Associate Professor of English
I specialize in English/Language Arts Education. My research on the influence of class and gender on girls’ uses of literacy resulted in the publication, “Loud on the Inside: Working Class Girls, Gender, and Literacy” in Research in the Teaching of English (August 2006), and in an award from American Education Research Association for “outstanding research in the teaching of literature.” I also researched and wrote the accreditation report for the English/Language Arts Teaching Major, which resulted in the program being nationally recognized by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
In addition to my work in the English Education area at Ball State and my service as the Director of English Education, I have also served the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) as Chair of CEE’s Commission on Gender, Class, and Race Issues in English Teacher Education Programs and of the Women in Literature and Life Assembly (WILLA).
Areas of Specialization
Secondary English education; literacy education; testing and pedagogy; gender and literacy; young adult literature; contemporary, multicultural literature; critical pedagogy and diversity Courses
Teaching Literature in Secondary Schools, Reading Printed Materials in the English Classroom, Young Adult Literature Undergraduate:
Teaching English in Secondary Schools, Reading Printed Materials in the English Classroom, Introduction to English Studies, Young Adult Literature, Senior Seminar: Readings in Contemporary Multicultural LiteraturePamela Hartman's curriculum vitae