Featured Researcher: Dr. Kristine Pytash
Dr. Kristine Pytash, an associate professor in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies co-directs the secondary Integrated Language Arts teacher preparation program and is a former high school English teacher. Her research focuses on the literacy practices of youth in alternative schools and juvenile detention facilities. In addition, she studies disciplinary writing and how to prepare teachers to teach writing. An underlying theme across all her lines of inquiry is how technology significantly influences young adults’ literacy practices and their literacy instruction. Pytash has served as a member of the EHHS Research Council and currently serves as the Section Six Co-Chair for Division K of the American Education Research Association. She is a regular contributor to the International Literacy Association’s TILE-SIG blog. She recently published, Writing from the Margins: Exploring the Writing Practices of Youth in the Juvenile Justice System. She was the 2017 recipient of the Rewey Belle Inglis Award for Outstanding Service Relating to the Role and Image of Women in English Education sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English Gender and Literacy Assembly.