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Director of Teacher Education

Miramontes Baca Education Building, Room 144D
University of Colorado Boulder
249 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309

Ashley Cartun is a PhD alumna in Literacy Studies and she became the School of Education's Director of Elementary Field Experiences in 2016. Prior to coming to CU Boulder, she was an English teacher at the secondary level.

Ashley's research interests include critical literacy, teacher education, educational equity and diversity, reading and writing in education, and young adult and children's literature. Her current research focuses on teacher education, writing in the elementary grades, and pedagogies of critical witness, affect and emotion in relation to knowledge, power and literacies.

Ashley was the recipient of the Elizabeth Wilson award in 2013.


MA Education, Curriculum and Instruction (Literacy), University of Connecticut, 2007
BS English Education, University of Connecticut, 2006