Whitworth University School of Education
Dr. Micki Abercrombie-Donahue has been teaching in higher education since 2005 after serving in both public and private schools for 15 years. She is an Associate Dean of Graduate Education and an Associate Professor of Education in the Whitworth School of Education who began her teaching career working with English Language Learners in South Central Los Angeles. After teaching ELLs in Byelorussia while studying in a university level Russian and English Dual Immersion Program, she returned to teach language arts, social studies, and English Language Development at the middle school and high school levels in Montana and Washington State. During her doctoral studies, Dr. Abercrombie-Donahue worked to implement Indigenous languages, cultures, histories, knowledge, and literature into Montana schools in partnership with multiple tribal nations and schools. After earning her B.A. in Political Studies, an M.A. in History, and an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Montana State University with an emphasis in Multicultural and Multilingual Education, Abercrombie-Donahue taught Multicultural Education and Curriculum Development while serving as a language and literacy consultant. She currently teaches graduate courses in: Language Acquisition-Strategies for Developing Language Learners, Emergent Biliteracy, Middle School Literacy, Advanced Literacy, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Cultural Competency, Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, Curriculum Design and Assessment, and Educational Research Methods. Dr. Abercrombie-Donahue is a member of the National Association of Bilingual Education, the American Educational Research Association, and National Association of Multicultural Education. She consults with school districts and enjoys a research agenda that includes:
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