School-wide Announcements

  • English Education Candidates - Dec 7, 8 & 14

    The EDCI department is bringing in three candidates for the position of Assistant Professor of English Education.  We welcome your participation and feedback 


    Thursday, December 7, 10:15 – 11:15 am, Gentry 325, Dr. Sakeena Everett

    Job Talk: One Pencil at a Time: Cultivating the Literacy Development of Black Male Students in Elementary & Secondary Academic Spaces

    Dr. Everett earned her PhD from Michigan State University.  She is currently the Director of Research & Outreach for the Black Male Early Literacy Impact Project at the University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC).  Dr. Everett’s research examines the schooling achievement and literacy development of Black male elementary and high school students.  Her dissertation, Disrupting the Single Story: Cultivating More Complete Stories about Academically High Performing Young Black Mean, was awarded the 2016 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Critical Educators for Social Justice AERA-SIG. Her research on “consequential writing” has been supported by a King-Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship and the National Council of Teachers of English’s Cultivating New Voices Among Scholars of Color Fellowship.    


    Friday, December 8, 10:15 – 11:15 am, LocationTBD,  Danielle Filipiak

    Job Talk: Tracing Agency in a Middle School, Youth Participatory Action Research Class

    Ms. Filipiak is completing her PhD in English Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.  Her research spans the fields of critical adolescent literacies, teacher education and digital literacies to document the language and literacy pedagogies and classroom ecologies that bolster the civic engagement and agentive identities of racially and ethnically diverse youth.  Her study, “Students and Pre-Service Teachers as Critical Researchers: Transforming English Teacher Education,” was awarded the Conference on English Education’s Research Initiative Grant in 2016. Ms. Filipiak has been an active teacher researcher in Detroit, MI and in the New York City public schools, where she engaged students in Youth Participatory Action Research to create new spaces for self-authoring. 


    Thursday, December 14, 10:15 – 11:15 am, Gentry 325, Dr. Christina Berchini

    Job Talk: “But the kids can’t handle that!”: Disrupting the Deep Structures and Ideologies of Educational Institutions for Equity & Inclusion

    Dr. Berchini earned her PhD at Michigan State University.  She is currently an Assistant Professor of English and Education Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.  Dr. Berchini’s research examines teachers’ racial identity development in teacher education and how the contexts of schools, communities and national policies structure teachers’ engagement with diverse learners.  Her dissertation, Teachers Constructing and Being Constructed by Prevailing Discourses and Practices of Whiteness in Their Curriculum, Classroom, and School Community: A Critical Inquiry of Three First-Year English Teachers, was awarded the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Distinguished Dissertation in Teacher Education Award in February, 2016.


    - The English Education and Literacy Education search committee:
    Dorothea Anagnostopoulos, Rachael Gabriel, Doug Kaufman, Elizabeth Howard, Robin Hands, Jason Courtmanche, Tara Achane 

    For more information, contact: Dorothea Anagnostopoulos at

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