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Meet our full-time Literacy Education faculty members and discover their research interests.


Jane Baskwill, PhD (University of South Australia) 

Early Literacy, Support for Struggling Literacy Learners, Activist Methodologies, Action Research, Family Literacy, Arts-Based Research, Children’s Literature


Mary Jane Harkins, PhD (Dalhousie University)
Educational Administration and Professional Development, Literacy Programming for Struggling Readers and Writers, Inclusive Education, Large-scale Testing for Learners with Exceptionalities, and Teacher Education Preparation


Andrew Manning, PhD (University of Ottawa)
Literacy as a Social and Cultural Practice, Critical Literacy, New Literacies, Literacy and NewTechnologies, Teacher Research


Allan Neilsen, PhD (University of Minnesota)
Retired (Professor Emeritus)
Arts-informed Inquiry and Pedagogy; Critical Media Literacy; Sense of Place and Self in Schools

Lorri Neilsen Glenn

Lorri Neilsen, PhD (University of New Hampshire)
Retired (Professor Emerita)
Writing, Literacy Studies, Qualitative Research, Research and the Arts, Feminist Inquiry, Poetics of Inquiry.

As author of poetry and creative nonfiction--see Lorri Neilsen Glenn.


Susan Walsh, PhD (University of Alberta)

Arts-Based Research, Writing as Inquiry, Feminist Poststructuralist Theory, Female Teachers, Gender and Literacy, Contemplative Inquiry

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