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Amy Wilson

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School of Teacher Education & Leadership

Associate Professor, Adolescent Literacy

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: EDUC 333
DialPhone: 435-797-0376
SendEmail: amy.wilson-lopez@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, Language and Literacy Education, University of Georgia, 2011
MA, Teacher Education, Brigham Young University, 2006
BA, English, Westminster College of Salt Lake City, 2002
BA, History, Westminster College of Salt Lake City, 2002

Awards

William Elgin Wickenden Award, 2017

American Society for Engineering Education

Honorable Mention for Affiliate Journal, 2010

National Council of Teachers of English

Carl Glickman Travel Award, 2009

Carol Fisher Research Award , 2008

Elmer J. Carson Scholarship Award, 2008

Featured Publication of NCTE , 2008

National Council of Teachers of English

First place winner in the qualitative division, 2008

University of Georgia’s Graduate Student Research Conference

First place winner in the qualitative division , 2007

University of Georgia’s Graduate Student Research Conference

Graduate Student Mentoring Award, 2007

American Reading Forum

Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award, 2007

College Reading Association

NCTE Leadership Development Award, 2003

National Council of Teachers of English

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

      Books

      Book Chapters

    • Wilson, A., (2012). How changes in representation can affect meaning: SAGE handbook of digital dissertations and theses. SAGE *
    • Wilson, A., (2010). Literacy instruction on multimodal texts: Intersecting past, present, and future: Historical, theoretical, and sociological foundations of reading in the United States. Pearson *
    • Wilson, A., (2010). The nature of texts used in five academic disciplines. The 59th Yearbook of the National Reading Conference
    • Wilson, A., (2009). Case study of a middle school student attending a separate reading class: Literacy issues during changing times: A call to action. College Reading Association

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    Publications - Fact Sheets

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      Publications - Curriculum

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      Publications - Journal Articles

        Academic Journal

      • Wilson, A., Minichiello, A.L, (2017). Disciplinary Literacy in Engineering. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 6:1, 7-14.
      • Wilson, A., Landon-Hays, M., (2016). A social semiotic analysis of instructional images across academic disciplines. Visual Communication, 15:1, 3-31. doi: DOI: 10.1177/1470357215609213
      • Wilson, A., Smith, E., Householder, D.L, , (2014). Using disciplinary literacies to enhance engineering design activity. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 57:8
      • Wilson, A., Boatright, M.D, Landon-Hays, M., (2014). Middle school teachers' use of gestures and implications for disciplinary literacy instruction. Journal of Literacy Research
      • Wilson, A., Chavez, K., Anders, P.L, (2012). From the Koran and Family Guy: The expression of identities in English Language Learners’ digital podcasts. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy55, 374-384.
      • Wilson, A., (2011). A social semiotics framework for conceptualizing content area literacies. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 54:6, 435-444.
      • Alvermann, D.E, Wilson, A., (2011). Comprehension strategy instruction for multimodal texts in science. Theory into Practice50, 116-124.
      • Wilson, A., Boatright, M.D, (2011). Speaking with dance and not in words and writing: One adolescent’s construction of native identity in school. Research in the Teaching of English45, 252-277.
      • Smagorinsky, P., Wilson, A., Moore, C., (2011). Teaching grammar and writing: A beginning teacher’s dilemma. English Education43, 263-293.
      • Fecho, B., Collier, N.D, Friese, E.G, Wilson, A., (2010). Critical conversations: Tensions and opportunities of the dialogical classroom. English Education42, 427-447.
      • Smagorinsky, P., Boggs, G.L, Jakubiak, C., Wilson, A., (2010). The implied character curriculum in vocational and non-vocational English classes: Designing social futures for working class students and their teachers. Journal of Research in Character Education, 8:2, 1-24.
      • Wilson, A., (2008). Motivating young writers through write-talks: Real writers, real audiences, real purposes. The Reading Teacher61, 485-487.
      • Wilson, A., (2008). Moving beyond the page in content-area literacy: Comprehension instruction for multimodal texts in science. The Reading Teacher62, 153-156.
      • Wilson, A., (2007). A teacher researcher’s look at the transferability of reading strategies to content area reading classes. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy50, 667. *
      • Alvermann, D.E, Wilson, A., (2007). Redefining adolescent literacy instruction: Literacy for a new century. Greenwood Publishing Group, 3, 3-20. *
      • Wilson, A., (2006). What about our boys? . Impact: A Journal for Secondary School Leaders, 5-9.
      • Wilson, A., (2005). Boys in English: Empowering males in the language arts classroom. Utah English Journal33, 12-15.
      • Wilson, A., (2004). The person no one understood’: Addressing homosexuality in the classroom. Utah English Journal32, 12-15.
      • Wilson, A., (2003). Voy a leer: Strategies for English language learners. Utah English Journal31, 69-71.
      • Professional Journal

      • Mejia, J., Wilson, A., (2015). STEM education through funds of knowledge: Creating bridges between formal and informal resources in the classroom. The Agricultural Education Magazine, 87:5, 14-16. *
      • Wilson, A., (2013). Actional-operational modes in earth science and implications for literacy instruction. Science Education, 97:2, 524-549.
      • Public or Trade Journal

      • Wilson, A., (2004). Windows to the world. Voices from the Middle, 12:1, 23-25.

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      Publications - Literary Journal

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        Publications - MultiMedia

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        Publications - Technical Reports

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          Publications - Translations & Transcripts

            Publications - Other

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              Scheduled Teaching

              TEAL 6310 - Integrating Literacy Across the Curriculum, Spring 2017

              TEAL 7320 - Theories and Models of Reading, Spring 2017

              TEAL 6310 - Integrating Literacy Across the Curriculum, Fall 2016

              TEAL 6310 - Integrating Literacy Across the Curriculum, Spring 2016

              SCED 4200 - Language, Literacy, and Learning in the Content Areas, Fall 2015

              SCED 4200 - Language, Literacy, and Learning in the Content Areas, Fall 2015

              TEAL 7320 - Theories and Models of Reading, Summer 2015

              SCED 4200 - Language, Literacy, and Learning in the Content Areas, Spring 2015

              SCED 4200 - Language, Literacy, and Learning in the Content Areas, Spring 2015

              SCED 4200 - Language, Literacy, and Learning in the Content Areas, Fall 2014

              TEAL 7810 - Research Seminar, Summer 2014

              TEAL 7320 - Theories and Models of Reading, Summer 2014

              SCED 4200 - Language, Literacy, and Learning in the Content Areas, Spring 2014

              TEAL 5560 - Special Topics, Spring 2014

              TEAL 7320 - Theories and Models of Reading, Spring 2014

              SCED 4200 - Language, Literacy, and Learning in the Content Areas, Fall 2013

              SCED 4200 - Language, Literacy, and Learning in the Content Areas, Fall 2013

              SCED 4200 - Language, Literacy, and Learning in the Content Areas, Spring 2013

              TEAL 7320 - Theories and Models of Reading, Spring 2013

              SCED 4200 - Language, Literacy, and Learning in the Content Areas, Fall 2012

              SCED 4200 - Language, Literacy, and Learning in the Content Areas, Fall 2012

              TEAL 7320 - Theories and Models of Reading, Summer 2012


              Graduate Students Mentored

              Vic Larsen, August 2016
              Garret Rose, August 2015
              Allen Smithee, School of Teacher Education & Leadership, August 2015
              Dustin Drake, School of Teacher Education & Leadership, October 2014
              Robin Parent, School of Teacher Education & Leadership, August 2013 - August 2015
              Joel Mejia, Engineering & Technology Education, December 2013 - December 2014