Carissa J. Zall
Instructor, Social Studies Coordinator
Cari Zall (she/her) is the Secondary Social Studies Content Coordinator and Instructor at Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. Cari brings to her equity education practice over 25 years of legal and education experience. She has been a secondary and post-secondary educator for over 18 years, and prior to becoming a teacher, was a paralegal for 13 years. She worked in human rights advocacy, conflict resolution, and civil rights law in Northern Ireland and in Washington, D.C. during and after the armed conflict there. She has been a curriculum designer and faculty administrator for a national online high school dropout recovery program and has experience in advocacy, providing professional development, and conflict resolution/mediation work. She served as the Senior Program Manager for Classroom Law Project, providing Civics education professional development and K-12 programming throughout Oregon. She is a licensed teacher in multiple states, is certified in online education, instructional design, and gamification, and is a James Madison Foundation Fellow for Constitutional Law Educators. She currently serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors for the Oregon Council for the Social Studies. Cari is a table-top gaming enthusiast, wrangler of a teenager, and a devotee of her new puppy, Ramona!
Areas of Expertise
Civics Education, Social Studies Strategies & Methods, Law Related Education, Conflict Resolution & Management, Ethic of Care, Teacher Education
Zall, C.J. (2021, Aug. 18). Portland’s Complex History. Lewis & Clark Graduate School. Portland, OR Virtual.
Zall, C.J. (2020, Dec. 5). Civic Engagement & the Ethics of Public Health, Classroom Law Project Workshop. Portland, OR Virtual.
Zall, C.J. (2020, Dec 4). Community, Collaboration, Courage. Oregon Civics Conference. Portland, OR Virtual.
Zall, C.J. (2019, Dec.6). Elevating Voices, Expanding Participation, Oregon Civics Conference, Salem, OR.
Zall, C.J. and Gallagher, J.R. (2019, Nov. 22). Empathy, Courage, Participation: How Civil Discourse Leads to Informed Action. NCSS National Conference. Austin, TX.
Zall, C.J. (2019, Nov. 5). Civic Engagement as Culturally Relevant and Equity-Based Learning. Oregon School Board Association Annual Conference. Portland, OR.
Zall, C.J. (2019, Sept. 24). Empathy, Courage, Participation: How Civil Discourse Leads to Informed Action. Oregon Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference. Portland, OR.
Zall, C.J. (2019, June 24). Executive Power: Oregon, the U.S., and the Constitution. Classroom Law Project Summer Institute. Salem, OR.
Zall, C.J. (2018, Dec. 5). Civic Engagement in Oregon. Oregon Civics Conference. Salem, OR.
Zall, C.J. (2018, Nov.). Increasing Civil Discourse & Understanding in Oregon Schools. Oregon School Board Association Annual Conference. Portland, OR.
Zall, C.J. (2018, Oct.). Creating Civil Discourse in Your Classroom around Controversial Topics. Oregon Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference. Salem, OR.
Zall, C.J. (2018, Sept. 10). Free Speech Fleeing Schools in the Wake of Controversy. American Bar Association National Law Related Education Conference. Chicago, IL.
Zall, C.J. (2018, June 25). Civil Rights in the U.S. and Oregon Constitutions. Classroom Law Project Summer Institute. Portland, OR.
Zall, C.J. (2016, Jul.). Leveling Up: Gamification in the Classroom. ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence. New Orleans, LA.
Zall, C.J. and Gray, B. (2015, Jan 15). Collaborate or Die. National Educational Association Leadership Conference. Anaheim, CA.
PhD, Education Theory & Practice: Simon Fraser University (expected 2023)
MA, Political Science: Virginia Polytechnic University (2013)
MAT, Secondary Education: Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling (2005)
BA, Conflict Analysis & Resolution: George Mason University (1997)