Doctoral Student Spotlights

Dee Anne Anderson

English Education

I chose this Doctoral Program Because:
As a practicing high school English teacher, I felt that I could do more to make a contribution in my field and help students learn. NYU Steinhardt is preparing me to conduct research and mentor upcoming generations of teachers. The community of scholars and researchers at Steinhardt are the primary reason I chose to study here.
In 5 or 10 years I hope to:
Be finished with my PhD and working!
One of the things I enjoy doing in New York City when I'm not being a doctoral student:
Wander around the Metropolitan Museum of Art
My favorite place to get coffee or eat around NYU:
The Halal food cart at 8th and Broadway
Focus of my research of scholarship:
Media and multimodality in the secondary English classroom
I'm interested in this topic because:
I'd like to understand how new media can contribute to student learning
Academic or other experience that most influenced my choice of doctoral study:
Mentoring student teachers
Research or scholar I most admire:
Glynda Hull
Professor who has influenced me the most:
Sarah Woodward Beck
Research project I've most enjoyed working on:
A study of heuristics and literature analysis with Sarah Beck
Favorite course as a doctoral student:
Literacy Theory
What I like most about being part of a community of doctoral students:
Building friendships with like-minded scholars

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Manhattan, Kansas
Career Goals:
become an English Education professor
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
National Merit Scholar, the Longman Exemplar Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Kansas Horizon Award, Mensa, the Steinhardt Fellowship
Other professional or service activities:
member - National Council of Teachers of English, National Education Association