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Neag School of Education
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Current Courses Taught:
EDCI 4210W Methods of Teaching English
EDCI 5250 Literature for Young Adults
EDCI 5255 Teaching Writing
EDCI 5092 Research Seminar
EDCI 3000 Introduction to Teaching
Richard A. Meade Award Recipient for Outstanding Research in English Education (2013). Paper entitled, “Developing Understandings of Race: Preservice Teachers' Counter-Narrative (Re)Constructions of People of Color in Young Adult Literature.”
James Houck Lecturer, 2011
Fulbright Scholar to Norway, 2009-2010
University Teaching Fellow, 2009
New England Association of Teachers of English (NEATE) Educator of the Year, 2003
Senior Editor of The ALAN Review, Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers (ALAN)
Standing Committee Against Censorship, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Past-President, The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English (ALAN)
Former Chair, Amelia Elizabeth Walden National Book Award (sponsored by the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents, ALAN)
Former Chair, Anti-censorship Committee, Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English (ALAN)
Member, Astrid Lindgren Memorial Book Award (sponsored by the United States Board on Books for Youth, USBBY)
Editorial Review Board, The ALAN Review (TAR)
Editorial Review Board, Research in the Teaching of English (RTE)
Editorial Review Board, Journal of Teacher Education (JTE)
Former Section Editor, Journal of Literacy Research (sponsored by the Literacy Research Association)
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Creating a New Generation of Skilled Teachers
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A Teacher at Heart
Hunger: Does it Justify the Means (REVIEW of The Hunger Games, Collins)
UConn Today: Faculty Honors and Accomplishments
Areas of Expertise:
National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant Project: Beyond Stone Walls: Toward a K-8 Transdisciplinary Curriculum
Teachers for a New Era (TNE) Grant Project: Writing Like a Pro: Building Confidence and Developing Skills in Student Writers
Teachers for a New Era (TNE) Grant Project: Caring, Collaborating, Coming Together to Chat:First-Year Teachers Gaining Knowledge Through Critical Case Discussions
Glenn, W.J. (2014). To witness and to testify: Preservice teachers examine literary aesthetics to better understand diverse literature. English Education 46(2): 90-116.
Glenn, W.J. (accepted, in press). Ethnicity and the literary aesthetic: White preservice teachers developing cultural competence through story. Action in Teacher Education.
Glenn, W.J. (2013). Omdefinerer en Norsk Norge : The influence of changing demographics on Norwegian schooling for social democracy. Equity and Excellence in Education 46(1), 36-47. Special Theme Issue, “Global and Local Perspectives on Social Justice Pedagogy: History, Policy, and Praxis.”
Glenn, W.J. (July 2012). Developing understandings of race: Pre-service teachers’ counter-narrative (re)-constructions of people of color in young adult literature. English Education 44(4).
Glenn, W.J., Ginsberg, R., Gaffey, E., Lund, K., & Meagher, I. (2012). From awareness to action: Young adult literature as a road to reflection and catalyst for change. The ALAN Review 39(2), 25-32.
Glenn, W.J. (2011). “I’m not completely dark:” Identity revision in a resistant student writer. Journal of Teaching Writing 26(2), 1-19.
Gort, M., & Glenn, W. (2010). Faculty education for change: Infusing issues of cultural and linguistic diversity in the mainstream teacher education curriculum through a collaborative faculty study group. Research in the Teaching of English.
Glenn, W.J. (2009). Laurie Halse Anderson: Speaking in Tongues. Scarecrow Studies in Young Adult Literature. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield/Scarecrow Press.
Glenn, W.J. (2008). Gossiping girls, insider boys, and A-list achievement: Examination of YA novels consumed by conspicuous consumption. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy 52(1): 34-43.
Glenn, W.J. (2005). Sarah Dessen: From Burritos to Box Office. Scarecrow Studies in Young Adult Literature. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield/Scarecrow Press.