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School of Education

Cohort: 2016

  • Dean's Scholar

Curriculum Vitae

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  • Robert Hampel, Elizabeth Soslau


Sociocultural and Community-based Approaches

Research Interest(s)

race and diversity in education, role of culture and community in equitable education, teaching as a means for social justice

Diane Codding

Diane Codding is a Ph.D. student specializing in Sociocultural and Community-Based Approaches in Education at the University of Delaware. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, Codding obtained her B.A. degree from McMurry University with a double major in English and Religion. She went on to earn her Master of Theological Studies from Candler School of Theology at Emory University, where her thesis explored teaching methods in light of the metaphoricity and narrative gaps inherent in parabolic literature. While completing her M.T.S. degree, she participated in an exchange program with Teologiska Högskolan Stockholm, where she studied human rights and peace building. After returning home, Codding went on to teach English Language Arts at Dover High School in Dover, Delaware for four years, during which time she earned her M.A. in Secondary Teaching from Wilmington University. Her current research interests include the role of culture and community in equitable education, race and diversity in education, and teaching as a means for social justice.


  • B.A. in English and Religion, McMurry University, Abilene, TX
  • M.T.S. in Theology, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • M.A. in Secondary Teaching, Wilmington University, Wilmington, DE

 Professional Experience

  • Teaching Assistant, University of Delaware (2019)
    • New Zealand CISC: Study Abroad
    • EDUC 258: Cultural Diversity, Schooling & the Teacher
  • Teaching Apprentice, University of Delaware (2018)
    • EDUC 258: Cultural Diversity, Schooling & the Teacher under Eugene Matusov
  • Research Assistant, University of Delaware (2016–Present)
    • We Compute for Our Communities (WeC4Communities) under Chrystalla Mouza,
      Rosalie Rolon-Dow, & Lori Pollock
    • Partner for Computer Science (Partner4CS) under Chrystalla Mouza & Lori
    • Student Teaching Equity Project (STEP) under Elizabeth Soslau
  • English Language Arts Teacher, Dover High School, Dover, DE (2012–2016)
  • Delaware Corps Member, Teach for America (2012–2014)
  • Research Assistant, Emory University (2010–2011)

 Selected Honors and Awards

  • Dean’s Scholar Award, University of Delaware (2016–Present)
  • Sue Lehmann Excellence in Teaching Nominee (2014)
  • Delaware Talent Cooperative for Highly Effective Teaching (2013–2014)
  • George C. Steinman Scholarship for Outstanding Work in Religion, McMurry University (2009)
  • Gussie O. Bond Scholarship for Outstanding Work in English, McMurry University (2008, 2009)


  • Mouza, C., Codding, D. & Pollock, L. (2018). Learning to Teach Computer Science:Professional Development Design and Teacher Outcomes. In E. Langran & J. Borup (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1628- 1634). Washington, D.C., United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).


  • Codding, D. (2018, November). The misalignment of public perception and personal experience in a “bad” school. Paper presented at the American Educational Studies Association; Greenville, South Carolina.
  • Codding, D. (2018, May). The misalignment of public perception and personal experience in a “bad” school. Poster presented at the 33rd Annual Steele Symposium; Newark, Delaware.
     Awarded Second Place Graduate Poster
  • Mouza, C., Codding, D., & Pollock, L. (2018, March). Learning to teach computer science: Professional development design and teacher outcomes. Paper presented at The Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education; Washington, D.C.
  • Codding, D. M. (2010, April). Religion in Shakespeare: An examination of aspects and
    influences in Hamlet. Paper presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate
    Research; Missoula, Montana.
  • Codding, D. M. (2009, April). The Methodist Church and slavery in antebellum America. Paper presented at the West Texas A&M University Student Research Conference; Canyon, Texas.
     Awarded First Place in Humanities Research
  • Codding, D. M. (2008, March). The sacrament of marriage in the Eastern Orthodox Church.
    Paper presented at the Great Plains Honors Conference; Abilene, Texas.