Jenelle Reeves

Jenelle Reeves Associate Professor

2002 Ph.D., Language, Literacy, and ESL Education, University of Tennessee
1996 M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction - Teaching English as a second language, University of Washington
1991 B.A., English, Central College, Pella, IA

My research interest is in teacher reasoning in multilingual classrooms. Specifically, I am interested in how English as a second language (ESL) teachers understand and undertake their language teaching task. I am also interested in general education teachers’ experiences with the inclusion of English language learners (ELLs) in the secondary content area classroom. 

Professional Highlights

Honors and Recognition
2011, College of Education and Human Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award2011, Teacher Education Interest Section (TEIS), chair elect, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)2006, Schooling in Nebraska’s Demographically Transitioning Communities, $15,000 grant, Initiative for Teaching and Learning Excellence, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Project co-director with Edmund T. Hamann2005, Monolingual Teachers, Multilingual Students, $2,850 competitive research grant, project director, Office of the Vice President for Research, Auburn University2003, Preparing All Teachers to Work Successfully with English Language Learners, $1,995.85 grant, College of Education National Advisory Council, Auburn University
2005-present, Associate Professor (promoted 2011), Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2002-2005, Assistant Professor and ESL Education Program Coordinator, Department of Curriculum and Teaching, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama1999-2002, Teaching Associate and Intern Supervisor, Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education, University of Tennessee2000-2001, ESL Instructor, English Language Institute, University of Tennessee
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)Affiliate memberships: KOTESOL, AMTESOL, MidTESOLAmerican Anthropological Association (AAA)American Association of Educational Research (AERA)National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)Southeast Conference of Language Teachers (SCOLT)