Jeff Spanke

Jeff Spanke

Assistant Professor of English

Curriculum Vitae

Phone:765-285-8573

Room:RB 246


Jeff Spanke teaches courses in English teaching methods, Rhetoric and Composition, and Young Adult Literature. His scholarship focuses on cultural portrayals of teachers and students; vulnerability and resistance in public education; and nontraditional learning experiences. He is also interested in the intersections of theatre and English Language Arts instruction.

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor of English

2016-present

Graduate Research Assistant/Composition Instructor

2006-2016

High School English Teacher

2009-2012

Curriculum Vitae

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Education

PhD in English Education

Purdue University, 2015

MA in American Studies

Purdue University, 2008

BA in Psychology and English

Purdue University, 2005

Research and Publications

  • Spanke, J. (2017). Speaking truth to power: The trouble with teaching stories. English Journal. 106(6): 84-87.
  • Spanke, J. (2017). A brief exchange, in passing. English Education. 49(3): 302-303.
  • Spanke, J. (2017). Thinking cure; Or, an occurrence at Owl Creek High School. Ubiquity: The journal of literature, language, and the arts. 3(2): 6-13.
  • Spanke, J. Mr. Miller goes to war: Saving Private Ryan and the children left behind. In M. Dalton (ed.) Teachers, Teaching, and Media: Original Essays about Education in Popular Culture. (in press)

Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Student Tchng: Sec S 460 021 0000 - 0000
Elective Student Tea 465 021 0000 - 0000
Composing Research 104 30 1700 - 1815 T R RB, room 112
Young Adult Literatu 414 1 1830 - 2110 T RB, room 290
Senior Honors Projec 499 8 0000 - 0000