Her interests are literacy, urban education, multicultural education, urban teacher development, and critical research. Dr. Tate has conducted extensive research on literacy instruction and student achievement in secondary schools in Detroit, Los Angeles, and Newark. Currently, she is examining the influence of critical literacy and pedagogy on urban student achievement, as well as innovative curricular methods for the English/Language Arts classroom in the Washington, D.C. schools.
Tate, S. (under contract). Ships at a Distance: Demystifying the Urban School Narrative Through Folklore. New York, NY: Peter Lang.
Vasquez, V. , Tate, S., and Harste, J.C. (under contract). Negotiating Critical Literacies with Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers. New York, NY.: Routledge Press.
Tate, S. (2012). Yes, I take it personally: Examining the unexamined life of a literacy researcher. In Rhodes, C. and Weiss, K. (Eds). Ethical Issues in Literacy Research. New York, New York: Routledge Press.
Tate, S. (in press). Addressing issues of power, justice and privilege in literacy instruction. Reading and Writing Quarterly.
Tate, S. (2011). It's not just a job; it's a lifestyle. Literacy and Social Responsibility eJournal. August, 2011 (4).
Tate, S. (2011). Equity and access through literacy development and instruction: The use of critical text to transform student writing and identity within a research seminar. English Teaching: Practice and Critique. May, 2011, (10) 1, pp. 199-208.
Tate, S. (2010). Media literacy. In D., Lapp and D., Fisher (Eds). The Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts. 3rd Edition. New, York, New York: Routledge
Tate, S. (2009). Graduate studies on a budget. Women Connect (2), p. 48.
Tate, S. (2008). Pieces of the puzzle. In S. Nieto (Eds). Dear Paulo: Letters To Those Who Dare Teach. Boulder, CO: Paradigm.
Tate, S. The Hip Hop Educational Literacy Program (H.E. L.P.) Funding through American University Humanities Grant. $8,900.
Tate, S. Curriculum Development Grant. Funding through American University College of Arts and Science. $2,000.
Academic Consultant, District of Columbia Public Charter Schools
Academic Consultant, SchoolWorks
Provisional Secondary Teaching Certification in English Language Arts and Psychology, 1995
Honors, Awards, and Fellowships
Recipient of the Competitive Doctoral Enrichment Fellowship, Michigan State University, 2001-2005
Recipient of the Ashland University Dissertation Writing Fellowship, Ashland University, 2005
Recipient of the Spencer Research Fellowship Training Grant, Michigan State University, 2003-2004
Post-doctoral fellowship at The University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2005-2007
Nominated for the Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2006-2007
Tate, S. (2011). It's Not Just a Job; It's a Lifestyle. A paper to be presented at the National Council Teachers of English. Chicago, Illinois.
Tate, S. (2010). "Folklore and Urban Schools: Examining, Rebuilding and Improving Teaching and Learning for All Students." A paper presented at The National Association for Multicultural Education, Las Vegas, NV.
Tate, S. (2010). "Media Literacy". A paper presented The National Council of Teachers of English. Orlando, FL.
Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School (Washington, D.C.) Guest Lecturer: Quality of Written Work Professional Development Workshop. October 31, 2007.
Tate, (2009) "You Teach Where?": A critique and response to the deficit representations of urban schools. Keynote paper presented at InterLERN 2009. Mount Saint Vincent University, Toronto, Canada.
Tate, S and Barragan, G. (2009). “From Chicharones to Chittlins: Two Perspectives on Identity and Place in the Academy.” A paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Research Association, San Diego, CA.
Tate, S. (2009). “Borrowed Languages and Alternative Discourses: Developing and Enacting an Educational Philosophy.” A paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Research Association, San Diego, CA.
Tate, S. (2008). “Borrowed Languages and Alternative Discourses: Developing and Enacting an Educational Philosophy.” A paper to be presented at the National Association of Multicultural Education conference, New Orleans, LA