College of Education Faculty & Staff
Donna Kalmbach Phillips
Professor of Education
Dr. Kalmbach Phillips teaches in the area of literacy. Prior to her life in higher education, she taught primarily in the middle school, spending her days reading and writing with young adolescents. She conducts research in the areas of literacy and teacher identity acquisition.
"Learning to teach – like teaching itself – is always the process of becoming; a time of formation and transformation, a scrutiny into what one is doing, and who one can become" - Debra Britzman
- PhD - Oregon State University
- MS - Western Oregon State University
Phillips, D. K. & Nava, R. (2011). Bio/Disciplinary power and the construction of the “Good Latino/a Teacher,” 32(1). Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, pp. 71-83.
Phillips, D. K. (2010). On transitional space, unresolved conflicts, and an uncertain teacher education. Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 16(5), 633-644.
Phillips, D. K. & Carr, K. (2010). Becoming a teacher through action research: Process, context, and self-study, 2nd Ed. New York: RoutledgeFalmer.
Phillips, D. K, Harris, G., Larson, M. L., Higgins, K. (2009) Trying On-Being In- Becoming: Four women’s journey(s) in poststructural feminist theory. Qualitative Inquiry15(9), 1455-1479.
Phillips, D.K. & Larson, M. L. (2009). Embodied discourses of literacy in the lives of two preservice teachers. Teacher Development13(2), pp. 135-146.
Phillips, D.K. & Carr, K. (2009). Dilemmas of trustworthiness in preservice teacher action research. Action Research, 7(2), 239-258.
Phillips, D. K. & Carr, K. (2007). Illustrations of the analytic memo as reflexivity for preservice teachers. Educational Action Research 15(4), 561-575.
Recent Professional Presentations
American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LO, 2011:
- Feminist relational materialism and diffractive methodology: Re-envisioning the teacher-student writing conference. Co-presented with Dr. Mindy Legard Larson, Linfield College.
Oregon Reading Association, Portland, OR, 2011:
- Teacher identity and the Oregon Literacy Framework. Co-presented with Dr. Mindy Legard Larson, Linfield College.
Literacy Research Association, Ft. Worth, Tx, 2010:
- ‘Books Like This’ Deconstructing the heterosexual agenda of preservice teachers. Co-presented with Dr. Mindy Legard Larson, Linfield College.
American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO 2010:
- Teaching Action Research to Preservice Teachers. Professional Workshop (4 hours). Co-presented with Dr. Kevin Carr, Pacific University.
International Reading Association, Regional Conference, Portland, OR 2010:
- Problematizing issues in literacy methods: Engaging with preservice and in-service teachers. Co-presented with Dr. Mindy Legard Larson, Linfield College, Ken Winograd, Oregon State University, Tracy Smiles, Western Oregon University, Kimberly Campbell Clark, Lewis and Clark College.