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Faculty/Staff Profiles

Mikel Cole

Associate Professor of Language, Literacy, and Culture

Office: 405 Tillman Hall
Phone: 864-656-0473
Vita: Click Here

Educational Background

Ph.D. Language, Literacy, and Culture
Vanderbilt University 2012

M.Ed. Elementary Education--Montessori
Chaminade University 2002

B.A. Philosophy
Baylor University 1997

Courses Taught

EDLT 874 Principles of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
EDLT 873 Teaching Reading and Writing to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
ED 901 Sociocultural Theories of Learning
ED EL 467 Principles and Strategies for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages in Elementary Classrooms

Research Interests

English language learners in K-12 settings
Preparation of teachers to work with culturally and linguistically diverse students
Intersection of language policy and practice in schools and classrooms
Culturally-responsive engagement of families and communities in local schools