Faculty Profiles

Acheson, Alison

Instructor
Post-M.F.A. Certificate in Writing Pedagogy, Antioch University
M.F.A., University of British Columbia
UBC Creative Writing Program, Buchanan E
alison.acheson@ubc.ca, www.alisonacheson.com

Research Interests: creative writing, writing for children and young adults, fiction, writing pedagogy.

Awards: Finalist, CLA Book of the Year; IBBY List for Children Living with Disabilities

 

Asselin, Marlene

Associate Professor and Teacher Librarianship Coordinator
Ph.D., University of British Columbia
Department of Language and Literacy Education
Ponderosa Annex E 205
(604) 822-5733 marlene.asselin@ubc.ca

Research Interests: Children’s literature; Adolescent issues; Language education; multiple literacies; school libraries; technology

Awards: The Canadian Association for School Libraries Margaret B. Scott Award of Merit.

 

de Vries, Maggie

Instructor
M.A. University of British Columbia
UBC Creative Writing Program, Buchanan E
magdev@mail.ubc.ca, www.maggiedevries.com

Research Interests: Writing, Publishing and the Booktrade for Children, Writing of Children’s Literature, and Advanced Writing of Children’s Literature

Awards: numerous writing awards, including Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize, George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in BC Literature, VanCity Book Prize, among others.

 

Dobson, Theresa

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Alberta
Department of Language and Literacy Education
Ponderosa Annex E 218
(604) 822- 8365
teresa.dobson@ubc.ca

Research interests: literary engagement in multiple media, writing and multimodality, literary education, digital literacy and digital culture, and digital humanities with a focus on text visualization. A list of recent publications may be found here: https://blogs.ubc.ca/tmdobson/publications/

Awards: British Columbia Innovation Award in Educational Technology

 

Filipenko, Margot

Professor of Teaching
Co-Chair, Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable
Ph.D., University of British Columbia
Department of Language and Literacy Education
Ponderosa Annex E 225
(604) 827-5680 margot.filipenko@ubc.ca

Research Interests: Children’s literature; Curriculum studies; Early childhood; Educational linguistics; Language education; Literacy

 

Gooding, Rick

Lecturer
Ph.D., Dalhousie University
Department of English and Arts Studies in Research and Writing
608 Buchanan Tower
(604) 822-4078 rgooding@mail.ubc.ca web: http://blogs.ubc.ca/rgooding/home/

Research Interests: the fairy tale; contemporary children’s and young adult literature; psychoanalysis and posthumanism

Awards: Children’s Literature Association Article Award

 

Kendrick, Maureen

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Alberta
Department of Language and Literacy Education
Ponderosa Annex E 206
(604) 822- 6857
maureen.kendrick@ubc.ca
http://lled.educ.ubc.ca/profiles/maureen-kendrick/

Research interests: literacy and multimodality

Awards: Killam Teaching Prize, 2012-13, Alan C. Purves Award, 2013, Finalist, Edward Fry Book Award, National Reading Conference 2006

 

Leggo, Carl

Professor
Ph.D., University of Alberta
Department of Language and Literacy Education
Ponderosa Annex E 215
(604) 822-4640 carl.leggo@ubc.ca

Research Interests:creativity; literacy education; teacher education; teaching writing; arts-based research; life writing; poetic inquiry; narrative inquiry; curriculum studies; cultural studies

Awards: Killam Teaching Award; Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring; Ted T. Aoki Award for Distinguished Service in Canadian Curriculum Studies; Sam Black Award for Excellence in Education and Development in the Visual and Performing Arts

 

Meyers, Eric M.

Associate Professor and Chair, Master of Arts in Children’s Literature Program
Ph.D., University of Washington
School of Library, Archival and Information Studies
485 I.K. Barber Learning Centre
(604) 827-3945 eric.meyers@ubc.ca web: http://faculty.arts.ubc.ca/emeyers/

Research Interests: youth information interaction; theories of learning, cognition, and development; youth services in school and public libraries; digital literacy; new media.

Awards: Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research (ALA), Eugene Garfield Dissertation Prize (ALISE), Pratt-Severn Faculty Innovation Award (ALISE), several paper prizes and best paper honours.

 

Pohl-Weary, Emily
Assistant Professor
Ph.D (A.B.D.), University of Toronto
M.F.A., University of British Columbia
UBC Creative Writing Program, Buchanan E477

(604) 822-6564 e.pohl-weary@ubc.ca web: emilypohlweary.com

Research Interests: creative writing, writing for young adults, speculative literature, mystery novels, comics, poetry, creative writing pedagogy, editing

Awards: Hugo Award for Best Related Book, Fred Cogswell Award for Excellence in Poetry, Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids and Teens Selection, Strange Horizons Reader’s Choice Award, Canadian Library Association’s Best Young Adult Novel Finalist, Toronto Book Award Finalist, K.M. Hunter Artist’s Award Finalist, etc.

 

Rogers, Theresa

Professor and Deputy Head
Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Department of Language and Literacy Education
Ponderosa Annex E 207
(604) 822-0901 theresa.rogers@ubc.ca web: http://www.theresarogers.ca/

Research Interests: Adolescent/Youth literacy practices; Arts and media as critical literacy practices among youth; Literacy criticism and English teaching.

Awards: University of British Columbia Killam Teaching Prize Award; CSSE/Canadian Graduate Students of Education Mentorship Award

 

Saltman, Judith

Adjunct Professor
M.A. Simmons College
School of Library, Archival and Information Studies
493 I.K. Barber Learning Centre
(604) 822-4448 judi.saltman@ubc.ca web: http://faculty.arts.ubc.ca/jsaltman/
Canadian Children’s Illustrated Books: http://ccib.arts.ubc.ca/

Research Interests: Canadian children’s literature; International children’s literature; Canadian children’s illustrated books; Canadian publishing for children.

Awards: International Research Society for Children’s Literature Book Award (with Gail Edwards); Canadian Library Association/Canadian Association of Public Libraries/Brodart Outstanding Public Library Service Award; The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies Distinguished Alumni Service and Leadership Award; University of British Columbia Killam Teaching Prize Award.

 

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