Educational Background

  • B.A. in Theatre, University of New Hampshire
  • M.Ed., University of New Hampshire
  • Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, Pennsylvania State University

Research Interests

  • Impact of trauma on teacher identity
  • Pre-service teacher identity
  • Testimony
  • A/R/Tography
  • Poststructuralism
  • Representation and performance
  • Critical pedagogy
  • Adolescents and literacy
  • Arts-in-Education
  • Influence of the tracking system on literacy identity on learners
  • Role of identity, self and emotion in literacy learning
  • Feminist pedagogy
  • Critical literacy as a means of empowerment for "at risk" adolescents
  • Using multiple forms of text to understand one's subjectivity, addiction


  • Literacy Across the Contexts
  • Literacy and Learning in the Diverse Classroom
  • Integrating the Arts in Learning
  • Elementary Student Teaching Supervision
  • Social Foundations of Education
  • Education and the Human Spirit

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