Assistant Professor

Office: University Downtown Center, Room 415
Office Phone: (607) 777-9204
Fax: (607) 777-7587
E-mail: dyull@binghamton.edu

Dr. Denise Yull (Assistant Professor of Human Development) completed her Ed.D. in the Graduate School of Education at Binghamton University. Her scholarly research interests focus on Black students, schooling, and educational contexts; role of Black identity on educational outcomes for Black students; and multicultural education. The objectives of her dissertation, Black American Intergenerational Perspectives on Education, Black Identity, and Whiteness: A Socio-Cultural and Historical Analysis, were to (1) explore the socio-cultural contexts and experiences of Black Americans and their perspectives on the quality and value of education in their lives, and (2) better understand how the socio-historical idea that Blacks are inferior has influenced the perception and disenfranchisement of Black youth in the U.S. educational system. Professor Yull's scholarly research provides innovative and culturally grounded theoretical and empirical frameworks for understanding the socio-cultural contexts of educational disparities for Black youth. She is an emerging scientist whose scholarly research program and teaching interests provide a strong interdisciplinary and social justice focus. She has a strong background in quantitative and qualitative methodological approaches and applied statistics. She has presented several scholarly research presentations at national conferences (e.g., American Educational Studies Association Conference).

Educational Background

  • Ed.D School of Education: Educational Theory and Practice, Binghamton University
  • M.A. Master of Arts in Mathematics, Binghamton University
  • B.S. Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering, SUNY at Buffalo

Teaching Profession

Courses Regularly Taught

  • Poverty and Discrimination
  • Youth and Social Policy
  • The Politics of Education
  • The Making of the African Diaspora
  • Multiculturalism and the Practice of Schooling
  • History and Culture of Schooling
  • Multiculturalism: Race, Ethnicity and Whiteness

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

  • Yull, D. (2013). Moving beyond the barrier of mathematics and engaging culturally relevant pedagogy in the classroom for racial and ethnic minority STEM students in community colleges. In R.T. Palmer & J. L. Wood (Eds.), Community Colleges and STEM examining underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities. New York: Routledge.

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Yull, D. (in press), Race Always Matters:  An intergeneraton look at race, space and educational experience.  Education Research International.
  • Yull, D. and Blitz, L., Thompson, T., Murray, C. (in press), Can we talk?  Using community-based participatory action research to build family and school partnerships with color. 
  • Yull, D. (2008). Ethnomathemtics and journaling in a multicultural summer enrichment mathematics class.  Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 25(1), 54-63.
  • Garrison, D., Kappe, L., & Yull, D. (2006). Autocommutators and the autocommutator subgroup.  Contemporary Mathematics, 126, 137-146.

Last Updated: 8/26/15