PhD Degree Program in Curriculum and Instruction (C & I)
The University of Colorado faculty in Literacy Studies invites prospective students to explore our vibrant and diverse scholarly community. Building on the School of Education’s foundational courses in educational issues and research methodologies, we offer seminars focusing on the dynamics of literacy learning from early childhood through adulthood, examining literacy practices both in and out of school, and exploring the literacy demands associated with demographic, technological, and economic change. In our research and classes, we emphasize the centrality of literacy in promoting equitable opportunities to participate in a globalized world as citizens and workers, and to discover reading and writing as sources of personal enrichment, satisfaction, and meaning. Grounded in sociocultural, sociocognitive, and critical conceptions of teaching and learning, our program highlights the interrelations among theory, research, practice, and policy. Affiliated faculty across our School and campus offer courses that provide interdisciplinary perspectives, advanced methodological preparation, and further grounding in the intellectual traditions that have shaped literacy scholarship over time. Doctoral students enjoy opportunities to collaborate with faculty on a range of research projects, to engage in community-outreach activities, and to work in teacher-education programs emphasizing social justice and effective instructional strategies for today’s diverse students.
Donna Begley, Adjunct Professor
Contact: 303-492-8584 e-mail: Donna.Begley@Colorado.edu
Anne DiPardo, Professor ( Ed.D. Language & Literacy Education, University of California, Berkeley).
Contact: 303-492-8399 e-mail: Anne.Dipardo@Colorado.edu
Elizabeth Dutro, Assistant Professor (PhD Educational Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor).
Contact: 303-492-0738, e-mail: Elizabeth.Dutro@colorado.edu
Kris Gutierrez, Professor and Inaugural Provost Chair, (PhD English and Education, University of Colorado Boulder)
Contact: 303-492-8450, e-mail: email@example.com
William J. McGinley, Associate Professor (PhD English Education, University of Illinois-Champaign).
Contact: 303-492-6123, e-mail: William.McGinley@Colorado.edu
Shelby A. Wolf, Professor (PhD Language, Literacy, and Culture, Stanford University).
Contact: 303-492-8360, e-mail: Shelby.Wolf@Colorado.edu.