Jennifer Turner Associate ProfessorPh.D.Michigan State University Home People Jennifer Turner Department: Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership Division: LLSICurriculum Vitae: Curriculum VitaeEmail Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone Number: (301) 405-0433Location: 2233 Benjamin Building Research Interests a) culturally responsive and rigorous instruction for African American elementary readers, b) preparing socially-just and equity-minded K-5 literacy teachers, and c) college and career readiness in K-5 literacy classrooms. Bio Dr. Jennifer Danridge Turner is Associate Professor in Reading Education at the University of Maryland, College Park. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a specialization in Literacy from Michigan State University. Dr. Turner’s scholarship centers on a) culturally responsive and rigorous instruction for African American elementary readers, b) preparing socially-just and equity-minded K-5 literacy teachers, and c) college and career readiness in K-5 literacy classrooms. Dr. Turner's research projects have been funded through numerous grants, including the Qualitative Research Interest Group (QRIG) grant from the Consortium on Race, Gender, and Ethnicity at the University of Maryland; Global Awareness in Teacher Education (GATE) fellowship from the Longview Foundation/UMCP; the Maryland Institute for Minority and Urban Education (MIMAUE) and a competitive Research and Scholarship Award (RASA) at the University of Maryland; and the prestigious Elva Knight Research Grant from the International Reading Association. Dr. Turner’s scholarship appears in leading academic journals, including Literacy, Theory into Practice, Action in Teacher Education, The Reading Teacher, Reading Research and Instruction, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, Language Arts, and Literacy Teaching and Learning. Her book, Change is Gonna Come: Transforming Literacy Education for African American Students (with Patricia A. Edwards and Gwendolyn McMillon) won the 2011 Edward Fry Book Award from the Literacy Research Association. Dr. Turner’s newest line of research on college and career literacies for K-5 students, and their connection to the Common Core’s English Language Arts Standards, appeared in a volume of Theory into Practice, for which Dr. Turner served as a Co-Editor. Dr. Turner draws upon her scholarly work in her classes, which earned her a coveted Excellence in Teaching Award for Tenure-Track Faculty from the College of Education at the University of Maryland. Dr. Turner is also very active in professional organizations. She has served as a Chair of the Ethnicity, Race, and Multilingualism Committee; Area Chair; a member of the Nominations Committee; and as an elected member on the Board of Directors for the Literacy Research Association. She has served as an active member of the Publications Committee for the International Reading Association, and was Co-Editor of the Literacy Leadership column for the Reading Teacher. Dr. Turner is Department Editor of the Invited Dialogues department for the journal Language Arts. Finally, Dr. Turner is an author on National Geographic’s REACH Program (a K-5 ESL program emphasizing Language, Literacy, and Content) and REACH FOR READING Program (a K-5 comprehensive reading program), published by National Geographic School Publishing and Cengage. Publications Selected Publications (2010-2017) Edwards, P.A., McMillon, G.T., & Turner, J.D. (2010). Change is Gonna Come: Transforming Literacy Education for African American Students. New York: Teachers College Press. Turner, J.D., Hoeltzel, C. & Li, J. (2010). Read to lead: Resources that help teachers enhance literacy leadership. Language Arts, 87 (6), 472-477. O'Gilvie, H.O., Turner, J.D., & Hughes, H.L. (2011). Teaching through language: Using multilingual tools to promote literacy achievement among African American elementary students. In P. Schmidt & A. Lazar (Eds.), Practicing What We Teach: How Culturally Responsive Literacy Classrooms Make a Difference (pp. 141-155). New York: Teachers College Press. Turner, J.D. & Pope, K. (2012). On lanterns and footwalkers: Jonathan Kozol's vision of literacy for our times. In R. Ognibene (Ed.). A Persistent Reformer: Jonathan Kozol's Work to Promote Equality in America (pp. 98-116). Peter Lang. Turner, J.D. & Danridge, J.C. (2014). Accelerating the college and career readiness of diverse K-5 literacy learners. Theory into Practice, 53(3), 212-219. Kim, Y., Turner, J.D., & Mason, P. (2015). Getting into the zone: Cases of student-centered multicultural literacy teacher education. Action in Teacher Education, 37(2), 102-119. Turner, J.D., Crassas, M.E., & Segal, P.H. (2016). Family matters: Home influences and individual differences in children’s reading development. In P. Afflerbach (Ed.), Handbook of Individual Differences in Reading: Text and Context (pp. 273-285). New York: Routledge. Turner, J.D. (2016). Career dream drawings: Children’s visions of professional identities, tools, and literacies on future workscapes. Language Arts, 93(3), 168-184. Turner, J.D. (2016). Tales and testimonies: Viewpoints on diverse literature from Duncan Tonatiuh and Violet J Harris. Language Arts, 94(2), 124-129. Turner, J.D. (2017). Motivating tweens to read: Insights from author Tom Angleberger. Language Arts, 94(3), 196-201. Turner, J.D. & Albro, J.J. (2017). When I grow up: Assessing American children’s perspectives on college and career readiness through drawings. Literacy, 51(2), 94-103. Turner, J.D. (2018). All about that bass: Cultivating socially-just literacy teachers through multicultural literature and multimodality. In J. Justice and B. Tenore (Eds.), Becoming Critical Pedagogues: Narratives of Resistance, Disruption, and Possibility in Teacher Education (pp. 175-186). New York: Routledge.