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Jeanne M. Henry

Associate Professor of Specialized Programs in Education


Degrees

EDD, 1992, Univ Cincinnati Cincinnati; MFA, 1983, Bowling Green St Univ Bowling; BS, 1981, Indiana St Univ Terre Haute


Teaching Interests

In the doctoral programs in Literacy Studies, which Dr. Henry directs, she primarily teaches two courses, LYST 364: Sociopolitical Perspectives of Literacy, and LYST 361: Literacy, Literature, and the Imagination. In Sociopolitical Perspectives, which is a topical course, Dr. Henry has focused on topics such as sociolinguistics and the politics of English and, most recently, language in a post-truth society. In the literature course, her focus tends to be on the power of the imagination, story worlds and engagement, and transmedia storytelling and transmedia responses to literature. • Within the Literacy Studies program, Dr. Henry teaches children’s and adolescent literature from the respective of a literacy specialist, which is to say using literature to support learning to read, and later, using choice literature to sustain and expand middle and high school students’ interest in reading both for pleasure, and information, throughout their lives. Dr. Henry takes the lead in collaborating with other Hofstra faculty and staff to arrange the biennial Literature and the Imagination Conference as an opportunity for Hofstra students to meet outstanding children’s authors and illustrators. • For students throughout Hofstra’s School of Education, Dr. Henry teaches courses in sociolinguistics and schooling that explore linguistic diversity, identifying and addressing language bias, and creating responsive and effective approaches to responding to students’ written and oral language across content areas. • For middle and secondary education students, Dr. Henry teaches a course in literacy across the content areas. The course helps teachers develop strategies for successfully engaging and preparing their students to read for academic purposes, as well as assisting teachers in enhancing and enlivening academic topics with appealing reading materials.

Research Interests

transdmedia storytelling and response to literature gaming and narrative

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
LYST 101 LIT FOR MID/HIGH SCHOOL TEACH Undergraduate
LYST 208 LANG, CLTR, ID: LITERCY ISSUES Graduate
LYST 209 LANG, CULTR AND IDNTY Graduate
LYST 215A LANG & LIT MID CHLDHD AND ADOL Graduate
LYST 220 LIT IN LIVES YOUNG CHILD Graduate
LYST 221 LIT FOR ADOL&YNG ADL Graduate
LYST 361C SPC TPC: VIRTUAL IMAGINATION Graduate
LYST 369 PRE-DISSERTATION PLANNING SEM Graduate
LYST 601 DISSERTATION PROPOSAL PLANNING Graduate
LYST 602 DISSERTATION PROPOSAL PREP Graduate
LYST 604 DISSERTATION ADVISEMENT Graduate
READ 351 INDEPENDENT STUDY Graduate
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