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Department of Teaching and Learning

English Education Faculty


Dr. Luke Rodesiler

Visiting Assistant Professor

(813) 974-3837 Fax

Office: 302X

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College of Education
Department of Teaching and Learning
University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Ave., EDU105

Tampa, FL 33620-5650


University of Florida

M.A. Michigan State University

B.A. Michigan State University          



Currently, Dr. Rodesiler’s research explores secondary English teachers’ professionally oriented participation online. Supported by a grant from the Conference on English Education (CEE), a constituent group of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), he has begun building an understanding of practicing teachers’ online explorations of issues related to teaching, learning, and literacy. His CEE-funded research examines the nature of selected secondary English teachers’ participation online, the contexts they construct, and the narratives they share about blogging, microblogging, and engaging their peers in teacher-generated social network sites.


Dr. Rodesiler’s research interests also include the preparation of English teachers, constructivist teacher leadership, and the use of popular media in the ELA classroom.



A former secondary English teacher, Dr. Rodesiler teaches undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in courses that explore methods of teaching the English language arts.



Dr. Rodesiler serves as a reviewer for various publications related to his research and teaching interests, including English Education, Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, and English Journal. He has also served as a reviewer of conference proposals for CEE, NCTE, and the National Association for Media Literacy Education. Additionally, Dr. Rodesiler is a member of CEE’s Commission on New Literacies, Technologies, and Teacher Education and the American Educational Research Association’s Qualitative Research Special Interest Group.


Recent Publications

Rodesiler, L., & Pace, B. (2012). Preparing pre-service English language arts teachers to support literacy learning with interactive online technologies. In R. Hartshorne, T. Heafner, & T. Petty (Eds.), Teacher education programs and online learning tools: Innovations in teacher preparation (pp. 318-334). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.


Rodesiler, L., & Tripp, L. (2012). “It’s all about personal connections”: Investigating pre-service English teachers’ experiences engaging in networked learning. In V.P. Dennen & J.B. Myers (Eds.), Virtual professional development and informal learning via social networks (pp. 185-202). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Rodesiler, L., & Tripp, L. (2012). Mentoring pre-service and early career English teachers in online environments. English Journal, 102(2), 134-137.


Rodesiler, L. (2011). More than a game: Examining sport & society with ESPN’s 30 for 30. Screen Education, 64, 72-78.







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