Vicki Vescio

Vicki Vescio 

Clinical Associate Professor

Vicki Vescio

Phone

352-273-4226

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Address

PO Box 117052
Gainesville FL 32611

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About

My research interests are focused in the areas of equity and social justice as well as pre and in-service teacher professional development. My current research endeavors include examining the role of instructional coaching on preservice teacher development; exploring preservice teachers understanding of LGBTQ issues in schooling, and studying the impact of implementing edTPA on student teaching interns. I have also been involved in research projects to examine pre-service teachers' work in high poverty schools, and transformation in the perspectives of teacher educators toward a social justice standpoint. I was also the lead researcher on a project that completed a detailed literature review on Professional Learning Communities. I spent three years working with a team that interviewed award-winning teachers about their classroom practices, mentoring, and professional development. My dissertation was on the identification with academics of six African American boys living in poverty. During my time as a Professor in Residence in Pinellas County, I lead a small research group that studied the impact of teacher inquiry as a professional development strategy for practicing teachers.

Affiliations

  • School of Teaching and Learning

Research Interests

Classroom Management, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Field Experience, Professional Development, Professional Development Schools, Qualitative Research, Teacher Leadership

Education

  • 2010 University of Florida; Gainesville, Florida, Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction (focus on Multicultural and Urban Education)
  • 2003 Sonoma State University; Rohnert Park, California, Master of Arts in Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning
  • 1986 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Blacksburg, Virginia, Bachelor of Science in Education (Major - Health Education; Concentration - Physical Education and Exercise Science), Graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Professional Appointments

  • 2013-Present-University of Florida - Gainesville, Florida, Clinical Assistant Professor; School of Teaching and Learning
  • 2010-2013-University of Florida - Gainesville, Florida, Clinical Assistant Professor; School of Teaching and Learning, Serve as a Professor-in-Residence in Pinellas County, Florida.

Selected Publications

Presentations
  • Vescio, V., and Bowie, M. (2015, October). Diversity in a college of education faculty: A critical self-study of recruitment and retention practices. Paper presented at the Annual National Association for Multicultural Education Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Beck, B., Vescio, V. (2015, October). Queering pre-service teacher education: Past achievements and current dilemmas. Paper presented at the Annual National Association for Multicultural Education Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Rodgers, M.K., Vescio, V., Burns, J., Gibbs, L. (2015, April). A transformative method of intern supervision: Using Instructional Coaching to support preservice teacher development. Paper presented at the Annual AERA Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Vescio, V., Rodger, M.K., Hooser, A. (2015, April). Beginning in different places: Facilitation preservice teachers' connections between theory and practice in an internship. Roundtable presentation at the Annual AERA Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Rodgers, M.K., Vescio, V., Burns, J., Gibbs, L. (2015, February). An alternative method of intern supervision: Using Instructional Coaching for preservice teacher development. Paper presented at the Annual Association of Teacher Educators Conference, Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Vescio, V., Ridgewell, N., Pierini, K. (2015, February). Advocating for a common voice: Connecting teacher and students' funds of knowledge, a participatory action research study. Paper presented at the Annual Association of Teacher Educators Conference, Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Vescio, V., Beck, B., Bondy, B., Munro, M. (2014, November). Queering education workshops with preservice teachers: Lessons for teacher educators. Paper presented at the Annual National Association for Multicultural Education Conference, Tucson, Arizona.
  • Vescio, V., Rodgers, M.K., Hooser, A. (2014, February). The distance internship: Challenges and benefits of job-embedded learning during a yearlong field placement. Paper presented at the Annual Association of Teacher Educators Conference, St. Louis, Missouri.
Other Publications
  • Vescio, V., and Bowie, M. (2015, October). Diversity in a college of education faculty: A critical self-study of recruitment and retention practices. Paper presented at the Annual National Association for Multicultural Education Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Beck, B., Vescio, V. (2015, October). Queering pre-service teacher education: Past achievements and current dilemmas. Paper presented at the Annual National Association for Multicultural Education Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Rodgers, M.K., Vescio, V., Burns, J., Gibbs, L. (2015, April). A transformative method of intern supervision: Using Instructional Coaching to support preservice teacher development. Paper presented at the Annual AERA Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Vescio, V., Rodger, M.K., Hooser, A. (2015, April). Beginning in different places: Facilitation preservice teachers' connections between theory and practice in an internship. Roundtable presentation at the Annual AERA Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Rodgers, M.K., Vescio, V., Burns, J., Gibbs, L. (2015, February). An alternative method of intern supervision: Using Instructional Coaching for preservice teacher development. Paper presented at the Annual Association of Teacher Educators Conference, Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Vescio, V., Ridgewell, N., Pierini, K. (2015, February). Advocating for a common voice: Connecting teacher and students' funds of knowledge, a participatory action research study. Paper presented at the Annual Association of Teacher Educators Conference, Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Vescio, V., Beck, B., Bondy, B., Munro, M. (2014, November). Queering education workshops with preservice teachers: Lessons for teacher educators. Paper presented at the Annual National Association for Multicultural Education Conference, Tucson, Arizona.
  • Vescio, V., Rodgers, M.K., Hooser, A. (2014, February). The distance internship: Challenges and benefits of job-embedded learning during a yearlong field placement. Paper presented at the Annual Association of Teacher Educators Conference, St. Louis, Missouri.