Professional Bio

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Teaching, Literacy emphasis; Northcentral University, 2013

        (Area of Concentration:  Executive Function and Reading Aptitude)

  • Graduate Certificate in Early Literacy, University of Colorado, 2007
  • Master of Education, Professional Leadership, Regis University, 2005
  • Teacher Licensure, University of Colorado, 1997
  • Bachelor of Arts in History, University of Colorado, 1996

Academic and Research Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Reading and Literacy and Reading M.Ed. Program Coordinator, College of Contemporary Liberal Studies, Regis University, 2013-Present
  • Lead Affiliate, Reading M.Ed., Regis University, 2009-2012
  • Affiliate Faculty, College of Professional Studies, Regis University, 2005-2013

Public Teaching Experience

  • Literacy Coach, Colorado Springs D-11, 2003-2005
  • Classroom Teacher, Colorado Springs D-11 and Colorado Springs D-2, 1999-2003
  • Classroom Teacher, Adams County D-14, 1997-1999

Professional Credentials & Memberships

  • Current Colorado K-6 Teaching License
  • International Literacy Association
  • Colorado Council for the International Reading Association
  • International Dyslexia Association
  • Pikes Peak Literacy Association
  • Colorado Literacy Coalition 

Research & Scholarship

Publications and Presentations

Nordman, J. (2017, February). Cognition, emotion, and motivation: Reading aptitude and the intellectual triad. Presented at Colorado Council of the International Reading Association (CCIRA) Annual Conference, Denver.

Nordman, J. (2016). Service learning projects in literacy. Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal: Vol. 5: No. 2, Article 6.  Available at: http://epublications.regis.edu/jhe/vol5/iss2/6

Nordman, J. (2016).  Working with memory deficits: Strategies to increase working memory in struggling readers. Literacy Today, Volume 34 (1), 8-9.  

Brydon, M., Nordman, J., Baldwin, E. (March, 2016).  Using Adobe Presenter to Enhance Online Instruction. Presented at the 2016 Learning and Technology Fair. Regis University, Denver.

Nordman, J. (2016, February). Neurobiology and Strategies for Overcoming Reading Difficulties. Presented at Colorado Council of the International Reading Association (CCIRA) Annual Conference, Denver.

Sperry, L., Nordman, J., Adcock, J. (2015, February).  READ Act literacy assessment practices and students with ASD. Preliminary research findings presented at the quarterly meeting of the CDE ASD Advisory Council, Denver.

Nordman, J. (2015, February). Scaffolding instruction to address the qualitative demands of text complexity. Presented at Colorado Council of the International Reading Association (CCIRA) Annual Conference, Denver.

Nordman, J. (2014, January). Addressing Text Complexity Demands of the Common Core. Presented at the quarterly meeting of the Adams County Chapter of the International Reading Association (ACCIRA), Denver.

Nordman, J. (2013, May). Executive Function and Reading Aptitude: A Grounded Theory Analysis of Teacher Perspectives. Dissertation, Northcentral University.

Nordman, J. (2008). Interactive Strategies for Adult Learners. Presented at Annual Affiliate Faculty Meeting, Regis University, Denver.

Nordman, J. (2003). 8 Steps to Homework Motivation. Successful Student: Sylvan Publications.

Nordman, J. (2002). Jump-Start Your Child’s Vocabulary. Successful Student: Sylvan Publications.

Nordman, J. (2003). 6 Ways to Develop Algebraic Thinking. Successful Student: Sylvan Publications. 


Awards & Recognition

Professional and Academic Awards

  • Featured Literacy Professional, Colorado Communicator, CCIRA, 2016
  • Honoree, 10-Year Service Award, Regis University, 2015
  • Locating and Correcting Reading Difficulties, Textbook Reviewer, 2014
  • Recipient, Excellence in Teaching Award, Regis University, 2011
  • Recipient, Keystone Award, Regis University, 2007
  • Excellence in Graduate Teacher Education Award, Regis University, 2005
  • Sallie Mae First Class Teacher Award, District Nominee, 1998
  • University of Colorado, Summa Cum Laude with Highest Distinction, 1996
  • Excellence in Undergraduate Writing Award, University of Colorado, 1993

Community Involvement & Service

Service to the Profession and University

  • Dissertation Committee Member,  Gwynedd Mercy University, 2017-present
  • Digital Badge Voting Committee, Regis University, 2017-present
  • CCLS Professional Development Committee, Regis University, 2016- present
  • CCLS Faculty Council, 2016- present
  • Spring CCODE Roundtable, UCCS, 2016
  • D-11 Crystal Apple Awards. Keynote Speaker, May 2015
  • Locating and Correcting Reading Difficulties, Textbook Reviewer, 2014
  • College of Professional Studies Academic Council, Regis University, 2013-2015

Service to the Community

  • D-38 Special Education Advisory Council, 2015-present
  • Tri-Lakes Cares Collection Volunteer, 2014-present
  • Zambia Namwianga Mission Collection Volunteer, 2014-2016
  • Colorado Springs Campus Outreach Activities, 2013-2016