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SHELBIE WITTE

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TEACHING AND CURRICULUM LEADERSHIP
ASO PROF/WATSON CH

OSU Stillwater
226 WILLARD HALL
STILLWATER, OK
Phone: 405-744-9505

shelbie.witte@okstate.edu

Biography

Shelbie Witte is an Associate Professor of Secondary Literacy Education and the Chuck and Kim Watson Endowed Chair in Education at Oklahoma State University. She also serves as the incoming director of the Oklahoma State University Writing Project and the director of the Initiative for 21st Century Literacies Research. She studies 21st century literacies and multi-modal approaches to adolescent literacy learning, particularly the intersection of these literacies and literacy pedagogy. She continues to actively serve as a member of various committees and projects of the National Council of Teachers of English and the National Writing Project. She also holds National Board Certification in Early Adolescence/English Language Arts, having taught twelve years in Oklahoma and Kansas. She holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on English Education and Technology from Kansas State University, a M.S. in English Education from Kansas State University, and a B.S. in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum with an emphasis in English Education from the University of Oklahoma. For the past seven years, she served as program coordinator of English Education at Florida State University.

Expertise

Adolescent literacy, 21st century literacies, English education, teacher education, writing instruction, teaching and technology, young adult literature, popular culture,school films, reading and writing across the content areas, teachers as writers