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Michelle Falter

Assistant Professor, English Language Arts Education

402N Poe Hall

Bio

Michelle M. Falter is an Assistant Professor of English Education and Literacy in the department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences at North Carolina State University. Previously, Michelle worked as a middle and high school English teacher both in Wisconsin, and abroad in Germany and the Dominican Republic, and also as a high school instructional coach in Georgia. Michelle’s research interests include dialogical and critical feminist pedagogies, English teacher education, young adult literature, and emotion in the teaching of literature and writing in the secondary classroom. Her research talks back to paradigms that neglect both teachers and students in the conversation, that attempt to dictate curriculum and pedagogy to mean one testable thing, and expect English language arts to be the learning of discrete facts, devoid of emotion and passion or critical discussion of topics relevant to our students’ lives. Additionally, Dr. Falter is a former editor of JoLLE, the Journal of Language and Literacy Education, and has been an active member of the National Writing Project.

Education

PhD in Language and Literacy Education from The University of Georgia
MA in Education from Mount Mary University, WI
BA in English from St. Norbert College, WI

Curriculum Vitae

Programs

Scholarly Publications

Courses Taught

  • ECI 405 Literature for Young Adults
  • ECI 430 Materials and Methods for Teaching Language Arts in the Middle Grades

Research Areas