Associate Professor
Department of Teaching & Learning

Sueanne Mckinney

3133 Education Building
Norfolk, 23529

Associate Professor of Elementary Education

Ph.D. in Urban Services, Old Dominion University, (2000)

M.S. in Educational Administration and Supervision, Old Dominion University, (1991)

B.A. in Elementary Education, University of North Carolina Wilmington, (1982)

Elementary and Middle Education, Grades 4-8 Teaching License
Sponsoring Organization: Virginia
Date Obtained:
Elementary and Middle School Principalships
Sponsoring Organization: Virginia State of Education
Date Obtained: 1991-08-01

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Judge, S., Butler, C. M., Butler, L. L., Dickerson, D. L., Hinton-Johnson, K., Katsioloudis, P., Robinson, J. E., McKinney, S. E., Starling, I. and Fleener, C. E. "Old Dominion University Teacher Immersion Residency" $6,054,007. Federal. October 1, 2009 - September 30, 2014
Dickerson, D. L., Verma, A. K., McKinney, S. E. and Brown, N. W. "MarIneTech: STEM preparation through marine engineering, science, and technology experiences" $1,273,308. Federal. January 01, 2009 - January 01, 2013
Dickerson, D. L., Verma, A. K., McKinney, S. E. and Bao, H. P. "Marine career tech (MCTech): STEM careers in shipbuilding and marine industry" $590,057. Federal. July 01, 2009 - June 30, 2012
Dickerson, D. L., Hofmann, E., McKinney, S. E., Klinck, J. and Nelson, L. "Science education advancing research of the Chesapeake Bay and its habitats (SEARCH)" $160,000. Federal. July 01, 2009 - June 30, 2012
Brown, N. W., Verma, A. K., McKinney, S. E. and Dickerson, D. L. "NSF marine Tech STEM PREP" $1,273,308. Federal. January 1, 2009 - December 31, 2011
Verma, A. K., Lin, C., McKinney, S. E. and Dickerson, D. L. "RoboTech: Enhancing STEM skills through robotics" $141,511. State. July 01, 2009 - August 30, 2010
Dickerson, D. L., Verma, A. K. and McKinney, S. E. "MarineTech: STEM preparation through marine science/engineering projects" $120,000. State. July 01, 2008 - September 30, 2009
Steckroth, J. J., Doviak, S., Myran, S. and McKinney, S. E. "Mathematics Content, Pedagogy and Classroom Assessment Teacher Professional Development" $64,036. State. April 1, 2008 - March 31, 2009
McKinney, S. E. and Doviak, S. "Tidewater team to improve Middle School mathematics - A mathematics and science partnership grant" $51,102. Federal. 2006 - 2007
McKinney, S. E., Adams, J. and Frazier, W. "Preparing Future Middle School Mathematics and Science Teachers: An Opportunity for Virginia" $10,000. 2002 - 2004

Expertise

Urban Education
Elementary Math Education
Teaching and Poverty
Preparing Teachers for High Poverty Schools
Teaching Practices in High Poverty Schools

Research Interests

Teaching Mathematics in Urban High-Poverty Schools; Developing Teachers for Urban High-Poverty Schools

Articles

Berry, B. Q., Grant, M., McKinney, S. E.. and Berube, C. (2014). Investigating estimation: Influences of time and confidence of urban middle school students. . International Journal of Academic Research in Education and Review 2 (7) , pp. 141-151.
Beckett, P., McIntosh, D., Leigh Ann, B. and McKinney, S. E. (2011). Action Research Improves Math Instruction. Teaching Children Mathematics 17 (7) , pp. 398-401.
Verma, A. K., Talaiver, M., McKinney, S. E., Dickerson, D. L. and Chen, D. (2011). Marine Tech Project – Attracting students towards math and science careers in shipbuilding and repair industry. Journal of Ship Production 26 (1).
Verma, A. K., Dickerson, D. L. and McKinney, S. E. (2011). Engaging Students in STEM Careers with Project -Based Learning-Marine Tech Project. Technology and Engineering Teacher 71 (1) , pp. 25-31.
McKinney, S. E., Bol, L. and Berube, C. (2010). Mathematics Teacxhing with the Stars. Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching and Research Yearbook , pp. 37-47.
Berry, R. Q., Bol, L. and McKinney, S. E. (2009). Addressing the principles for school mathematics: Elementary teachers’ pedagogy and practices in an urban high-poverty school.. The International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education 4 (1) , pp. 1-22.
McKinney, S. E., Chappell, S., Berry, R. Q.. and Bythella, H. (2009). An examination of the instructional practices of elementary mathematics teachers in urban schools. Preventing School Failure 53 (4) , pp. 278-284.
McKinney, S. E., Berry, R. Q., Dickerson, D. L. and Campbell-Whately, G. (2008). Addressing urban teacher attrition by addressing urban teacher retention: Why effective urban teachers persevere. Educational Research and Reviews 3 (1) , pp. 1-9.
McKinney, S. E., Haberman, M., Stafford, D. and Robinson, J. E. (2008). Developing teachers for high-poverty schools: The role of the internship experience. Urban Education 43 (1) , pp. 68-82.
McKinney, S. E. and Frazier, W. (2008). Embracing the principles and standards for school mathematics: An inquiry into the instructional and pedagogical practices of middle school teachers in urban high-poverty schools. The Clearing House 81 (5) , pp. 201-210.
McKinney, S. E. and Fleener, C. E. (2008). Problem solvers: Solution to the height in coins activity. Teaching Children Mathematics 15 (3) , pp. 181-184.
McKinney, S. E., Campbell-Whately, G. and Kea, K. (2007). Managing behavior in urban classrooms: The role of teacher ABC assessments. The Clearing House 79 (1) , pp. 16-20.
McKinney, S. E., Berry, R. Q. and Jackson, J. (2007). Preparing mathematics teachers for elementary high-poverty schools: Perceptions and suggestions from preservice teachers. Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching and Research 3 , pp. 59-73.
McKinney, S. E. (2007). Assisting pre-service and inservice teachers in realizing their "star" potential at teaching mathematics in urban high-poverty elementary schools. EdNews , pp. 1-3.
McKinney, S. E. and Finke, J. (2006). A comparison of the internship experience for student teachers placed in different urban school environments. The Professional Educator 27 (1) , pp. 51-57.
McKinney, S. E., Fuller, S., Hancock, S. and Audette, B. (2006). Does "highly-qualified" make you a star?. Teacher Education and Practice 19 (1) , pp. 80-93.
McKinney, S. E. and Barrett, L. (2006). I'll see you in court. ASCD's Classroom Leadership 8 (7) , pp. 2-8.
McKinney, S. E., Fleener, C. E., Frazier, W. and Lyndon, A. (2006). Responding to the needs of at-risk students in poverty. Essays in Education 17 , pp. 1-18.
McKinney, S. E., Robinson, J. E. and Spooner, M. (2005). A comparison of urban teacher charastics for students interns placed in different urban school settings. The Professional Educator 27 (2) , pp. 17-30.
McKinney, S. E. and Harper, C. (2003). Beating the grinich. Virginia Journal of Education 97 (3) , pp. 18-19.
McKinney, S. E. and Harper, C. (2002). Angels in the classroom. Virginia Journal of Education 95 (7) , pp. 7-10.
McKinney, S. E. and Artis, M. (2001). Learning to teach elementary school mathematics in an urban area school. PDS News: Virginia Center for Urban Education 3 (1) , pp. 4.
McKinney, S. E. and Barrett, L. (2001). Survivor 3: The classroom. Virginia Journal of Education 34 (9) , pp. 7-10.
McKinney, S. E. and Charleen, F. (2001). The diverse faces of partnership: The holmes fifth annual conference. PDS News: Virginia Center for Urban Education 3 (1) , pp. 2.
McKinney, S. E. (2000). Fourth graders teaching teachers. PDS News: Virginia Center for Urban Education 4 (1) , pp. 4.

Books

McKinney, S. E. and Hinton-Johnson, K. (2010). Mathematics in the K-8 Classroom and Library. Linworth.

Book Chapters

McKinney, S. E. Is "highly-qualified" enough for urban high-poverty schools? (pp. 1-7) Social and Cultural Foundations of American Education, Wikibook.
McKinney, S. E. What are the principles and standards for school mathematics? (pp. 1-3) Social and Cultural Foundations of American Education, Wikibook.

Conference Proceeding

McKinney, S. E. and Tomovic, C. (2018). Can effective urban teachers be developed in an online environment? Washington, DC: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2018.
Frazier, W. M., Fleener, C. E. and McKinney, S. E. (2003). The art of planning ahead: Preservice and inservice teachers' curriculum maps West Oahu: Hawaii International Conference on Education.

Presentations

Brown, N. W., Parks, C., Verma, A. K., McKinney, S. E. and Dickerson, D. L. (August 6, 2011). Successful Group projects: Descriptions of multidisciplinary group research American Psychological Association annual Convention Washington, DC.
McKinney, S. E., Robinson, J. E., Ready, A. and Dickerson, D. L. (April , 2011). A comparison of the factors that influence urban teachers to remain American Educational Research Association (AERA) New Orleans, LA.
McKinney, S. E., Beckett, P., Hall, J., McIntosh, D., R., L. and Byrd, L. (March , 2011). Using action research to improve mathematics instruction. The Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics Harrisonburg, VA.
McKinney, S. E., Robinson, J. E. and Dickerson, D. L. (May , 2010). A comparison of the mathematics instructional practices of elementary teachers in urban high-poverty schools American Educational Research Association Denver, CO.
Dickerson, D. L., McKinney, S. E., Verma, A. K., Horne, P. and Hotchkiss, R. (May , 2010). Understandings of density and buoyancy American Educational Research Association Denver, CO.
McKinney, S. E. (May , 2010). Classroom assessment techniques Center for Learning Technologies Summer Institute Norfolk, VA.
McKinney, S. E. (May , 2010). Math Idol Center for Learning Technologies Summer Institute Norfolk, VA.
Walck, C., Bol, L., Hager, J. and McKinney, S. E. (April , 2010). The effect of individual or group guidelines on the calibration accuracy of high school biology students American Educational Research Association Denver, Colorado.
Verma, A., McKinney, S. E. and Dickerson, D. L. (March , 2010). Marine Tech: Connecting Students to Careers in Mathematics, Science, and the Shipbuilding and Career Industry International Consortium for Research in Science and Mathematics Education La Manzanilla, Mexico.
Verma, A. K., Talaiver, M., McKinney, S. E., Dickerson, D. L., Dwivedi, S. and Chen, D. (January , 2010). Project based learning for STEM education with focus on marine industry - MarineTech Project Hawaii International Conference on Education Honolulu, Hawaii.
Dickerson, D. L., McKinney, S. E., Verma, A. K., Horne, P. and Hotchkiss, R. (November , 2009). MarineTech - Density, buoyancy, and boats Virginia Association of Science Teachers (VAST) Washington, DC.
Verma, A. K., Talaiver, M., McKinney, S. E., Dickerson, D. L. and Chen, D. (October , 2009). MarineTech Project - Attracting students towards math and science careers in shipbuilding and repair industry SNAME Annual Conference Providence, RI.
Dickerson, D. L., Hofmann, E., McKinney, S. E., Klinck, J., Nelson, L. and Horne, P. (July , 2009). SEARCH - Science education advancing research of the Chesapeake Bay and its habitats National NOAA B-WET Conference Silver Spring, MD.
McKinney, S. E., Fleener, C. E. and Robinson, J. E. (April , 2009). Addressing urban teacher retention: Why effective teachers persevere in urban high-poverty schools AERA San Diego, CA.
McKinney, S. E. and Bol, L. (April , 2009). Mathematics teaching with the stars American Educational Research Association San Diego, CA.
McKinney, S. E. and Steckroth, J. J. (February , 2009). Increasing the mathematics achievement of PK-8 students: Designing a mathematics degree program American Association of College of Teacher Educators Chicago, Illinois.
Stonier, F., Chappell, S. and McKinney, S. E. (November , 2008). Incorporating best practices in mathematics methods courses: A comparison of teletechnet and traditional classrooms E-Learn 2008 Las Vegas, Nevada.
McKinney, S. E. (April , 2008). Using error patterns to improve mathematics instruction NCTM Salt Lake City, Utah.
Chappell, S., Frank, S. and McKinney, S. E. (April , 2008). An examination and comparison of mathematics methods courses: Incorporating best practices in a technology environmemt Old Dominion University Research Expo .
McKinney, S. E., Chappell, S. and Stonier, F. (March , 2008). A comparison of mathematics methods courses: Incorporating best practices in a tehnology environmemt Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education 19th International Conference Las Vegas, Nevada.
McKinney, S. E. (November , 2007). Professional Development Raising Achievement and Closing Gaps Symposium .
McKinney, S. E. (October , 2007). Math talk: Promoting discourse in the mathematics classroom Tidewater Council of Teachers of Mathematics Chesapeake, VA.
McKinney, S. E. and Harper, C. (March , 2007). Developing teachers for high-poverty schools Anaheim, California.
McKinney, S. E. (March , 2007). Preparing “highly-qualified” mathematics teachers on-line Atlanta, Georgia.
Bailey, D., McKinney, S. E., Cozart, A., Holmes, G. and Hopp, C. (January , 2007). Teaching in the academy San Antonio, Texas.
McKinney, S. E. (January , 2007). The internship experience in high-poverty schools San Antonio, Texas.
McKinney, S. E. (December , 2006). Unwrapping the standards Norfolk, VA.
McKinney, S. E. (November , 2006). Error patterns of elementary students Virginia Beach, VA.
McKinney, S. E. (November , 2006). Fractions, decimals, and manipulatives, oh my! Mathematics All Staff Profession Development Day Norfolk, VA.
McKinney, S. E. (November , 2006). I don’t understand what Johnny is thinking Mathematics All Staff Profession Development Day Norfolk, VA.
McKinney, S. E. (August , 2006). Maximizing your mathematics mind with manipulatives Norfolk, VA.
McKinney, S. E. and Fleener, C. E. (April , 2006). A comparison of urban teacher characteristics San Francisco, California.
McKinney, S. E. (April , 2006). A comparison of urban teacher characteristics San Francisco, California.
McKinney, S. E. and Spanns, L. (January , 2006). North Carolina’s fast-track teacher education program Chicago, Illinois.
McKinney, S. E. (May , 2005). The characteristics of “star” professors: An urban perspective University of North Carolina at Charlotte Diversity Series Program Charlotte, North Carolina.
McKinney, S. E., Robinson, J. E. and Finke, J. (April , 2005). Developing effective urban educators: The role of teacher education programs Orlando, Florida.
McKinney, S. E., Frazier, W. and Fleener, C. E. (February , 2005). Cultural responsive pedagogy and practices for urban children confronted by social conditions and hardships Association of Teacher Educators Annual Conference Chicago, Illonois.
McKinney, S. E. and Fuller, S. (February , 2005). Does “highly-qualified” make you a “star?” Seminars on Diversity Charlotte, North Carolina.
McKinney, S. E., Tuttle, K. and Finke, J. (January , 2005). North Carolina's teacher cadet program: Experiencing education Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Passe, J., McKinney, S. E., Finke, J. and Rock, T. (March , 2004). The influence of technology on teacher education: The politics of transformation UNC Teaching and Learning with technology Conference Charlotte, North Carolina.
McKinney, S. E. (November , 2003). Learning without limits Edmonton, Alberta.
McKinney, S. E. (October , 2003). Teacher expectations – student achievement Charlotte, NC.
Fleener, C. E., McKinney, S. E., Frazier, W., Doviak, S. and Mathews, T. M. (January , 2003). Literacy: A construct crossing all curriculum areas Hawaii International Conference on Education Waikiki, Hawaii.
Fleener, C. E., McKinney, S. E., Doviak, S., Frazier, W. and Mathews, T. M. (January , 2003). Literacy: A construct crossing all curriculum areas Hawaii International Conference on Education Honolulu, Hawaii.
McKinney, S. E., Fleener, C. E. and Bowers, R. (January , 2003). Professional development schools and effective urban teachers Hawaii International Conference on Education Waikiki, Hawaii.
Frazier, W., McKinney, S. E. and Fleener, C. E. (January , 2003). The art of planning ahead: Preservice and inservice teachers’ curriculum maps Hawaii International Conference on Education Waikiki, Hawaii.
McKinney, S. E., Fleener, C. E. and Robinson, J. E. (January , 2003). Professional development schools and 'star' teachers Washington, DC.
Fleener, C. E., McKinney, S. E. and Verhappen, K. M. ( 2002). Making the connections: Mathematics, reading and technology New Orleans, Louisiana.
McKinney, S. E. (August , 2002). Small group activities for teaching math SOL Norfolk, VA.
McKinney, S. E. (May , 2002). Teaching problem solving through the content areas Norfolk, VA.
McKinney, S. E. and Artis, M. (March , 2002). Let’s read some math Manassas, VA.
Fleener, C. E. and McKinney, S. E. ( 2001). Making the connections: Mathematics, reading and technology, and SOL Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Artis, M. and McKinney, S. E. (March , 2000). Differentiation of instruction for algebra readiness Norfolk, VA.
Artis, M. and McKinney, S. E. (October , 1999). Having fun with hands-on equations Norfolk, VA.
Perkins, J., McKinney, S. E. and Lastrapes, W. (January , 1999). PDS: Our process and progress Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 2014: Old Dominion University, 2014 Champion Of Diversity Award, OLD Dominion University
  • 2014: Norfolk Educational Foundation Rookie of the Year Award, Norfolk Federation of Educators
  • 2009: William C, Lowery University Educator of the Year, Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • 2008: Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Honor Society, Beta Beta Chapter
  • 2008: Shining Star Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2007: Innovative Teaching and Excellence Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2002: TELETECHNET Faculty of the Year Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2000: Holmes Scholar, Old Dominion University
  • 1997: NPS Teacher of the Year, Lake Taylor Middle School
  • 1996: Who's Who Among Teachers,
  • 1990: NPS School Bell Award,
  • 1987: NPS School Bell Award,
  • 1985: NPS School Bell Award,