Tony L. Talbert, Ed.D.
Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Campus Contact Information
School of Education
One Bear Place #97314
Waco, TX 76798-7314
Office: Marrs McLean Science Building 238
Campus Phone: 254-710-7417
Ed.D., The University of Houston
M.A., Baylor University
BA, Stephen F. Austin State University
Philosophy of Teaching:
As a research and teaching scholar at Baylor University, Dr. Talbert has committed his research, teaching and service to meet the changing needs of students, educators, schools and communities through collaborative development, facilitative leadership, and transformative reflexive praxis. Dr. Talbert's many years as a professional educator have included public school and university teaching and administration as well as administration and consulting with state and federal education agencies and private corporations. During the 2013-14 academic year Dr. Talbert received a research sabbatical from Baylor University for the purpose of returning to the public high school classroom where he taught tenth grade World History. Dr. Talbert’s commitment to meaningful and proactive professional renewal of knowledge and skills has allowed him to continue to have a significant impact in the lives and minds of the university and public school students he mentors and teaches. His most recent return to the public school classroom has also provided him a forum for calling for the revitalization of the transformative mission of public schools and educator preparation programs in the U.S.
Dr. Tony L. Talbert is a Professor of Social/Cultural Studies Education and Qualitative Research in the School of Education at Baylor University. Dr. Talbert is a qualitative and ethnographic researcher whose teaching and research areas of expertise include qualitative and ethnographic research design and analysis, social and cultural education, democracy and diversity education, and, social and economic justice education. Dr. Talbert refers to his field of research and teaching as Education As Democracy which integrates social/cultural education, democracy and diversity education, and social and economic justice education into a focused discipline of qualitative inquiry examining teacher, student, and community stakeholder empowerment through activist engagement in political, economic, and social issues confronting schools and communities.
Dr. Talbert is pleased to provide insights and consulting services in any of the areas of experience and expertise to media outlets, public/private school, community, governmental, and corporate organizations. Dr. Talbert can be reached at (254) 710-7417 or the email above.
Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications:
Bledsoe, C., Trotti, J., Hodge, K., & Talbert, T.L. (2016). TACTE Early Career Teachers Project. Teacher Education & Practice. vol. 29, issue 1
Blevins, B. & Talbert, T.L. (2016). Challenging the Neo-Liberal Social Studies Perspective. In A.R. Crowe, Editor, (Eds.), Rethinking Social Studies Teacher Education for Twenty-First Century Citizenship by Alicia R. Crowe. Springer International Publishing. Switzerland.
Blevins, B., Salinas, C., and Talbert, TL (2015). Critical Historical Thinking: Enacting the Voice of the Other in the Social Studies Curriculum and Classroom. In C.S. White, Editor (Eds.), Critical Qualitative Research for Social Education. Charlotte, NC: IAP Information Age Publishing.
Talbert, T.L., & Trumble, J. (2014). Teaching an old dog a new paradigm: Digital technology a tool or a context? Hechinger Report. November 27, 2014. http://hechingerreport.org/content/education-prof-goes-back-high-school-finds-technology-longer-tool-context_18218/
Bledsoe, C., Trotti, J., Hodge, K., & Talbert, T.L. (2014). TACTE Early Career Teachers Project. Monograph/Report presented to the members of the Texas Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (TACTE) executive council and general members. The study was commissioned by the TACTE leadership and membership.
Jackson, D., & Talbert, T.L. (2012). Science teacher left behind: A case study investigation. Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research. V.6 pp. 243-257.
Nolen, A. and Talbert, T.L. (2011). When are prescriptive recommendations appropriate in qualitative research. Educational Psychology Review - Special Issues (http://www.springerlink.com/content/1040-726X)
Aoyama, I., Talbert, T.L. , Brak-Bernard, L. (2011). Cyberbullying and victimization among high school students: Cluster analysis of sex and age differences. International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning
Talbert, T.L. & Meira, A. (2011). Visions, Voices, and Virtual Journeys: The Future of Distance Education. In Huffman, S. et. al (Eds.), Cases on Building Quality Distance Delivery Programs: Strategies and Experiences (p.269-289). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Talbert, T.L. & Rogers, J. (2011). Teacher as activist: Bridging theory and practice in democratic activism. In C.S. White’s Progressive Perspectives in Social Education.
Talbert, T.L. and Aoyama, I. (2010). Cyber-bullying internationally increasing: New challenges in technology generation. In Robert Zheng’s (Ed.), Adolescent Online Social Communication and Behavior: Relationship Formation on the Internet. IGI Global Publishers. Hershey, PN. (http://www.igi-global.com/marketingdept/reviews/zheng.pdf)
Talbert, T.L. (2009). Activist Teaching Through Democratic Empowerment. Democracy & Education. v. 18. n. 2.
Talbert, T. L. & Glanzer, P.L. (2006). Giving Peace a Chance in America’s Social Education Classrooms: Teaching Alternatives to Violence from Secular and Religious Communities Nonviolence. In K. Kottu (Ed.), Religion, Terrorism and Globalization: Nonviolence - A New Agenda. Nova Publishers. Ch. 17, pp. 265-27
Talbert, T.L. (2005) Freedom or French fries: Packaged democracy for world consumption. In C. White & R. Openshaw (Eds.), Democracy at the crossroads: International perspectives on critical citizenship education. N.Y.: Rowman and Littlefiled Publishing Group.
White, C. and Talbert, T.L. (2005). Comfortably numb? Rethinking social studies for social justice. In Current Issues in School Leadership. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Lemley, C.G., & Talbert, T.L. (2016). Breaking the Silence: Oral History Curriculum As A Tool For Confronting Controversial Issues. The fifth annual Texas Oral History Association Conference (TOHA), Baylor University, Waco, TX.
Lemley, C.G., & Talbert, T.L. (2016). Oral history curriculum in a Guatemalan international school: The Yo Recuerdo Project. The twenty-seventh annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference (EQRC), Las Vegas, NV.
Gardner, A., & Talbert, T.L. (2016). From the Margin: A Phenomenological Perspective of Public High School Teaching Before and After Implementation of High-Stakes Testing. The twenty-seventh annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference (EQRC), Las Vegas, NV.
Odajima, R., Smith, T., Stamatis, A,, Wilson, R., and Talbert, T. (2016). Which AVID Strategies Increase Metacognitive Skills in Middle-School and High School Students? A Case Study. The twenty-seventh annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference (EQRC), Las Vegas, NV.
Talbert, T.L., Blevins, B.E., & Lemley, C.G. (2015). Challenging Neoliberal Perspectives: A Framework for Humanizing Social Studies Teacher Education. The twenty-fifth international annual National Association for Multicultural Education Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Talbert, T.L. & Blevins, B.E. (2015). Challenging Neoliberal Perspectives: A Framework for Humanizing Social Studies Teacher Education. National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and College and Faculty Assembly (CUFA) Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Talbert, T.L. (2015). Challenging the Robots and Bubble Dots: Enacting Freire’s: Enacting Freire’s Conscientização: Educating for Critical Consciousness. Invited guest scholar delivering a lecture to the students and faculty of the United Nations University for Peace, Ciudad Colón, San Jose, Costa Rica.
Talbert, TL & Ellis, T.E. (2015). Wage Peace: Teaching Alternatives to Violence in Defense of Democracy. The twenty-sixth annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference (EQRC), Las Vegas, NV.
Farah, Y. N. and Talbert, T. L., (2015). Hispanic Parents Making the Decision about Acceleration with a Young Child: To Enter School Early or Not To? The twenty-seventh annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference, Las Vegas, NV
Talbert, TL (2014). Wage Peace: Teaching Alternatives to Violence in Defense of Democracy. The twenty-fourth international annual National Association for Multicultural Education Conference, Tucson, AZ.
Talbert, T.L. (2014). International Symposium on Qualitative Research and Ethics. Invited research symposium at the Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (UNA-CR), Campus Heredia, Costa Rica.
Talbert, TL, & Corp, A. (2013). Seeing beyond the lens: Diminishing bias from ethnography. The twenty-fifth annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference, Dayton, OH.
Talbert, TL and Hodge, KJ (2013). Early Career Teachers Prepared in Texas Universities Perceptions of Teacher Education Programs. Annual American Educational Research Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA. April 2013
Jackson, D.B. & Talbert, T.L. (2011). Experience, inquiry, and epistemological beliefs: A multiple-case study. The twenty-third annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference, Dayton, OH.
Talbert, T.L. (2010). International Symposium on Qualitative Research. Invited research symposium at the Universidad Santa Paula, San Jose, Costa Rica, for faculty and government officials throughout Central America, San Jose, Costa Rica.
Talbert, T.L. (2009). Constructing Case Study: Challenges and Possibilities. Invited paper presented to the faculty and students of the Universidad Santa Paula. San Jose, Costa Rica.
Talbert, T.L., Gloer, S., Duran, C., & Talbert, S. (2009). Social Studies Through A Students Eyes: Action Research That Promotes Success. Paper presentation at the National Council for the Social Studies Conference,. San Diego, CA
Talbert, T.L. & Aoyama, I. (2009). Cyber-bullying Internationally Increasing: New Challenges in the Technology Generation. Paper presentation at the American Education Research Association Conference. San Diego, CA.
Talbert, T.L. & Nolen, A. (2006). Action Research in Education. Paper presented at the annual American Education Research Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.
Talbert, T.L. & White, C. (2006). Defining Social Education within the Context of Research. Paper presented at the annual American Education Research Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.
Talbert, T.L. (Invited Keynote - 2005). Theoretical Foundations of Qualitative Research. Keynote address delivered to the annual American Association of the Surgeons of the Hand Conference, San Antonio, TX.
Selected Professional Organizations and Service:
• Associate Editor - Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research (2007- Present).
• Associate Editor - International Journal of Research on Cyber Behavior, Psychology, and Learning (2009-Present).
• Editorial Review Board for the journal - Theory and Research in Social Education (2009-Present)
• McGraw-Hill Academic Advisory Board for Taking Sides: Human Sexuality (2009-Present).
• Reviewer for Theory and Research in Social Education; Education and Democracy; Journal of Peace Education, and, Journal of Research in Character Education (2003 - Present).
• Last Lecture Series - Living and Learning Like You’re Playing Jazz - One of Four Selected Faculty - Baylor University - 2015
• First Faculty Lecture - Academic Thriving Orientation - Living and Learning Like You’re Playing Jazz - One of Three Selected Faculty - Baylor University - 2015
• Special Appointed Graduate Faculty - Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Sciences - Texas A&M University - 2015.
• McGraw-Hill Publishers Distinguished Scholars Award (2014). (Read the BU Media story.)
• Baylor University - Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year Award Nominee (2012).
• Baylor University - Baylor University Fellow (2011-12).
• Baylor University - Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award Nominee (2010).
• Baylor University - Outstanding Teaching Award Nominee (2008)
• Academic Keys Who’s Who in Education (2005-Present).
• Baylor University - Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year Award Nominee (2003-04).
• Baylor University - School of Education Faculty Achievement in Teaching Award (2003).
• Baylor University - School of Education Faculty Achievement in Leadership Award (2003).
• UH New Faculty Research Award - College of Education, University of Houston (2001).
• UH Grant to Enhance and Advance Research Award (2001).
• International Poet of Merit Award - The International Poets Society (2002)
• UH - Enron Teaching Excellence Award Finalist - University of Houston (2002).
Selected Courses Taught:
TED 3380 - Social Issues in Education
TED 3385 - Secondary Social Studies Teaching Associate Part 1
TED 3386 - Secondary Social Studies Teaching Associate Part 2
TED 4341 - Secondary Social Studies Curriculum
EDC 5303 - Models of Teaching
EDC 5321 - Contemporary Curriculum
EDC 5348 - Issues in Curriculum Development
EDC 5391 - Social Foundations of Education
EDP/EDC 6336 - Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis
EDC/EDP 6339 - Ethnographic Research Methods and Analysis
EDC/EDP 6359 - Mixed-Methods Research Methods and Analysis
EDC/EDP 6370 - Case Study Research and Analysis