive Education: Historical and Contemporary Issues., edited by S. Blackman & D. A. Conrad. Charlotte, NC: Information Age, 2017.
  • Popova, Dyanis. Decolonization of the self: Reflection and reflexivity.. In Re-telling Our Stories: Critical Autoethnographic Narratives.. Sense, 2016.
  • Popova, Dyanis. Metamorphosis: A journey through grief.. In Re-telling Our Stories: Critical Autoethnographic Narratives., edited by Gresilda Tilley-Lubbs, Silvia Benard Calva. Sense, 2016.
  • Popova, Dyanis. 'Watch what yuh sayin!': The power of language.. In Re-telling Our Stories: Critical Autoethnographic Narratives., edited by Gresilda Tilley-Lubbs, Silvia Benard Calva. Sense, 2016.
  • Popova, Dyanis. Culturally and Linguistically Diverse. In Encyclopedia of Diversity and Social Justice, edited by Sherman Thompson, 201. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.
  • McCloud, Jennifer, Tilley-Lubbs, Gresilda A., Chang, Rong, Popova, Dyanis, Smart-Smith, Pamela, Farmer, Sandra, and Meyer, Fairchild. Curricular Change: At the Vortex, 4-21. Vol. 8, Iss. 1. Creative Approaches to Research, 2015.
  • Popova, Dyanis, Conrad, Dennis A., Philip, Lisa J., Conrad, Deborah J., and Mohammed, A. Recollections and representations of Folk in the Classroom: Teacher Perspectives, 49-78. Vol. 23. Caribbean Curriculum, 2015.
  • Conrad, Dennis A., Forteau-Jaikaransingh, Beulah, and Popova, Dyanis. Poetry to Rapso: Localized Narrative in the Classroom, 1-31. Vol. 20. Caribbean Curriculum, 2013.
  • Caldwell, Altheria, Whittaker, Manya, and Conrad-Popova. Classroom Management in Urban Schools: Proposing a Course Framework. Teaching Education.
  • Campoli, Ayana, and Popova, Dyanis. Connections Matter: A Quantitative Analysis of Working Conditions, Interpersonal Relationships, and the Career Decisions of Black Female Teachers. In Black Female Teachers: Diversifying the United States' Teacher Workforce. Emerald Group Publishing.
  • Conrad, Dennis A., Brown, Launcelot, Philip, Lisa M., Bentley, J, and Popova, Dyanis. Calypso Pedagogy as an Agent of Educational Transformation. In Transforming Learning: International Perspectives Vol.1. Cambridge, edited by B. Ogunkola & S. N. J. Blackman. Cambridge: Cambridge Press.

Awards and Honors:

  • Champions of Inclusive Excellence Award Nominee, The President's Celebration of University Leadership Planning Committee, 2018
  • Belbas-Larson Award Nominee, USD Office of Academic Affairs, 2018

Presentations:

  • Conrad-Popova. Embracing Culture & Identity in Schooling. Presented at the Empowered Positive Youth Development in Indian Country Workshop, Sioux Falls, SD. (November 2018)
  • Conrad-Popova. Crossing culture: Caribbean students at U.S. Universities.. Presented at the American Educational Research Association, New York City, NY. (April 2018)
  • Popova, Dyanis. Focus on the Microcultures: Building Value in Diversity with White Pre-service Teachers in a Homogeneous Setting. Presented at the National Association for Multicultural Education, Salt Lake City, Utah. (November 2, 2017)
  • Conrad-Popova. Culturally responsive pedagogy and ELLs. Presented at the Dakota TESOL, Sioux Falls, SD. (November 2017)
  • Conrad-Popova. Implementing WIDA for effective classroom instruction.. Presented at the Dakota TESOL, Sioux Falls, SD. (November 2017)
  • Popova, Dyanis. Interrogating Whiteness: The View From Outside. Presented at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. (May 22, 2017)
  • Popova, Dyanis. The Invisible Me: Mixed Racial Identity in a Black and White World.. Presented at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champaign, IL. (May 2016)
  • Smart-Smith, Pamela, Popova, Dyanis, Gray, Tanya. From the Ground Up: Building School-University Partnerships. Presented at the Southeast Teachers to Speakers of Other Languages, New Orleans, LA. (October 2015)
  • Popova, Dyanis, Smart-Smith, Pamela, McDonough, Sara. Check All That Apply: A Look at Real and Perceived Ethnic Identity. Presented at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champaign, IL. (May 2015)
  • Popova, Dyanis. More than methodology: Research as cultural practice.. Presented at the American Education Research Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. (April 2014)
  • Popova, Dyanis. Problem-posing pedagogy in the higher education ESL classroom.. Presented at the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Annual Meeting, Portland, OR. (March 2014)
  • Henderson, J, Munly, K, Arceo, D, Benard, S, Chang, R, Gilpin, E, Grimes, M, Luevano, M, Popova, Dyanis, Rose-McCully, M, Smart-Smith, P, Stephenson-Reeves, J, Tilley-Lubbs, G. Practicing what we preach in critical autoethnography: Empowering Ph.D. students through participation in an international book project.. Presented at the Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Blacksburg, VA. (February 2014)
  • Conrad, Dennis, Brown, Launcelot, Phillips, Lisa, Popova, Dyanis. Valuing and Integrating the Folkloric Traditions in the Classroom.. Presented at the Biennial Conference of the University of the West Indies School of Education, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. (June 2013)
  • Popova, Dyanis. Watch What Yuh sayin": The Power of Language. Presented at the Internation Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champaign, IL. (May 2013)
  • Carrington-Blaides, E, Conrad, Dennis, Conrad, Deborah, Popova, Dyanis. Online teaching, Higher Education, and Poverty Reduction.. Presented at the American Education Research Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (April 2013)
  • Popova, Dyanis, McEwen, Celina, Bristol, Lorette. "One Nation Under One Groove": Calypso and Multicultural Education.. Presented at the American Education Research Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (April 2013)
  • Popova, Dyanis. More than Just the Words: Problem-posing as a Path to Academic Success for English Language Learners.. Presented at the Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Blacksburg, VA. (February 2013)
  • Popova, Dyanis, Tilley-Lubbs, Gresilda. Peeling the Onion: Diversity and Inclusion for all Students in all Classrooms.. Presented at the Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Blacksburg, VA. (February 2013)
  • Popova, Dyanis. What's Going On? Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and International Students.. Presented at the Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Blacksburg, VA. (February 2013)