English Language Arts Education

Overview
Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: LLC. Educational Equity; English Language Arts Education; Gay and Lesbian Issues in Education; Minority/Underrepresented Students

Steven Athanases

Professor and Dolly and David Fiddyment Chair in Teacher Education

Portrait of Steven Athanases

Steven Athanases is a Professor in the School of Education at UC Davis. 

Principal Investigator, Teachers as Learners Project, James S. McDonnell Foundation, New Teachers Learning Disciplined Improvisation for Meaningful Talk in Diverse Classrooms, 2018-2023.

Director of Research, Center for Shakespeare in Diverse Classrooms, UC Davis, in partnership with Globe Education, Shakespeare’s Globe, London (Patrick Spottisooode, Director). 2018-

Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: LLC. Academic language; Academic literacy; English learners; Language development and socialization; First- and second-language writing

Kerry A. Enright

Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Programs

Portrait of Kerry A. Enright

I research the relationship between students’ everyday uses of language (English and Spanish) and their engagement in school-based uses of language and literacy. Some schools identify bilingual adolescents as “limited” in their English proficiency even though they use sophisticated literacy repertoires outside of school; other learners are deemed ”fluent” in English but still struggle with the language and literacy demands of their academic coursework.

UC Davis School of Education Building, Room 128
kaenright@ucdavis.edu
Faculty Profile

Jennifer Higgs

Assistant Professor

Jennifer Higgs is an assistant professor of Learning and Mind Sciences and Language, Literacy, and Culture. Her research focuses on digital tool use that supports learning and teaching, adolescents’ digital literacies, and teacher education in the language arts. Using sociocultural theories of learning and varied methodologies (including design-based research, case study, and survey research), Dr. Higgs investigates practices around digital tools as well as improvement of digital tool practices.

jmhiggs@ucdavis.edu
Faculty Profile

Pauline Holmes

Lecturer/Supervisor, English Credential

Portrait of Pauline Holmes

Education

Ph.D., Education – University of California Davis

(530) 752-9537
pvholmes@ucdavis.edu
Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: LLC. Adolescent Language and Literacy; English Education; Linguistic Anthropology of Education; Sociocultural Approaches to Learning; Discourse Analysis; Black and Latina/o Youth Interactions; Ethnography

Danny C. Martinez

Associate Professor

 

Education

2012, Ph.D., UCLA, Education: Urban Schooling

2002, M.A., UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education

2000, B.A. UCLA American Literature and Culture & Chicana/o Studies, Minor in Educational Studies 

Professional Appointments

2019-           Associate Professor, UC Davis – School of Education

2013-2019, Assistant Professor, UC Davis – School of Education

UC Davis School of Education Building, Room 135
(530) 752-9749
dcmar@ucdavis.edu
Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: LLC

Maisha T. Winn

Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Chancellor's Leadership Professor, and Co-Director of Transformative Justice in Education Center (TJE)

Maisha T. Winn’s research spans a wide variety of understudied settings including her earlier work on the literate practices extant in bookstores and community organizations in the African American community to her most recent work in settings where adolescent girls are incarcerated.

mtwinn@ucdavis.edu

Log in

Commands