Associate Professor of English and Director of English Education
Jeff Spanke teaches courses in English teaching methods, Rhetoric and Composition, and Young Adult Literature. His scholarship focuses on cultural portrayals of teachers and students; vulnerability and resistance in public education; and nontraditional learning experiences. He is also interested in the intersections of theatre and English Language Arts instruction.
Assistant Professor of English
Graduate Research Assistant/Composition Instructor
High School English Teacher
PhD in English Education
Purdue University, 2015
MA in American Studies
Purdue University, 2008
BA in Psychology and English
Purdue University, 2005
Research and Publications
- Spanke, J. (2017). Speaking truth to power: The trouble with teaching stories. English Journal. 106(6): 84-87.
- Spanke, J. (2017). A brief exchange, in passing. English Education. 49(3): 302-303.
- Spanke, J. (2017). Thinking cure; Or, an occurrence at Owl Creek High School. Ubiquity: The journal of literature, language, and the arts. 3(2): 6-13.
- Spanke, J. Mr. Miller goes to war: Saving Private Ryan and the children left behind. In M. Dalton (ed.) Teachers, Teaching, and Media: Original Essays about Education in Popular Culture. (in press)