Assistant Professor of Language and Literacy Education
Dr. Dodge began her career as an educator in China as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer teaching English at Chengdu University, an experience combined with her master’s in TESOL. In addition to teaching university students in China, Dr. Dodge also conducted teacher training for Chinese teachers of English. Upon return to the U.S., she pursued a PhD in Educational Psychology with a focus on language and literacy from Michigan State University. While there, she spent time as a substitute teacher in the urban districts in Lansing and Flint Michigan and taught courses in teacher education and literacy at the undergraduate and master’s levels. At St. Bonaventure University, she taught in the master’s reading education program, preparing reading/literacy specialists. At St. John’s University, she taught in the literacy master’s and literacy PhD programs. Across her experiences in teaching and teacher education, Dr. Dodge has been interested in and engaged the intersections of language, literacy, and diversity and looks forward to continuing this work at University of Lynchburg.
- PhD in Educational Psychology, Specialization in Language and Literacy, Michigan State University
- MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Monterey Institute of International Studies
- BA in English, minor in Journalism, Albion College
- Dodge, A. M. (in press). Reading toward equity: Creating LGBTQ+ inclusive classrooms through literary and literacy practices, in E. Ortlieb and E. H. Cheek Jr. (Eds). Addressing diversity in literacy instruction, Literacy research, practice, and evaluation. UK: Emerald Books.
- Dodge, A. M., Dussling, T. M., & Beach, J. D. (in press). Development and deployment of distance delivery degrees: A collegial conversation. Distance Learning Journal.
- Dodge, A. M. (June, 2017). Reflecting on racial identity and building antiracism mind-sets. Literacy Daily. Available: https://www.literacyworldwide.org/blog/literacy-daily/2017/06/08/reflecting-on-racial-identity-and-building-antiracism-mind-sets
- Crutcher, P. A. & Dodge, A. M. (2017). “But I don’t want to read a graphic novel”: Truth and nuance about pop culture in education. In E. A. Janak and L. Sourdot (Eds.), Educating through popular culture: You’re not cool just because you teach with comics. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
- Ortlieb, E. & Dodge, A. M. (2017). One size fits none: Re-conceptualizing literacy instruction for diverse learners, in N. Daniel and S. J. Farenga (Eds.) Alternatives to privatizing public education: Reexamining American education’s “Backward Design”—Conversations in honor of Dale D. Johnson. New York, NY: Routledge.
- Dodge, A. M. (June, 2015). Diverse books mean literature for all. Literacy Daily. Available: http://www.reading.org/literacy-daily/classroom/post/engage/2015/06/16/diverse-books-means-literature-for-all
- Dodge, A. M. & Crutcher, P. A. (2015). Inclusive classrooms for LGBTQ students: Using Linked Text Sets to challenge the hegemonic “single story.” Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 59(1), 95-105.
- Crutcher, P. A. & Dodge, A. M. (2014). A tramp abroad chronicles motivation, self-efficacy, and
attempts to theorize culture and creativity. Intercultural Education, 25(5), 349-361.
Dr. Dodge is an active member her professional field. She serves on the Editorial Review Board of the journals Reading Teacher and Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy. She was a member of the team selected to conduct the 2017 revisions to the International Literacy Association Standards for Specialized Literacy Professionals, due to be released in spring of 2018. She was a member of the team revising Standard 4 Diversity and Equity and was lead writer for a new standard, Standard 7 Practicum Experiences. Dr. Dodge also recently joined the Editorial Board for the young adult literature journal SIGNAL. Dr. Dodge also actively pursues scholarship in the areas of teacher education and literacy. Her work focuses on literacy and social justice; LGBTQ inclusion; critical whiteness studies; and intersections of literacy, multimodality, and pop culture; disciplinary literacy.
- EDUC 351: Literacy in the Content Areas
- PSYC 245: Human Development: Birth through Adolescence
- RDNG 644: Adolescent Literature