Dr. Catherine L. Polydore
“When you learn, teach, when you get, give.”
― Maya Angelou
Frequently Taught Courses
Theories of Learning and Development for Secondary Teachers
EducationDr. Catherine Polydore graduated from Texas Tech University with her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology.
APA Division 15
- Equity in education, especially as it relates to minorities and underrepresented groups.
- Alternative education.
- Preservice teachers' self-efficacy beliefs.
Polydore, C. L. & Lucas, S. E. (2013). The development of pre-service teachers’ self-efficacy beliefs. Critical Issues in Teacher Education, xx,67-79.
Larson, H. A., Yoder, A.M., Brucker, S., Jiwon, L., Washburn, F., Perdieu, D., Polydore, C., & Rose, J. (2011).Effects of relaxation and deep-breathing on high school students: ACT prep.The Journal of Counseling in Illinois, 1(2),16-27.
Siwatu, K. O., & Polydore, C. L. (2010). Resolving a cultural conflict in the classroom: An exploration of preservice teachers’ perceptions of effective interventions. Journal of Negro Education, 79(4), 458-472.
Siwatu, K. O., Polydore, C. L., & Starker, T. V. (2009). Prospective elementary school teachers' culturally responsive teaching self-efficacy beliefs. Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 4(1), 1-15.
Marbley, A. F., Hull, W., Polydore, C. L., Bonner, F. A., II, & Burley, H. (2007) African American millennial college students: Owning the technological Middle Passage. National Association for Student Affairs Professionals Journal, 10 (1) 7-19. (Invited)
Radtke, C.W., Polydore, C. L., Cox, S.B. & Cobb, G.P. (2005). Vapor-phase analysis of isobutyl acetate, isopropyl acetate, n-propyl acetate and their respective alcohols using solid-phase microextraction–gas chromatography with a mass selective detector. Journal of Chromatography A, 1066, (1-2), 225-230.
Polydore, C., Roundhill, D. M., & Liu, H. (2002). Nucleophile assisted hydrolysis of carbon–oxygen bonds in ethers. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemistry, 186 (22) 65-68.