Faculty Profile for Dr. Maneka Deanna Brooks

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Dr. Maneka Deanna Brooks
Asst Dean, College — College of Education
Associate Professor — Curriculum And Instruction
ED 3029
phone: (512) 245-7751

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Bertrand, M., Brooks, M. D., & Dominguez, A. D. (2020). Challenging adultism: Centering youth as educational decision makers. Urban Education. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042085920959135
  • Brooks, M. D. (2019). A mother’s advocacy: Lessons for educators of long-term EL students. In H. A. Linville & J. Whiting (Eds.), Advocacy in English Language Teaching and Learning (pp. 175–189). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Brooks, M. D. (2019). Transforming literacy education for long-term English learners: Recognizing brilliance in the undervalued. New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis. Retrieved from https://www.routledge.com/Transforming-Literacy-Education-for-Long-Term-English-Learners-Recognizing/Brooks/p/book/9781138558113
  • Brooks, M. D. (2018). Pushing past myths: Instructional design for “long-term English learners". TESOL Quarterly [Invited Teaching Issues], 52(1), 221–233. https://doi.org/10.1002/tesq.435
  • Brooks, M. D., & Rodela, K. C. (2018). Why am I in reading intervention? A dual-analysis of entry and exit criteria. The High School Journal, 102(1), 72–93. https://doi.org/10.1353/hsj.2018.0020

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative, Texas State University. February 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor Award, Alpha Chi Honor Society. 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative, Texas State University. February 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Recognition for Service, Board of Trustees and San Marcos Consolidated ISD. December 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Achievement Award for Teaching, College of Education. 2016

Selected Grants

  • Brooks, Maneka Deanna. TWHE Development Grant, Texas Women in Higher Education, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $500. (Submitted: February 2016, Funded: March 2016 - April 2016). Grant.
  • Brooks, Maneka Deanna. Selecting texts for long-term English learners (LTELs): An investigation of biology teachers' text selection practices, Texas State University, Research Enhancement Program, $4080. (Submitted: October 2014, Funded: January 2015 - May 2016). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Associate Editor
Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice
July 2020-Present
Book Study: We Want to do More than Survive
December 2020-Present
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Training Task Force
October 2020-Present
Editorial Board Member
Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy
July 2020-Present
Assessment Committe
September 2019-Present