Aimée Myers, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Teacher Education

Aimée Myers, Ph.D.

Contact

AMyers8@twu.edu
940-898-2244
SH 112

Biography

Dr. Aimée Myers is an Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at Texas Woman’s University. Dr. Myers teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Teacher Education. She also teaches courses affiliated with the Department of Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies and the Department of English, Speech, and Foreign Languages. Her teaching specializations include diversity, equity, and inclusion. Before entering academia, Dr. Myers had 15 years working in education, including working as a secondary public-school English teacher. After teaching, her work at the K20 Center for Educational and Community Renewal allowed her to act as a phase coordinator for a federal GEAR UP grant that supported students and teachers in a large underserved, urban-school district. Currently, Dr. Myers partners with the community by serving on a Title I Leadership Team that serves low-income elementary students, and she establishes experiential learning opportunities working with underserved students through the non-profit organization Communities in Schools North Texas.
In her research, Dr. Myers focuses on culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogies. She works to utilize social constructivist approaches with marginalized and underserved populations. Her current research project focuses on supporting critical literacy with refugee and immigrant secondary students. Her work has been presented internationally and nationally. Most recently she shared her research at the International Conference on Urban Education, National Council of Teachers of English, and the National Association of Multicultural Educators. During her time at TWU, she has been awarded the Academic Assessment Faculty Fellowship and the Chancellor’s Research Fellowship.

Education

Ph.D., Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum, University of Oklahoma
M.A., Contemporary Literature, University of Central Oklahoma
B.A., English, University of Central Oklahoma

Expertise

Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Pedagogies; Urban Education; Critical Literacy; Teacher Education; Curriculum Development; Equity and Inclusion; Underserved and Marginalized Students

Latest Articles

The Time Is Now: Modeling the Tenets of Critical Pedagogy for Our Future Teachers at Hispanic Serving Institutions
Education, Language, and Sociology Research (2020)
Aimee Myers, Jorge Figueroa

Bringing together a harmony of voices: Using the Inside-Out strategy as a culturally responsive approach to intertwine knowledge from self, peer, and text
English in Texas (2019)
Aimee Myers, Jessica Hightower

Confronting mandated curriculum: Being a transgressive teacher and meeting the needs of our urban learners
Perspectives on Urban Education Journal (2019)
Aimee Myers

Developing critical consumers of knowledge: Merging critical literacy and digital tools.
Texas Teacher Education FORUM (2018)
Aimee Myers

Layers of cultural responsiveness: Community, collaboration, and literacy.
Voices from the Middle (2017)
Aimee Myers

Building bridges to the world: Utilizing service learning during the senior year to develop participatory citizenship.
American Secondary Education (2016)
Aimee Myers

Chapters

From start to finish: A programmatic approach to digital literacy in teacher education.
in Handbook of research on literacy and digital technology integration in teacher education. | IGI Global (2020)
Amanda Hurlbut, Sarah McMahan, Aimee Myers, Karen Dunlap, Rebecca Fredrickson

Opening the box: Developing critical reflection to empower and motivate students.
in The art of noticing deeply: Commentaries on teaching, learning and mindfulness. | Cambridge Scholars (2016)
Aimee Myers

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of Texas Professional Educators
  • International Society for Technology in Education
  • National Association of Multicultural Education

Honors & Awards

  • Chancellor's Research Fellows, Texas Woman's University (2019)
  • Faculty Member of Distinction, English and Philosophy Department, University of Central Missouri (2018)
  • Academic Assessment Faculty Fellows, Texas Woman's University (2018)
  • ACUE Faculty Fellows Program, Association of College and University Educators (2017)
  • Bellweather Society Scholarship, University of Oklahoma (2016)