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Jamie Colwell

  • Jamie Colwell
  • Assistant Professor
  • Teaching & Learning
  • 145 Education Bldg
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3283
  • jcolwell@odu.edu
  • Jamie Colwell is an Assistant Professor of Literacy in the Darden College of Education. She received her Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction, Literacy from Clemson University in 2012. Her research interests include adolescent literacy, pre-service teacher education in literacy, and the uses of technology to promote literacy. Dr. Colwell has published in journals such as Journal of Literacy Research, Language Arts, and Journal of School Connections. She also works as an affiliate advisor for the Carpi, Italy Summer Study Abroad program for education majors.
  • Education

    Clemson University, 2012
    Major: Curriculum & Instruction
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Clemson University, 2007
    Major: English
    Degree: M.A.
    Clemson University, 2004
    Major: English
    Degree: B.A.
  • Research Interests

    Dr. Colwell's research focuses on adolescent and disciplinary literacy, integrating disciplinary literacy into teacher education, bridging the gap between adolescents’ in-and out-of-school literacies using digital and Internet technology, the use of online discussion platforms to promote adolescents’ critical thinking, and qualitative and design-based research, particularly utilizing formative experiments to refine interventions.
  • Licensures and Certifications

    Certification in Secondary English Education
    Sponsoring Organization: South Carolina Department of Education
    Date Obtained: 2005-05-01
  • Expertise

    Literacy
    adolescent literacy, digital literacy
  • 2014: Finalist, 2014 Outstanding Dissertation Award, International Reading Association
  • 2011: Eugene T. Moore School of Education Student Travel Award, Clemson University
  • 2010: Eugene T. Moore School of Education Student Travel Award, Clemson University
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Summer Experience Enhancing Collaborative Research (SEECR)
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University
    Date: June, 2014 - August, 2014
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Enderson, M.; Colwell, J.
    Building Literacy in Social Studies (BLiSS)
    Sponsoring Organization: State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
    Date: July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Butler, B. M.; Colwell, J.; Suh, Y.; ,
    Dollar General Summer Reading Grant
    Sponsoring Organization: Dollar General
    Date: June 7, 2013 - September 1, 2013
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Colwell, J.
    Summer Research Fellowship Program
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University
    Date: June 19, 2013 - August 14, 2013
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Colwell, J.
    College of Health, Education, and Human Development Travel Grant
    Sponsoring Organization: Clemson University
    Date: April 21, 2011 - April 24, 2011
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Colwell, J.
    Graduate Student Government Professional Enrichment Grant
    Sponsoring Organization: Clemson University
    Date: November 30, 2010 - December 4, 2010
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Colwell, J.
    Cross-Age Book Clubs: What a Difference a Mentor Makes!
    Sponsoring Organization: Clemson University
    Date: January 1, 2009 - June 1, 2010
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Fullerton, S. K.; Colwell, J.
    Graduate Student Government Professional Enrichment Grant
    Sponsoring Organization: Clemson University
    Date: December 1, 2009 - December 4, 2009
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Colwell, J.