With Gregory and Long she is co-editor of Many Pathways to Literacy: Young Children Learning with Siblings, Grandparents, Peers, and Communities and of a special issue of the JECL on syncretism. With Lytra and Gregory she is co-editor of Navigating Languages, LIteracies, and Identities: Religion in Young Lives. She is editing a special issue of Early Years on transformative and critical perspectives and practices in Early Childhood Education in the US.
Dr. Volk was awarded CSU's Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching in 2011 and is past chair of the Early Childhood Education Assembly of the National Council of Teachers of English and a member of the NCTE-funded project, Professional Dyads and Culturally Relevant Teaching.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
culturally relevant teaching
ethnographic research in classrooms, homes, and community settings