Coyle Fellows

Coyle Fellows

Notre Dame Press Series

Notre Dame Press Series

Notre Dame ACE Press

Notre Dame ACE Press



Conducting Research

The CLE publishes high-quality research to illuminate best K-12 literacy practices.



Coyle Fellows

The Coyle Fellows helps to establish early career, postdoctoral scholars in the field of literacy education research. These fellows may have recently written an excellent dissertation, and now need the guidance and capital to galvanize their careers in professional research. University of Notre Dame faculty members mentor fellows in how to develop and conduct research projects, write for a publication, and access professional societies.

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Each year, the Coyle Fellows program invites 5 promising researchers to create an idea proposal. Once accepted, the fellow will receive a stipend each year of the two-year program to execute the research project; however, the fellowship does not demand residence at the university. The Coyle Fellows program is particularly interested in candidates whose research would explore the intersection between faith formation and literacy achievement. For example, current Coyle fellows' research proposals investigate which texts best instill a social justice mindset or how the spirituality of hip-hop benefits marginalized students. 

Throughout the year, Coyle Fellows visit campus 1-2 times, conduct virtual check-ins with mentors, and complete an annual report on their research.


The CLE and IEI community must nominate an early career researcher for the fellowship. Potential candidates are referred to the program directors. 


  • Longitudinal professional growth in literacy research design, data collection, and data analysis
  • Individualized mentorship from tenured, high-profile literacy professors
  • Connection to the larger professional research community
  • Funding for research project
  • Qualification for tenure track position

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Notre Dame Press Series

Through the University of Notre Dame Press, the CLE publishes Student Outcomesresearch intended for scholars and teacher educators. Books produced through this publishing house are not necessarily geared toward practicing teachers (see Notre Dame ACE Press).

About ND Press

Established in 1949, the University of Notre Dame Press is the largest Catholic university press in the world, and a scholarly publisher of distinguished books in a number of academic disciplines; in poetry and fiction; and in areas of interest to general readers. The Press publishes forty to fifty books annually and maintains a robust backlist in print.

Located on the University of Notre Dame campus, the Press is a publishing partner with several university departments, programs, and institutes. Through those efforts, it extends the reach and reputation of the University while fulfilling its charge to advance intellectual exploration and knowledge.

The Press’s imprint is overseen by an editorial board comprised of scholars from a variety of university departments. New titles are approved by the board after a rigorous process of peer review.

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Notre Dame ACE Presssuper reader

The Notre Dame ACE Press is committed to producing smart books for practicing teachers—publications that leverage the Institute for Educational Initiative’s research to outline core instructional strategies. Our objective is to illuminate the connection between theory and practice in engaging, accessible language.

Have a proposal for a publication? Find submission guides for the ND ACE Press below.



Notre Dame Alliance for Catholic Education Press

Submission Guidelines for Authors

There are nearly 2 million children attending Catholic schools in the United States and more than 65 million globally, making Catholic schools the largest and fastest growing private provider of primary and secondary education in the world. Despite this rapid global growth and increasing importance, very few research-based professional resources exist for Catholic School educators and leaders. Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education Press publishes books that translate cutting edge theory into innovative and efficacious practices for tomorrow’s Catholic school teachers and leaders. We welcome proposals for research-based, practitioner-oriented titles. We are seeking original book-length manuscripts of approximately 30,000-50,000 words. While we are open to any innovative proposal, most books and resources will fit within one of four series:

  • Language, Literacy and Culture- Series Editor,  Jodene Morrell
  • STEM Education - Series Editor,  Matt Kloser
  • Religious Education- Series Editor, William Mattison
  • Catholic School Leadership and Policy -Series Editor, Christian Dallavis


Materials to Submit

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume or CV
  • A 15-25 page proposal that contains the following sections: Overview, Target Audience, Marketing Plan, Competitive Titles, Chapter Outline

— Recommended (but optional): Sample chapter(s)

How to submit your proposal

We accept both electronic (preferred) and postal mail submissions.  For electronic submissions please send all requested materials to  and include “manuscript proposal” in the subject line.

For postal mail submissions please send your materials to:

Dr. Ernest Morrell

ACE Press Publishing

University of Notre Dame

107 Carole Sandner Hall

Notre Dame, IN 46556


Dr. Ernest Morrell

Books and Edited Special Journal Issues

  • Erickson, A., and Morrell, E. (2018). Educating Harlem: Schooling and Resistance in an American Community. New York: Columbia University Press.
  • Allyn, P., and Morrell, E. (2016). Every Child a Super Reader: 7 Strengths to Open a World of Possible. New York: Scholastic.
  • Mirra, N., Garcia, A., and Morrell, E. (2016). Doing youth participatory action research: Transforming Inquiry for researchers, educators, and students. New York: Routledge.
  • Morrell, E., and Scherff, L. (Eds.) (2015). New Directions in Teaching English: Reimagining Teaching, Teacher Education and Research. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.
  • Morrell, E., Duenas, R., Garcia, V, and Lopez, J. (2013). Critical Media Pedagogies: Teaching for Achievement in City Schools. New York: Teachers College Press. [Winner of the 2014 Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Magazine of the American Library Association]
  • Garcia, A., and Morrell, E. (Eds.) (2013). City Youth and the Pedagogy of Participatory Media. Learning, Media, and Technology. London: Taylor and Francis [Special Issue]
  • Duncan-Andrade, J., and Morrell, E. (2008) The Art of Critical Pedagogy: The Promise of Moving from Theory to Practice in Urban Schools. New York: Peter Lang.
  • Morrell, E. (2008). Critical Literacy and Urban Youth: Pedagogies of Access, Dissent, and Liberation. New York: Routledge.
  • Morrell, E. (2004). Linking Literacy and Popular Culture: Finding Connections for Lifelong Learning. Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon.
  • Morrell, E. (2004). Becoming Critical Researchers: Literacy and Empowerment for Urban Youth. New York: Peter Lang.

Book Chapters, Articles, and Encyclopedia Entries

  • Morrell, E., Mirra, N., and Filipiak, D. (2018). From digital consumption to digital invention: Toward a new critical theory of multiliteracies. Theory Into Practice, 57 (1), 12-19.
  • Morrell, E. (2018). Foreword. In N. Mirra, Educating Toward Empathy: Literacies for a 21st Century Democracy. New York: Teachers College Press.
  • Lyiscott, J., Caraballo, L., and Morrell, E. (2018). An anticolonial framework for urban teacher preparation. The New Educator.
  • Morrell, E. (2017). Towards equity and diversity in literacy research, policy, and practice: A critical, global approach. Journal of Literacy Research, 49 (3), 454-463.
  • Rowsell, J., Morrell, E., & Alvermann, D. E. (2017). Confronting the digital divide: Debunking brave new world discourses. The Reading Teacher, 71 (2) 157-165.
  • Scorza, D., Bertrand, M., Bautista. M., Morrell, E., & Matthews, C., (2017). The dual pedagogy of YPAR: Teaching students and students as teachers. Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, 39 (2) 139-160.
  • Rajan, S., Roberts, K.J., Guerra, L, Pirsch, M., and Morrell, E. (2017). Integrating health education efforts into core curriculum classrooms: Successes, challenges, and implications for urban middle school. Journal of School Health, 87 (12), 949-957.
  • Caraballo, L., Lozenski, B., Lyiscott, J., and Morrell, E. (2017). Youth Participatory Action Research and Critical Epistemologies: Rethinking Educational Research. Review of Research in Education, 41(1), 311-336.
  • Rowsell, J., Morrell, E., and Alvermann, D. (2017). Overcoming the Digital Divide: Four Critical Steps [Policy brief]. Newark, DE: International Literacy Association.
  • de los Rios, C., Lopez, J., and Morrell, E. (2016). Critical Ethnic studies in the high school classroom: Academic achievement via social action. In P. Noguera, J. Pierce, and R. Ahram (Eds). The unfulfilled promise of racial equality in education: Current realities and future prospects. New York: Springer.
  • Morrell, E. (2015). Teaching English Powerfully: Four Challenges. English in Texas, 45 (1) 5-7.
  • Morrell, E. (2015). The 2014 Presidential Address. NCTE Council Chronicle, 24 (3) 14.
  • Morrell, E. (2015). Powerful English at NCTE Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Toward the Next Movement. Research in the Teaching of English, 49 (3), 307-327.
  • Morrell, E. (2015). Strategic governance and NCTE’s next movement. In D. Cambridge and P. Stock (Eds.) Structural kindness: Essays on literacy education in honor of Kent D. Williamson (pp. 156-162). Urbana, IL: NCTE Press.
  • de los Rios, C., Lopez, J., and Morrell, E. (2015). Toward a critical pedagogy of race: Ethnic studies and literacies of power in high school classrooms. Race and Social Problems, 7(1), 84-96.
  • Garcia, A., Mirra, N., Morrell, E. Scorza, D., and Martinez, A. (2015). The council of youth research: Critical literacy and civic agency in the digital age. Reading and Writing Quarterly, 31(2) 151-167.
  • Morrell, E. (2015). Popular culture 2.0: Teaching critical media literacy in the English Language Arts classroom. New England Reading Association Journal.
  • Morrell, E. (2014). English Teaching as Teaching Students to Read the Word and the World: A Presidential Commentary. NCTE Council Chronicle, 24 (2).
  • Morrell, E. (2014). Critical Action Research and the Future of English Education: A Presidential Commentary. NCTE Council Chronicle, 24 (1).
  • Morrell, E. (2014). Toward a Critical Model of Teacher Learning: Lessons from the South Carolina Reading Initiative. Reading and Writing Quarterly, 30 (3).
  • Morrell, E. (2014). Cultures, contexts, and codes: An interview with NCTE President Ernest Morrell. English Journal, 103 (4) 12-15.
  • Bautista, M., Bertrand, M., Morrell, E., Scorza, D., and Matthews, C. (2013). Participatory Action Research and City Youth: Methodological Insights from the Council of Youth Research. Teachers College Record, 115 (2).
  • Mirra, N., Morrell, E., Cain, E., Scorza, D., and Ford, A. (2013). Educating for a critical democracy: Civic participation re-imagined in the council of youth research. Democracy and Education, 21 (1) 1-10.
  • Morrell, E. (2013). Inventors of the Future: A Vision for NCTE and Our Affiliates. Statement.
  • Morrell, E. (2013). 21st century literacies, critical media pedagogy, and the future of English language arts. Reading Teacher, 66 (4)
  • Scorza, D., Mirra, N., and Morrell, E. (2013). It should just be education: Critical pedagogy normalized as academic excellence. International Journal of Critical Pedagogy, 4 (2), 15-34.
  • Morrell, E. (2012). Teachers as critical researchers: An empowering model for urban education. In G. Cannella & S. Steinberg (Eds). The Critical Qualitative Research Reader (pp. 364-379). New York: Peter Lang.
  • Morrell, J., and Morrell, E. (2012). Linking the Word to the World: Connecting Multicultural Literature to the Lives of 21st Century Youth. The Dragon Lode.
  • Morrell, E., and Morrell, J. (2012). Multicultural Readings of Multicultural Literature and the Promotion of Social Awareness in ELA Classrooms. New England Reading Association Journal, 47(2), 10-16.
  • Garcia, A., and Morrell, E. (2013). City youth and the pedagogy of participatory media. Learning, Media, and Technology, 38 (2), 123-137.
  • Morrell, E., and Noguera, P. (2011). A framework for change: A broader and bolder approach to school reform. Teachers College Record. August 4, 2011: ID Number 16503.
  • Morrell, E., Maloney, E. and De Maret, P. (2011) A Conversation Between Three Literacy Educators. Statement, 48 (1), 21-25.
  • Morrell, E. (2011). Critical Approaches to Media in Urban English Language Arts Teacher Development. Action in Teacher Education, 33 (2), 157-171.
  • Morrell, E. (2011). The Importance of Context in Literacy Instruction. In D. Fisher and D. Lapp. (Eds.)The Handbook of Research on English Language Arts (pp. 69-76). New York: Routledge.
  • Rogers, J., and Morrell, E. (2011). A Force to Reckon With: The Campaign for College Access in Los Angeles. In M. Orr and J. Rogers (Eds.). Public Engagement and Public Education: Joining Forces to Revitalize Democracy and Equalize Schools (pp. 227-250). Stanford: Stanford University Press.
  • Mirra, N., and Morrell, E. (2011). Teachers as Civic Agents: Toward a Critical Democratic Theory of Urban Teacher Development. Journal of Teacher Education, 62 (4), 408-420.
  • Morrell, E. (2011). Powerful Leadership in English Education. English Leadership Quarterly, 34(2) 14-18.
  • Florio-Ruane, S. and Morrell, E. (2011). Discourse Analysis: Conversation. In N. Duke and M. Mallette. Literacy Research Methodologies. New York: Guilford, Completely revised second edition.
  • Morrell, E. (2010). Critical Literacy, Educational Investment, and the Blueprint for Educational Reform: An Analysis of the Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 54 (2) 146-149.
  • Morrell, E. (2009). Critical Research and the Future of Literacy Education. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 53 (2), 96-104.
  • Morrell, E. (2009). Teaching Hip-hop in the English Classroom. In R. Hammer and D. Kellner (Eds.) Media/Cultural Studies: Critical Approaches (pp. 152-164). New York: Peter Lang.
  • Morrell, E (2009). Media Literacy. In K. Lomotey (Ed.) Encyclopedia for African-American Education. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Morrell, E. (2008). Teaching Became a Revolution. In S. Nieto (Ed.) Dear Paulo: Letters from those who dare teach (pp. 102-103). New York: Paradigm.
  • Morrell, E. (2008). Rebel Musics: African Diaspora Popular Culture and Critical Literacies. In C. Payne and C. Strickland (Eds.)Teach Freedom: The African American Tradition of Education for Liberation (pp. 222-235). New York: Teachers College Press.
  • Morrell, E., and Duncan-Andrade, J. (2008). Comin’ from the School of Hard Knocks: Hip and the Revolution of English Classrooms in City Schools. In B. Ayres, G. Ladson-Billings, G. Michie, and P. Noguera (Eds.) City Kids, City Schools: More reports from the front row (pp. 197-207). New York: New Press.
  • Morrell, E. (2008). The Critical Uses of Hip-hop in Antiracist Education. In M. Pollock (Ed.) Everyday Antiracism (pp. 161-165). New York: New Press.
  • Morrell, E. (2008). Creating Communities of Writers and Connections Between Writers and Communities: Professional Resources for Teachers. Language Arts, 85 (4), 322-324.
  • Morrell, E. (2007). Youth Participatory Action Research, Civic Engagement, and Educational Reform: Lessons from the IDEA Seminar. In J. Camarrota and M. Fine (Eds). Revolutionizing Education: Youth Participatory Action Research in Motion (pp. 155-185). New York: Routledge.
  • Morrell, E. (2007). Preface. In sj Miller and L. Norris. Unpacking the Loaded Teacher Matrix: Negotiating Space and Time Between University and Secondary English Classrooms (pp. xi-xv). New York: Peter Lang.
  • Duncan-Andrade, J., and Morrell, E. (2007). Critical Pedagogy and Popular Culture in an Urban English Classroom. In J. Kincheloe and P. McLaren (Eds.) Critical Pedagogy: Where Are We Now? (pp. 183-201). New York: Peter Lang.
  • Morrell, E. (2007). Critical Literacy and Popular Culture in Urban Education: Toward a Pedagogy of Access and Dissent. In C. Clark and M. Blackburn (Eds.). Literacy Research for Political Action and Social Change (pp. 235-255). New York: Peter Lang.
  • Morrell, E. (2007). Urban Students as Critical Ethnographers: Critical Textual Production through Community-Based Research. In J. Kincheloe & K. Hayes (Eds.), Teaching City Kids: Understanding and Appreciating Them (pp. 267-281). New York: Peter Lang.
  • Rogers, J., Morrell, E., and Enyedy, N. (2007). Contexts for becoming critical researchers: Designing for identities and creating new learning opportunities. American Behavioral Scientist, 51 (3), 419-443.
  • Barone, D., and Morrell, E. (2007). Knowledge to Support the Teaching of Reading: Preparing Teachers for a Changing World. Reading Research Quarterly, 42 (1), 167-180.
  • Duncan-Andrade, J. and Morrell, E. (2007). Youth Culture. In Kathryn Borman, Spencer Cahill, and Bridget Cotner (Eds.) The Praeger Handbook of the American High School. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.
  • Morrell, E. (2007) Media Literacy. In C. Claus- Ehlers (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural School Psychology. Springer International.
  • Morrell, E. (2007). Academic Achievement. In Kathryn Borman, Spencer Cahill, and Bridget Cotner (Eds.) The Praeger Handbook of the American High School. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.
  • Morrell, E., and Rogers, J. (2006). Students as Critical Public Historians: Insider Research on Diversity and Access in Post Brown v. Board Los Angeles. Social Education, 70 (6), 366-369.
  • Morrell, E. (2006). Critical Participatory Action Research and the Literacy Achievement of Ethnic Minority Groups. 55th Annual Yearbook of the National Reading Conference, 55, 60-78.
  • Morrell, E., and Duncan-Andrade, J. (2006). Popular Culture and Critical Media Pedagogy in Secondary Literacy Classrooms. International Journal of Learning, 12 (9), 273-280.
  • Boyd, F., Morrell, E., et. al. (2006). Real teaching for real diversity: Preparing English language arts teachers for 21st century classrooms. English Education, 38 (4), 329-350.
  • Morrell, E., and Orellana, M. (2006). Professional Resources for Teaching Multimodal Literacies. Language Arts, 84 (1), 87-92.
  • Morrell, E. (2006). Toward a Bottom-Up Accountability System in Urban Education: Students as Researchers in Urban Schools. In J. Cammarota, S. Ginwright, and P. Noguera (Eds.) Beyond Resistance! Youth Activism and Community Change (pp. 111-129). New York: Routledge.
  • Burns, L., and Morrell, E. (2005). Critical Discourse Analysis in Literacy Research. 54th Annual Yearbook of the National Reading Conference, 54, 132-143.
  • Morrell, E. (2005). Toward a Critical English Education: Reflections on and Projections for the Discipline. English Education, 37 (4), 312-322
  • Duncan-Andrade, J. and Morrell, E. (2005). Turn Up That Radio, Teacher: Popular Cultural Pedagogy in New Century Urban Schools. Journal of School Leadership, 15, 284-308.
  • Morrell, E. (2004). Bahktin’s Dialogic Pedagogy: Implications for Critical Pedagogy, Teacher Research, and Literacy Education in the United States. Journal of Russian and Eastern European Psychology, 42 (6), 90-95.
  • Collatos, A., Morrell, E., Lara, R., and Nuno, A. (2004). Critical Sociology in K-16 Early Intervention: Remaking Latino Pathways to Higher Education. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 3 (2), 164-180.
  • Morrell, E., & Duncan-Andrade, J. (2004) What Youth Do Learn in School: Using Hip-Hop as a Bridge to Canonical Poetry. In J. Mahiri (Ed.), What They Don't Learn in School: Literacy in the Lives of Urban Youth (pp. 247-268). New York: Peter Lang.
  • Florio-Ruane, S. and Morrell, E. (2004). Discourse Analysis: Conversation. In N. Duke and M. Mallette. Literacy Research Methodologies (pp. 46-61). New York: Guilford.
  • Morrell, E. (2003). English/Language Arts Curriculum Revisited: Using Court Trials to Teach Writing in Secondary English Classrooms. Florida English Journal, 39 (1), 20-22. 
  • Reprinted as “Focus” on Writing for NCTE’s Classroom Notes Plus, January 2004.
  • Morrell, E., & Collatos, A. (2003). Toward a Critical Teacher Pedagogy: Utilizing Student Sociologists as Teacher Educators. Social Justice, 29 (4), 60-71.
  • Morrell, E. (2003). Writing to Change the World: Creating Critical and Relevant Texts in Secondary English Classrooms. Language Arts Journal of Michigan, 19 (1), 25-27.
  • Morrell, E. (2003). Legitimate Peripheral Participation as Professional Development: Lessons from a Summer Research Seminar. Teacher Education Quarterly, 30 (2), 89-99.
  • Collatos, A., & Morrell, E. (2003). Apprenticing Urban Youth as Critical Researchers: Implications for School Reform. In B. Rubin and E. Silva (Eds.) Critical Voices in School Reform: Students Living Through Change (pp.113-132). New York: Routledge/Falmer.
  • Morrell, E. (2003). Teaching about Diversity through Popular Film in Secondary English Classrooms. Arizona English Bulletin, 45 (2), 23-27.
  • Morrell, E. (2002). Putting Chaucer on Trial: Using Popular Cultural Schemata to Increase Critical Reading in Secondary Classrooms. California English, 7 (5), 24-25.
  • Morrell, E. (2002). Toward a Critical Pedagogy of Popular Culture: Literacy Development among Urban Youth. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 46 (1), 72-77.
  • Reprinted through the peer-reviewed internet journal of the International Reading Association Reading Online: Focus on Urban Education initiatives, 2003.
  • Morrell, E., & Duncan-Andrade, J. (2002). Toward a Critical Classroom Discourse: Promoting Academic Literacy through Engaging Hip-hop Culture with Urban Youth. English Journal, 91 (6), 88-94.
  • Morrell, E. (2002). Getting Tuned In: Teaching Television and Film in Diverse Secondary English Classrooms. Indiana English, 25 (1), 22-25.
  • Morrell, E. (2002). Cybercommunities of Practice: Implications for Secondary English Teachers. Michigan English Teacher, 54 (2), 14.
  • Morrell, E. (2002). Teaching Popular Culture to Diverse Students in Secondary English Classrooms: Implications for Literacy Development. Language Arts Journal of Michigan, 18 (1), 9-12.
  • Oakes, J., Rogers, J., Lipton, M., & Morrell, E. (2002). The Social Construction of College Access: Confronting the Technical, Cultural, and Political in Eligibility. In Tierney, W.G. and Haggerdon, L.S. (Eds.), Extending our Reach: Strategies for Increasing Access to College (pp.105-121). Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
  • Morrell, E. (2001). Using Hip-hop Culture to Promote Academic and Critical Literacy in Urban Schools. Center X Forum.
  • Morrell, E. (2000) In Their Words, For Their Worlds: Academic and Critical Literacy Development in a High School Urban Studies Seminar. Center X Quarterly.


Morrell, E. (2001). Transforming Classroom Discourse: Academic and Critical Literacy Development through Engaging Popular Culture. Dissertation, University of California at Berkeley. [Winner, Outstanding Dissertation Award.]

Dr. Jodene Morrell

  • Morrell, J (2018) "First Opinion: Stepping through Genres and Into a Dialogue on Liberty and Freedom." First Opinions, Second Reactions, 11(2). Available at:

  • Morrell, J. & Morrell, E. (2013). Linking the word to the world: Connecting children’s literature to the lives of 21st Century Youth. Dragon Lode.

  • Morrell, J. & Bennett-Armistead, S. (2013). Preparing Preservice Teachers for Productive and Positive Parent Relationships with Family Literacy Nights. New England Reading Association Journal, 48(2), 10-20.

  • Morrell, E. & Morrell, J. (2012). Multicultural readings of multicultural literature and the promotion of social awareness in ELA classrooms. New England Reading Association Journal, 47(2), 10 – 16.

  • Morrell, J. (2012). The Young Writers Group: Increasing struggling elementary students’ literacy achievement through dialogue and technology. In S. Ulanoff & J. Fingon (Eds.) Learning from culturally and linguistically diverse students. New York: Teachers College Press.Morrell, J. (2011). Honoring identities and learning in a diverse urban elementary classroom. In S. Florio-Ruane, L. Pardo & K. Hightower (Eds.) Standing for literacy: Teaching in the context of change (pp 41 – 57). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

  • Brown, M., Morrell, J. & Rowlands, K. D. (2011). Never more crucial: Transforming young writers’ attitudes toward writing and becoming writers. California English, 17(2), 15 - 17. 

  • Morrell, J. (2010). Teacher preparation and diversity: When American preservice teachers aren’t White and middle class. International Journal of Multicultural Education, 12 (1), 1 - 17.

  • Pardo, L. & Kersten, J. (2008) Challenges to children’s literature. Language Arts, 85(3), 242 – 246.

  • Kersten, J. & Pardo, L. (2007). Finessing and hybridizing: innovative literacy practices in Reading First classrooms. Reading Teacher, 61(2), 146-154.

  • Kersten, J., Apol, L., & Pataray-Ching, J. (2007). Professional resources: Exploring the role of children’s literature in the 21 st century classroom. Language Arts, 84(3), 286 - 292.

  • Kersten, J. (2006). Hybridization, resistance, and compliance: Negotiating policies to support literacy achievement. The New Educator, 2(2), 1 – 20.

  • Kersten, J. (2006). Literacy and choice: Urban elementary students’ perceptions of links between home, school and community literacy practices. In V. Purcell-Gates (Ed.) Cultural practices of literacy: Case studies of language, literacy, social practice, and power (pp. 133 - 154). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

  • Kersten, J. (2006). Why’s everyone White? Moving toward critical pedagogy in an elementary classroom. Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2, 31-38.

  • Kersten, J. (2005). Hybridity, collaboration, and resistance: Literacy pedagogy in an urban elementary classroom. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Michigan State University, E. Lansing.


  • Kersten, J. (2009). Living Triumphantly. In Voices of Multiple Sclerosis: The Healing Companion: Stories for Courage, Comfort and Strength (p. 5 - 16). Brooklyn, NY: LaChance Publishing LLC.

Dr. Kati Macaluso

  • Macaluso, K. (2016).  Entering into Literary Communion: Re-imagining the Relationships Between Readers and Texts in the English Language Arts Curriculum.   
  • Macaluso, K., Macaluso, K., McKenzie, C., McKenzie, C., VanDerHeide, J., & Macaluso, M. (2016). Constructing English: pre-service ELA teachers navigating an unwieldy discipline. English Teaching: Practice & Critique, 15(2), 174-189. (Awarded the Outstanding Research Article Award in 2017)
  • McKenzie, C., Macaluso, M., & Macaluso, K. (2017). Finding Footholds in a Construction Zone:  Navigating the Discourses of English Language Arts with Pre-Service Teachers in the 21st Century. In Innovations in English Language Arts Teacher Education (pp. 5-26). Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
  • Juzwik, M., VanDerHeide, J., Macaluso, K., Perez, N., Macaluso, M., Caughlan, S., Smith, A., McKenzie, C., (2017). Constructing literacies in secondary English: History, discourse, ethics. In K. Hinchman & D. Appleman (Eds.), Adolescent literacy: A handbook for practice-based research. Guilford Press. 129-147.
  • Apol, L. & Macaluso, K. (2016). Using the Author-out workshop to counter students’ assumptions and anxieties about reading and writing poetry.  English Journal, 105(6), 31-35.
  • Macaluso, K. (2015).  From literary interpretation to poetic translation: Envisioning a Rancièrean emancipatory framework for literature instruction. Reading Research Quarterly, 50(2). 205-218.
  • Macaluso, K., Juzwik, M., & Cushman, E. (2015). Storying our research. Research in the Teaching of English, 50(1).  5-10.
  • Cushman, E., Juzwik, M., Macaluso, K., Milu, E. (2015).  Decolonizing research in the teaching of English(es). Research in the Teaching of English, 49(4), 333-339.

Dr. Michael Macaluso


  • Macaluso, M., & Macaluso, K. (Eds.) (2018). Teaching the canon in 21st century classrooms. Boston, MA: Brill Sense.

Journal Articles

  • Macaluso, M.  (2017). Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird today: Coming to terms with race, racism, and America’s novel.  Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 61(3), 279-287.
  • Macaluso, M.; Russo, A. (2016).  Respectfully rethinking resistance. English Journal, 106(2), 41-46.
  • Macaluso, K., McKenzie, C., VanDerHeide, J., Macaluso, M. (2016). Constructing English: Pre-service ELA teachers navigating an unwieldy discipline.  English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 15(2), 174-189.
  • Cooper, K.S., Macaluso, M., Stanulis, R.N. (2016).  The interplay between principal leadership and teacher leader efficacy.  Journal of School Leadership, 26, 1002-1032.
  • Macaluso, M. (2016). Reading pedagogy-as-text: Exploring gendered discourses as canonical in an English classroom. Linguistics and Education, 35, 15-25.
  • Cooper, K.S., Stanulis, R.N., Hamilton, E.R., Brondyk, S.K., Macaluso, M., Meier, J. (2016). The teacher leadership process: Attempting change within embedded systems. Journal of Educational Change, 17(1), 85-113.
  • Macaluso, M. (2015).  Pre-service teachers’ negotiation of identity and figured worlds through the reading of multicultural literature.  L1-Educational Studies in Language and Literature, 15, 1-21.
  • Macaluso, M. (2015).  Trending bedfellows: Critical theory and the teaching of literature. English Journal, 104 (6), 78-80.
  • Borsheim‐Black, C., Macaluso, M., & Petrone, R. (2014). Critical literature pedagogy. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 58(2), 123-133.
  • Book Chapters
  • Macaluso, M., & Macaluso, K. (2018). It’s really all about Tom: Performances of the masculine self in The Great Gatsby.  In C. Hill & V. Malo-Juvera (Eds.), Critical approaches to teaching the high school novel (70-86).  New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Macaluso, K., & Macaluso, M. (2018). Challenging the canonical genre. In M. Macaluso, & K. Macaluso, K. (Eds.) (2018, October). Teaching the canon in 21st century classrooms. Boston, MA: Brill Sense.
  • Juzwik, M., Van Der Heide, J., Macaluso, K., Perez, N., Smith, A., Caughlan, S., Macaluso, M., McKenzie, C. (2016).  Constructing literacies in secondary English language arts curriculum: Discourses, histories, ethics. In K. A. Hinchman & D. A. Appleman (Eds.), Adolescent literacies: A handbook of practiced-based research.  New York, NY: Guilford Press.
  • McKenzie, C., Macaluso, M., Macaluso, K. (2016).  Finding footholds in a construction zone: Navigating the discourses of English language arts with preservice teachers in the 21st century. Edited Volume.  In H. L. Hallman (Ed.), Innovations in English Education (5-26).  United Kingdom: Emerald.
  • Macaluso, M. (2016).  The postfeminist princess: Disney’s curricular guide to feminism. In Sandlin, J.A., & Garlen, J. C. (Eds.). (2016). Disney, Culture, and Curriculum (73-86). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Macaluso, M.; McKenzie, C. (2014).  Exploiting the gaps in the fence: Power, agency, and rebellion in The Hunger Games.  In Connors, S. P. (Ed.). (2014). The Politics of Panem: Challenging Genres. Springer.

Dr. Betsy Okello

  • Okello, Betsy Ferrer. Artful tactics: Becoming an artist in western Kenya. Michigan State University, ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing, 2014. 3631047.
  • Okello, B.F. “The Ink Murders Can’t Hold It Any Longer.” In G. Belliveau (Ed.), Research-based Theatre as Methodology: An Artistic Approach to Research. Bristol UK: Intellect.
  • Ferrer, B.A., & Uzum, B. (2013). “Community of practitioners” plays key role in IDS. Integrative Pathways, 35, 4-5.
  • Ferrer, B. A. (2014). Yearning to perform. In R. Ewing (Ed.), Performing scholartistry. Nova Scotia: Backalong Books.