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Dr. Jacqueline Edmondson

Dr. Jacqueline Edmondson
Phone: 8148631864
Office Address:
265 Chambers Bldg
University Park, PA 16802
Campus: University Park


Associate Vice President and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education


Curriculum and Instruction


Center on Rural Education and Communities (CREC)


Curriculum and Instruction
Curriculum and Instruction: English Language Arts Education


Jacqueline Edmondson is Associate Vice President and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education at The Pennsylvania State University. Her faculty appointment and academic home is in Curriculum and Instruction (Language, Culture, and Society) where she taught undergraduate and graduate courses in literacy and policy. Her research focuses broadly around issues of engagement with a specific attention to policy, texts, and teacher education. Her research has been published in a number of academic journals and her books include: America Reads: A Critical Policy Analysis (2000), Prairie Town: Redefining Rural Life in an Age of Globalization (2003), Understanding and Applying Critical Policy Study: Reading Educators Advocating for Change (2004), Reading Education Policy (2005 co-edited with Patrick Shannon), as well as biographies for adolescent readers about Venus and Serena Williams (2005, Greenwood Press), Condoleezza Rice (2006, Greenwood Press), Jesse Owens (2007, Greenwood Press), Jerry Garcia (2009, Greenwood Press), and John Lennon (2010). She is editor of Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars and Stories That Shaped Our Culture (2013, ABC-CLIO), a five-volume encyclopedia for high school students and general readers that won the 2014 Outstanding Resource Award from RUSA/ALA. She is currently writing a book for MacFarland Press on protest musicians, and a two-volume book on the intersections of music and culture across world history for ABC-CLIO. 

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Language, Culture, and Society Ed

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Rural Ed

Educational Studies

Critical & Feminist Theory
Cultural Studies

Higher Education

Higher Education
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