Heidi L. Hallman, Professor of English education, joined the faculty in 2007. Hallman received her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests include studying "at risk" students' literacy learning as well as how prospective English teachers are prepared to teach in diverse school contexts.
Hallman's co-authored book, Secondary English Teacher Education in the United States, was the winner of NCTE's 2018 Richard A. Meade award for Outstanding research in the field of English education. Hallman's work has been published in journals such as English Education, Teacher Education Quarterly, Equity & Excellence in Education, Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, English Journal, Reflective Practice, and The ALAN Review, among others. In 2010 and 2013, Hallman received the Conference on English Education's Research Initiative Grant.
Dr. Hallman teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in English education. Upon arriving at KU, she implemented service-learning into the English/ Language Arts teacher education program as a way to expand English/ language arts teacher preparation and development. Dr. Hallman specializes in middle and secondary English education.
Heidi L. Hallman teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in English/ Language Arts education.
- English/ Language Arts
- Middle and Secondary English Education
- Teacher identity
- Service learning
- Methods and field experiences in English/ Language Arts teacher education
Dr. Hallman's research and teaching are framed through sociocultural and critical approaches to curriculum, literacy, and learning. Two specific lines of inquiry shape her research: 1) The preparation of prospective English teachers, especially as this preparation relates to teaching in diverse school contexts, and 2) the literacy learning of "at risk" adolescents.
- Sociocultural theories of Language and Literacy
- Pre-service teacher preparation in English/ Language Arts Education at the middle and secondary level
- Social Contexts of Language and Literacy Development
- At-risk learners
- Ethnographic and Qualitative approaches to research
Dr. Hallman is involved in the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
Selected Awards & Honors
KU School of Education
National Council of Teachers of English
School of Education, University of Kansas