Languages - Literacies

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Our faculty in this area pursue research in a wide range of subjects including reading, elementary literacy, secondary English, English as a Second Language/bilingual education, and world languages. Faculty explore what it means to communicate within and across complex social and cultural worlds both in formal educational settings as well as in informal and everyday environments.

Area Faculty

    • Mary Louise Gomez, Professor, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1985
      Effects of race, class, and gender on students and faculty; reading practices of low SES students

    • Dawnene Hassett, Associate Professor, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1999
      Literacy education with visual and interactive texts, social semiotics, new literacies

    • Erica Halverson, Professor, Ph.D. Northwestern University, 2005
      Arts education, social media, participatory instructional environments

English a Secondary Language / Bilingual Education [more info...]

    • Maggie Hawkins, Professor, Ed.D. University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1997
      English as a second language (ESL) education, teacher education in a global context

    • Mariana Pacheco, ​Associate Professor, Ph.D. University of California-Los Angeles, 2005
      Bilingual education, cultural historical activity theory

    • Gail Prasad, Assistant Professor, Ph. D. Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

      ESL, Multilingual Education

World Language Education  [more info...]

    • Francois Tochon, Professor, Ph.D. Laval University, 1990; Ph.D. University of Ottawa, 1997
      Foreign language teacher education, international studies in curriculum, instruction, and teacher education


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