Dr. Jamie M. Myers
TitleProfessor of Education (Language & Literacy Education)
DepartmentCurriculum and Instruction
ProgramsCurriculum and Instruction: English Language Arts Education
Curriculum and Instruction: Language, Culture and Society
A literacy teacher since 1977, Dr. Myers has taught secondary school English and reading, and university undergraduate and graduate courses in language across the curriculum, reading remediation, ethnographic research, and English education. His scholarship explores the social contexts of classroom literacy events with particular attention to the cognitive, social, and political consequences of culturally valued curricular designs. His research confirms the problematic nature of individualistic, competitive, knowledge/skill transmission, and print only classrooms, especially in a world which has become less monolithic and formulaic, and more multicultural, multiliterate, and locally situated. His teaching seeks to construct curricular theories and practices for a more critical democratic citezenry.