EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy, Special Education
Claremont Graduate University, March 2016
     Title of Doctoral Dissertation: Easing Reentry of Incarcerated Youth With and Without Disabilities Through Employability and Social
     Skills Training

     Dissertation Committee: Dr. Deborah Deutsch Smith, Claremont Graduate University; Dr. Peter Leone, University of Maryland;
     Dr. June Hilton, Claremont Graduate University

Master of Education, Special Education
Arizona State University, May 2007

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
Northern Arizona University, December 2001


CURRENT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

June 2019 – Present
Western Oregon University


Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
Courses taught and upcoming:
  • CJ327: Research Methods in Criminal Justice (Summer 2019)
  • CJ459: Victimology (Summer 2019; Winter 2020)
  • CJ453: Corrections (Summer 2019; Fall 2019; Winter 2020; Spring 2020)
  • CJ451: Youth Crime and Society (Fall 2019)
  • CJ624: Graduate Capstone II (Winter 2020)
  • CJ449: Youth Gangs in American Society (Spring 2020)


PUBLICATIONS

VanderPyl, T. (in review). “We’re silent heroes”: Inmate firefighters’ experiences with dignity and shame in a prison labor program. Manuscript submitted for consideration to The Prison Journal.

VanderPyl, T., & Eisen, D. (in review). “The person I dislike is myself”: How narratives of individualism shape justice-involved youth’s identity construction. Manuscript submitted for consideration to Humanity and Society.

VanderPyl, T., & Yoho, L. M. (2019). Band-Aids for barriers: Key transition policy factors as experienced by incarcerated youth. Journal of Forensic Vocational Analysis, Special Issue: Transition, 19(1).

VanderPyl, T. (2019). “I want to have the American Dream”: Messages of materialism as a driving force in juvenile recidivism. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 46(5), 718-731. doi: 10.1177/0093854819826235

VanderPyl, T., Cruz, K., & McCauley, H. (2018). “I was considered a throw away child:” School-to-Prison Pipeline Through the Eyes of Incarcerated Youth and Adults. Boyhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. 11(2), 17-33. doi: 10.3167/bhs.110202

VanderPyl, T. (2018). “I wanna make my mom proud of me”: Embracing mothers as protective factors against future offending in delinquent youth. Juvenile and Family Court Journal, 69(3), 65-79. doi: 10.1111/jfcj.12117

VanderPyl, T. (2018). Incarcerated DisCrit: The intersection of disproportionality in race, disability, and juvenile justice. Justice Policy Journal, 15(1), 1-19. Available at http://www.cjcj.org/uploads/cjcj/documents/incarcerated_discrit_the_intersection_of_disproportionality_in_race_disability_and_juvenile_justice.pdf

VanderPyl, T. (2017). Combatting othering and inspiring hope: A unique approach to teaching about juvenile justice. Journal of Criminal Justice Education. doi: 10.1080/10511253.2017.1419270

The IRIS Center (2017). Youth with disabilities in juvenile corrections (Part 2): Transition and reentry to school and community. (Content expert: Taryn VanderPyl). Available at https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/jj2/

The IRIS Center (2016). Youth with disabilities in juvenile corrections (Part 1): Improving instruction. (Content expert: Taryn VanderPyl). Available at https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/jj1/

VanderPyl, T. (2016). Easing reentry of incarcerated youth with and without disabilities through employability and social skills training (Doctoral dissertation). Available at ProQuest. (ID: 10807). Available at http://scholarship.claremont.edu/cgu_etd/98/

Purper, C. J., VanderPyl, T., & Werner, S. B. (2016). Increasing early childhood educators’ knowledge of evidence-based practices: Recommended practices and resources. Young Exceptional Children, 19(4), 35-47. doi: 10.1177/1096250615598814

VanderPyl, T. (2015). Easing reentry through employability skills training for incarcerated youth. Journal of Applied Juvenile Justice Services, 41-57. Available at http://npjs.org/jajjs/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Easing-Reentry-VanderPyl-Final.pdf

VanderPyl, T. (2015, April 17). Moving from “What have I done?” to “What can I do?” [Web log]. Available at http://www.no-offence.org/news-item/1337-moving-from-what-have-i-done-to-what-can-i-do/

VanderPyl, T. (2015, January 23). Education as liberation: The value of investing in prison education. [Web log]. Available at http://www.no-offence.org/news-item/1035-education-as-liberation-the-value-of-investing-in-prison-education/?utm_content=bufferf0bcc&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

VanderPyl, T. (2014). Myths of delinquency: Clarifying beliefs about juvenile delinquency. [Web log]. Available at http://mythsofdelinquency.blogspot.com

Werner, S., Purper, C., & VanderPyl, T. (2014). Managing classroom behavior: Learning how. The Special Edge, 27(3), 13-16.

VanderPyl, T. (2014, May). Distracted students? Make a plan for that. Education Update: Road Tested. 56(5). Available at http://www.ascd.org/publications/newsletters/education-update/may14/vol56/num05/Distracted-Students¢-Make-a-Plan-for-That.aspx

VanderPyl, T. (2007). Growing pains: Giving new teachers the tools and tips they need to survive the early year and combat attrition. Education Resources Information Center. ED503270.


PRESENTATIONS

VanderPyl, T. (February 2020). “Because I’m a prisoner, it’s not my place to say what I deserve”: dignity versus shame in prison. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Western Society of Criminology (WSC) in Phoenix, AZ.

VanderPyl, T. (November 2019). Chainsaws fine, but no boot cleats allowed: Questioning safety and value-of-life decisions in prison labor. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology (ASC) in San Francisco, CA.

VanderPyl, T., & Yoho, L. M. (October 2019). Band-Aids for barriers: Key transition policy factors as experienced by incarcerated youth. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Association of Criminal Justice (WACJ) in Couer d’Alene, ID.

VanderPyl, T. (October 2019). Fighting for dignity while attacked by shame: Inmates’ struggles for redemption in a prison labor program. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Association of Criminal Justice (WACJ) in Couer d’Alene, ID.

VanderPyl, T., & Richards, J. (February 2019). The prison labor debate: Insights into and evaluation of one promising program at the Oregon Department of Corrections South Fork Forest Camp. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Society of Criminology (WSC) in Honolulu, HI.

VanderPyl, T. (October 2018). Inmate perspectives on prison labor programs and their impact on reentry and recidivism. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Association of Criminal Justice (WACJ) in Las Vegas, NV.

VanderPyl, T. (October 2017). Voices on incarcerated youth at the intersection of disproportionality in race, disability, and juvenile justice. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Association of Criminal Justice (WACJ), Spokane, WA.

VanderPyl, T. (October 2017). Outside-in: A unique approach to juvenile justice advocacy and education. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Association of Criminal Justice (WACJ), Spokane, WA.

VanderPyl, T. (October 2017). Training modules from the IRIS Center about incarcerated youth with disabilities. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Association of Criminal Justice (WACJ), Spokane, WA.

VanderPyl, T. (October 2017). Outside-in: A unique approach to teaching about juvenile justice. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders (TECBD), Tempe, AZ.

VanderPyl, T., Griller-Clark, H., LaCroix, L., Echternacht, J., Unruh, D., & Mathur, S. (October 2017). New IRIS training module on youth with disabilities in juvenile justice: Transition and reentry to school and community. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders (TECBD), Tempe, AZ.

VanderPyl, T. (2016, October). The importance of mixed methods research in evaluating juvenile justice programs. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders (TECBD), Tempe, AZ.

VanderPyl, T. (2016, October). New IRIS Modules about incarcerated youth with disabilities. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders (TECBD), Tempe, AZ.

Artiles, A., VanderPyl, T., Annamma, S. A., Waitoller, F., & Thorius, K. K. (2016, April). Multidimensional intersectionality in special education: A discussion of labels and layers in research methods. Panel presentation at the meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), St. Louis, MO.

VanderPyl, T. (2016, April). Easing reentry of incarcerated youth through employability and social skills training. Paper presented at the meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), St. Louis, MO.

VanderPyl, T. (2016, April). Incarcerated DisCrit: Intersectionality of race, disability, and juvenile justice as told by incarcerated youth. Poster presented at the meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), St. Louis, MO.

VanderPyl, T. (2015, November). Easing transition from juvenile justice settings back to the community with employability skills. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Division on Career Development and Transition of the Council for Exceptional Children (DCDT), Portland, OR.

VanderPyl, T. (2015, November). “Secondary transition: Helping students with disabilities plan for post-high school settings” Professional development for practitioners presented by The IRIS Center. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Division on Career Development and Transition of the Council for Exceptional Children (DCDT), Portland, OR.

Unruh, D., Waintrup, M., VanderPyl, T., & Sinclair, J. (2015, November). Teaching employment-related skills to young offenders in the classroom or community setting. Panel presentation at the annual meeting of the Division on Career Development and Transition of the Council for Exceptional Children (DCDT), Portland, OR.

VanderPyl, T. (2015, October). The complex intersectionality of race, disability, and juvenile justice as told by incarcerated youth. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders (TECBD), Tempe, AZ.

VanderPyl, T. (2015, October). Improving reentry outcomes for incarcerated youth through employability and social skills training. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders (TECBD), Tempe, AZ.

VanderPyl, T. (2015, April). Interventions in reading to prevent delinquency. Poster presented at the meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), San Diego, CA.

Smith, D. D., Robb, S., VanderPyl, T., & Werner, S. (2015, April). For faculty: Tools and resources from the IRIS Center. Paper to be presented at the meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), San Diego, CA.

Werner, S. J., & VanderPyl, T. (2015, March). Increasing implementation of evidence-based and inclusive practices: Resources for early childhood educators. Paper presented at the meeting of the California division of The Association for the Severely Handicapped (Cal-TASH), Irvine, CA.

Werner, S. J., & VanderPyl, T. (2015, March). Differentiating evidence-based classroom management plans for diverse learners in inclusive settings. Paper presented at the meeting of the California division of The Association for the Severely Handicapped (Cal-TASH), Irvine, CA.

VanderPyl, T., & Werner, S. (2014, November). “At risk” is not an excuse – it’s a call to action: Early literacy as a predictor of school success or failure. Paper presented at the meeting of Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC-TED), Indianapolis, IN.

VanderPyl, T. Rios-Aguilar, C., & Deil-Amen, R. (2014, November). Managing success within vulnerable lives: Strategies of resilience among community college students. Paper presented at the meeting of Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Washington, D.C.

VanderPyl, T. (2014, October). “At risk” is not an excuse – it’s a call to action: Early literacy as a predictor of school success or failure. Paper presented at the meeting of Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders (TECBD), Tempe, AZ.

VanderPyl, T. (2014, October). Top Ten Myths of Delinquency. Paper presented at the meeting of Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders (TECBD), Tempe, AZ.

Campos, A., Duniven, R., & VanderPyl, T. (2014, May). “Cause I wanna better life for me, for my baby, for my family”: Exploring resiliency through Community Cultural Wealth of parenting teens. Paper presented at the meeting of Critical Race Studies in Education Association (CRSEA), Nashville, TN.

Smith, D. D., Robb, S., Marchant, M., & VanderPyl, T. (2013, May). Embedding IRIS resources across curriculum. Presented at IRIS Intensive Work Session for Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

VanderPyl, T. (2012, February). Uncommon preparation at the core of iTeachAZ. Presented at the meeting of Arizona Council for Exceptional Children (AZCEC), Phoenix, AZ.

VanderPyl, T. (2012, March). Expectations and clinical experience in iTeachAZ. Presented at the Light the Pathways event for Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ.

VanderPyl, T. (2012, August). What does it really mean to be a Special Education teacher? Presented at iTeachAZ Welcome and Orientation event at Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ.


PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

August 2016 – May 2019
Pacific University

Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice, Law and Society
  • Program development for new Criminal Justice, Law and Society program
Courses taught:
  • CJLS101: Introduction to Law and Society (Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018)
  • SOC301: Social Statistics (Fall 2016, Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Fall 2018)
  • CJLS491: Senior Capstone I (Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018)
  • CJLS255: Victimology (Winter 2017)
  • CJLS200: Criminal Justice (Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019)
  • CJLS355: Juvenile Justice and Delinquency (Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019)
  • CJLS492: Senior Capstone II (Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019)
  • CJLS355: Gangs (Fall 2017)

May 2016 – May 2017
Vanderbilt University

Consultant – The IRIS Center
  • Content expert for IRIS Modules specific to Juvenile Justice and Special Education
  • Nationally funded grant project by the Offices of Special Education Programs (OSEP)

January 2013 – May 2016
Claremont Graduate University

Project Assistant and Trainer – IRIS@CGU
  • Coordinated and supported faculty usage of IRIS resources for OSEP national center
  • Organized training of faculty on implementation of evidence-based practices across curriculum
  • Compiled and published recommended research tools and supplementary instructional materials for IRIS users

Research Collaborator
  • Collaborated on Gates Foundation Grant, “Getting Connected: Harnessing the Power of Social Media Technology to Enhance Community College Student Success” through qualitative data analysis
  • Principal Investigators: Dr. Cecilia Rios-Aguilar, University of California, Los Angeles; and Regina Deil-Amen, University of Arizona
  • Paper presented at the meeting of Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Washington, D.C. in November 2014

January 2015 – April 2016
California State University, Dominguez Hills

Consultant
  • Facilitated curriculum reform matrices, embedding evidence-based practices across teacher education curriculum revisions
  • Funded by the Secondary Special Education Teacher Interventionist (SSETI) project through the U.S. Department of Education, Personnel Preparation Grant

October 2015 – December 2015
Mt. Saint Mary’s University

University Supervisor
  • Supervisor for teacher candidates in field experience

January 2010 – December 2012
Arizona State University

Assistant Director of iTeachAZ (May 2012-December 2012)
  • Created and piloted full program evaluation to be instituted at each of the 32 district partner sites
  • Trained faculty in research based best practices for pre-service teachers

iTeachAZ Site Coordinator (July 2011-May 2012)
  • Led student teaching program in Deer Valley Unified School District
  • Managed 31 Teacher Candidates and 36 Mentor Teachers
Courses taught:
  • SPE431: Collaborative Teaching Methods (Spring 2012)
  • SPE396: Field Experience I (Spring 2012)
  • SPE397: Field Experience II (Spring 2012)
  • EED478: Student Teaching in Elementary School (Spring 2012)
  • SPE424: Methods in Cross-Categorical Special Education (Fall 2011)
  • SPE478: Student Teaching in Special Education (Fall 2011)
  • EED521: Instructional Planning and Management in Inclusive Classrooms (Fall 2011)

Clinical Instructor (July 2010-July 2011)
Courses taught:
  • SPE593: Applied Project (Spring 2011)
  • EED579: Apprentice Teaching in Elementary Education (Spring 2011)
  • SPE579: Apprentice Teaching in Special Education (Spring 2011)
  • TEL501: Introduction to Research and Evaluation in Education (Fall 2010)
  • SPE540: Family Centered Practices (Fall 2010)
  • SPE555: Inclusive Practices for Diverse Learners (Fall 2010 and Spring 2011)

Lecturer (January 2010-July 2010)
Courses taught:
  • TEL212: Understanding the Culturally Diverse Child (Spring 2010)
  • SPE317: Special Education for the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Child (Spring 2010)
  • SPE514: Bilingual and Multicultural Aspects of Special Education (Spring 2010)
  • SPE535: Curricula, Methods, Technology and Adaptations in Special Education (Spring 2010)

March 2009 – July 2010
Grand Canyon University


Adjunct Faculty
Courses taught:
  • EDU529: Foundations and Fundamentals of Education (Spring 2009, Summer 2009)
  • SPE529N: Foundations and Fundamentals of Special Education (Summer 2009, Fall 2009)
  • SPE325N: Educating Learners with Diverse Needs (Summer 2009)
  • SPE571: Educational Implications for Students with Physical and Health Impairments (Summer 2009)
  • SPE563: Physical Education for Exceptional Students (Fall 2009)
  • EDU536: Classroom Engagement and Management (Summer 2010)
  • SPE522: Classroom Management for Students with Special Needs (Summer 2010)
  • SPE526: Educating Learners with Diverse Needs (Summer 2010)

May 2009 – July 2009
Viterbo University


Adjunct Faculty
Course taught:
  • EDU870: Collaboration and Consultation: A Real World Approach
  • Created curriculum based on research and personal experience
  • Established a learning environment that focused on application of material

August 2007 – May 2009
Deer Valley Unified School District


Special Education Teacher and Consultant
Sandra Day O’Connor High School

  • Generated new Special Education curriculum for General Math and Pre-Algebra classes
  • Taught General Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1-2, and Geometry classes
  • Wrote and enforced Individualized Education Programs for 23 students on caseload
  • Trained and consulted general education teachers on making accommodations/modification
  • Supervised Paraprofessionals working with the students in my classes and on my caseload


PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

  • Western Association of Criminal Justice (WACJ) Second Vice President 2019-2020
  • Chair of Pacific University Assessment and Accreditation Committee 2018-2019
  • Serving on the Editorial Review Board for the Criminal Justice and Behavior Journal 2019-present
  • Represent Pacific University on the Oregon Association of Criminal Justice Educators (OACJE) 2016-2019
  • Reviewer of Criminal Justice simulations for Oxford University Press 2018
  • Reviewer for the Criminal Justice and Behavior Journal 2018
  • Served as Chair for panel on “Preparing Offenders for Reentry” at Western Association of Criminal Justice annual conference 2018
  • Reviewer for the Youth & Society Journal 2018
  • Reviewer for International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities 2018
  • Served on the Pacific University Assessment Committee 2017-2018
  • Social Justice Retreat co-facilitator 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019
  • Served as Chair for panel on “Current Issues in Juvenile Justice” at Western Association of Criminal Justice annual conference 2017
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Juvenile Justice 2017, 2018
  • Served as a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advocate and Representative 2016-2017
  • Reviewer for the 2016 Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders (TECBD) Special Issue of Education and Treatment of Children
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA) submission reviewer for SIG-Special Education Research for the 2016 Annual Meeting
  • Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders (TECBD) submission reviewer for the 2015 Annual Conference on Severe Behavior Disorders of Children and Youth
  • Camp Afflerbaugh-Paige in LaVerne, CA– ten-week summer literacy program (2014, June-August)
  • Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK) mentor to youth in the foster care system since 2011-2012


GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

  • College of Arts and Sciences Meyer Fund for Teaching Excellence 2018 ($5,050)
  • PRISM: Murdock Funded Summer Research Grant 2018 ($8,500)
  • Pacific University Faculty Development Grant 2018-2019 ($2,990)
  • Faith Gabelnick Endowed Fund for Community Service 2018 ($1,000)
  • PRISM: Murdock Funded Summer Research Grant 2017 ($10,500)
  • Fellowship with The IRIS Center on national grant project 2013-2016 ($68,000 annual award)
  • University of Oregon contributed assessment materials for dissertation research project 2016


AWARDS AND HONORS

  • 2018 McCall Center for Civic Engagement teaching honoree
  • 2017 Sage Publishing & Western Association of Criminal Justice Faculty Innovative Teaching Award
  • 2016 Susan M. Daniels Scholarship – $2,800 award for excellence in and passion for disability research from the Kay Family Foundation, Claremont Graduate University, and the National Academy for Social Insurance
  • 2015 Graduate Student Council Travel Award from Claremont Graduate University – $300 award for conference presentations
  • 2014 Forcinelli Family Fund – travel fund award of $800 for conference presentations
  • 2011 Arizona State University Sun Award – Serving University Needs


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Society of Criminology (ASC)
  • Division on Critical Criminology and Social Justice
  • Division on Developmental and Life-Course Criminology
  • Division on People of Color and Crime
  • Division of Victimology
  • Division on Women and Crime
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS)
  • Division of Juvenile Justice
Oregon Association of Criminal Justice Educators
Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP)
  • Division on Crime and Juvenile Delinquency
  • Division on Law and Society
  • Division on Teaching Social Problems
Teacher Educators for Children with Behavioral Disorders (TECBD)
Western Association of Criminal Justice
Western Society of Criminology

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