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Mary M. Juzwik - Homepage

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Phone: (517) 432-4840
Email: mmjuzwik@msu.edu
Fax: (517) 432-5092
Office: 308 Erickson Hall, Michigan State University, MI, USA 48824


Greetings. I am a teacher, scholar, and writer working in the department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University (MSU), where I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in English education and sometimes coordinate the secondary English Education program. I am also affiliated with the Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures Program and the English department at MSU. I hold degrees in English from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, (PhD), Middlebury College ( MA), and Wheaton College (BA). After a teaching internship at an urban school in Chicago, I spent six years working as a middle and high school English teacher on the Navajo Nation and in Boulder, Colorado. I now study issues in English Education, including narrative processes and classroom discourse; dialogue in teaching and teacher education; dialogic writing theory, instruction, and practice; and most recently, religious literacy practices and interpretive traditions. My interdisciplinary work on these issues engages with scholarly traditions such as narrative studies, interactional sociolinguistics, rhetorical theory, and religious studies. I wrote The Rhetoric of Teaching: Understanding the Dynamics of Holocaust Narratives in an English Classroom (Hampton, 2009), co-authored Inspiring Dialogue: Talking to Learn in the English Classroom (Teachers College Press, 2013) and Reading and Writing Genre with Purpose in K-8 Classrooms (Heinemann, 2012), and co-edited Narrative Discourse Analysis for Teacher Educators (Hampton, 2011). With Ellen Cushman, I serve as co-editor of //Research in the Teaching of English//.


Cori McKenzie and I have a new paper, "Writing, Religious Faith, and Rooted Cosmopolitan Dialogue: Portraits of two American Evangelical Men in a Public School English Classroom, out in the April 2015 Special Issue of Written Communication (on Writing and Ritual, Faith Communities, and Religious Practices) at
http://wcx.sagepub.com/content/current.

My paper, "American Evangelical Biblicism as Literate Practice: A Critical Review," is now available on-line at
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/rrq.72/full (in Volume 49, Issue 3).

Inspiring Dialogue: Talking to Learn in the English Classroom is now available at Teachers College Press!! The book is about our project on dialogic teaching and teacher education -- for more information about the work, see the Video-Based Response and Revision project website. Our paper about the project, "English Teacher Candidates Developing Dialogically Organized Instructional Practices," received the 2014 AERA Division K Award for Exemplary Research in Teaching and Teacher Education.

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