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Janet M. Alsup

Professor of English Education
Purdue University

Janet Alsup is Professor of English Education at Purdue University. Her most recent books were published by Routledge in 2015: A Case for Teaching Literature in the Secondary School: Why Reading Fiction Matters in the Age of Scientific Objectivity and Standardization and a co-edited collection, Literacy Teaching and Learning in Rural Communities: Problematizing Stereotypes, Challenging Myths.

Biography

Janet Alsup is a professor of English Education at Purdue University, with a joint appointment in the English and Curriculum and Instruction Departments. Professor Alsup’s research centers on issues of teacher professional identity development, secondary literacy pedagogies, narrative and teacher research, and, most recently, adolescent literature and adolescent identity formation. She has published five books (including Teacher Identity Discourses: Negotiating Personal and Professional Spaces for which she won the Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize in 2007), 10 chapters in books published by respected presses (including NCTE, University of Michigan Press, Utah State University Press, and SUNY Press) and 17 peer reviewed articles in premier disciplinary journals, including English Education, The ALAN Review and The Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. Three of these articles utilize or reference teacher research. She has taught many courses in Purdue’s English Education program, including a graduate course on teacher or action research. Professor Alsup was co-PI on a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant creating an interactive, high school version of the OWL (Purdue online writing lab). She has received many teaching awards, including seven English Department teaching awards and the Charles B. Murphy Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching in 2005. Professor Alsup served as the Chair of the Conference on English Education (CEE) from 2008-2010 and also sat on the Executive Committee of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) during that time. She is currently the Associate Head of Purdue’s English Department. Her two most recent books were published by Routledge in 2015: A Case for Teaching Literature in the Secondary School: Why Reading Fiction Matters in an Age of Scientific Objectivity and Standardization, and a co-edited collection with Lisa S. Eckert, Literacy Teaching and Learning in Rural Communities: Problematizing Stereotypes, Challenging Myths

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    English teaching and English teacher education

Personal Interests

    writing, reading, horseback riding, hiking, canoeing, travel

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