2002 Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Language, Literacy, and ESL Education
1996 M.Ed., University of Washington, Curriculum and Instruction: Teaching English as a second language
1991 B.A., Central College, English
Dr. Reeves’s research focuses on teacher learning and teacher identity construction in schooling contexts that include English learners. Specifically, she is interested in how teachers of ELs conceptualize effective instruction, position themselves and learners in multilingual classrooms and develop expertise for teaching with English learners. Dr. Reeves is also interested in the teacher learning potential of travel study, and she leads travel study trips to South Korea and the Netherlands, exploring the schooling of immigrant and newcomer youth in these contexts.
Dr. Reeves is the coordinator for the elementary education program at UNL, and she is a contributing faculty to the university’s ELL endorsement and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) graduate certificate.
Areas of Expertise:
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages