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Writing Research Area:

Language in a textual medium through the use of a set of signs or symbols (known as a writing system)

Published Faculty:

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Shea Kerkhoff, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Dr. Kerkhoff utilizes mixed methods to investigate critical, digital, and global literacies. For her dissertation study, she was named an International Literacy Association Outstanding Dissertation Finalist. Her work has been published in Teaching and Teacher Education, Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, and Reading Research Quarterly. She taught high school English for seven years, including North Carolina and District of Columbia Public Schools. In 2018 she was named a Longview Foundation Global Teacher Educator fellow. 
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Nancy Singer, Ph.D.
Associate Dean

Nancy Robb Singer holds B.S. Ed. and M.Ed. degrees from the University of Missouri—Columbia and a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She is also a faculty lead in the English Education program. Her research interests include online support of beginning teachers, investigation of how teachers create and perceive their professional identities and philosophies, and mentoring teachers preparing for jobs in hard-to-staff schools.
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Ann Taylor, Ph.D.
Dean

Ann received her bachelor’s degree from Nottingham University, UK (Geography), her master’s from the University of Sheffield, UK (Education), a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from West Midlands College of Higher Education in Walsall, UK, (Geography and Chemistry) and a Ph.D. from Washington University in St Louis.