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Julianna Lopez Kershen

Julianna Lopez Kershen, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor

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Instructional Leadership and
Academic Curriculum
English Education

Phone: (405) 325-1498
Office: Collings Hall 333

Dr. Julianna Lopez Kershen CV (PDF)

Julianna Lopez Kershen is an Assistant Professor at the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education at the University of Oklahoma in the Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum department. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on the topics of English language arts and literacy education, instructional improvement, and curriculum studies.

Previously, Julianna has worked as a researcher, university lecturer, high school English language arts teacher and district-level administrator in Oklahoma and Massachusetts. Julianna is a National Board Certified teacher in Adolescence/Young adult English language arts. Dr. Kershen received a Fulbright Teacher Scholar Fellowship for study in East Africa.

Dr. Kershen earned her Ed.D. in Education Policy, Leadership, and Instructional Practice from Harvard University. As editor of the Oklahoma English Journal, Julianna was awarded the journal affiliate editorial award as a National Council of Teachers of English Journal of Excellence. Her research program focuses on teachers’ and students’ opportunities to learn together and from one another. Dr. Kershen is primarily a qualitative researcher focusing on perspectives and methods of critical textual analysis and investigations into expertise development in classroom teaching, students’ demonstrations of learning, and strengthening mentoring relationships between teachers.