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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 2014

On Campus

Mon, Wed, Fri
EDEC 314.1, Language and Emergent Literacy
11:00AM-11:50AM, PRINCE 117

EDEC 314.2, Language and Emergent Literacy
12:00PM-12:50PM, PRINCE 117

Mon, Wed
EDEL 314, Emergent Literacy Development
04:00PM-05:15PM, PRINCE 108

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

Thurs, 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:
Kibler, A., Heny, N., & Andrei, E. (under review). Writing instruction for adolescent ELLs: Teachers’ perspectives.

Andrei, E. (in press). Digital technology in three middle school English as a second language language arts classrooms. TESL Reporter

Andrei, E. (in press). Multiliteracy in three English as a second language (ESL) middle school classrooms. Tapestry Journal

Andrei, E., & Kibler, A. (in press). Linguistic minority students go to college – Book review. International Multicultural Research Journal

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., & Heny, N. (2013). The ELL Writer: Moving Beyond Basics in the Secondary Classroom. Teachers College Record, Date Published: September 20, 2013, ID Number: 17254

TESOL Professional Development Committee
TESOL 50 Advisory Committee