University of Pittsburgh

Amanda Godley, PhD

Amanda Godley is an associate professor of English education at Pitt’s School of Education and associate chair of the school’s Department of Instruction and Learning. She teaches courses on classroom discourse, theories of literacy, research interviewing, teaching language and grammar, and action research.

Before earning her PhD, Godley taught middle- and high-school English in the United States and South America. Her research interests include critical language and grammar instruction, classroom discourse, issues of power and equity in secondary English classes, and the practice of gender through literacy. Her research on language and grammar instruction has been funded by an American Educational Research Association Research Grant and an N.A.Ed./Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship, and has appeared in such journals as Educational Researcher, Reading Research Quarterly, and Urban Education.

Dr. Godley teaches IL 2245 Teaching Grammar and Usage for Pitt Online.

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