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Dr. Nancy J. Nystrom


Nancy J. Nystrom, Ph.D. Instructor of English and World Languages
Email:  njnystrom@schreiner.edu

Classes Taught
ENGL 1301, 1302
SPAN 1301

Education
  • A.B., Brown University (Comparative Literature)
  • M.A., University of Texas at Austin
  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Publications

Book:  Nystrom, N.J., ed., Latin American Education:  A Quest for Identity.  New Orleans, LA: Latin American Curriculum Aids, Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University, 1985.

Referred Publications (Articles):
  • Johnson, N.K., & Gardener, C.H.  Toward a prototype for training classroom ethnographers.  Education and Urban Society, 1980, 12(3), 367-382.
  • Nystrom, Nancy Johnson, Teacher-student interaction in bilingual classrooms:  Four approaches to error feedback, in H. Seliger and M. Long, Classroom Oriented Research in Second Language Acquisition.  Rowley, MA:  Newbury House, 1983, 169-187.
  • King, J.A., Wimpelberg, R.K., & Nystrom, N.J. Teacher education in private colleges and universities:  Past and present. Journal of Teacher Education 1984 35(2).  (March-April), 27-30.
  • Wimpelberg, R.K., Nystrom, N.J. & King, J.A. Teacher education in private colleges and universities: Uniformity and diversity.  Journal of Teacher Education 1984 35(3), (May-June), 31-35.
  • Nystrom, N.J., King, J.A., & Wimpelberg, R.K., Teacher education in private colleges and universities:  Scholarship and teaching. Journal of Teacher Education 1984 35(4).  (July-August), 42-45.
  • Clark, E.R., N.J. Nystrom, and B. Pérez, Language and culture:  Critical components of multicultural teacher education.  The Urban Review 28:2 (June, 1996), 185-197.

Dr. Nystrom has had a long and wonderful career in the field of English and language education.   Her scholarly work is generally in applied linguistics, and her professional activities have focused on the education of bilingual students and teachers.  She has taught English to international students and Spanish to grades 1 through university-level in public and private schools in Texas, Louisiana, and Connecticut.  She has been a supervisor of teachers and has served on the faculty of Tulane University (6 years), the University of Hartford (4 years) and UTSA (5 years), teaching a variety of courses relating to the teaching of English as a Second Language, Spanish, and bilingual teacher-training.  

She loves anything that relates to effective teaching, and her primary concern with teaching students to write at Schreiner is to give helpful and timely feedback.  Fascinated by innovations in teaching, she most recently developed a web-based application that helps bilingual pre-service teachers in Texas prepare for the state certification test in Spanish. She is currently working on integrating service learning into her sections of English 1301 so that students can participate in writing partnerships in the community.

Outside of teaching, she is very interested in social entrepreneurism, and her family runs a B&B in Boerne.  She is a mother, wife, gardener, and cook, and she is delighted to be part of the Schreiner family.


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