Audra Slocum, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English Education
Department of Curriculum & Instruction/Literacy Studies

Co-director of the National Writing Project at WVU

Advisor to NCTE-Mountaineers, student affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English

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Contact Information

Office: Allen Hall 604-G
Phone: 304.293.1288
Mailing Address: PO Box 6122, Morgantown, WV 226506-6122


2012 Ph.D., English Education, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
2009 M.A., English Education, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
2000 B.A., English, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Courses Taught

  • C&I 324 – Teaching Language Arts: Secondary School
  • C&I 624 – Advanced Methods in English Education
  • C&I 693U – SPTP: Teaching Appalachia
  • C&I 693X – SPTP: Intro – Literacy as Social Practice
  • C&I 693A – SPTP: Literacy Education Research

Research Interests:

  • Adolescent Literacies
  • Social Justice
  • English Education
  • Appalachian Studies
  • Critical Place-Conscious Education
  • Multicultural Teacher Education

Recent Research Publications

Slocum, A. (2014). Look What They Said About Us: Social Positioning of Adolescent Appalachians in English Class. English Teaching: Practice and Critique 13(3) 191-209.

Rish, R. and Slocum, A. (2015). Video mediated teacher inquiry with pre-
service English teachers. In E. Ortlieb, L. Shanahan, and M. McVee (Editors),Video as a Tool for Reflection in Literacy Education and Research. UK: Emerald Group Publishing.

Recent Research Presentations

Slocum, A. Exploring Community Through Literature and Life: Adolescents’ Identity Positioning in Rural Appalachia. American Educational Research Association, Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL: April 2015.

Slocum, A. and Kibler, K. Dual Placements in Student Teaching. National Council of Teachers of English, Annual Convention. National Harbor, MD: November 2014

Slocum, A. Dialogic Discourse, Critical Awareness, and Identity: (Re)Inventing Approaches to Social Justice and the ELA Classroom. National Council of Teachers of English, Annual Convention. Boston, MA: November 2013

Slocum, A. and Weekley, Brandi. From Where I Stand: Rural Appalachian adolescents claim epistemic privilege. Appalachian Studies Association, Annual Conference. Boone, NC: March 2013

Bernstein, B., Slocum, A., Weekley, B.S. Narratives of Action and Resilience: Documenting Stories of Appalachian Adolescents. Appalachian Studies Association Annual Conference. Boone, NC: March 20-22, 2013