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Audra Slocum



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Assistant Professor of English, Department of Curriculum & Instruction/Literacy Studies, WVU College of Education and Human Services.

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2012 Ph.D., English Education, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
2009 M.A., English Education, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
2000 B.A., English, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA


  • C&I 324 – Teaching Language Arts: Secondary School
  • C&I 624 – Advanced Methods in English Education
  • C&I 693U – SPTP: Teaching Appalachia
  • C&I 693X – SPTP: Intro – Literacy as Social Practice
  • C&I 693A – SPTP: Literacy Education Research


  • Adolescent Literacies
  • Social Justice
  • English Education
  • Appalachian Studies
  • Critical Place-Conscious Education
  • Multicultural Teacher Education


Slocum, A. (2014). Look What They Said About Us: Social Positioning of Adolescent Appalachians in English Class. English Teaching: Practice and Critique 13(3) 191-209.

Rish, R. and Slocum, A. (2015). Video mediated teacher inquiry with pre-
service English teachers. In E. Ortlieb, L. Shanahan, and M. McVee (Editors),Video as a Tool for Reflection in Literacy Education and Research. UK: Emerald Group Publishing.


Slocum, A. Exploring Community Through Literature and Life: Adolescents’ Identity Positioning in Rural Appalachia. American Educational Research Association, Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL: April 2015.

Slocum, A. and Kibler, K. Dual Placements in Student Teaching. National Council of Teachers of English, Annual Convention. National Harbor, MD: November 2014

Slocum, A. Dialogic Discourse, Critical Awareness, and Identity: (Re)Inventing Approaches to Social Justice and the ELA Classroom. National Council of Teachers of English, Annual Convention. Boston, MA: November 2013

Slocum, A. and Weekley, Brandi. From Where I Stand: Rural Appalachian adolescents claim epistemic privilege. Appalachian Studies Association, Annual Conference. Boone, NC: March 2013

Bernstein, B., Slocum, A., Weekley, B.S. Narratives of Action and Resilience: Documenting Stories of Appalachian Adolescents. Appalachian Studies Association Annual Conference. Boone, NC: March 20-22, 2013