Elizabeth Birr Moje
Professor; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Associate Dean for Research and Community Engagement
Elizabeth Birr Moje is the associate dean for research and community engagement, 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.
As associate dean for research, Moje is responsible for developing the research infrastructure at the school, including providing support for grant writing, developing mechanisms for sharing costs of common resources, and facilitating coordination across research functions and activities. Moje develops and monitors the school’s policies and procedures for grants and research and supervises the financial management of externally funded projects. Provides mentoring and support for faculty members who are in the beginning stages of their careers.
She represents the school’s interests on the university’s Research Dean’s Group and serves as the liaison between the school and the university’s Office of the Vice President for Research and the Division of Research Development and Administration.
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
Teaching and Learning
New Media & New Literacies
- Educational Studies
- Dean’s Office
- Office of Research & Community Engagement
- Joint Program in English and Education
- Center for Highly Interactive Classrooms, Curricula, & Computing in Education
- Center for Improvement of Early Reading Achievement
- Research Center for Group Dynamics
- Learning and Teaching the Disciplines through Clinical Rounds
Courses & Syllabi
April 25, 2016
February 18, 2016