George Kamberelis

George Kamberelis

Professor, Chairperson


Ph.D., University of Michigan, Education and Psychology
M.S., University of Michigan, Psychology
M.A., University of Chicago, Religious Studies (Literature and Religion Focus)
B.A., Bates College, Philosophy and Religion, Interdisciplinary Program in Language and Cognition, Northwestern University


George Kamberelis is Professor, Chairperson and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Education at Western Colorado University. Dr. Kamberelis’ teaching focuses on early literacy development, teaching struggling/striving readers and writers, and equity and inclusion in elementary education classrooms. His research focuses on genre studies, writing development, new literacies and qualitative inquiry (especially the use of focus groups in research). Dr. Kamberelis served on the committee that developed the writing assessment model for the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress.  He also served on the committee that created the Board of Governors’ Common Core State Standards.  Dr. Kamberelis has published widely in journals and handbooks including Reading Research Quarterly, Research in the Teaching of English, Linguistics and Education, Pedagogies, Qualitative Inquiry, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, Handbook on Promoting Social Justice in Education, SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research, and Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods.

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