Elizabeth Birr Moje

George Herbert Mead Collegiate Professor of Education and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Interim Dean of the School of Education

Elizabeth Birr Moje, School of Education

Elizabeth Birr Moje is the interim dean for the School of Education, the George Herbert Mead Collegiate Professor of Education, and an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor in the School of Education at the University of Michigan. She is also a faculty associate in the Institute for Social Research and in the Latino/a Studies program. Moje began her career teaching history, biology, and drama at high schools in Colorado and Michigan.

In her current research and community engagement work, Moje uses an array of methods to study and support young people’s literacy learning in Detroit, Michigan. She is particularly interested in the intersections between disciplinary literacies of school and the literacy practices of youth outside of school. She also studies how youth draw from home, community, ethnic, popular, and school cultures to make cultures and to enact identities. In related work focused on teacher learning, Moje developed and co-directs Teaching and Learning the Disciplines through Clinical Practice Rounds, with colleague Robert Bain. The Rounds Project, which advances discipline-based literacy teacher education in urban settings, was awarded the provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize at the University of Michigan in 2010.

Moje is a member of the National Academy of Education, where she chairs the Professional Development Committee. She serves as a vice president of the American Educational Research Association representing research on the social contexts of education (Division G) and as the chair of the William T. Grant Foundation Scholar Award Selection Committee.

Moje teaches courses in the following program(s):
Literacy, Language, and Culture
Combined Program in Education and Psychology
Joint Program in English and Education
Secondary Teacher Education
New Media & New Literacies

 

Affiliations

Committees

Research Affiliations

Projects

Grants


9/1/2015 - 6/30/2016 CEDER ISA Instructional Coaching
Granting Agency: Institute for Student Achievement

9/1/2012 - 9/30/2015 Detroit School of Arts: Partnership of DPS-U-M Project
Granting Agency: Knight Foundation

4/11/2013 - 6/1/2014 The Clinical Rounds Project in Secondary Teacher Education
Granting Agency: Excellent Schools Detroit

3/1/2012 - 2/28/2014 Reforming the Traditional School Schedule: The Detroit School of Arts DPS U-M Partnership School Project
Granting Agency: Ford Foundation

2/1/2003 - 1/1/2009 An Examination of the Social and Cultural Influences on Adolescent Literacy Motivation and Development
Granting Agency: National Institutes of Health

7/1/2007 - 6/30/2008 Assessing Secondary Teachers' Disciplinary Literacy Knowledge and Practice: Building Prototypes
Granting Agency: Carnegie Corporation

2/1/2005 - 1/1/2008 Advancing Adolescent Literacy Learning in the Disciplines
Granting Agency: Carnegie Corporation

7/1/2005 - 6/30/2007 Advancing Adolescent Literacy Learning in the Disciplines
Granting Agency: Carnegie Corporation

2/1/2004 - 1/1/2006 Middle School Science Curriculum Materials: Meeting Standards and Fostering Inquiry through Learning Technologies Supplement: Developing Scientific Literacy Through the Use of Innovative Textual Tools
Granting Agency: National Science Foundation

8/6/2001 - 8/6/2005 Making Makin' It Possible
Granting Agency: William T. Grant Foundation

3/1/2004 - 2/8/2005 An Examination of the Social and Cultural Influences on Adolescent Literacy Motivation and Development
Granting Agency: National Institutes of Health

2/1/2001 - 1/1/2005 Middle School Science Curriculum Materials: Meeting Standards and Fostering Inquiry using Learning Technologies
Granting Agency: National Science Foundation

2/1/2001 - 1/1/2005 Teaching Practices to Promote Science Understanding through Inquiry and Technology in Urban Schools
Granting Agency: National Science Foundation

2/1/2000 - 1/1/2003 Including Language, Literacy, and Community in Standards Based Science Education Reform: Toward Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Curriculum
Granting Agency: National Science Foundation


Courses & Syllabi


Term Catalogue Course Description Syllabus
Winter 2015 EDUC 402. Reading and Writing in Content Areas EDUC 402. Using Literacy to Teach and Learn World Language Content in Secondary Schools

Winter 2015 EDUC 402. Reading and Writing in Content Areas EDUC 402. Using Literacy to Teach and Learn World Language Content in Secondary Schools

Fall 2011 EDUC 706. Seminar: Issues in Research on Literacy EDUC 706. Youth Literacy, Culture, and Identity

Contact

Room 1110
Mailbox 4215/4218
734.647.9571 moje@umich.edu

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