University at Buffalo

Erin Kearney

Erin Kearney

Associate Professor 10 Months

LEARNING AND INSTRUCTION


Specialty/Research Focus

Contact Information
554 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-4058
ekearney@buffalo.edu


Education and Training:
  • Post Doctoral Associate, Yale University (2009)
  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania (2008)
Awards and Honors:
  • Kenneth W. Mildenberger Prize; Modern Language Association; 2018-01-06;
  • Anthony J. Papalia Award for Outstanding Article in a State or National Foreign Language Education Publication; New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT); 2015-10-30;
  • Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Leave Fellowship; UUP-University at Buffalo; 2015-01-26;
Grants:
Grant:
  • K-12 Foreign Language Educators’ Appropriation of Core Practices in Culture Teaching; Foundation and Research Organization; American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages; Awarded; (08/01/2015-08/01/2016)
Contract:
  • Growing Multilingualism, Year 2; Federal; CAO Head Start of Erie County; Awarded; (08/14/2017-08/14/2017)
  • Growing Multilingualism; Local; Head Start of Erie County; Awarded; (07/02/2015-06/30/2016)
Publications:
Book:
  • KEARNEY, E. (2015). Intercultural learning in modern language education: Expanding meaning-making potentials. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters.
Journal Article:
  • Evans, R. & KEARNEY, E. (2018). The Multiple voices shaping a preservice FLEX teacher’s process of becoming. Language Association Journal, 67 (1), 35-52.
  • KEARNEY, E. & Barbour, A. (2015). Embracing, contesting and negotiating new languages: Young children’s early socialization into foreign language learning. Linguistics and Education, 31, 159-173.
  • KEARNEY, E. (2015). A high-leverage teaching practice: Leading an open-ended group discussion. Foreign Language Annals, 48 (1), 100-123.
  • Johnson, J., Yerrick, R.K., & KEARNEY, E. (2014). Supporting linguistically diverse students in an era of science education reform. Science Scope, 37 (5), 23-31.
  • KEARNEY, E. & Ahn, S. (2014). Preschool world language learners’ engagement with language: What are the possibilities? Language Awareness, 23 (4), 319-333.
  • KEARNEY, E. (2014). Addressing culture in introductory levels of world language teaching: Insights from research in pre-K to post-secondary classrooms. Language Association Journal: New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers, 64 (2), 17-38.
Other:
  • KEARNEY, E., Barbour, A., Choi, Y.-A., Evans, R., Mykula, V., Pytlak, M. & Zhai, L. (2017). Growing multilingual awareness: A Guide for engaging young children with languages. Buffalo, NY: University at Buffalo.
  • Growing Multilingualism: A Guide for Engaging Young Children with Languages.
Presentations:
Invited Lectures:
  • KEARNEY, E. (2017, October). Teaching and Learning Habits that Develop Intercultural Competence in the World Languages Classroom. Institute of World Languages Fall Symposium. (keynote);
  • KEARNEY, E. (2016, April). Developing Symbolic Competence in Modern Language Classrooms: Expanding Meaning-Making Potentials. Berkeley Language Center, Berkeley, CA.;
  • KEARNEY, E. (2016, June). Growing Multilingual Awareness and Intercultural Competence through Engagement with Diverse Texts. Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.;
  • KEARNEY, E. (2014, November). High-Leverage Teaching Practices of Novice World Language Teachers. Paper presented at American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.;
Conferences:
  • KEARNEY, E. (2017, November). Launching a Successful Job Search, Crafting an Attention-Getting CV for Post-Secondary Positions, Navigating the Job Interview and Negotiating an Offer, and Balancing Roles and Responsibilities as a Post-Secondary Teacher. Four sessions presented at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Annual Conference, Nashville, TN;
  • Paesani, K., Willis Allen, H., KEARNEY, E. & Donato, R. (2017, February). Perspectives on High-Leverage Teaching Practices in Foreign Language Education. Paper presented at the Tenth International Conference on Language Teacher Education, Los Angeles, CA.;
  • KEARNEY, E. (2015, November). Core Practices in Culture Teaching. Paper presented at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.;
  • KEARNEY, E. (2016, January). Modern and Late-Modern Tensions in the Talk and Work of Language Teacher Educators. Paper presented at the Fifth International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence, Tucson, AZ.;
  • KEARNEY, E. & Barbour, A. (2015, March). Instructional Stances and Moves for Cultivating Deep Engagement with Language in Preschool Foreign Language Learners. Paper presented at American Association of Applied Linguists Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada.;
  • KEARNEY, E. & Palpacuer-Lee, C. (2015, May). World Language Teachers' Negotiation of their Roles as Intercultural Mediators. Paper presented at the Ninth International Conference on Language Teacher Education, Minneapolis, MN.;
  • KEARNEY, E. & Zepper, A. (2014, November). Stretching Options for Speakerhood in Foreign Language Classrooms. Paper presented at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.;
  • KEARNEY, E. (2015, February). Lenses and Methods for Understanding Refugees’ Experiences with American Educational Settings. Panel organized and paper presented at 36th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum, Philadelphia, PA.;
  • KEARNEY, E. (2015, May). High-Leverage Practices in Culture Teaching. Paper presented at the Ninth International Conference on Language Teacher Education, Minneapolis, MN.;
Activities:
Editorial and Review:
  • Ad Hoc Manuscript Reviewer for Foreign Language Annals
    09/01/2014-12/31/2017
  • Ad Hoc Manuscript Reviewer for Language Awareness
    06/01/2014-12/31/2017
  • Abstract Reviewer for American Association of Applied Linguists Language, Culture and Society Strand and Pragmatics Strand
    08/01/2013-05/31/2015
Professional Service:
  • Member, New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers, Strategic Review and Planning Committee
    01/01/2018-05/31/2018
  • Member, Editorial Review Board, Journal of Research in Childhood Education
    12/06/2016-05/25/2018
  • External reviewer for tenure and promotion cases: University of Pennsylvania, Stony Brook University.
    09/01/2016-12/01/2017
  • Elected to 3-year term as At Large member of the Board of Directors of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
    01/01/2016-01/01/2019
  • Member, American Association of Applied Linguists Promotion and Tenure Taskforce
    06/01/2014-04/10/2015
  • Member, Foreign Language Methodologists Roundtable, New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers
    10/01/2009-05/31/2017
  • Member, Post-Secondary Committee, New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers
    10/01/2009-05/31/2015
News:

    Contact Information

    554 Baldy Hall
    North Campus
    Phone: (716) 645-4058
    ekearney@buffalo.edu