College of Education and Human Development

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Reading and literacy

Studying and guiding reading and writing, skills critical to independence and educational success.

Annette Beauchamp Annette Beauchamp

Annette Beauchamp’s work focuses on fostering inclusive environmental, cultural, and historical literacy through BIPOC and multilingual storytelling, critical global media literacy, relational pedagogy, and ethnic studies.


Abby Boehm-Turner Abby Boehm-Turner

Abby Boehm-Turner is a lecturer in English education and the Licensure Program Lead for the secondary English education licensure program.

Abby Boehm-Turner

Linda Buturian Linda Buturian

Stories and students inspire my teaching. I am sustained by the process of analyzing and creating narratives, from literature to students’ stories.

Linda Buturian

Justin Grinage Justin Grinage

The focus of my research centers on analyzing processes of racialization in school and classroom spaces through several areas of inquiry including critical whiteness studies, Black education, neoliberal multiculturalism, and critical literacy.

Justin Grinage

Marek Oziewicz Marek Oziewicz

  • Professor - Literacy Education, Sidney and Marguerite Henry Professor of Children’s and Young Adult Literature, Director of the Center for Climate Literacy
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I believe that literature is the most complex vehicle for sharing stories. Literature matters because stories are humanity’s oldest technology for social transformation. Stories are how we learn, how we know, and how we care.

Marek Oziewicz

Crystal Wise Crystal Wise

Dr. Wise’s work as a kindergarten and second-grade teacher informs her research and post-secondary teaching in early literacy, culturally responsive pedagogies, and historical and contemporary literacy practices of African Americans.

Crystal Wise
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