COE: Shea Kerkhoff
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Shea Kerkhoff  is an Assistant Professor of literacy and secondary education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She holds a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in literacy and language education. Dr. Kerkhoff utilizes mixed methods to investigate critical, digital, and global literacies. Her research centers on integrating inquiry-based global learning with adolescent literacy instruction. For her dissertation study, she was named an International Literacy Association Outstanding Dissertation Finalist and earned the first place award at the North Carolina State University Graduate Student Research Symposium. 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 and currently serves as Assistant Editor of English Education, a National Council of Teachers of English journal. She also serves as Going Global, Inc.'s Education Director and previously served as 4 the World's Education Director. In this capacity, the International Literacy Association awarded her the Constance McCullough grant to conduct inquiry-based digital literacy professional development and research with teachers in Kitale, Kenya. She is affiliated faculty with the Missouri Language and Literacies Center and in 2018 was named a Longview Foundation Global Teacher Educator fellow. Dr. Kerkhoff is passionate about literacy education at home and abroad.