Linda CraftonAssociate Professor
Co-Director, Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Office Hours:Thursday, 1:00-3:00 PM, and by appointment
My doctorate is in Language, Literacy and Culture from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. For most of my career, I have been a teacher educator, teaching both graduate and undergraduate students the theories and practices of progressive literacy education in K-12 classrooms. I have written 3 books and published 10 articles on the teaching and learning of literacy. For the last 2-3 years, I have been an Associate Professor in the Communication Department teaching classes in Media & Society, Critical Media Literacy, Communication & Gender, and Children and the Media. I am currently redesigning the department's Media Literacy Certificate which will be an interdisciplinary program in the use, analysis, and production of 21st multiliteracies. Following my passion for social justice issues and feminist pedagogy, I also serve as Co-Director of the Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. My research interests include multiliteracies, gendered identities, and language, literacy, power, and social justice. I want to end by saying that I feel incredibly lucky to have landed in a intellectually-exciting department with supportive, forward-looking colleagues -- any student looking for a major or minor that will impact their future in significant ways, belongs here.