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Danielle Lillge, PhD

As a teacher and researcher, my goal is to promote more equitable and just English language arts (ELA) teaching and learning for all. Through ongoing teaching and research in middle and high school as well as university classrooms, my joy is learning with and from committed beginning and veteran ELA teachers and their students. I focus on classroom interaction and the discourse of teaching and learning.

I also serve as Coordinator of an exciting new Master’s of English Education synchronous online degree program for practicing (those who hold a certificate to teach) ELA teachers. Developed with department colleagues in response to requests from teacher leaders, the program centers inquiry and learning about socially just ELA instruction through disciplinary and pedagogical coursework that leads to teacher action research and the ability to savvily advocate for educational change.


For more information on my book, Pursuing Social Justice in ELA: A Framework for Negotiating the Challenges of Teaching, published in July by Routledge, visit my research and upcoming pages.


Department of English
Campus Box 4240
Office: Stevenson Hall 340
Phone: 309-438-7086

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site last updated July 27, 2022

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