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Karen Wohlwend
Associate Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
W.W. Wright Education Building Room Education 3042
Phone : (812) 856-8275
Fax: (812) 856-8287
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Department:  Literacy, Culture, & Language Education
Affiliations:  Learning Sciences , Center for Research on Learning and Technology, Early Childhood Education

My Website: karenwohlwend.com
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Blog: Teaching New Literacies in PK-2 Classrooms
Twitter: toys_r_texts
  • teacher education courses in literacy foundations and PK-2 literacy methods
  • research methods: multimodal and mediated discourse analysis
Research Interests:
  • nexus of play, toys, and literacies in early childhood classrooms
  • young children playing and pretending with new technologies
  • children’s digital play and film-making as critical literacies
  • gender, popular culture, and children's media
  • multimodal analysis, mediated discourse analysis, critical discourse analysis 
  • video analysis and ethnographic research methods


  • Ph.D. Language, Literacy, and Culture, University of Iowa
    M.A. Early Childhood Education, University of Northern Iowa
    B.A. Early Childhood Education, University of Northern Iowa


  • Nominee: Senior Member-at-Large position on Executive Board of Child Development and Early Education SIG
  • National Council of Teachers of English 2010 Promising Researcher Award Honorable Mention
  • International Reading Association 2008 Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award


  • American Educational Research Association: Reviewed manuscript for American Educational Research Journal
  • International Electronic Elementary Education Journal: Reviewed journal article for International Electronic Elementary Education Journal
  • National Science Foundation: Evaluate NSF CAREER grant proposal
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