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College of Education

Language, Literacy, and Technology (LLT) – Meet the Faculty

Meet the LLT Faculty



Joy Egbert, Ph.D., University of Arizona,

  • Engagement and differentiation, Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), Teacher Education

Anne Marie Guerrettaz, Ph.D., Indiana University,

  • Language teaching methods and materials, Bilingual and indigenous language education, Applied linguistics

Jane Kelley, Ed.D., University of Massachusetts,

  • Children’s literature, Critical multicultural analysis, Literacy education

Kelly Puzio, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University,

  • Literacy instruction, Differentiated instruction, Culturally relevant instruction

Tom Salsbury, Ph.D., Indiana University,

  • Second language acquisition (SLA) Applied linguistics, English language learners

Margaret Vaughn, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro,

  • Literacies related to student agency, adaptive teaching, and critical inquiry


Yuliya Ardasheva, Ph.D., University of Louisville,

  • Interplay between second language and academic development (particularly in science), Contributions of individual differences (e.g., language learning strategies, motivation) to second language development

Eric Johnson, Ph.D., Arizona State University,

  • Language policy, Bilingual education, Immigrant education

Sarah Newcomer, Ph.D., Arizona State University

  • Culturally responsive literacy instruction, Biliteracy/Bilingual education, School-community partnerships



Deanna Day, Ph.D., University of Arizona,

  • Children’s literature, Literature circles, Digital literacy

Jessica Masterson, Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln,

  • Secondary language and literacy education, Youth literacies, and Democratic education