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Furuness, Shelly

Assistant Professor - Middle/Secondary Education
College of Education


Jordan Hall - 180G
Tuesday/Thursday 1-3pm


Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Areas of Expertise
Curriculum Studies, Middle-Secondary Education, Content Literacy for Adolescents and Young Adults

Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)
See Vitae

Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)
Middle-Secondary Program Coordinator, ED 420 Adolescent Literature, ED 433 High School Methods, English, ED 434 Student Teaching Seminar, ED 227 Introduction to Middle-Secondary Schools, ED 228 Content Area Literacy in Middle-Secondary Schools, FYS: Coming of Age

Personal Hobbies
I'm a mom, a reader, an exerciser, and a fan of Chicago Bears Football



Indiana University BS in Secondary English Education 1997

Butler University MS Master's in Effective Teaching and Leadership

Indiana University Ph.D. Curriculum Studies with a minor in English



Licensed Teacher in Indiana grades 6-12 English


Association Memberships (professional/educational)
Association of Middle Level Educators

Professional Experience
K-12 Experience: 7 years of teaching in urban middle schools