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Spadoni College of Education
Elena Andrei
Department(s): Foundations, Literacy, Technology
Degree: Ed.D.
Area of Study: Literacy
Office: Prince 122B
Phone: 843-349-2409
Classes: Summer II 2014 (July 14-August 7):
EDLL 651 Principles and Strategies for Teaching ESOL to Elementary and Secondary Learners(online)
Office Hours: Summer II 2014 online office hours:
Thursday 9:00am-11:00am EST and 4:30pm-6:30pm EST
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.

Selected Publications and Presentations:

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

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