Amy Burke, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Literacy and Learning

Amy Burke, PhD

Contact

aburke6@twu.edu
940-898-2234
MLC 901-A

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Biography

Amy Burke is an associate professor in the Department of Literacy and Learning, where she teaches undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral courses. Her teaching interests include constructive contexts for language and literacy teaching/learning; critical literacy; multimodal writing/composing; children’s and young adult literature; and the role of talk in literacy learning. Her research focuses on multimodal discourse, literacy and identity, and the social-cultural-historic-political contexts of language and literacy. She presents her work regularly, including at the annual conferences of the Literacy Research Association, the National Council of Teachers of English, and the American Educational Research Association. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Language Arts, Literacy Research and Instruction, and English in Texas. She is currently a co-editor of Texas Journal of Literacy Education, the journal for the Texas Association of Literacy Educators (the state affiliate of the International Literacy Association). Prior to working in academia, she taught Kindergarten, first, and third grade.

Education

Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction (Area of Emphasis: Language and Literacy Studies), University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
M.Ed., Reading Education, Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas
M.A., Teaching (Secondary Education), Austin College, Sherman, Texas
B.A., English, Austin College, Sherman, Texas

Research Interests

Discourse; Sociocultural Theory and Literacy Practices; Critical Literacy; Literacy and Identity; Social Semiotics and Multimodal Composing; Qualitative Research

Latest Articles

Teachers Negotiating Literacy Instruction Within Accountability Systems
Fringes (2020)
Amy Burke, Melody Zoch

Teaching Goldilocks to read: Too much, too little, or just right the amount of phonics?
English in Texas (2020)
Ann D. David, Annamary Consalvo, Amy Burke, Stephanie Grote-Garcia, Peggy Semingson

Strategies to engage students in writing to think
The Teaching Professor (2018)
Amy Burke

An analysis of a teacher's use of revoicing during a third grade literature discussion
Literacy Research and Instruction (2017)
Amy Burke

Chapters

Shared responsibility: Looking at literacy beyond the English language arts classroom
in Instructional leadership in the content areas: Case studies for curriculum and instruction | Routledge (2018)
S. Wilcox, P. A. Watson, A. Burke, C. Briggs

Supporting change through knowledge of best practices in literacy
in Instructional leadership in the content areas: Case studies for curriculum and instruction | Routledge (2018)
M. Kerbs, C. Briggs, A. Burke, P. A. Watson

Literacy instruction that fosters agency and engagement in middle school classrooms
in Instructional leadership in the content areas: Case studies for curriculum and instruction | Routledge (2018)
A. Burke, H. Cato, T. Dollar, C. Briggs, P. A. Watson

Internally Funded Projects

Small Grants Program
TWU Office of Research and Sponsored Progrms | $750.00 | 2021
Research Grant

Multimodal Community Literacy Project
TWU Undergraduate Experimental Scholar Program | $500.00 | 2017
Research Grant

Multimodal Community Literacy Project
TWU Undergraduate Experimental Scholar Program | $500.00 | 2017
Research Grant

Multimodal Community Literacy Project
TWU College of Professional Education Research Support Grant) | $1,500.00 | 2016
Research Grant

Professional Affiliations

  • American Educational Research Association
  • International Reading Association
  • Literacy Research Association
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • National Writing Project
  • Texas Association of Literacy Educators
  • Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts