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  • Associate Professor (Clinical), Urban Institute for Teacher Education
(801) 581-6064


  • Thomas, R., Strekalova-Hughes, E, Nash, K.T., Holley, M., Warner, C.K., Prendergast, P., Ricklefs, M. & Enochs, B. (2022). The learner profiles: Piloting a tool to support contextualized understanding of the learner. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education. Published, 03/10/2022.
  • Hollins, E.R. & Warner, C.K. (2021). Evaluating the clinical component of teacher preparation programs. National Academy of Education. Published, 11/11/2021.
  • Benally, C. & Warner, Connor (2021). A review of Indian Education for All: Decolonizing Indigenous Education in Public Schools. Teachers College Record. Published, 07/05/2021.
  • Hollins, E.R. & Warner, C.K. (2021). Rethinking teacher preparation program design. Routledge. Published, 05/31/2021.
  • Warner, C.K. (2020). Exploring candidate interactions with a high stakes teacher performance assessment: the KPTP and the Kansas laboratory. Educational Policy Analysis Archive. Vol. 28. Published, 09/21/2020.
  • Warner, Connor, Bell, C., McHatton, P. & Atiles, J. (2020). Navigating mandates and working toward coherence: Our journey with a high-stakes teacher performance assessment. Education Forum. Vol. 84(3), 226-239. Published, 04/2020.
  • Warner, C.K. (2019). Response to Chapter 4: ‘Writing problems and promises in standardized teacher performance assessment’ . Possibilities, challenges, and changes in English teacher education today: Exploring identity and professionalization. Published, 11/2019.
  • Atiles, J. & Warner, C.K. (2018). Accountable to many: A call to action for teacher educators. Teacher Education & Practice. Vol. 31, 207-224. Published, 01/2018.

Research Statement

The major themes that tie my practice, teaching, service, and scholarship together are 1) improving the design and implementation of preservice teacher preparation programs and pedagogies, and 2) rethinking P-12 English Language Arts and social studies curricula to be more representative of the diversity of racial, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic peoples of the United States, with a particular emphasize on accurate, contemporary representations of Indigenous peoples. 


  • Paper presentation (w/ Hollins, E.), Applying professional knowledge to practice: Clinical experiences in academically based teacher preparation. 2022 Association of Teacher Educators Annual Meeting. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/15/2022.
  • Paper presentation (w/Peterman, N.), Social media, YA literature, and public intellectualism. 111th Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2021.
  • Presentation, Contextualizing curriculum in difficult spaces. California State Fullerton Antiracism and Education Webinar Series. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/28/2021.
  • Paper presentation (w/Hollins, E.), Defining academically based teacher preparation: Characteristics and practices. Association of Teacher Educators 2021 Summer Conference. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/2021.
  • Paper presentation (w/ Hollins, E.), Evaluation of the clinical component of teacher education programs. In AERA Presidential Session Evaluating and Improving Teacher Preparation Programs. 2021 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting: Accepting Educational Responsibility. Conference Paper, Presented, 04/2021.
  • Paper presentation (w/ Peterman, N.), Conceptualizing public intellectualism for youth audiences: Social media and YA literature in the 21st century. 2021 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting: Accepting Educational Responsibility. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2021.
  • Presentation (w/Hollins, E.), Evaluating the clinical component of preservice teacher preparation. National Academy of Education’s Evaluating and improving teacher preparation workshop. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/2021.
  • Social media and YA literature: Interrogating authorship and intellectualism. Research presentation accepted for the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, Denver, CO. Conference cancelled due to COVID-19 . Conference Paper, Refereed, Other, 11/2020.
  • Speaking truth to power: Public intellectualism and YA social media. Research presentation at the Summit on the Research and Teaching of Young Adult Literature, Las Vegas, NV. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2020.
  • The charge for the future of teacher preparation: Identifying enduring problems and seeking meaningful solutions. Keynote presented at the 1st annual Cal State LA online education research summit: Resolving dilemmas in application to practice in teaching and teacher preparation. Los Angeles, CA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/18/2020.
  • “Looks pretty bad for the brand”: YA authors, Twitter, and the challenge of public intellectualism. Paper accepted for presentation at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. Conference cancelled due to COVID-19. Conference Paper, Refereed, Other, 04/2020.
  • Field experience in pre-service teacher education: the interplay of belief, identity, & community. Research presented at the University of Utah Learning & Cognition Seminar Series. Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 11/2019.
  • Indigenous representation in K-12 curricula. Presentation at the KU Powwow and Indigenous Cultures Festival. Lawrence, KS. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2019.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Northern America