Mon, Wed, Fri
EDEL 314, Emergent Literacy Development
11:00AM-11:50AM, PRINCE 117
EDEC 314, Language and Emergent Literacy
12:00PM-12:50PM, PRINCE 117
EDLL 653, Testing and Assessment for Language Minority Students
Thurs, by appointment only
Ed.D., University of Virginia, 2013
M.A.Ed., Wake Forest University, 2011
M.A., University of Bucharest, 2005
B.A., University of Craiova, 2003
Elena Andrei is an assistant professor of literacy with emphasis on English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Her previous work experiences include serving as an English as a foreign language teacher in her native Romania and as an ESOL teacher in North Carolina. Dr. Andrei teaches both literacy and ESOL certification classes. Her research interests are second language literacy, teacher education, and non-native English speaking teachers.
Outstanding Graduate Teacher Assistant Award in Curriculum and Instruction and Special Education, University of Virginia, 2012
Andrei, E., Ellerbe, M. (2013). Coastal Carolina University, Professional Enhancement Grant. $2,120 to conduct a research project on teaching writing to ELLs.
Selected Publications and Presentations:
-Refereed Journal Articles and Monographs
Andrei, E. (2014). Digital technology in three middle school English as a second language language arts classrooms. TESL Reporter, 47(1&2), 35-50.
Andrei, E. (in press). Multiliteracy in three English as a second language (ESL) middle school classrooms. Tapestry Journal
Kibler, A., Heny, N., & Andrei, E. (revised and resubmitted). In-service teachers’ perspectives on adolescent ELL writing instruction. TESOL Journal
Andrei, E. (revised and resubmitted). Technology in teaching English language learners (ELLs): The case of three middle school teachers. TESOL Journal
Andrei, E., Ellerbe, E., & Cherner, T. (under review). "The Text Opened My Eyes": A Book Club on Teaching Writing to ELLs.
-Non-Refereed Journal Articles and Monographs
Andrei, E., & Kibler, A. (in press). Linguistic minority students go to college – Book review. International Multicultural Research Journal
Andrei, E., & Heny, N. (2013). The ELL writer: Moving beyond basics in the secondary classroom. Teachers College Record, Date Published: September 20, 2013, http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 17254
Andrei, E., Ellerbe, M., & Cherner, T. (2014). Teacher study group: Teachers’ views, before and after. Presentation at Symposium on Second Language Writing, Tempe, AZ, November 2014
Andrei, E., Ellerbe, M., & Cherner, T. (2014). Revitalizing teacher reflections. Presentation at National Council of Teacher of English Annual Convention, Washington, DC, November 2014
Ellerbe, M., & Andrei, E. (2014). Collaboration is key: Improving teaching through reflective practices. Presentation at 35th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum, Philadelphia, PA, February 2014
Andrei, E. (2013). Using technology in teaching English language learners (ELLs): The case of three teachers. Poster presentation at American Association for Teaching and Curriculum, Chicago, IL, October 2013
Kibler, A., Heny, N., Andrei, E. (2012). Adolescent L2 writing in U.S. Contexts: Exploring teachers' voices. Presentation at the 11th Symposium on Second Language Writing, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, September 2012
Andrei, E. (2012). Pre-service teachers’ attitudes toward languages. Poster presentation at TESOL Doctoral Forum, TESOL Convention, Philadelphia, PA, March 2012
Andrei, E. (2011). Tracing SIOP: The origins of SIOP and current research. Poster presentation at TESOL Doctoral Forum, TESOL Convention. New Orleans, LA, March 2011
TESOL Professional Development Committee
TESOL 50 Advisory Committee