Carmen N. Veloria, Ed. D.

Assistant Professor/Director, Education Studies
Department of Sociology

Phone: 617-573-8269
Fax: 617-994-4278
Email: Cveloria@suffolk.edu
Office: 73 Tremont St., Rm. 1024

Education

  • Ed. D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • M.Ed., Boston College
  • BA, Central Connecticut State University

Office Hours Fall 2012

Monday, Wednesday -1:00-12:00 & Thursday 1:00

Research Interests

  • Urban Education
  • Ethnographic Research
  • College Access
  • Intersections of Race, Class, Ethnicity, & Gender (Discourses)

Funded Research

McMickens, T. L., & Veloria, C. N. (2012). Scholarships for Suffolk University education students. Co-Investigator. Phi Delta Kappa International. $1,500. Awarded.

Professional Activity

Works in Progress

Relational Narratives in “Figured Worlds:” Exploring the Role of Social Interaction and Language Usage in College Transition

Veloria, C., & McMickens, T.L. (Under Review) “We are all brown during circle time:” Disrupting and Engaging Discourses of Race and other Social Constructs in the Context of a Service Learning Project. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning.

Veloria, C. (Under Review) Attending to Small Talk in the Classroom: an Issue of Answerability/Responsibility for the Common Good.

Selected Publications

Articles

Pica-Smith, C., & Veloria, C., (2012). “At risk means a minority kid:” Deconstructing deficit discourses in the study of risk in education and human services. Pedagogy and The Human Sciences Journal

Book Chapters

Taylor, J., Veloria, C., & Verba, M. (Ed.). (2005). Latina Girls: “We’re Like Sisters – Most Times!” Urban Girls Revisited: Building Strengths. New York: New York University Press

Ward, J. & Veloria, C. (Ed.). (2005). Promoting Latina and African American Girls’ Self-Construction in Urban Educational Settings. Race, Ethnicity and Education 3, 3: 39-56.

Technical Reports

Veloria, C. et al,. (2005) Post-secondary Planning Resource Guide - a collaborative project between the Boston Public Schools, TERI College Access, and numerous community-based agencies (contributor)

O'Meara, K., Sireci, S., Veloria, C., (2008) Identifying Key Characteristics of Public Postsecondary Institutions Fostering Success for Under-Represented Students. Year Two: Mid-Year Report to the College Board.

O'Meara, K., Veloria, C., Sireci, S., (2008) Identifying Key Characteristics of Public Postsecondary Institutions Fostering Success for Under-Represented Students. Year Two: Annual Report to the College Board.

Selected Invited Presentations

Veloria, C., (2011, October). Deconstructing & Re-constructing Deficit Discourses Related to Children & Families. Session co-presented at the Fortnightly Lunch Series at the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts. Amherst, MA.

Veloria, C., (2008, February). Culture Counts: Factors to Consider When Working with Latina Urban Girls. Panel discussion at Simmons College Girls Conference. Boston, MA.

Veloria, C., (2008, October). Facilitated a discussion of: Focusing on Strength Building Home-classroom Connections with Latino Families in Urban Schools.15th Annual Sociocultural Theory & Second Language Learning Working Group. Amherst, MA.

Veloria, C., (2007, September). We’re like Sisters, Most Times!:" A Critical View of Intersections of Race, Class, Ethnicity & Gender. Session co-presented at the Simmons College Girls Conference. Boston, MA.

Veloria, C., (2006, March). Breaking Student Achievement & College Barriers. Panel discussion at The National Latino Education Summit. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Selected Referred Conference Presentations

Veloria C., (2013, June). Relational Narratives in “Figured Worlds:” Exploring College Transition, Social Interaction, and Language Usage. Paper accepted for the annual meeting of the International Society for Language Studies, San Juan, PR.

Veloria C., & McMickens, T.L. (2013, June). “We are all brown during circle time:” Disrupting and Engaging Discourses of Race and other Social Constructs in the Context of a Service Learning Project. Paper accepted for the annual meeting of the International Society for Language Studies, San Juan, PR.

McMickens, T.L., & Veloria, C., (2013, April). Exploring race and racism among students in reflective journaling activities. Paper accepted for the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Veloria C., & McMickens, T.L. (2013, April) The Three Ring Circus of Teaching: An Interplay of Confusion, Tensions, and Possibilities. Paper under review for the annual meeting of New England Education Research Organization, Portsmouth, NH.

Robinson E., Veloria, C., & McMickens, T.L. (2013). Searching for Heroes: A Critical Examination of Student Responses Following Mandatory Social Justice Training Workshops. Paper under review for the annual meeting of New England Education Research Organization, Portsmouth, NH.

Pica-Smith, C., & Veloria, C., (2012, May). Deconstructing and Re-constructing Deficit Discourses on Risk and “At-Risk” Youth. Paper accepted for the annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization, Portsmouth, NH.

Pica-Smith, C., & Veloria, C., (2012, March). “At-risk Means a Minority Kid:” Deconstructing Deficit Discourses with Predominantly White Students. Paper accepted for the 10th Annual Alumni of Color Conference at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Veloria, C. (2012, April). Relational Narratives in “Figured Worlds:” Exploring College Transition, Social Interaction, and Language Usage. Paper accepted for the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Veloria, C. (2010, May). “You Know What It’s Like, Miss” Beyond College Access: A Tale of Multiple “Selves.” Paper accepted for the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

O’Meara, K., & Veloria, C., (2009, March). Defining the Difference for Under-represented Students in Public Institutions. Poster accepted for the annual meeting of the American College Personnel Association, Washington, D.C.

Veloria, C., Robinson, E., & Qualters, D., (2009, November). Examining Belief Systems in Preparing "Critical" Teachers. Professional development presentation accepted for the annual convening of The Massachusetts Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Sturbridge, MA.

Duffy O’Connor, J., & Veloria, C., (2009, November). Best Practices for Service Learning Centers. How to Enhance Faculty, Student, and Institutional Involvement: 10 Ways to Accomplish the Mission of Service Learning. Poster accepted for the annual meeting of the New England Faculty Development Consortium, Worcester, MA.

Duffy O’Connor, J., & Veloria, C., (2008, November). At the Intersection of Higher Education: Class, Gender, Race & Ethnicity. Poster accepted for the annual meeting of the New England Faculty Development Consortium, Worcester, MA.

Awards Received

(With Dr. Cinza Pica-Smith) Rubovits Award, Best Paper presented at the NEERO Conference, 2012.

Community Service

Partnership with the Mary E. Curley Middle School (Jamaica Plain, MA)

Partnership with the Margarita Muniz Academy (Jamaica Plain, MA)

Received two small “seed” grants ($500.00 each) to promote literacy at The Eliot School (Boston, MA)

Consultancies

(2011) Boston Public School, Boston, MA
(Summer 2010 & 2011) Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
(2011-2012) University of Massachusetts, Boston

Suffolk University Service

Asian Studies Committee (2012-present)
UAspire Program Advisory Committee (2011-present)
Suffolk University, NEASC Accreditation Committee (Standard 6) (2010-present)
Suffolk University, President’s Commission on AHANA Affairs (2006-present)

Professional Association 

Massachusetts American Council on Education Network (ACE-NNWL), 2008 
American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2006
Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA), Certified Financial Aid Bilingual Ambassador, 2005

Courses Taught

Action Research
Culturally Responsive Education
Educational Psychology
Service Learning Adolescent/College Access
Service Learning Pre-K Outreach & Tutoring
Service Learning – Alternative Spring Break (Alabama)
Urban Schooling