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Kathryn Nakagawa

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Associate Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6403
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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6403
Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6403
Instructor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6403
Biography

Kathryn Nakagawa is an associate professor of Asian Pacific American studies in the School of Social Transformation. Her research explores the relationship between families and schools, and includes work on parent involvement and school reform, charter schools, family literacy programs and early childhood dual immersion programs. Professor Nakagawa received her doctorate from Northwestern University in Human Development and Social Policy.

Education

Ph.D. Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern University

Publications
  • Nakagawa, K. Moving beyond the model minority. State of Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders in Arizona (2008).
  • Rolstad, K., Swadener, E., & Nakagawa, K. "Verde"-Sometimes they call it green. International Journal of Equity and Innovation In Early Childhood Education (2008).
  • Strom, R. D., Lee, T. J., Strom, P. S., Nakagawa, K., & Beckert, T. E. Taiwanese Grandmothers: Strengths and Learning Needs as Perceived by Grandmothers, Mothers and Granddaughters. Educational Gerontology (2008).
  • Stafford, M (Author) ,Fisher, T (Author) ,Nakagawa, Kathryn (Author) ,Matthews, L (Author) . Enhancing the success of mobile gifted girls. Handbook for Counseling Talented At Risk Girls (2005).
  • C Mattern, Kathryn Nakagawa. Segregating students on the margin: Peer relationship in alternative high schools. Current Issues in Education, [On-line] (2003).
  • Nakagawa, Kathryn (Author) . Parental and community empowerment: The Chicago model. Reinterpreting urban school reform (2003).
  • Kathryn Nakagawa, M Stafford, T Fisher, L Matthews. The "city migrant" dilemma: Building community at high-mobility urban schools. Urban Education (2002).
  • R Strom, J Dohrmann, P Strom, D Griswold, T Beckert, S Strom, E Moore, Kathryn Nakagawa. African American mothers of early adolescents: Perceptions of two generations. Youth and Society (2002).
  • T Fisher, L Matthews, M Stafford, Kathryn Nakagawa, K Durante. School personnel's perceptions of effective programs for working with mobile students and families. Elementary School Journal (2002).
  • Kathryn Nakagawa. Unthreading the ties that bind: Questioning the discourse of parent involvement. Educational Policy (2000).
  • Kathryn Nakagawa, R Pena. Butchers, bakers, and candlestick makers: Deconstructing parental involvement in middle level schooling. Current Issues in Middle Level Education (2000).
Research Activity
  • Swadener,Elizabeth Blue*, Nakagawa,Kathryn, Perry,Nancy Jean. YR 4-5: First-Thing-First Evaluation - Aggregate. UNIV OF AZ(7/1/2011 - 1/31/2012).
  • Nakagawa,Kathryn*. Arizona Parent Kit - Use and Impact. UNIV OF AZ(2/1/2011 - 6/30/2011).
  • Nakagawa,Kathryn*. Join Up for Math Play (JUMP) Program. MARICOPA INTEGRATED HEALTH SYS(7/1/2010 - 6/30/2012).
  • Nakagawa,Kathryn*. Evaluation of Arizona Family Literacy and Even Start Programs. AZ DEPT OF EDUCATION(10/1/2007 - 12/31/2007).
  • Nakagawa,Kathryn*. Arizona Family Literacy and Even Start Programs and Arizona Migrant Education Even Start Programs Evaluation. AZ DEPT OF EDUCATION(1/1/2004 - 12/31/2006).
  • Nakagawa,Kathryn*, Ota Wang,Vivian. THE PUBLIC CONVERSATION ON PUBLIC EDUCATION: RAISING THE LEVEL. AZ COMMUNITY FDN(6/1/1999 - 5/31/2000).
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SST 599Thesis
EDP 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SST 599Thesis
EDP 799Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
APA 492Honors Directed Study
APA 493Honors Thesis
APA 498Pro-Seminar
SST 499Individualized Instruction
APA 499Individualized Instruction
SST 580Practicum
SST 590Reading and Conference
SST 592Research
SST 599Thesis
EDP 599Thesis
DCI 784Internship
EDP 790Reading and Conference
JUS 790Reading and Conference
DCI 792Research
EDP 792Research
EDP 799Dissertation
DCI 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SST 599Thesis
EDP 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EDP 799Dissertation
Presentations
  • Nakagawa, K. Parent development through family literacy. AERA Annual Meeting (Apr 2011).
  • Nakagawa, K. "Politics of Race and Social Inclusion". AERA Annual Meeting (Apr 2011).
  • Nakagawa, K. Critical Narratives in Media and Policy. AERA Annual Meeting (Apr 2011).
  • Nakagawa, K. Family Matters: Parental Influences on Development During Early Childhood. AERA Annual Meeting (Apr 2011).
  • Birr, R. A., Aguinaga, A., Moreno, S., Ruiz, M., Gendreau, L., Rodriguez, J., Lowney, B., Brown, L., Brink, T., & Nakagawa, K. Thinking green while promoting health literacy. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting (May 2010).
  • Nakagawa, K. Fathers & Mothers in Diverse Contexts. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (May 2010).
  • Nakagawa, K. Examining Different Issues in Parent Engagement. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (Mar 2008).
  • Rolstad, K, Swadener, E, Nakagawa, Kathryn. Early childhood dual immersion programs: TWIST and Kindergarten. National Association of Bilingual Educators Conference, Phoenix, AZ (Jan 2006).
  • Nakagawa, Kathryn, Fernandez, L. Parent views on children's language learning in preschool and kindergarten. Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education Conference, Madison, WI (Nov 2005).
  • Nakagawa, Kathryn, Fernandez, L. Parents' perspectives on children's language learning experiences. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada (Apr 2005).
  • Nakagawa, Kathryn, Nelsen, E, Adkins, J. Parent interaction in family literacy programs: Perspectives on assessing parenting practices. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada (Apr 2005).
  • Nakagawa, Kathryn, Fisher, T, Stafford, M, Thomas, J. Examining the relationship between school programs and practices, student mobility, and school achievement. AERA 2004 Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA (Apr 2004).
  • Rolstad, K, Swadener, E, Nakagawa, Kathryn. Verde-Sometimes they call it green. Interactive symposium at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA (Apr 2004).
  • Nakagawa, Kathryn, Quie, A, Nelsen, E, Walton, M, Iyer, R. Studying family literacy programs: Outcomes, models, and future directions. Arizona Educational Research Organization 2003 Annual Meeting, Tempe, AZ (Oct 2003).
  • Nakagawa, Kathryn, Nelsen, E, Walton, M, Shen, Y, Shaw, K, Emilio, K, Wright, J. Changing parenting practices through an early intervention family literacy program. American Educational Research Association 2002 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA (Apr 2002).
  • Nelsen, E, Ding, C, Nakagawa, Kathryn, Weiner, C. Assessment of cognitive growth of preschool children. American Educational Research Association 2002 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA (Apr 2002).
  • Fisher, T, Matthews, L, Nakagawa, Kathryn, Stafford, M. Interventions to stabilize urban schools: Do they address developmental needs of youth?. American Educational Research Association 2001 Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA (Apr 2001).
  • Hackett, M, Nakagawa, Kathryn. Quality of drop-in after school programs and the relationship to children's academic, social, and behavioral competence. Society for Research on Child Development 2001 Biennial Meeting, Minneapolis, MN (Apr 2001).
  • Nakagawa, Kathryn, Hackett, M, McKinnon, A. Examining the discourse of strengths vs. deficits in a family literacy program. American Educational Research Association 2001 Annual Meeting (part of a structured poster symposium), Seattle, WA (Apr 2001).
  • Nakagawa, Kathryn, Nelsen, E, Emilio, K. Diversity and assessment in family literacy and early intervention programs. Relevance of Assessment and Culture in Education Conference (RACE 2001), Tempe, AZ (Jan 2001).
  • Nelsen, E, Shaw, K, Nakagawa, Kathryn, Walton, M, Weeks, L. Follow-up study of a family literacy program: Short- and long-term effects on achievement. National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA (Nov 2000).
  • Nakagawa, Kathryn. Student stability and achievement through family literacy programs. Arizona Educational Research Organization Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ (Oct 2000).
  • Nakagawa, Kathryn, Stafford, M, Shen, Y. Enhancing student stability through family literacy programs. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA (Apr 2000).
  • Mattern, C, Nakagawa, Kathryn. Segregating students on the margin: Peer relationships in alternative high schools. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA (Apr 2000).
  • Parkerson, A, Nakagawa, Kathryn. Closing the gap: The effects of extracurricular involvement on adolescent girls' career self-efficacy. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA (Apr 2000).
Service
  • School of Social Transformation, Faculty head, Culture, Society & Education (2010 - Present)
  • School of Social Transformation, Faculty head, Culture, Society & Education (2010 - Present)
  • Health Through Action Arizona Steering Committee (co-chair) and Asian Pacific Community in Action (Board member), Co-chair and board member (2009 - Present)
  • Health Through Action Arizona Steering Committee (co-chair) and Asian Pacific Community in Action (Board member), Co-chair and board member (2009 - Present)
  • A. Wade Smith Memorial Lecture Committee, member (2008 - Present)
  • School of Social Transformation, Faculty head, Asian Pacific American Studies (2008 - Present)
  • School of Social Transformation, Faculty head, Asian Pacific American Studies (2008 - Present)
  • School of Social Transformation, Faculty head, Asian Pacific American Studies (2008 - Present)
  • Japanese Friendship Garden Steering Committee, Board member (2011 - 2014)
  • Japanese American Citizens League-AZ chapter, Board member (2010 - 2013)
  • Intercollegiate Athletic Board, Faculty representative (2008 - 2012)
  • SST Liaison to Fulton Teachers College, Representative (2010 - 2011)
  • Health Through Action Arizona Steering Committee, Co-chair (2009 - 2011)
  • Japanese American Citizens League-AZ chapter, Board member (2010 - 2010)
  • Japanese American Citizens League-AZ chapter, President (2010 - 2010)
  • Division Personnel Committee, Member (2006 - 2010)
  • Search Committee for Indigenous Education Faculty position, Member (2009 - 2010)
  • AERA Division E Human Development Awards Committee, Chair (2008 - 2010)
  • State of Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders in Arizona, Presenter (2009 - 2010)
  • Search Committee for Policy, Leadership & Curriculum Division Director, Chair (2009 - 2009)
  • AERA Division E, Secretary (2007 - 2009)
  • First Generation Scholarship Committee, member (2008 - 2008)
  • Educational Psychology, Program leader (2008 - 2008)
  • College of Education College Council, President (2007 - 2008)
  • AERA 2001 Annual Meeting, Division E Co-chair (2000 - 2001)