College of Arts and Sciences

English Education Faculty

The English Education faculty and the English department faculty are committed to establishing close relationships with teacher education candidates throughout the program. Candidates are paired with caring and knowledgeable faculty members who assist them regularly throughout their teacher preparation experience. Faculty strive to make sure that students are learning the latest pedagogical techniques as well as content knowledge and skills needed to ensure a successful teaching career. Faculty work closely with all English Education students to foster a community of learning in and outside the classroom.

Have a question or want to schedule a visit? Contact English Education

buchananRebekah Buchanan

Assistant Professor/Director of English Education

Phone: 298-2367
Email: rj-buchanan@wiu.edu
Office: 226 Simpkins Hall
Website: http://rebekahjbuchanan.com/

  • Zines and alternative presses, new literacy studies, youth subcultures, literacy practices
  • Ph.D. in Urban Education (Language and Literacy), Women’s Studies, Temple University (2009)

Bonnie Sonnek Bonnie Sonnek

Associate Professor

Phone: 298-1511
Email: bk-sonnek@wiu.edu
Office: 226B Simpkins Hall

  • English Education, Critical Literacy, Nature Writing
  • Ph.D. Language, Literacy, and Culture (English Education)

Alisha White Alisha White

Assistant Professor

Phone: 298-1548
Email: a-white2@wiu.edu
Office: 226C Simpkins Hall

  • English Education, Dis/ability Studies, Arts-Based Research
  • Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning, Secondary English Education