B.S. in Secondary Education: Majors in English and Social Sciences, Montana State University; M.A. in Secondary Education: History and Russian Literatures, Boise State University; Ph.D. in English Education, New York University. Writer-in-Residencies: Johns Hopkins University and Universität zu Köln.
Editorials and Responses
Ruth Vinz is a Professor in English Education and the Enid and Lester Morse Endowed Professor in Teacher Education, Teachers College Columbia University. She is also Founding Director of the Center for the Professional Education of Teachers ( http://cpet.tc.columbia.edu/). The Center serves as an incubator for project-based initiatives to support teacher and student learning and provides doctoral students with opportunities to design, implement, and research the effectiveness of various pedagogical initiatives. Student Press Initiative, Literacy Consortium, Studies in Educational Innovations, Literacy Unbound, and The Global Learning Alliance are among the programs within the seventeen-year-old Center. Before coming to Teachers College in 1992, Vinz taught high school Literature and Humanities courses for twenty-three years. She is the author or co-author of 14 books and numerous articles on teacher learning and knowledge, literacy pedagogies for literature and writing instruction, and two books that focus on writing qualitative and narrative research. Her book, Composing a Teaching Life, received the CEE Richard Meade Award for Outstanding Research in English Education and she co-authored the award-winning literature/writing series, 6-12 grade, Daybooks of Critical Reading and Writing published by Houghton Mifflin. She served for five years as co-editor of English Education. English Education is the journal of the Conference on English Education (CEE), a constituent organization of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). The journal serves teachers who are engaged in the preparation, support, and continuing education of teachers of English language arts/literacy at all levels of instruction. Her current research interests and writing include inquiry into teachers’ narratives as examples of living educational theories and pedagogies, the development of narrative inquiry methodologies, and ethical inquiry in a transnational world. Vinz has held key leadership roles at Teachers College, serving as English Education Program Director, Chair of the Department of Arts and Humanities, and Interim Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs.
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