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Brooks, Kathryn

Associate Professor - Education
College of Education


Jordan Hall - 184D
T 11-4; R 11-12

Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Areas of Expertise

  • Teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students in content area and English as a second language classes
  • Content area literacy
  • Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)

  • Brooks, K., & Thurston, L. (in press). English language learner academic engagement and instructional grouping configurations. American Secondary Education.
  • Brooks, K., Adams, S., & Morita-Mullaney, T. (2010). Creating inclusive learning communities for ELL students: Transforming school principals' perspectives. Theory into Practice, 49(2), 145-151.
  • Brooks, K., & Karathanos, K. (2009). Building on the cultural and linguistic capital of English learner (EL) students. Multicultural Education, 16(4), 47-51.
  • Brooks, K., & Robillard, M. (2009). English language learners and K-12 literacy instruction: Theory and practice. INTESOL Journal, 6(1), 23-33.
  • Brooks, K. (2003). Faculty consensus leads to creative solutions. Journal of School Improvement, 3(1).
  • Select Presentations
  • Brooks, K., & Robillard, M. (2010, February). Inviting Bilingual Students and Their Classmates into Critical Literacy. Presented at National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE). Denver, CO.
  • Karathanos, K., Mena, D., & Brooks, K. (2009, February). Providing Instructional Feedback to English Learner Student Writers. Presented at National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE). Austin, Texas.
  • Brooks, K. & Adams, S. (2009, February). Learning from Each Other: Critical Conversations to Promote Equity for Bilingual Students. Presented at National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE). Austin, Texas.
  • Brooks, K. (2007, June). Teacher Critical Self Reflection for Changing Societies. Presented at International Society of Teacher Educators (ISTE). Stirling Scotland, UK.
  • Brooks, K. & Karathanos, K. (2007, February). But I Don't Speak Their Languages: L1 in Content Area Classes. Presented at National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE). San Jose, California.
  • Upton, T., & Brooks, K. (2006, March). Experiencing the Challenge of Second Language Reading. Presented at Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Tampa, FL.

  • Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)
    Classes Taught

  • ED228: Literacy Instruction within Middle School
  • ED398: ELLs and Their Cultural Contexts
  • ED429: Reading in Secondary Schools
  • ED465: Second Language Acquisition and Assessment
  • ED497: Inclusive Schools for ELLs
  • ED498: Theory and Practice in English as a New Language
  • ED503: Finding Meaning through Reading and Responding with ELL Students
  • ED503: Finding Our Voices: A Critical Literacy Workshop for Teachers of ELL Students
  • ED503: Assessing and Supporting ELL Students
  • ED600: Inclusive Schools for ELLs
  • ED600: Integrated Instruction for ELLs
  • Grants and Other Funded Projects
  • U.S. Department of Education 2007-2013. Title III National Professional Development Grant #195N070236. Project Alianza. $1.28 million.
  • Butler University, 2010-2011. Butler Awards Committee grant proposal to fund research on the developmental writing processes of ELL students in grades 1-8. $5,000.
  • Butler University, 2009-2011. Proposal funded for 2-years for staff English as a second language classes and Spanish-English conversation partner program. $15,000.

  • Education/Experience


    • PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, Kansas State University (2006)
    • MS in Language Education, Indiana University School of Education, Indianapolis (2002)
    • BS in Secondary Education, Indiana University (1994)

    Professional Credentials

    • Indiana Teacher's License in English
    • English as a Second Language
    • Government

    Association Memberships (professional/educational)

    • Indiana Chapter of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (INTESOL)
    • Indianapolis Education Association (IEA)
    • Indiana State Teachers Association (ISTA)
    • National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)
    • National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)
    • National Education Association (NEA)
    • National Middle School Association (NMSA)
  • American Education Research Association (AERA)
  • Professional Experience

    • Butler University 2006-present
    • IUPUI 2004-2006
    • Kansas State University 2002-2004
    • Indianapolis Public Schools 1994-2002