Language & Literacy Education

Jennifer Altavilla-Giordano

Dr. Jennifer Altavilla-Giordano is a lecturer of language education and director of the TESOL Multilingual Learner Education (Licensure) program at BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Her research focuses on professional development, preservice training, and instructional coaching for teachers who work with students classified as English learners. She is passionate about collaborating with […]

Betsy Beckert

Betsy Beckert is a doctoral student in language & literacy education at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Her work focuses on the multiple and multimodal literacies of signing deaf students. She is the recipient of a 2024 NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship. Betsy has experience working in deaf education both in the US […]

Andrea Bien

Dr. Andrea Bien is a clinical associate professor at BU Wheelock with appointments in both the Teaching & Learning and Language & Literacy Education departments. Dr. Bien’s research and teaching focus on understanding elementary classroom practice as a tool for disrupting inequity. In her role as a clinical faculty member, Dr. Bien has the unique […]

Allie Jane Bruce

Allie Jane Bruce is a doctoral student in the Language & Literacy program at BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Her research has been located at the intersection of visual literacy, early childhood, and race & racism, and she is interested in how young children process and make meaning of racial content and […]

Jennifer Bryson

Dr. Jennifer Bryson is a senior lecturer and director of the Elementary Education and Reading Education programs at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. In her research, Dr. Bryson uses sociocognitive and sociocultural theories of learning to examine the role of family literacy projects as a tool to bridge home and school […]

Erin Campbell

Dr. Erin Campbell is a postdoctoral researcher at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Dr. Campbell studies early language and cognition among children born deaf and/or blind. Her research focuses on (1) how perceptual experience (seeing, hearing, touch) and language input shape early language development, and (2) how children and adults learn […]

Naomi Caselli

Naomi Caselli is an associate professor of Deaf Education, director of the Deaf Center, and the director of the AI and Education initiative at Boston University. She is hearing, and her first languages are American Sign Language (ASL) and English. She leads a research team that works to make research on language—across education, computer science, […]

Dina C. Castro

Dr. Dina C. Castro is director of the Institute for Early Childhood Well-Being and the inaugural Bahamdan Professor in Early Childhood Well-Being at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Her scholarship focuses on equity and quality in the early care and education of bilingual children in immigrant, migrant, and indigenous communities. It […]

Suzanne Chapin

Dr. Suzanne Chapin is professor emerita of mathematics education at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Her work covers gifted education, curriculum design, teacher professional development in mathematics, and teacher and student discourse in mathematics. A consultant to school districts on reforming school mathematics, Dr. Chapin is a frequent speaker at national […]

Henry (Erning) Chen

Henry (Erning) Chen is a doctoral student in Language & Literacy Education at BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. He is interested in international students’ socialization experience and academic development in US higher education. He is working on using ethnographic methods to study how Chinese international graduate students develop academic and social competences […]