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Kathy Tiner
Kathy Tiner, PhD
Program Director, School of Educational Leadership & Change
Santa Barbara, CA

PhD, Human Organization and Development, Fielding Graduate University, CA

MS, Elementary Education, Adams State, CO

BS, Elementary and Special Education, Moorhead State, MN


Scholarly & Professional Interests:

  • Special Education
  • Collaborative and Team Teaching
  • Inclusive Learning Environments
  • Curriculum Development
  • Participatory Action Research
  • Academic and Shared Governance in Higher Ed.

Professional Memberships:

  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Association for Developmental Disabilities
  • American Educational Research Association
  • American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Council for Exceptional Children

Honors and Awards:

  • 1996 Distinguished Service Award, Association for Developmental Disabilities.
  • 1994 Outstanding Educator, Parent Advisory Board.
  • 1989 Certificate of Excellence, School District No. 60, Pueblo, CO.
  • 1989 Teacher of the Year, Pueblo Association for Developmental Disabilities.
  • 1986 Outstanding Employee Award, School District No. 60, Pueblo, CO.
  • 1985 Teacher Recognition Award, American Association of Mental Deficiency.
  • 1984 Teacher of the Year, Pueblo Association of Retarded Citizens.
  • 1971 Who's Who in American Colleges.



  • Schulz, L.L., Tiner, K.A., Sewell, D., Hirata, L. (2011). Towards a Pedagogy of Tenderness: Reflections on Cuban Education. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science. Vol.1 No.10; August
  • Tiner, K. A. (2000). Book review of Reforming education from the bottom to the top. Edited by Evans Clinchy. Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, Vol. 5, No. 4.
  • Tiner, K. A. (1999). Book review of Becoming and unbecoming White: Owning and disowning a racial identity. Edited by Christine Clark and James O'Donnell. The Journal of Negro Education, Vol. 68, No. 4.
  • Tiner, Kathy (1995) History of Services/Supports for People with Developmental Disabilities. The ARC Today, Winter, 1995.
  • Tiner, Kathy (1991) A Guide for Educators and Counselors to Local Resources for People with Developmental Disabilities and their Families. School District #60, Pueblo, CO.
  • Tiner, Kathy (1990) A Guide to Local Resources for People with Developmental Disabilities and their Families. Pueblo, CO: Schusters.


  • Tiner, K.A., Louderback, M., Hirata, L., Sewell, D. (2011). Busquedas Investigativas: Academic Explorations: Researching Cuban Educational Practices. Fielding Graduate University Summer Session. Alexandria, VA.
  • Tiner, K.A., Schulz, L.L.., Sewell, D., Hirata, L (2010). Exploring Identity Development through the Transmission of Values: Lessons from Cuba. Southeastern Conference on Cross-Cultural Issues in Counseling and Education. Savannah, GA.
  • Tiner, K.A., Gatewood, A., McNeil, J., Roseman, J.A., Taylor, G.D., Wildr, R. (2008, March). Parents as an Important Part of the Collaborative Educational Team. Sacramento, CA.
  • Tiner, K.A., Berry, J. (2008, March). Backward Design and the Constructivist Teacher. California Charter Schools Association. Sacramento, CA.
  • Tiner, K.A., Hernandez, E.,Suarez, M. (2007, Nov.). Creating a Global Community of Passionate Scholar Practitioners: How Doctoral Students are Tailoring Academic
  • Tiner, K.A. and Douglass, Elisabeth (2006, March), Designing Professional Learning Communities for Action Research.. National Charter Schools Association Annual Conference, Sacramento, CA.
  • Tiner, K.A. (2005, January). Creativity and Student Engagement. California Charter Schools Association Annual Conference. Pasadena, CA.
  • Tiner, K.A. (2004, January). Creating Community in Schools. California Charter Schools Association Annual Conference. Pasadena, CA.
  • Tiner, K.A. (2002, November). Qualitative Research. UWL Master of Education, Professional Development Conference. LaCrosse, Wisconsin.
  • Tiner, K. A. (2002, September). History of Participatory Research. North American Association of Child Abuse.
  • Tiner, K. A. (2001, February). Systems Thinking and Learning Environments. The International Affairs Committee in Conjunction with the Organizing Committee of IWIEUE, Aizu Univeristy, Aizuwakanatsu Fukashima, Japan.

Professional Experience:

  • Research in special education and the implementation of PL94-142.
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