Cheryl DoBroka | Capital University, Columbus Ohio
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  • Cheryl Conrad DoBroka, Ph.D.

    Professor and Program Director for Integrated Language Arts

    Cheryl DoBroka
    Contact

    Education
    Ruff Learning Center
    211

    614-236-6627
    cdobroka@capital.edu

    • Biography

      Dr. Cheryl DoBroka is a Professor of Education who shares her expertise through teaching literacy, pedagogy, writing, and professional development courses. With a career that spans public school, charter school, college, and university teaching experiences, her work is supported by a rich foundation of rhetoric and composition, literary studies, educational anthropology, and culturally responsive pedagogy.

      Dr. DoBroka has been recognized by the Ohio Council of Teachers of English Language Arts as their 2018 Outstanding English Language Arts Educator, College Division. In addition, Capital has recognized Dr. DoBroka with the 2018 Isabelle and Homer Cotterman Award for Faculty Service to Students. 

      Dr. DoBroka’s scholarly investments in intercultural competence and cross-disciplinary research have yielded publications in The Ohio Journal of English Language Arts, as well as in The Journal of Nursing Education. In a practical application of her research, she engages her students to join her in serving families and communities across cultures through tutoring, mentoring, and teaching intercultural sensitivity with quality multicultural children’s literature. Her years of service in providing her students community-engaged learning opportunities in during and after school venues through her “Kids of Character Literacy-based Diversity Program” have earned her the “Shawnequas Service Award” through Camp Fire USA’s Central Ohio Council, and the “Homeport Service in Numbers Award” presented at Homeport’s Columbus Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event. 

      Dr. DoBroka’s joy in teaching, serving, and researching grows through sharing her love of learning in the daily rhythms of investing in the next generation of educators -- through mentoring and guiding them in establishing themselves as inquisitive humans who know how to ask timely questions, search for reasoned answers, and use their insights to serve diverse communities of learners with a thoughtful, compassionate vision.

    • Teaches

      EDUC 100 Pre-professional Services in Education 
      EDUC 310 Writing Theory and Practice
      EDUC 352 Language Arts Pedagogy for Middle Childhood Education(grades 4-9)
      EDUC 356 Language Arts Pedagogy for Adolescent to Young Adult Education(grades 7-12)
      EDUC 430: Student Teaching, Adolescent to Young Adult

    • Degrees

      Ph.D. in English Education, The Ohio State University.
      Dissertation Title: "The Promise of Success: Academic Writing in a Basic Writing Discourse Community"

      M.A. in English, The Ohio State University.
      Thesis Title: "The Politics of Speech in Byron’s Don Juan"

      Post-degree certification in English Education, The Ohio State University. 

      B.A. in English, The Ohio State University.

    • Publications

      SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS 

      DoBroka, C. (2012). “Teaching to Develop Children’s Intercultural Sensitivity: A Multicultural Literature Lesson on The Sandwich Swap.” Ohio Journal of English Language Arts, 52 (1). 

      DoBroka, C. (2012). Primary Source Documents in Education: CourseReader 2012 (Cengage Publishers, online publication). Composed pedagogy, headnotes, critical thinking questions, and field observation questions for primary source historical documents: Thomas Jefferson’s “A Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge”; Horace Mann’s “Normal Schools”; and John Dewey’s “My Pedagogic Creed.”

      DoBroka, C. (2011). “Classroom Community and Management” for Education: CourseReader 2011 (Cengage Publishers, online publication). Researched content and wrote the pedagogy, including headnotes, critical thinking questions, and field observation questions for 25 exemplar professional articles on Classroom Community and Management. 

      Munoz, C.M., DoBroka, C.C., & Mohammad, S. (2009). “The development of a multidisciplinary course in cultural competency for nursing and the human service professions.” Journal of Nursing Education, 48 (9). doi: 10.3928/01484834-20090610-03 

      SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS OF PEER REVIEWED REPORTS FOR NATIONAL ACCREDITORS AND SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS (SPA’S) 

      Conrad, B., & DoBroka, C. (2015). National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Accreditation Report for Capital University’s Integrated Language Arts Program. Online publication: Nationally Accredited. 

      DoBroka, C. (2013). National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Program Report, in Response to Conditions for Capital University’s Integrated Language Arts Program. Online publication: Nationally Accredited. 

      DoBroka, C. (2010). National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Accreditation Report for Capital University’s Integrated Language Arts Program. Online publication: Nationally Accredited(with conditions). 

      DoBroka, C., & Hodge, J. (2006). National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), Initial Program Report for Capital University, Standard 6: Diversity. Online publication: Nationally Accredited.