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Faculty Directory » Wendy Keyser

English Studies

Office Hours:

Semester: Spring 2019
Tuesday 11:00-12:15, Wednesday 12:30-1:45

Office Information:

Room Number: Miller Hall 212
Phone: 978-665-3983

Courses Taught:

Introduction to Secondary Education (ENGL 2860)
Teaching Reading and Writing across the Content Area (ENGL 4700)
Literature for Young Adults (ENGL 2910)
Writing I and II (ENGL 1100, ENGL 1200)
Mythology (ENGL 2620)
World Literature (ENGL 2400, ENGL 2500)
English Studies Practicum
Practicum Seminar (ENGL 4012)
Special Methods in Teaching English
Curriculum Design and Development(Graduate)


Ed.D. Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst
M.A. Special Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst
B.A. English, Carleton College

Research Interests:

Dialogic discussions about literature in high school classrooms
Critical thinking practices

Current Projects:

I am working on a piece representing part of a case study of literary discussions in a high school English class, specifically focusing on the importance of facilitating dialogic discussions in lower-level classrooms. The title is: Choices about Structure and Openness: Creating a Dialogic Shift in a Lower-Level English Course.

Representative Publications:

Journal Article:
Critiquing what is and imagining what can be: Literary studies and diverse identities. Language Arts Journal of Michigan, 30(2), 44-52. Spring 2015.

Professional Affiliations:

National Council of Teachers of English
American Educational Research Association
American Reading Foundation