For the last twenty-five years, Don Halquist has had the pleasure of serving as an early childhood educator, teacher educator, dance educator and artist, scholar, and a higher education administrator. He began his teaching career in a third grade classroom in Santa Fe, New Mexico and then spent seven years working with second graders in Rio Rancho, New Mexico before leaving the classroom to pursue a doctor of philosophy at the University of New Mexico. He joined the faculty of the Department of Education and Human Development at The College at Brockport, State University of New York in 2004, and served as chairperson from 2010-2014. As a member of the early childhood and literacy faculty, Halquist taught courses in early childhood methods, early literacy, content literacy, diversity, and qualitative research methods.
Halquist served as dean of Rhode Island College’s Feinstein School of Education and Human Development from 2014-2017. Currently, he directs the M.Ed. in Reading program and teaches undergraduate and graduate literacy courses.
In addition to his work as an early childhood educator, teacher educator, and administrator, Halquist has been a member of the Bill Evans Dance Company for over three decades, touring throughout the USA, Canada, Mexico, Finland, France, Hungary, Australia, and New Zealand. In addition to Evans’ repertory, he has danced the works of Bella Lewitzky, Claire Porter, and Peter Pucci, among others. He is a certified teacher of Evans Laban-Based Method of Teaching Modern Dance Technique and has presented workshops and master classes throughout the United States as well as parts of Canada, Europe, and Mexico. His choreography has been performed by dance and theatre companies in New Mexico, Illinois, Wyoming, New York, Maryland, and Ohio.
Halquist has served as a keynote speaker at state and national dance conferences and presented at state, national and international education and research conferences, including annual meetings of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO). His research has appeared as chapters in several books and in journals such the
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. Halquist’s current research interests focus on arts education and the use of critical incidents as means to explore lived experience.
Ph.D. Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies, University of New Mexico, 2009
Dissertation with Distinction:
Negotiating Power, Identity and Relationships: Graduate Students in Relation with Faculty, Administrators and Each Other Co-Chairs: Dr. Kathryn Herr and Dr. Lucretia (Penny) Pence
M.A. Elementary Education, University of New Mexico, 2001
Licensure, K-8 Teaching Certification, University of New Mexico, 1992
B.F.A. Communication Graphics, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, 1983
Teacher Identity Development
Qualitative Research Methodology
Halquist, D., & Musanti, S. (2012). Critical Incidents and Reflection: Turning Points that Challenge the Researcher and Create Opportunities for Knowing. In G. Rossman and S. Rollis (Eds.),
Everyday Ethics: Reflections on Practice (pp. 71-83). New York: Routledge.
Halquist, D., & Novinger, S. (2009). Cracks in the Mirror: Discovering Teacher Candidates’ Strategies for Resisting Reflection. In C. Craig and L. Deretchin (Eds.),
ATE Yearbook XVII: Teacher Learning in Small-Group Settings (pp. 200-225). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
REFEREED AND PEER REVIEWED
Barnhill, A., & Halquist, D. (2010). Sister to Sister: Becoming Literate in Relation.
Language & Literacy: A Canadian Educational E-Journal, 12(1), 165-174.
Little, J., Fallon, M., Dauenhauer, J., Balzano, B., & Halquist, D. (2010). Interdisciplinary Collaboration: A Faculty Learning Community Creates a Comprehensive Lib Guide. Reference Services Review, 38(3), 431-444. doi: 10.1108/ 00907321011070919
Halquist, D., & Musanti, S. (July/August 2010). Critical Incidents and Reflection: Turning Points that Challenge the Researcher and Create Opportunities for Knowing.
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education,
23 (4), 449–461.
Hall, L., Fisher, C., Musanti, S., & Halquist, D. (2006). Professional Development in Teacher Education: What Can We Learn From PT3?
Hall, L., Fisher, C., Musanti, S., Halquist, D., Magnuson, M., & Simmons-Klarer, D. (June 2002).
Shared Visions: Professional Development for Teacher Education Faculty. 2002 Proceedings of the Informing Science + Information Technology Education Conference, Cork, Ireland.
Halquist, D. (2012). Intent and Expressiveness: Teaching students to dance with the mind as well as the body.
Dance Studio Life, 17(9), 86-88.
Halquist, D. (2003).
Red, Yellow, Blue: A Primary Study of the Strengths, Limitations and Challenges of Arts Magnet Schools. ED477146. Educational Resources Information Center.
Rankin, B., & Halquist, D. (Spring 2001). Learning Through Playing with Technology. The Reporter, New York State Association for the Education of Young Children.
Halquist, D. (2016, October).
Increasing Teacher Diversity and Teacher Retention in Schools. Fifth Annual Rhode Island Education Summit, Providence, Rhode Island.
Papa, E., Hébert, M., & Halquist, D. (2016, October).
Recruiting the Next Generation of Language Educators. Rhode Island Foreign Language Association (RIFLA) Fall Conference, Smithfield, Rhode Island.
Halquist, D. (2016, August).
Summer Sizzle:Dance Pedagogy. Dance Complex, Boston, Massachusetts.
Halquist, D. (2014, June).
Developing a Personal Pedagogy of Dance Technique. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Halquist, D. (2014).
Diversity: Why it Matters. Multiple Sessions for Residents Assistants, The College at Brockport, State University of New York.
Halquist, D. (2014).
Diversity: More Than Skin Deep. Multiple Sessions for Green Leadership Program Participants, The College at Brockport, State University of New York.
Murray, C., Maurer, D., Zhang, J., & Halquist, D. (2013, October).
edTPA Lessons Learned. New York Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Annual Conference, Saratoga Springs, New York.
Halquist, D. & Robb, S. (2013, July). Not the Same Old Song and Dance: Integrating Movement and Literacy to Support Students' Emotional Engagement with Meaning Making. Whole Language Umbrella, Long Island, New York.
Halquist, D. (2013, January). Técnica de Bill Evans. Italian Cultural Center/Universidad Rafael Landivar, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
Novinger, S., Halquist, D., Jackson, J., Koch Z., & Seaman, S. (2012, October).
The Arts + Literacy = Meaningful Integration of the Common Core. New York State Reading Association Annual Conference, Liverpool, New York.
Halquist, D., & Novinger, S. (2011, October).
Moving and Talking Our Way to Understanding: Possibilities for Meaning Making. New York State Reading Association Annual Conference, Rye Brook, New York.
Manaseri, H., Halquist, D., & Manaseri, C. (2009, October). Caught on Film: Using Photography as a Means of Self-Reflection for Teachers in a Graduate Diversity Course. National Association for Multicultural Education 2009 International Conference, Denver, Colorado.
Balzano, B., Fallon, M., & Halquist, D. (2009, July).
Using Evidence-Based Interventions to Meet the Needs of All Learners: Teachers Balancing Curriculum and Standard.The Practical: An East-West Curriculum Dialogue, Beijing, China.
Novinger, S., & Halquist, D. (2009, February).
Cracks in the Mirror: Discovering Teacher Candidates’ Strategies for Resisting Reflection. Association of Teacher Educators Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas.
Halquist, D. (2008, October). “He’s so queer, he probably sits down to pee.” Performing the World 2008, New York, New York.
Halquist, D. (2008, April).
“He’s so queer, he probably sits down to pee:” Performing Sexuality Through Narrative and Movement. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New York, New York.
Halquist, D., & Musanti, S. (2008, April).
Critical Incidents and Reflection: Turning Points that Challenge the Researcher and Create Opportunities for Knowing.American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New York, New York.
English as a Second Language Certification for Rhode Island Teachers (2016), Rhode Island
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
International Literacy Association (ILA)