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:
  • Anthony J. Papalia Award for Outstanding Article in a State or National Foreign Language Education Publication (with co-author Tasha Austin); New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers; 2023-07-23;
Recent Publications:
Book:
  • Gorlewski, J., Winkelsas, A., Rosenblith, S., Stone-Johnson, C., Etopio, E., Gorlewski, D., Karalis Noel, T., Finocchio, B., Seccia, A., Zhai, L., KEARNEY, E., Liu, X., Safaei, N. & Shedrick, T. (2022). A Case for change in teacher education: Developing community-based residency programs. Routledge.
Journal Article:
  • Anthony, M., Mata, C. & KEARNEY, E. (2022). Learning in context: The benefits of residency in world language teacher preparation. The Language Educator. Spring 2022, 27-31.
  • Austin, T. & KEARNEY, E. (2022). Teacher recruitment, preparation and retention: Choosing community in moments of possibility. The Language Educator. Spring 2022, 18-22.
  • Etopio, E., Winkelsas, A., Jo, S., Karalis Noel, T., KEARNEY, E. & Gorlewski, J. (2022). Eden’s garden: A cultivator’s chronicle. Policy Futures in Education. OnlineFirst.
Book Chapter:
  • 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.
Recent Presentations:
Conferences:
  • Ahn, S.-Y. & KEARNEY, E. (2023, July) Critical Intercultural Learning in a Pre-Primary Multilingual Awareness-Raising Program. Paper presented in the symposium Deconstructing the “critical” in critical pedagogies: Teacher and Learner Perspectives at the triennial conference of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA), Lyon, France.;
  • KEARNEY, E., Palpacuer-Lee, C. & *Raysor, A. (2023, July). Critical Intercultural Learning among Teachers of French. Paper presented in the symposium Deconstructing the “critical” in critical pedagogies: Teacher and Learner Perspectives at the triennial conference of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA), Lyon, France.;
  • Huang, L. & KEARNEY, E. (2023). Transformative Intercultural Learning through Place-based Critical Virtual Exchange, Roundtable presentation at the American Association of Applied Linguists conference, Portland, OR.;
  • KEARNEY, E. (2021). Implementing the new NYS culture standards using core practices. Paper presented at the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers annual conference, Syracuse, NY.;
  • KEARNEY, E. (2022, March). Transforming teacher education in SUNY. Paper presented in the “Transforming teacher education for bi/multilingual learners: The legacy of the CUNY-NYSIEB project” colloquium with Espinosa, C., Sánchez, M., Espinet, I., Lê, K., España, C., Herrera, L., & Vogel, S. at the American Association of Applied Linguists, Pittsburgh, PA.;
Recent Grants:
Grant:
  • Clinically Rich-Intensive Teacher Institute-Bilingual Education/English as a New Language; State; NYS Department of Education; Awarded; (07/01/2023-06/30/2028)
Recent Activities:
Editorial and Review:
  • Abstract Reviewer, CERCLL Intercultural Competence Conference
    05/23/2020-07/23/2023
Professional Service:
  • At Large Member, ACTFL Research Committee
    01/02/2023-07/23/2023
  • Chair, Post Secondary Committee of the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers
    02/01/2020-06/03/2024
  • Member, National Advisory Board, Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL) (2018-2022)
    06/01/2018-06/30/2027
  • 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