EDUCATION
2002 Ph.D. in Education. University of California, Los Angeles
1989 M.A. in English Literature. California State University, Long Beach
1985 B.A. in Social Sciences. University of Southern California
1983 University of Cambridge, International Summer School

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2010-2011 Visiting Research Scholar, Center for the Study of Women, UCLA.
Ongoing Independent Research Consultant. Have served as a social science researcher and expert on gender equity issues for large-scale, national projects conducted by research universities and the federal government. Have also conducted teacher professional development workshops on a range of topics from gender issues in education to effective pedagogical and curricular practices.
2008-present Adjunct Faculty, Santa Monica College, English Department.
2004-2007 Assistant Professor, School of Education, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA. Taught graduate courses in curriculum theory and leadership, dissertation writing and dissertation proposal design. Supervised doctoral student dissertations.
2003-2004 Postgraduate Researcher and Lecturer, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles. Worked on a research project evaluating UCLA's implementation of the Spencer Research Training Grant, and taught courses in the Education and Women's Studies departments.
2000-2002 Instructor, Advanced English as a Second Language Composition, UCLA Extension.
2000-2001 Field Supervisor, Teacher Education Program, UCLA. Furthered University-public school partnership by supervising graduate students doing their student teaching in Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Co-taught weekly seminar.
1998-1999 Graduate Student Researcher, Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing (CRESST), UCLA. Designed and pilot-tested English/Language Arts performance assessments (grades 4-8) for Los Angeles Unified School District. Conducted teacher professional development on utilizing scoring rubric.
1995-1998 Director of Curriculum and Advanced Placement English Teacher, San Gabriel Mission High School, San Gabriel, California. Worked with academic department chairs and teachers (grades 9-12) to revise and update entire school's curricula in preparation for WASC accreditation visit. Conducted on-going teacher professional development on a variety of topics. Taught 12th grade AP English as well as Drama elective.
1993-1995 Honors English Teacher and English Department Chair, Pacific Hills School, Los Angeles (formerly Bel Air Prep). Revised entire English Department curriculum (grades 6-12) in preparation for accreditation.
1989-1993 Advanced Placement English Teacher and English Department Chair, San Gabriel Mission High School, San Gabriel, California. Designed and implemented 12th grade AP English Literature course, and updated entire English department curriculum (grades 9-12) in preparation for WASC accreditation visit.

CONSULTING WORK
2007-2008 Characteristics and College Experiences of Women from Single-Sex High Schools
Principal Investigator: Dr. Linda J. Sax
Institution: University of California, Los Angeles
Duties: Serving as expert on single-sex schooling, as well as outlining, drafting and writing final research report
2004-2005 Single-Sex Schools Study
Principal Investigator: Dr. Cornelius Riordan, Providence College
Funded By: The U.S. Department of Education
Duties: Designed classroom observation and interview protocols for qualitative data collection phase of study. Conducted professional development on how to use protocols.

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
2008 Arms, E., Bickett, J. & Graf, V. Gender Bias and Imbalance: Girls in US Special Education Classes. Gender and Education.
2008 Dorr, A., Arms, E. & Hall, V. Developing the Next Generation of Education Researchers: UCLA's Experience with the Spencer Foundation Research Training Grant. Teachers College Record.
2008 Sax, L. J. & Arms, E. Gender Differences Over the Span of College: Challenges to Achieving Equity. Journal About Women in Higher Education.
2007 Arms, E. Gender Equity in Coeducational and Single-sex Classrooms. In S. Klein (Ed.) Handbook for Achieving Gender Equity through Education New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publisher.
2004 Herr, K. and Arms, E. Accountability and Single Sex Classes: A Collision of Reforms. American Education Research Journal.
2002 Herr, K. and Arms, E. The Intersection of Educational Reform: Single Gender Classes in a Public Middle School. In A. Datnow and L. Hubbard (eds.) Gender in Policy and Practice: Perspectives on Single Sex and Coeducational Schooling, Routledge-Falmer.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS
2008 Sax, L. J., Arms, E. & Eznekier, C. Gender differences among entering college students. In L. Sax (Ed.) The Gender Gap in College: Maximizing the Developmental Potential of Women and Men. Jossey-Bass. Forthcoming.
2007 Arms, E. Is Preschool the New Kindergarten? Family.com
Retrieved at http://family.go.com/education/article-244382
2007 Arms, E. Girls and Sports: Celebrating 35 Years of Title IX. Family.com
Retrieved at http://family.go.com/education/article-208161
2007 Arms, E. Understanding Standardized Testing: What Every Parent Should Know. Family.com
Retrieved at http://family.go.com/education/article-205674
2007 Arms, E. Single-Sex Classrooms: Coming Soon to Your Local Public School. Family.com
Retrieved at http://family.go.com/education/article-115693
2006 Arms, E. Leadership, Gender & Culture in Education: Male & Female Perspectives. [Review of book] Journal of Educational Change. Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 359-362.

PEER-REVIEWED PAPER PRESENTATIONS
2008 Arms, E. Gender Equity and Single-sex Schooling: What the Research Says. A paper to be presented as part of the symposium Single-sex Education at the Crossroads: Considering Gender, Race, Class and Religion at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association (AERA), New York, NY, March 26, 2008.
2007 Arms, E. What Practitioners Should Know About Single-Sex Schools. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Gender Equity Leaders in Education (AGELE), San Diego, CA, July 9.
2007 Arms, E., Bickett, J. & Graf, V. Gender Bias and Imbalance: The Under-representation of Girls in US Special Education Classes. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Gender and Education Association (GEA) at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, March 29.
2006 Arms, E., Bickett, J. & Graf, V. The Girl Crisis: Equity Issues in the Under- representation of Girls in Special Education. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the California Educational Research Association (CERA) in Monterey, CA, November 16.
2006 Sax, L. & Arms, E. The Gender Gap: Convergence or Divergence over the College Years? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association (AERA) in San Francisco, CA, April 10.
2005 Arms, E. Gender Equity in Coeducational and Single-sex Classrooms. Paper presented at the Research on Women and Education AERA SIG annual meeting in Dayton, Ohio, October 19.
2005 Arms, E. 'As different as apples and oranges': Teachers' Constructions of Gender in One Single Sex US School. Paper presented at the biennial conference of the Gender and Education Association (GEA), Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, March 2005.
2005 Dorr, A., Arms, E. & Hall, V. Developing the Next Generation of Education Researchers: University of California Los Angeles' Experience with the Spencer Research Training Grant. Paper presented as part of a symposium on Research Training in Graduate Schools of Education at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association(AERA), Montreal, Canada, April 2005.
2003 Arms, E. and K. Herr. Accountability and Single Gender Reform: Implications for Curriculum and Instructional Practice. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, Illinois, April 2003.
2001 Arms, E. The Intersection of Educational Reform: Single Gender Classes in a Public Middle School. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Seattle, Washington, April 2001.
2000 Arms, E. Producing Girls and Boys: The Construction of Gender in a Public, Single Gender Classroom. Paper presented at the meeting of the AERA SIG: Research on Women in Education, San Antonio, Texas, October 2000.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS, LECTURES AND PANELS
2006 Arms, E. (Chair). Critical Issues in Teaching and Mentoring Doctoral Students in Qualitative Research Methodologies. A session sponsored by the SIG Qualitative Research at the AERA annual conference in San Francisco, CA, April 9.
2006 Arms, E. Gender Equity and Higher Education: Beyond the Enrollment Gap. An invited lecture at LMU's Center for Teaching Excellence, February 7.
2005 Arms, E. Gender Equity and Higher Education: Beyond the Enrollment Gap. A presentation sponsored by the Committee on the Status of Women at LMU, November 1.
2005 Arms, E. (Discussant). Single Sex and Coeducational Schooling in Public Elementary Schools of Choice: A Quasi-Experimental Study. A panel symposium presented at the American Educational Research Association's (AERA) annual conference, Montreal, Canada, April.
2005 Herr, K. and Arms, E. Where We Stand! Moving Forward the Conversation on Gender, Race and Educational Accountability in a Democracy. An AERA Presidential Session on Gender presented at the American Educational Research Association's (AERA) annual conference, Montreal, Canada, April 2005.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES
2006 Arms, E. Identifying power standards in the curriculum: The first step in backwards design. A professional development workshop presented at St. Michael's School, San Diego, CA, August.
2006 Arms, E. Standards-based curriculum and assessment in Catholic schools: The case for power standards. A professional development workshop presented at St. Peter and Paul, Wilmington, CA, August.
2006 Arms, E. Standards-based curriculum and assessment in Catholic schools. A professional development workshop presented at St. Michael's School, San Diego, CA, February.
2005 Arms, E. Creating single sex classrooms in coeducational schools. A professional development workshop presented at St. Michael's School, San Diego, CA, August.

GRANTS, AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS
2006 Awarded LMU College Fellowship for Spring 2007
2005 Participant in LMU's Presidential Institute, May 16-20
2005 Loyola Marymount University's Summer Research Grant for New Faculty
2001 UCLA Regents' Advance to Candidacy Award
2001 Passed UCLA Written Doctoral Qualifying Examination with Honors
2000-2001 Research Mentorship Fellowship, Graduate Division, UCLA

COURSES TAUGHT
  Curriculum and Instructional Leadership
  Teaching and Learning in Urban Schools
  Women in Higher Education
  Curriculum and Methods for Secondary English Teachers
  Dissertation Proposal Design
  Doctoral Research Seminar: Public, Catholic, Private, and Charter Education
  Dissertation Writing Seminar
  Qualitative Research Methods

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
2009-2010 Member of the Commission on the Status of Women, City of Santa Monica
2008-2010 Member of the Grant Elementary School Advisory Council, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District
2005-2008 U.S. Western Regional Representative, Gender and Education Association
2005 Proposal Reviewer. AERA conference, Divisions B and K
2002-2004 Volunteer. Santa Monica YMCA Parent-Child Program
1995-1998 Chair. Curriculum Council, San Gabriel Mission High School
1995-1997 Chair. WASC Steering Committee, San Gabriel Mission High School
1995-1998 Member. Principal's Advisory Council, San Gabriel Mission High School
1993-1995 Member. Principal's Advisory Committee, Pacific Hills School
1990-1991 Chair. English Department Curriculum Revision Committee, San Gabriel Mission High School

UNIVERSITY SERVICE
2005-2007 Member. LMU Committee on the Status of Women
2004-2005 Member. LMU Library Committee

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION SERVICE
2005-2006 LMU Faculty search committee for Teacher Education Department
2005-2007 LMU Doctoral Committee
2004-2007 LMU School of Education Scholarship Committee, LMU
2004-2007 LMU Leadership in Equity, Advocacy & Diversity Center (LEAD), Board member
2004-2007 LMU Teacher Education Department sub-committee on Social Justice

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Member. American Educational Research Association (AERA):
  • Division B Curriculum Studies,
  • Division K Teaching and Teacher Education,
  • Scholars and Advocates for Gender Equity (SAGE).
Representative. Gender and Education Association (GEA)
Member. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
Member. National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Member. California Association of Teachers of English (CATE)

MEDIA
  Quoted in J. Rosenberg (2006 spring) Higher Ed's Growing Gender Imbalance. Vistas Magazine. p. 10.

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