Profiles in "Literacy and Writing" Expertise Area

  • Elisabeth Gee's recent research includes an investigation of game design as a means of promoting design thinking among children and families and a study of Mexican-American families' use of digital media for learning.
  • Deborah Preach's research focuses on supporting and fostering the development of alternatively certified first-year teachers working in urban areas.
  • Gee has published widely in linguistics, psychology, the social sciences, and education. His most recent books have dealt with video games, language, and learning.
  • Frank Serafini is a Professor of Literacy Education and Children's Literature and an award-winning children's picturebook author. His work in multimodal literacies and research has garnered him international acclaim.
  • Alexandria Estrella's research interests involve literacy development among students from non-dominant communities and English learners.
  • Early is a scholar of English education and secondary literacy. She is the director of English education and the Central Arizona Writing Project at ASU.
  • Restrepo is a professor of speech and hearing science and associate dean for research. Her research focuses on better understanding bilingual children’s language and literacy skills.
  • Melanie Lehman is with the early childhood online program. She also specializes in the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards (AZCCRS).
  • Shirley Rose's research focuses on writing program administration, archival research methods, and writing across the lifespan. She directed ASU Writing Programs in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences from 2009 to 2019.