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Spadoni College of Education
Elena Andrei
Department(s): Foundations, Literacy, Technology
Degree: Ed.D.
Area of Study: Literacy
Office: Prince 122C
Phone: 843-349-2409
Classes: FALL 2015

On Campus
Mon, Wed
EDLL 314, Language and Emergent Literacy
12:15PM-01:30PM, PRINCE 117
01:40PM-02:55PM, PRINCE 117

Tue, Thu
EDLL 314, Emergent Literacy Development
03:05PM-04:20PM, Prince 117

EDLL 650, Applied Linguistics for ESOL teachers
Office Hours: Mon, Wed

Tue, by appointment only
Biography: Education:
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

Personal Statement:
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., Ellerbe, E., & Cherner, T. (in press). "The text opened my eyes": A book club on teaching writing to ELLs. TESL-EJ: Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language

Kibler, A., Heny, N., & Andrei, E. (in press). In-service teachers’ perspectives on adolescent ELL writing instruction. TESOL Journal

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. (2014). Multiliteracy in three English as a second language (ESL) middle school classrooms. Tapestry Journal, 6(1), 19-34.

Andrei, E. (revised and resubmitted). Technology in teaching English language learners (ELLs): The case of three middle school teachers. TESOL Journal

Andrei, E. (under review). US pre-service teachers’ perception of their non-native English speaking instructor

Andrei, E. (under review). Teachers sharing new digital technology: Practices from the field

Cherner, T., Ellerbe, M., & Andrei, E. (under review). A rubric for revitalizing teacher reflection

-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, 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