About Ezra

I am a Sociology PhD student at the University of New Hampshire. I live with my husband Drew in Newmarket, NH, in a converted mill right on the Lamprey River and Main Street. I currently teach Sociology at Great Bay Community College and am a Sociology TA at the University of New Hampshire. I grew up in Delaware. Prior to moving up here, I worked as a community organizer for Americans for Democratic Action, as a middle school, Kindergarten, and GED teacher, and for the Sierra Club. I served four years (two terms) as a city councilperson in Newark, Delaware, during which I was the youngest elected official in the state. I have a BA in Politics from Oberlin College, an MPA in State & Local Management from the University of Delaware, and an MA in Secondary Teaching from Wilmington University.

Academic Background

Credentials/Formal Education

University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH             Ph.D., Sociology                                  expected 2018

Cognate in College Teaching   expected 2018

Wilmington University, New Castle, DE                    M.A., Secondary Teaching                   2010
University of Delaware, Newark, DE                         M.P.A., State & Local Management     2009
     Analytical Paper: Democratic Institutions Create Civic Health: How local jurisdictions can enhance their     

     problem-solving capacities through inclusive governance, including a case study of Newark, Delaware
Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH                                     B.A., Politics                                        2006
Additional Education
Attendee, Summer Institute of Civic Studies, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Service, Tufts

University (Medford, MA, 2012)
Fellow, People for the American Way Foundation’s (PFAW F) Young People For (YP4) Leadership Academy,
     Front Lines Leaders Academy, Senior Fellowship program, Fellowship program (Washington, DC, 2006

     2009).

Completed Workshops and Trainings
Advanced Facilitation Workshop on Being a Facilitator: Making Certain Neutral Does Not Mean Passive,

New Hampshire Listens, Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire (Concord, NH

2015)

Civic Engagement workshop, Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH

2015)

Bystander Responsibility and SHARPP (Sexual Harassment & Rape Prevention Program), Preparing Future

Professionals, University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH, 2014)
Social Justice Educators, University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH, 2014)
Undoing Racism, Peoples Institute for Survival and Beyond (New York, NY, 2014)

 

Scholarly Achievement at UNH
Academic

Passed Theory preliminary examination (Summer 2015)

Expect to have completed all methods and specialization coursework this semester (Spring 2016)

Taken advantage of elective opportunities to further my learning, such as taking GRAD 930: Ethics in Research

     and Scholarship, GRAD 935: Intensive Grant Writing Seminar, and the core Cognate in College Teaching      

     courses (GRAD 950, 951, 961, and 965)

 

Presentations/panels/conferences
Presented paper at 2016 Transecting Society Conference (Durham, NH, 2016)

Co-facilitator, UNH Social Justice Educator training (Durham, NH, 2016)

Accepted to present:

  • 2016 Annual Meetings of Eastern Sociological Society, paper session on Bullying and Victimization
  • 2016 Annual Meeting of Society for the Study of Social Problems, paper session on Educational Problems: Policy, Curriculum, and Reform, and critical dialogue session on Scholarship Grounded in the Community-Scholarship, Activism, and Community Research
  • 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, paper session on Practicing Public Sociology

Organizer and Presider for paper session on Corporate Impacts on Social Change, 2016 Annual Meeting of

     Society for the Study of Social Problems

Panelist, From Oberlin to Politics, Cole Scholars 20th Anniversary, Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH, 2014)
Attendee, Conference, Frontiers of Democracy (Boston, MA, both 2014 and 2015)
Attendee, 2015 Annual Meetings of Eastern Sociological Society, Society for the Study of Social Prolems, and

     American Sociological Association


Experience

University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH             Teaching Assistant                               2014-present

Great Bay Community College                                   Adjunct Instructor                               2015-present

Americans for Democratic Action, Newark, DE         Delaware Organizer                            2012-2014
City of Newark, Newark, DE                                     City Councilman                                 2008-2012
University of Delaware, Newark, DE                         Public Administration Fellow             2007-2008

Sierra Club of Delaware, Wilmington, DE                  Member & Community                       2007-2009

Engagement Coordinator

Planning Department, City of Newark, DE                 Intern                                                  2007
Policy Advising Division, Office of the Governor,    Intern                                                  2006
Dover, DE
Experimental College, Oberlin College,                      Instructor, Policy Research                 2005-2006
Oberlin, OH                                                           and Issue Advocacy

Oberlin Research Group, Oberlin, OH                       Member                                              2005


Publications

Temko, Ezra. “Missing the Structural Story: a critical content analysis of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program” Submitted to Critical Studies in Education.

Temko, Ezra. 2010. “Democratic governance and civic health in Newark, Delaware: A case study.” National Civic Review. 99(4):52–59.

Mix, Troy, Manoj Doss, Ezra Temko, Amanda Tolino, and Matthias Wendt. 2008. “Greater Georgetown Area Comprehensive Market Analysis.” Institute for Public Administration, University of Delaware.

Previous Awards
Grant recipient, Kidder Fund (Durham, NH, 2016)

Travel grant awards for presenting at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society from

UNH Graduate School (Durham, NH, 2016), UNH Sociology Department (Durham, NH, 2016), and

Alpha Kappa Delta (Syracuse, NY, 2016)

‘Senator of the Year,’ Graduate Student Senate, University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH, 2015)
Delaware’s 40 under 40, Chains, Inc. (Wilmington, DE, 2014)
Delaware’s 40 People to Watch under 40, Delaware Today Magazine (Wilmington, DE, 2008)
Cole Scholar, Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH, 2005)

Other Relevant Information

Service
Member, Social Justice Educators, University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH, 2015-present)

Senator (2014-2015), President (2015-present), Graduate Student Senate, University of New Hampshire

      (Durham, NH, 2014-present)

Member, University Council for Inclusive Excellence and Equity, University of New Hampshire
(Durham, NH, 2014-2015)
Committee Member (2014-present), Graduate Committee Representative (2015-present), UNH Sociology

     Graduate Student Caucus, University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH, 2014-present)
Member, Conservation Commission, Town of Newmarket (Newmarket, NH, 2015-present)
Member, Planning Board, Town of Newmarket (Newmarket, NH, 2015-present)
Reviewer, Responsible Conduct of Research modules on Publication Ethics (developed by the American

     Physiological Society) (Durham, NH, 2015)

Board Member, Friends of the Newark Free Library (Newark, DE, 2013-2014)
Board Member, YP4 Alumni Board, PFAW F (Washington, DC, 2012-2014)
State Director for Delaware, Young Elected Officials Network, (DE, 2009-2010)
Town & Gown Committee, City of Newark, Delaware (Newark, DE, 2007-2008)
Board Member, Oberlin Student Cooperative Association (Oberlin, OH, 2003)

 

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