Dr. Angelina Dayton
25 years of experience in emerging technology, collaborative processes in learning, and research related to the ways in which people access, visualize and share dynamic, relationship-based information
Strong background in the anthropology of extended cognition and spatial learning; motivated by innovative environments; effective and efficient process management in complex settings
Ed.D. Educational Administration and Leadership, University of the Pacific, 2009
M.A. Education, Stanford University, 1997
B.A. Cultural Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley, 1995
B.A. American Indian Studies, Northeastern State University, 2015
Senior Virtual Reality Research Scientist
Virtual World Society, 2020-Present
Preparation, submission, review, and evaluation of government and sponsored research; usability testing sessions and interviews; analyzing qualitative and quantitative data; collaborating with external partners to manage UX research projects; maintaining records and submitting reports related to grant opportunities; analyzing, interpreting, and summarizing existing research reports; and attending conferences and trainings both in person and via webinar to disseminate research findings
Emerging Technology Consultant, Researcher and User Experience Designer
Dayton Consulting/The VR Lady, 2011-Present
25 years of experience in educational technology, collaborative processes in learning, and research related to the ways in which Native people access, visualize and share dynamic, relationship-based information; Strong background in anthropology and education; motivated by innovative learning environments; effective and efficient process management in complex educational settings; passionate about magnifying the strengths of communities by building strategic partnerships
Virtual Reality User Experience Consultant and Educational Researcher
American Indian Resource Center, 2018-2020
Large scale deployment of virtual reality within predominantly Native rural schools; digital curation of content based on state academic standards; creation of policies that govern technology and information use in industry and schools; facilitation of faculty professional development, curriculum development and emerging technology training; user experience consultation in industry, local nonprofits and cultural preservation organizations and university-affiliated research projects
Experiential/Immersive Learning Specialist
Center for Teaching and Learning, Northeastern State University, 2017-2018
Researched and evaluated emerging instructional methods and technology to create recommendations for implementation; designed and delivered workshops for best practices in teaching and learning using emerging technology; led faculty development and course alignment; designed and developed of instructional materials to support technology-based course redesign
Ethnic Resource Center, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2010-2011
Facilitation of complex reorganization of ethnic and disability resource centers during departmental restructuring; utilization of high impact practice recommendations and continual program evaluations
Director of Programs
Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, 2009-2010
Facilitated leadership program for early and mid-career faculty; liaison in national, state, and local organizations; supervised and managed SACNAS conference and year-round programs; served as subject matter expert for conference programs, publication, and website; managed grant-making, reporting and allocation processes
Director, McNair Scholars Program
University of California, Merced and California State University, Stanislaus, 2008-2009 Collaborated with senior administration and faculty to cultivate opportunities for research; created GRE classes and graduate school preparation and application workshops; organized undergraduate tours of graduate colleges; managed federally funded budget
Information Systems Operator, Yolo County Housing Coalition, 2004-2005
Developed and maintained a web-based integrated case management and reporting system; evaluated the complex system within county homeless management systems; conducted county-wide training and technical assistance; federal grant evaluation management and compliance for Housing and Urban Development
Director of Family Resource Centers, Community Partnership for Families, 2001-2004
Coordinated and trained service providers in integrated case management techniques; budget oversight of federal grants totally over $2 million; developed four management service centers with co-located social services; facilitated communication between multiple social service to simplify complex system
University of the Pacific, Benerd School of Education, 1999-2009
Barriers to education among mothers and supports that encourage educational attainment and the transmission of the importance of learning to children
Stanford University, Graduate School of Education, 1996-1997
The use of social service programs and other methods of information sharing in the nonformal education of the poor
University of California at Berkeley, Department of Anthropology, 1991-1995
Barriers to academic achievement of students of color in rural and urban areas of California
UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE
University of California, Merced 2008-2010
McNair Seminar, Writing 1: Academic Writing Core 1: The World at Home
University of Phoenix Online, 2006-2008
Communication 120: Contemporary Business Communication
Communication 220: Research Writing
Management 310: Supervision and Leadership
Management 335: Organizational Behavior
University of the Pacific, 1998-2000
Freshmen English/Mentor Writing Seminar: Timeless Issues
Education Administration 130/230: Cultural Basis for Conflict and Resolution in the Classroom
Stanford University, Graduate Student Instructor, 1997
Graduate Seminar in Learning
University of California at Berkeley, Student Teacher, 1995-1997
Computer Skills and the World Wide Web for Re-Entry Students
K-12 TEACHING AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE
Oaks Mission School District, 2020-2021
Principal, Oaks Mission Elementary School (K-8)
Math Teacher, Oaks Mission Elementary School (7-8)
Hughson Unified School District, 2007-2009
Math Teacher, Hughson High School
Manteca Unified School District, 2005-2007
Math Teacher, Weston Ranch High School
HONORS AND AWARDS
Aspen Institute Tech Policy Fellow
Funded to create federal tech policy for the Aspen Institute
Augmented Virtual Reality Award- Oral Roberts University Virtual Reality Conference
Awarded for the use of virtual reality in Cherokee Nation language preservation
Echoing Green Post- Graduate Public Service Fellow
Funded by this global nonprofit that provides seed funding and technical assistance to emerging social entrepreneurs with ideas for social change
Sierra Health Foundation- Leadership Graduate
Selected by The Foundation and the Institute for Population Health at the University of California in Davis to participate in this program that develops new leaders
Ronald E. McNair- Post-Baccalaureate Scholar
Selected as a scholar after a competitive application process while attending the University of California in Berkeley
PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
Dayton, Angelina. (2021). Voomers: Virtual Natives and How the World is Changing. Univirtual: Educators in VR Symposium
Dayton, Angelina. (2021). Virtual Learning Panel Discussion. Univirtual: Educators in VR Symposium.
Dayton, Angelina. (2021). An Interview with The VR Lady. Virtual World Society Fireside Chat.
Dayton, Angelina. (2021). Special Guest. How Virtual Reality is Changing Training and Learning. Geeks, Geezers, and Googlization Show.
Dayton, Angelina. (2021). Guest Speaker. Virtual Reality and Language Preservation and
Revitalization. NYS TESOL TeLL SIG. NYU University.
Dayton, Angelina. (2020). Panel Guest. CPDinVR Third Anniversary Panel featuring United Nations Youth Council: Live from Dubai hosted with Steve Bambury. Education Forum Hosted in Virtual Reality.
Dayton, Angelina. (2020). Panel Guest. United Nations Panel on Youth.
Dayton, Angelina. (2020). How Virtual Reality is Changing Education. Educators in VR Symposium.
Dayton, Angelina. (2019). Guest Speaker. CPDinVR interview with The VR Lady: Live from Dubai hosted with Steve Bambury. Education Forum Hosted in Virtual Reality.
Dayton, Angelina. (2019). Lessons learned introducing emerging technology: Virtual Reality in Native communities. AR/VR Association Boston talk.
Dayton, Angelina. (2019). Interview with The VR Lady. VR in Education Podcast with Craig Frehlich.
Dayton, Angelina & Adair, Susan. (2018). Curating content for virtual reality education in schools. Johnson O’Malley Annual Conference. Durant, Oklahoma.
Dayton. Angelina. (2018). A fluid medium: Understanding virtual reality and spatial computing. Virtuhoma: Virtual and Augmented Reality Symposium. Oklahoma State University.
Dayton, Angelina. (2018). How to Incorporate Virtual Reality into the Classroom. Community Collaboration Day Northeastern State University.
Dayton, Angelina. (2017). “Virtual Reality and Indigenous Language Preservation.” Presentation. Revitalizing Endangered Languages Conference. Northeastern State University.
Dayton, Angelina. (2016). “My mother's tongue: How to negotiate patriarchal language revitalization conversations with Rematriation framing.” Presentation. Revitalizing Endangered Languages Conference. Northeastern State University.
Dayton, Angelina. (2014). The rematriation of education. Presentation. Revitalizing Endangered Languages Conference. Northeastern State University.
Dayton, Angelina. (2014). Monograph reviewer. Pitching in and catching on. Special Issue Human Development Journal, Vol. 57, Number 2-3.
Dayton, Angelina. (2010). Assessing scientific inquiry and leadership skills. Report to National Institute of General Medical Sciences.
Dayton, Angelina. (2009). Narrative practice as a form of extended cognition in joint attention. Joint Attention Conference. Bentley University.
Dayton, Angelina. (2008) Perceived factors influencing post-secondary enrollment and economic stability of single and married mothers. Dissertation. University of the Pacific.
Dayton, Angelina. (2004). How to administer a web-based service system. Presentation. The Fifth HUD Technical Assistance Conference on Homeless Management Information Systems. San Francisco.
Dayton, Angelina. (2003). An examination of the relationship between state metrics of success and state social service performance. Paper presented to the Sierra Health Foundation.
Dayton, Angelina. (2000). High performance through cultural inclusion. Presentation to High Performing, High Poverty Schools Conference. California State University. Long Beach.
Dayton, Angelina. (1998). Assessing the keys to academic resiliency. Paper presented to City of San Jose Gang Intervention Program Conference. San Jose.
Dayton, Angelina. (1997). Policy and the maintenance of a critically conscious underclass. Master's Thesis. Stanford University.
Dayton, Angelina. (1995). Challenging academia's use of ethnic terms: A study of 160 Mexican American female students and their social contexts. Berkeley McNair Journal Vol. 3, 128-137.