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Mary M. Juzwik - Homepage

Phone: (517) 432-4840
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 departments of Teacher Education and English 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 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 paper, "Writing, Religious Faith, and Rooted Cosmopolitan Dialogue: Portraits of two American Evangelical Men in a Public School English Classroom, in the April 2015 Special Issue of Written Communication (on Writing and Ritual, Faith Communities, and Religious Practices) at

My paper, "American Evangelical Biblicism as Literate Practice: A Critical Review," is available on-line at (in Volume 49, Issue 3).

Inspiring Dialogue: Talking to Learn in the English Classroom is 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.