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researcher , educational philosopher

Dawn C. Riley, American educational philosopher, researcher. Certified multiple subject credential K-College, specialist credential K-12, California; certified council of educators for deaf; certified teacher, New York. Recipient Kate Navin O'Neill Graduate scholar University California, Berkeley, 1989, Sustained Superior Accomplishment award California Department Education, 1991; University fellow, 1978-1980, Evelyn Lois Corey fellow, 1990.


Riley, Dawn C. was born on March 18, 1954 in Rochester, New York, United States. Daughter of John Joseph Junior and June Carol (Cleveland) Riley.


Bachelor in Education and Political Science, State University of New York, 1976. Master of Education, in Special Education summa cum laude, University Arizona, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Berkeley, 1994.


Elementary school teacher, 4th grade Escola Americana do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1975. Private practice, commercial artist Rochester, 1972-1980. Elementary teacher Rochester City School District, 1976-1978.

Research assistant, summer vestibule program The National Technology Institute for Deaf, 1976-1979. Teacher English, 7th-12th grades The California School for Deaf, 1980-1994. Research assistant to Doctor Richard J. Morris The University Arizona, 1978-1980.

Research assistant, California new teacher support project The Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development., San Francisco, 1989. Chair high school English department The California School for Deaf, 1990-1996. Principal California School for the Deaf, Fremont, 1996-1997.

Assistant professor education foundations Southern Illinois University, 1998—2003. With educational foundations Skidmore College, since 2003, professor foundations of education, director student teaching. Coordinator, developer Practical Language in Applied Settings Program, 1981-1982.

Chair Computer Curriculum Committee, 1982-1984, Critical and Creative Thinking Skills Committee, 1983-1984. Coordinator Gifted and Talented Program, since 1983.


  • Certified multiple subject credential (K-College), specialist credential (K-12), California, county of educators for deaf. Elementary permanent credential, New York.


Member American Association of University Women, Far Western Philosophy of Education Society, American Educational Research Association, American Association Colleges for Teacher Education, Philosophy of Education Society, John Dewey Society, Society Professors Education (board directors 2001-2003), Phi Beta Kappa.


John Joseph Riley Junior

June Carol (Cleveland) Riley