Elaine Childers

Adjunct Instructor School of Science & Mathematics

Contact Information

(918) 379-0092

Born in Tulsa, Muskoke (Creek) citizen. Lived in Austria-Panama-Kansas-Alaska-Texas-Washington, D.C.-Virginia-Maryland- California-Oklahoma. My father, Lt. Col. Ernest Childers, is a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Began teaching at Austin Community College in 1988; Southwest Texas State U in 1993.; TCC in 1995. I wrote "The Society of the United States of America Is a Crazy Quilt, Not a Melting Pot: Important Implications" in Investigating Diversity: Race, Ethnicity and Beyond.

Courses Taught

  • Cultural Geography
  • Physical Geography
  • Humanities I
  • Humanities II
  • Introduction to Philosophy

Education

  • Grades 1-3, Panama
  • Grades 4-7, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Grade 8, Junction City, Kansas
  • Grades 9-10, Milford, Kansas
  • Grades 11-12, Anchorage, Alaska
  • University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), B.A., English
  • University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), M.A., Folklore and Mythology
  • University of Texas at Austin, ABD Ph.D., Folklore and Cultural Studies
  • University of Tulsa, Course: "Philosophy of Education", Department of Education              

Research Interest

 Native American Folklore and Mythology            

Publications & Presentations

"The Society of the United States of America Is a 'Crazy Quilt', Not a 'Melting Pot': Important Implications" in Investigating Diversity: Race, Ethnicity and Beyond, ISBN: 978-0-9817854-0-0

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • American Folklore Society
  • National Storytelling Association
  • Territory Tellers

Award

Oxford Roundtable 2006, Oxford University, England

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