Associate Professor
Department of Teaching & Learning

Judith Dunkerly-Bean

3134 Education Building
Norfolk, 23529

Judith Dunkerly-Bean, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Literacy in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Old Dominion University. Prior to earning her PHD from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, she was a literacy specialist/reading coach and classroom teacher. Dunkerly-Bean is also the Co-Director of the Literacy Research and Development Center at ODU that focuses on conducting and disseminating research on social justice for marginalized populations.

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction: Literacy, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, (2011)

Expertise

Cosmopolitan Critical Literacy and Pedagogy
Social Justice and Human Rights Education in Literacy
Critical Ethnography
Transnational Feminist Theory
Global Young Adult Literature
Elementary and Adolescent Literacy Education

Research Interests

Judith’s research utilizes transnational feminist theories and critical pedagogy to explore the intersection of critical literacy, social justice and human rights especially for women and girls.

Articles

Crompton, H. and Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. (2017). Flipping the classroom in higher education: a design-based research study to develop a flipped classroom framework. Journal of Distance Education in China 8 , pp. 34-43.
Dunkerly-Bean, J. M., Bean, T., Sunday, K. E. and Summers, R. (2017). Poverty is two coins: young children read and draw social justice issues. The Reading Teacher 70 (6) , pp. 679-688.
Crompton, H. and Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. (2016). Advances in promoting literacy and human rights of women and girls through mobile learning. International Women Online Journal of Distance Education 5 (2).
Bean, T. and Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. (2016). At the intersection of creativity and civic engagement: Adolescents' literacies in action. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy 60 (3) , pp. 247-253.
Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. and Bean, T. (2016). Missing the savoir for the connaissance: Disciplinary and content area literacy as regimes of truth. Journal of Literacy Research 48 (4) , pp. 448-475.
Bean, T. and Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. (2015). Expanding conceptions of adolescent literacy research and practice: Cosmopolitan theory in educational contexts. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy 38 (1) , pp. 46-54.
Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. and Bean, T. (2015). Exploring human rights and cosmopolitan critical literacy with global young adult literature and multimodal text sets. New England Reading Association Journal 50 (2) , pp. 1-7.
Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. and Bean, T. (2014). Literacy in the pursuit of civic engagement: The power of multimodal critical literacy and human rights education. In H. Casey, C. Hryniuk-Adamov, & S. Lenski (Eds.), E-ssentials Series, Literacy Practices that adolescents deserve..
Dunkerly-Bean, J. M., Bean, T. and Alnajjar, K. (2014). Seeking asylum: Adolescents explore the crossroads of human rights education and cosmopolitan critical literacy. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy 58 (3) , pp. 230-241.
Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. (2013). Reading the world in the word: The possibilities for literacy instruction framed within human rights education. Language & Literacy 25 (2) , pp. 40-55.
Bean, T. and Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. (2012). Adolescent literacy: Looking back and moving forward in the global flow. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy 55 (8) , pp. 669-670.
Harper, H., Bean, T. and Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. (2011). Cosmopolitanism, globalization and the field of adolescent literacy. Canadian International Education Journal , pp. 1-13.
Harper, H. and Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. (2010). Educating the world: Teachers and their work as defined by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Current Issues in Comparative Education 12 (1) , pp. 56-65.
Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. and Serafini, F. (2009). Examining images of family in commercial reading programs. The Journal of Educational Controversy 4 (1) , pp. 13-22.

Books

Bean, T., Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. and Readence, J. (2017). Content area literacy: An integrated approach.
Bean, T., Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. and Harper, H. (2014). Teaching young adult literature: Developing students as world citizens.

Book Chapters

Bean, T., Gregory, K. H. and Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. (2019). Disciplinary literacy In R. Flippo and T.W. Bean (Eds.) Handbook of college reading and study strategy research New york,NY: Routledge.
Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. and Crompton, H. (2016). The role of mobile learning in promoting global literacy and human rights for women and girls. In B. Guzzetti and M. Lesley (Eds.) Handbook of Research on the Societal Impact of Digital Media (pp. 582-609) Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. and Harper, H. (2013). The girl citizen-reader: Gender and literacy education for 21st century citizenship. In B. Guzzetti & T.W. Bean (Eds.) Adolescent Literacies and the Gendered self: (Re)constructing identities through multimodal literacy practices (pp. 111-120) New york,NY: Routledge.

Presentations

Dunkerly-Bean, J. M., Bean, T., Kidd, D. and Johnson, E. ( 2017). "What color are our hearts?" Challenging social and literacy inequalities in an elementary school writing club Paper American Education Research Association Annual Conference San Antonio, TX. .
Dunkerly-Bean, J. M., Bean, T., Morris, J. and Moffit, C. ( 2017). Exploring an interdisciplinary literacy approach to young adult literature through multimodal text sets Oral Presentation International Literacy Association Annual Conference Orlando, FL.
Foley, L. and Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. ( 2017). Men Making Media: Writing in Hybrid Forms and Forums. Alternative Session organized by Barbara Guzzetti Oral Presentation Literacy Research Association Annual Conference Tampa, FL.
Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. ( 2017). (Re)examining critical pedagogy in spaces of oppression. Plenary Address Oral Presentation The International Institute for Critical Pedagogy and Transformative Leadership 9th Annual Congress Turin, Italy.
Bean, T., Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. and Morris, J. (September , 2017). A force for power & resilience: Increasing vocabulary & fluency through historical & peer written texts Paper NET Academy, Virginia Wesleyan University Norfolk, VA.
Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. (May , 2017). Motivating reluctant adolescent readers through civic engagement and multimodal text production. Oral Presentation City of Portsmouth VA Department of Social Services Portsmouth, VA.
Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. (February , 2017). Family literacies for families in shelters or crisis Paper Reading Enriches All Children (REACH) Virginia Beach. VA.
Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. and Kidd, J. ( 2016). Seeing beyond: Improving pre-service teachers' cultural competence and Interdisciplinary writing through technology and faculty collaboration Oral Presentation American Education Research Association Annual Conference Washington, DC.
Bean, T. and Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. ( 2016). Reaching beyond the H.S. English classroom: Literacy advocates and child authors in an urban classroom Oral Presentation American Reading Forum Annual Conference Sanibel Island, FL.
Dunkerly-Bean, J. M., Bean, T. and Morris, J. ( 2016). Bridging the chasm: Exploring the intersection of creative literacy practices and civic engagement with high school tutors and underserved elementary students Paper Literacy Research Association Annual Conference Nashville, TN.
Bean, T. and Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. ( 2016). Missing the savoir for the connaissance: Disciplinary and content area literacy as regimes of truth Paper Literacy Research Association Annual Conference Nashville, TN.
Dunkerly-Bean, J. M., Bean, T., Sunday, K. E. and Summers, R. ( 2015). Poverty is two coins: Preschoolers explore issues of global social justice through children’s literature and art. Oral Presentation American Education Research Association Annual Conference Chicago, IL.
Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. and Crompton, H. ( 2015). The Role of Mobile Learning in Promoting Literacy and Human Rights for Women and Girls in Alternative Session: New Literacies, Equity, Imagination and Research: How have New Digital Media/Literacies Impacted Education, Society and the Economy? Paper Literacy Research Association 65th Annual Conference Carlsbad, CA.
Dunkerly-Bean, J. M., Bean, T., Sunday, K. E. and Summers, R. ( 2015). We have to make it better: Using children’s literature and art to explore global social justice issues Oral Presentation Literacy Research Association 65th Annual Conference Carlsbad, CA.
Crompton, H. and Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. ( 2015). Promoting literacy and human rights for women and girls through mobile learning Oral Presentation UNESCO Mobile Learning Week Conference Paris, France.
Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. and Bean, T. (December , 2014). Cosmopolitan Critical Literacy and Youth Civic Engagement for Human Rights: A Qualitative Content Analysis Paper The Literacy Research Association’s 63rd Annual Conference San Marcos Island, FL.
Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. and Bean, T. ( 2014). iFlick 2.0 Affordances and Activism: Middle school students transmediate human rights. Research Presentation, Adolescent Literacy Institute, Adolescent Literacy Moving Forward: The Affordances and Possibilities Paper International Reading Association 59th Convention New Orleans, LA.
Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. and Bean, T. ( 2013). Project iFLICK: Exploring the development of students’ intercultural understanding of human rights through critical engagement and transmediation using international cosmopolitan young adult literature, picture books, graphic novel, and film Paper International Reading Association’s 58th National Conference San Antonio TX.
Dunkerly-Bean, J. M., Bean, T. and Abedalrazeq, K. ( 2013). Asylum: Exploring the intersection of human rights and cosmopolitan critical literacy through global literature and digital storytelling with adolescents in an international charter school Paper Literacy Research Association’s 62nd t Annual Conference Dallas, TX.
Dunkerly-Bean, J. M., Bean, T. and Crosthwaite, J. ( 2012). Awakens with Tears on Her Cheeks: Teaching Global Young Adult Literature Through a Cosmopolitan Lens Paper International Reading Association 57th Annual Conference Chicago, IL.
Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. ( 2012). Adolescent Literacies and the Gendered Self: (Re) Constructing Gender Through Global Multimedia Literacy Practices: The Girl Citizen Reader: Gender and Literacy Education for 21st Century Citizenship Paper The Literacy Research Association’s 61st Annual Conference San Diego, CA.
Dunkerly-Bean, J. M., Bean, T. and Putney, L. ( 2012). Exploring Global Literature and Cosmopolitan Critical Literacy with Middle School Students in an International Charter School Paper The Literacy Research Association’s 61st Annual Conference San Diego, CA.
Harper, H., Bean, T. and Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. ( 2011). Cosmopolitan Literacy: Changing and Challenging Literacy for the 21st Century Paper The American Educational Research Association Annual Conference New Orleans, LA.
Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. ( 2011). We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest: Experiences with Literacy and Human Rights Education in a CDF Freedom School Oral Presentation The American Educational Research Association Annual Conference New Orleans, LA.
Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. ( 2011). Reading the World in the Word: The Possibilities for Literacy Instruction Framed Within Human Rights Education Paper The Association of Teacher Educators Orlando, FL.
Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. ( 2011). Human Rights and Freedom in Cosmopolitan Times Paper The Literacy Research Association 60th Annual Conference Jacksonville, FL.
Harper, H. and Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. ( 2010). The Girl Citizen-Reader: International Initiatives for 21st Century Citizenship Paper The American Educational Research Association Annual Conference Denver, CO .
Harper, H. and Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. ( 2009). Girl – Citizen Reader: Gender and literacy education for 21st century citizenship Paper 58th Annual National Reading Conference Albuquerque, NM.
Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. and Mckinney, M. ( 2009). The history of literacy advocacy: Sponsors, themes, experiences Paper 58th Annual National Reading Conference Albuquerque, NM.
Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. ( 2009). From Carrots to Sticks - The Impact of Post-NCLB Literacy Policy on Classroom Practice: Implications for Teachers and Teacher Educators Paper Association of Teacher Educators Summer Conference Reno, NV .
Harper, H. and Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. ( 2009). Educating the world: Teachers and their work as defined by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Paper Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE)37th Annual Conference Ottawa,Canda.
Harper, H., Bean, T., Wimmer, J. and Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. ( 2009). Questions of practice in adolescent literacy from classroom teachers and teacher educator/researchers Paper International Reading Association, 54th Annual Convention –West Phoenix, AZ.
Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. and Moffitt, C. ( 2009). They don't look like me": Using critical literacy to reconsider and expand images of family in text Paper International Reading Association, 54th Annual Convention –West Phoenix, AZ.
Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. ( 2008). Teachers or technicians: An examination of one district’s program-based literacy professional development Paper 26th Annual Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association (NRMERA) Conference Lake Tahoe, NV.
Dunkerly-Bean, J. M. ( 2008). Images of family in commercial reading programs: A critical examination Paper 57th Annual National Reading Conference Orlando, Fl.
  • 2017: Nominee – Jerry Johns Promising Researcher Award, ALER
  • 2016: John R. Broderick Diversity Champion Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2010: Finalist – Las Vegas Presidential Scholarship , University of Nevada
  • 2006: Recipient – Clark County School District/Southwest Region Distinguished Educator,
  • 2005: Recipient, Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society ,
  • 2005: Recipient, Reading Specialist Certificate, State of Nevada