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Audra Slocum, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor, English Education
Co-Director, National Writing Project

West Virginia University
College of Education and Human Services
Department of Curriculum and Instruction/Literacy Studies

Office: 604G Allen Hall
Phone: (304) 293-1288
E-mail: Audra.Slocum@mail.wvu.edu

Dr. Audra Slocum obtained her undergraduate degree in English from the University of Iowa and both her master's in English Education and her Ph.D. in Adolescent, Post-Secondary, Community Literacies from Ohio State University. She is currently employed as an assistant professor of English Education in the West Virginia University College of Education and Human Services, and serves as Co-Director of the National Writing Project and advisor to the NCTE-Mountaineers - a WVU stuent affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English. Dr. Slocum's research interests include adolescent literacies, social justice, English education, Appalachian studies, critical place-conscious education, and multicultural teacher education. Currently, she is working with Kirk Hazen on a new WVU study examining the differences in students' dialects across the state of West Virginia and how perceptions of dialect differences shape educational experiences. 

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