Jayme Elizabeth Harpring, Ph.D.

Tallahassee, FL 32301

850-556-9297

harpcomm@gmail.com

 

Education

1994, Ph.D. Communication Theory, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

          Dissertation title: Information-Seeking by Pregnant, Drug-Addicted Women: An Application of the Sense-Making Approach

1981, M.A. Community Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

1978, B.A. Psychology cum laude, Minor in Education, Barnard College, New York, NY

 

Work History

2012-2013 Transitions Advisor, ESOL Program, Adult and Community Education, Leon County Schools, Tallahassee, FL.

     Provided career and education advising and mentoring; led classes highlighting cultural adjustment and intercultural issues in the

     workplace; created informational materials.

2010-2011 Fulbright For Iraq Program Coordinator, Center for Global Engagement, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.

     Acted as university liaison for visiting Fulbright scholars from Iraq; scheduled and coordinated academic, professional, and cultural

     activities; oversaw budget.

2010-2015, Instructor, Center for Global Engagement, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.

     Taught intercultural communication to international students in special academic summer program.

2009-present Adjunct Instructor, School of Communication, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.

     Teach courses in gender and communication and interracial/intercultural communication.

2006-2009 Coordinator/Assistant in Research, Department of Communication Disorders, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.

     Supervised grant activities for longitudinal research study on vocabulary intervention for low-income children; trained graduate student

     assistants, employees, and volunteers; developed and produced intervention materials; taught course on applied research in

     communication disorders; served as liaison to teachers and administrators at research sites.

2003-2005 Assistant in Research, Center for Educational Research and Policy Studies, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.

     Assisted in development of violence prevention curriculum; wrote and presented academic papers for topical conferences; supervised

     graduate student assistants; conducted on-site evaluation of curriculum; provided grant-related deliverables.

2000-2002 Coordinator, Born to Read Program, Leon County Public Library, Tallahassee, FL.

     Expanded target group and delivered training in early literacy to providers of services for low-income and teenage mothers and to

     parents; created promotional and educational materials; conducted qualitative research with clients.

1988-present Owner, Harpring Communications, Tallahassee, FL.

     Provide editing of scholarly texts; produce instructional materials in audio formats; provide writing instruction and dissertation coaching.

1988-1989 Writer and Editor, Hot Topics Series, Office of Policy Research and Improvement, Florida Department of Education, Tallahassee, FL.

     Created a series of publications presenting current educational research in usable form for educational administrators, teachers, and the

     public.

1983-1985 Director, Alcohol Awareness class, BAACHUS (Boosting Alcohol Consciousness Concerning the Health of University Students),

     Student Affairs, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.

     Represented BAACHUS on various university and community committees concerned with student drinking; taught undergraduate

     Alcohol Awareness class; organized promotional events for the campus community.

1981-1983 Adolescent and Family Counselor, The Starting Place Adolescent Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation, Hollywood, FL.

     Provided individual, group, family, and multi-family counseling for drug-involved adolescents and their families.

1978-1979 English Instructor, Paris, France.

     Established freelance business teaching English to adult speakers of other languages.

1975 Director of Community Organizing, United Farm Workers Union, Broward County, FL.

     Supervised community organizers for county-wide organizing campaign; planned and implemented fundraising events; acted as

     spokesperson for the county organization; planned and coordinated boycott-related actions.

 

Publications

Kerbs, J. J., Choi, K., Rollin, S., Gutierrez, R., Potts, I., Harpring, J., Creason, A., & Dao, T. (2005). Scales for perceived risk of student-

      on-student victimization in grades 7 through 10: A psychometric analysis of the Adolescent Index for School Safety. American

      Journal of Criminal Justice, 30(1), 121-141.

Daley, E. (pseudonym). (2001). Sturdy girl. Mothering Magazine.

Daley, E. (pseudonym). (2000). Do modern mothers need medication? MSN Underwire Magazine.

Dervin, B., Harpring, J. E., & Foreman-Wernet, L. (1999). In moments of concern: A Sense-Making study of pregnant, drug-addicted

     women and their information needs. The Electronic Journal of Communication, 9(2-4). Retrieved from http://www.cios.org

     /EJCPUBLIC/009/2/00927.html

Harpring, J. E. (1994). Information-seeking by pregnant, drug-addicted women: An application of the Sense- Making approach. (Unpublished

     doctoral dissertation). Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.

Harpring, J.E. (Ed.). (1990). Cocaine babies: Florida’s substance-exposed youth. Office of Policy Research and Improvement, Florida Department

     of Education.

Harpring, J.E. (Ed.). (1989). Teacher involvement in decision-making for more effective schools. Office of Policy Research and

     Improvement, Florida Department of Education.

Harpring, J.E. (Ed.). (November 1988). Teachers helping teachers. Office of Policy Research and Improvement, Florida Department of

     Education.

Harpring, J.E. (Ed.). (June 1988). Parent involvement. Office of Policy Research and Improvement, Florida Department of Education.

 

Conference Proceedings

Gutierrez, R., Harpring, J., Potts, I., Rollin, S.A., Kerbs, J. (2005, September). School violence preventionthrough participatory democracy:

     Challenges and opportunities. In D.L. White, M.K. Faber, and B.C. Glenn (Eds.), Proceedings of Persistently Safe Schools 2005, (pp.

     67-82). Washington, DC: Hamilton Fish Institute.

Gutierrez, R., Kerbs, J., Rollin, S., Potts, I., Harpring, J., Creason, A., Choi, K., Dao, T, & Wolf, A. (2004, October). The measurement and

     prevention of school-based victimization in grades 7 through 10. Conference Proceedings from the National Conference of the Hamilton Fish

     Institute on School and Community Violence. Washington, DC: George Washington University.

 

Presentations

Goldstein, H., Ziolkowski, R., Marty, A.H., Harpring, J., Ziolkowski, R., Bojzcyk, K., & Schneider, N. (November, 2009). Longitudinal Literacy

     Intervention for Children at Risk for Reading Disabilities. Seminar presented at the Annual American Association Speech-

     Language-Hearing Association Conference. New Orleans, Louisiana.

Marty, A.H., Schneider, N., Apel, K., Harpring, J., Ziolkowski, R., & Goldstein, H. (November, 2009). Project ILIAD: Phonics Intervention and

     Assessment for Children At-Risk. Poster presented at the Annual American Association Speech-Language-Hearing Association

     Conference. New Orleans, Louisiana.

Ziolkowski, R., Bojzcyk, K., Harpring, J., & Marty, A.H. (November, 2008). Teaching Tier 2 Words to Students at Risk for Reading

     Disabilities. Seminar presented at the Annual American Association Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference. Chicago,

     Illinois.

Ziolkowski, R., Bojzcyk, K., Harpring, J., & Marty, A.H. (November, 2008). Teaching Tier 2 Words to Students at Risk for Reading

     Disabilities. Seminar presented at the Annual American Association Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference. Chicago,

     Illinois.

Goldstein, H., Bojzcyk, K., Ziolkowski, R., Harpring, J., & Marty, A.H. (July, 2008). Project ILIAD: Independent Lexical Instruction and

     Development. Poster presented at the Annual Institute of Educational Sciences Conference. Washington, D.C.

Gutierrez, R., Harpring, J., Potts, I., Rollin, S., & Kerbs, J. (2005, September). School violence prevention through participatory democracy:

     Challenges and opportunities. Paper presented at Persistently Safe Schools II, the NationalConference of the Hamilton Fish

     Institute on School and Community Violence. Philadelphia, PA.

Kerbs, J., Harpring, J., Rollin, S., Gutierrez, R., Potts, I., Heller, T., Creason, A., Wolf, A., Gould, J., Zhou, F. (August, 2004). Student

     Perceptions of School-Based Violence: Implications for Violence Prevention Programs. Paper presented at the American

     Psychological Association’s Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI.

 

Service

2012 Presenter, NAFSA Webinar: Today’s Chinese Student: Cultural Insights for Better Integration

2009-2012 Tallahassee Farmworker Support Organization, Tallahassee, FL

2006-2008 School Advisory Council, School of Arts and Sciences, Tallahassee, FL

2005-2006 Florida State University Peer Mediation Committee, Tallahassee, FL

2004-2007 Big Bend Farmworker Solidarity Committee, Tallahassee, FL Board of Directors, School of Arts and Sciences, Tallahassee, FL

1998-1999 Editor, School of Arts and Sciences Newsletter, Tallahassee, FL

1995-1997 Editor, Teachable Moment Newsletter, Tallahassee Homeschool Group, Tallahassee, FL

1994 Co-founder, Tallahassee Homeschool Group, Tallahassee, FL Languages English and conversational French

The knower-and-the-known are

inextricably bound.

                                    Brenda Dervin