, CEE Chair, is an associate professor of English education at Purdue University, holding a joint appointment in the Departments of English and Curriculum & Instruction. Her research focuses on secondary English teacher preparation and the issues of beginning ELA teachers, interests that first developed while teaching high school English in North Carolina and Arizona. Within that context, Melanie’s research interests include issues of reflective practice, the pedagogical and affective concerns of preservice and beginning teachers, and the meaningful integration of technology for ELA teaching and learning. Her publications include articles in English Education
, English Journal
and Teaching and Teacher Education
and chapters in Research on Technology in English Education
and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Clashes and Confrontations
. She is currently the editor of Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE): English
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