Al Russell Schleicher 

San Diego, CA 92115                             outspokenela.com                      aschleicher@sdsu.edu 

 EDUCATION 

2017-Present          San Diego State University-Claremont Graduate University 

Ph.D. Education     Concentration: K-12 Education & Equity     Cognate: Methods 

Advisors: Luke Duesbery, Ph.D. (SDSU)      Susan Paik, Ph.D. (CGU) 

Jan.-June 2017       University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Humanities 

Fulbright Research: Why the Debate? How the Study of Argumentation and Debate Increases Language Proficiency 

Advisor: Olga Fischer, Ph.D. 

2008-2010              Loyola Marymount University 

M.A. Secondary Education         Single-Subject Credential: English #140123446 

Thesis: Increasing Students’ English Literacy Levels Through Intrinsic Motivation 

Advisor: Candace Poindexter, Ed.D. 

2007-2009            University of California, Los Angeles 

Certificate: College Counseling 

1991-1997            San Diego State University 

B.A. Political Science with Distinction 

Concentration: International Relations  Minor: Economics 

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS 

American Educational Research Association (AERA) 

California Association of Teachers of English (CATE) 

California Council on Teacher Education (CCTE) 

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) 

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS 

Collaborative learning and problem solving. Literacy across the curriculum. Discussion, deliberation, and debate in classrooms for critical thinking and language acquisition. Theoretical and conceptual frameworks for education policy and the teaching of literacy methods. 

 

LEADERSHIP & ACADEMIC SERVICE 

2019-Present         ReviewerIssues in Teacher Education 

2019-Present         ReviewerTeacher Education Quarterly 

2019-Present         Reviewer, Fulbright DAST Cycle II Program, U.S. Department of State 

2018                        PanelistStandard-Setting Panel, English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) Initial Assessment. CA Department of Education 

2016-Present         Consultant, National Writing Project @ CSU Northridge 

2015-2018              Alumni Board Member, School of Education, LMU 

 

UNIVERSITY TEACHING & ADVISING 

College of Education, San Diego State University 

Credentialing Courses 

Fall 2019                               Behavioral & Psychological Aspects of Teaching (TE 922) 

Undergraduate Courses 

Fall 2017 – Spring 2020      Fieldwork in Community Settings/Social Science (TE 362) 

Spring 2018                          Education in American Society (ED 350) 

Graduate Courses (Teaching Assistant) 

Fall 2018                                Inclusive Education (TE 709) 

Fall 2017                                Language Policies & Practices (DLE 601) 

Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam 

Spring 2017                          Public Speaking and Debate Workshop Series 

Spring 2017                          Speaking & Listening: Cambridge Examination Preparation 

 

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS 

Schleicher, A.R. (2019, April). Investigation into student and teacher performance regarding collaborative problem solving: U.S. sample of 2015 PISA data. Paper accepted for presentation at the 19th Annual Graduate School of Education Research Day, University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, CA. 

Schleicher, A.R. (2019, April). One teacher, many voices: The impact of a dialogic stance for pedagogical practice with emergent bilingual 5th grade students. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Graduate School of Education Research DayUniversity of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, CA. 

Holkenbrink-Monk, C. & Schleicher, A.R. (2019, April). Emancipating classrooms: The necessity of dialogic pedagogy. Paper accepted for roundtable presentation at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Toronto, Canada. 

Schleicher, A.R. (2019, February). One teacher, many voices: The impact of a dialogic stance for pedagogical practice with emergent bilingual 5th grade students. Poster presented at the 12th Annual Student Research Symposium, San Diego State University. San Diego, CA. 

Schleicher, A.R. & Holkenbrink-Monk, C. (2018, October). Lip service: demystifying teacher education through dialogic pedagogy. Abstract accepted for presentation at the Conference on Critical Pedagogy and Paulo Freire: Commemorating 50 Years of Pedagogy of the Oppressed, University of South Carolina. Columbia, SC. 

Holkenbrink-Monk, C. & Schleicher, A.R. (2018, April). Emancipating classrooms: The necessity of dialogic pedagogy. Abstract accepted for presentation at the Global Conference on Education and Research. University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV. 

Schleicher, A.R. (2017, December). Bilingual bourgeoisie: The Dutch model of content and language integrated learning. Presentation at the Critical Language Policy Forum, San Diego State University. San Diego, CA. 

Schleicher, A.R. (2017, June). Why the debate? How the study of argumentation and debate increases language proficiency. Presentation at the Fulbright Scholarship Meeting at the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. The Hague, Netherlands. 

Schleicher, A.R. (2017, June). Why the debate? Investigating debate as a teaching tool for language acquisition. Abstract accepted for presentation at the 14th International Conference on Teaching, Education and Learning. Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. 

 

PROFFESIONAL DEVELOPMENT ~ TEACHER EDUCATION PRESENTATIONS 

Schleicher, A.R. (2019, February). Extemporaneous Speaking: Informational Text for the Expository Voice. Presentation at the “Voices of Literacy in Pursuit of Human Rights”- 61st Annual State Convention, California Association of Teachers of English. Burlingame, CA. 

Schleicher, A.R. (2019, February). Visual Literacy: Multimodal Analysis in the Classroom. Presentation at the “Voices of Literacy in Pursuit of Human Rights”- 61st Annual State Convention, California Association of Teachers of English. Burlingame, CA. 

Schleicher, A.R. (2018, March). Advocacy Speaking: Using Socratic Seminars to Investigate the Status Quo. Presentation at the “With Literacy & Justice for All”- 60th Annual State Convention, California Association of Teachers of English. San Diego, CA. 

Schleicher, A.R. (2017, December). Dialogical Classrooms: Speaking & Listening as Advocacy. Presentation at the “Students at the Center – Exploring and Applying Personalized Learning”, K-12 Fall Conference, California League of Schools. San Diego, CA. 

Schleicher, A.R. (2017, August). International Best Practices: Strategies for Teaching Debate to First & Second Language Learners. Presentation at the “Elevating Speech & Debate” National Conference of the National Speech & Debate Association. Denver, CO. 

Schleicher, A.R. (2016, November). I See, You See, We Write: Visual Literacy & Writing. Professional development presented at the Write to Literacy Conference. California State University, Northridge, CA. 

Schleicher, A.R. (2016, October). The Dialogical Classroom: Inquiry and the Socratic Method. Professional development workshop presented at Los Angeles Leadership Academy, CA. 

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR EXPERIENCE 

2010-2017      Department Chair and Teacher, Los Angeles Leadership Academy H.S. 

                         English Language Arts; Speech & Debate 

2007-2008      AmeriCorps VISTA University of California, Los Angeles 

                         College Advisor, Audubon Middle School (LAUSD) 

2002-2004       Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET), Mie Prefecture 

                          Assistant English Language Teacher 

HONORS & AWARDS 

2019           Provost Award for Research Excellence, San Diego State University 

2019           SSF-ARP Grant Awarded Project, San Diego State University 

2018           Marilyn Tyler Gaddis Travel Fellowship, School of Educational Studies, CGU 

2018           Graduate Student Council Travel Award, Claremont Graduate University 

2017            SSF-ARP Grant Awarded Project, San Diego State University 

2016-2017  Fulbright Distinguished Award in TeachingU.S. Department of State 

2016            Excellence in Coaching Award, Los Angeles Metropolitan Debate League 

2013-2014  Teacher of the Year, Los Angeles Leadership Academy 

2013            Excellence in Coaching Award, Los Angeles Metropolitan Debate League 

2012-2013   Teacher of the Year, Los Angeles Leadership Academy