VanOra, J. (2014). Desperate to Achieve: Understanding the Lives, Struggles, and Identities of Community College Students Assigned to Developmental Classes. AMS Press.
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VanOra, J. (forthcoming, 2015). "What does this have to do with psychology?!” The Challenges of Infusing a Civically Engaged Curriculum into a First Semester Psychology Class.Chapter to be published in E. Schnee, A. Better, and M. Cumming’s (Eds.) Civic Engagement Pedagogy in the Community College: Theory and Practice. Springer Publishers.
Symister, P., VanOra, J., Griffin, K., & Troy, D. (2014). Clicking in the Community College Classroom: Assessing the Effectiveness of Clickers on Student Learning in a General Psychology Course. Community College Enterprise, 20, 10-24.
McCormick, T., Schnee, E., & VanOra, J. (2014). Researching up: Triangulating qualitative research to influence the public debate on literacy, standards, and access. Teachers College Record, 116 (4), 1-35, http://www.tcrecord.org
Schnee, E. & VanOra, J. (2012). Student Incivility: An Engagement or Compliance Model? MountainRise Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 7, 1-19.
VanOra, J. (2012). The Experience of Community College for Developmental Students: Challenges and Motivations. Community College Enterprise, 18, 22-36.
VanOra, J., & Ouellette, S. (2009). Beyond single identity and pathology: Revealing multiple
selves and authenticity in the narratives of two transgender women. International Review of
Qualitative Research, 2, 89-110.
Wells, B.E., Bimbi, D.S., Tider, D., VanOra, J., & Parsons, J.T. (2006). Preventive health behaviors among lesbian and bisexually identified women. Women and Health, 44, 1-13.
Parsons, J.T., VanOra, J., Missildine, W., Purcell, D.W., & Gomez, C.A. (2004). Positive and negative consequences of serostatus disclosure among seropositive injection drug users. AIDS Education and Prevention, 16, 459-475.
Parsons, J.T., Missildine, W., VanOra, J., Purcell, D.W., & Gomez, C.A. (2004). HIV serostatus
disclosure to sexual partners among HIV-Positive injection drug users. AIDS Patient Care and STDs 18, 457-469.
CONFERENCE (AND SCHOLARLY) PRESENTATIONS
VanOra, J. (2014). How research on students' identities can influence the public debate on literacy, educational standards, and access to college. Presented at the Fall 2014 Natural and Social Sciences Lecture Series, Purchase College, SUNY.
VanOra, J. (2014). Moral exclusion in higher education: What can community college students teach us? Presented on the panel, "From Exclusion to Inclusion: Empirical Work on Widening the Scope of Justice” at the International Society for Justice Research (ISJR) Biennial Conference, NYU.
Hill, G., VanOra, J., Rozenboym, A., & Leggett, J. (2013). Integrating Civic Engagement into Learning Communities. Panel presented at the Atlantic Center for Learning Communities, Fall 2013, West Hartford, CT.
VanOra, J. (2013). Doing Narrative Analysis. Invited guest lecture given in Dr. Lisa Rubin’s “Qualitative Methods in Psychology” doctoral class at the New School for Public Engagement, Fall 2013, New York, NY.
Better, A., Walters, B., and VanOra, J. (2012). ESL and Learning Communities at Kingsborough
Community College. Presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society’s
mini-conference, “The Storied Lives of Community Colleges,” Spring 2012, New York, NY.
VanOra, J., Revenson, T.A., Kindred, J., & Brewster, K. (2011). Opening Panel on Transformative Teaching. Presented at the Transformative Teaching: Learning and Teaching Psychology at CUNY Conference, Fall 2011, New York City.
VanOra, J. & Calienes, C. (2011). Developmental students in Learning Communities: Struggles, motivations, and persistence. Presented at the 2011 Fall Faculty Forum, Kingsborough Community College.
VanOra, J. (2011). Teaching psychology to developmental community college students. Presentation
given at the CUNY Graduate Center’s Teaching Psychology colloquium series.
VanOra, J. (2010). Strategies for success in college. Presentation given at SUNY Oswego’s Freshman
VanOra, J., Schnee, E., & Colon, M. (2010). Best practices in the opening doors learning communities.
Presentation given at Kingsborough’s Summer Conference on Learning Communities, June 2010, New York City.
Schnee, E., McCormick, T., & VanOra, J. (2009). Writing our way in: Composition research and
the public debate on literacy. Paper presented at the College Composition and Communications
Conference (CCCC), March 2009, San Francisco, CA.
Adler, W., Morrell, A., Diaz, N., Salvage, D., Singsen, D., Theven, S., & VanOra, J. (2009). WAC your dissertation: Using WAC strategies to improve dissertation research and writing. Paper presented at the 2009 CUNY Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, Graduate Center, City University of New York.
Hirsch, L. & VanOra, J. (2008). Multiple measures to assess WAC effectiveness: What have we learned? Paper presented at the 2008 International WAC conference, May 2008, Austin, TX.
Contreras, R., Jimenez, M., McBreen, P., Padron, R., VanOra, J., & Webman, R. (2007). Teaching, learning, and language: The creative roles of WAC. Paper & video presented at the 2007 CUNY Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, Baruch College, City University of New York.
VanOra, J. (2004). Trans-wisdom and story-telling: Struggles, advocacy, freedom, and intersectionality within and across the life-stories of three transgender persons. Poster presented at the Annual
Social/Personality Psychology Research Festival, Graduate Center, City University of New York.
VanOra, J., Tider, D., Parsons, J.T., Bimbi, D.S., Koken, J.A., Missildine, W., Punzalan,
J.C., Vicioso, K. (2003). Sexual, social, relational, and health care practices of lesbians
and women who have sex with women. Paper presented at the 2003 Annual Meeting of
the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.