University at Buffalo

Erin Kearney

Erin Kearney

Associate Professor

LEARNING AND INSTRUCTION


Specialty/Research Focus

Cultural Studies; Curriculum and Instruction; ESL  / ENL / Bilingual; Linguistic, Discourse, and Sociocultural Context; Sociolinguistics; Qualitative Research Methods; Virtual Reality

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:
  • Special Recognition Award; American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages - Teaching and Learning of Cultures SIG; 2018-11-16;
  • 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;
Recent Publications:
Journal Article:
  • Karalis-Noel, T., Gorlewski, J. & KEARNEY, E. (2020). SMACKtivism: A Program Redesign so Good, You Won’t Know What Hit You. Impacting Education: Journal on Transforming Professional Practice.
  • KEARNEY, E. (2019). Data and insights on world language teacher shortage in New York State: A report. Language Association Journal, 68 (2), 7-22.
Book Chapter:
  • Chang, C., Etopio, E., KEARNEY, E., & Mawer, D. (2021). VR Immersion in the ELA classroom: Supporting the Professional Development of Novice Teachers. In Moran, C.& Rice, M. (Eds.), Using augmented and virtual reality in English language arts education (pp. 49-85). Lexington Books.
  • KEARNEY, E. (2021). Transformation of learners’ meaning-making repertoires through classroom instruction. In Leaver, B. & Davidson, D. (Eds.), Transformative philosophy of foreign language education: Theory, praxis and programs. Cambridge University Press.
  • KEARNEY, E. & Mahoney, K. (2020). Reimagining Teacher Education for Emergent Bilinguals: Going Upstate. In Garcia, O. (Ed.), Supporting, teaching and translanguaging with emergent bilingual students: Lessons from the CUNY-NYSIEB project. Routledge.
Recent Presentations:
Conferences:
  • *Han, Y., Chang, Y. & KEARNEY, E. (2021, April). “It’s doable”: How did international graduate students perceive online learning during the pandemic? Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association annual conference. Virtual.;
  • KEARNEY, E. & *D’Alessandro-Mullen, K. (2020, October). Virtual reality as a tool in teacher education. Paper presented at the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers annual conference. Virtual.;
  • KEARNEY, E., *Bradley, S., *Mata, C. & *Nusbaum, M. (2020, October). The edTPA in world languages: Information, experiences and discussion. Paper presented at the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers annual conference. Virtual.;
  • KEARNEY, E., Zhai, L., D’Alessandro-Mullen, K. & Centano, D. (2020, November). Virtual reality in language teacher education. Paper presented in simulive session at ACTFL annual conference. Virtual.;
  • KEARNEY, E., Zhai, L., Huang, L. (2020, November). The can-do statements, core practices tools and intercultural teaching. Paper presented at ACTFL annual conference. Virtual.;
Recent Grants:
Grant:
  • Collaborating to Create Virtual Reality Experiences for Shaping Teacher Candidates’ Professional Dispositions; State; SUNY - TeachNY; Awarded; (12/06/2019-06/30/2021)
  • Enhancing Teacher Candidates' Observational Skills and Instructional Practice through Video-Based Learning Platforms; State; SUNY Innovation Instruction Technology Grant (IITG); Awarded; (08/01/2019-06/30/2020)
  • Enhancing Teacher Candidates' Observational Skills and Instructional Practice through Video-Based Learning Platforms; State; SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grant; Awarded; (05/07/2019-06/30/2020)
  • EnvisionTeaching: Developing perception and pedagogical abilities in pre-service teachers through virtual reality; Federal; SUNY TeachNY Implementation Fund Grant; Awarded; (11/20/2018-06/30/2019)
Contract:
  • Growing Multilingualism, Year 2; Federal; CAO Head Start of Erie County; Awarded; (08/14/2017-08/14/2017)
Recent Activities:
Editorial and Review:
  • Ad Hoc Manuscript Reviewer for Language Awareness
    06/01/2014-12/31/2017
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
    12/06/2016-05/23/2019
  • 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

Contact Information

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