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;
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.
  • Voegler, E., KEARNEY, E. & Boyd, M. (2021). Heritage language as commodity or connection: Mapping teachers’ value orientations toward students’ language practices. NYSTESOL Journal, 8(2), 39-50.
Recent Presentations:
Conferences:
  • Ascenzi, L., KEARNEY, E. & Kleyn, T. (2022, April). Transforming urban and rural teacher education: The City University of New York and Upstate New York. Paper presented in the symposium Translanguaging and transformative teaching for emergent bilingual students: Lessons from the City University of New York–New York State Initiative on Emergent Bilinguals Project at the annual AERA conference. Virtual.;
  • Gorlewski, J., Winkelsas, A., Rosenblith, S., Stone-Johnson, Cc., Etopio, E., Karalis Noel, T., Seccia, A., Zhai, L., KEARNEY, E. (2022, April). A case for change in teacher education: Cultivating equity through a school-based residency program. Roundtable presented at the annual AERA conference. Virtual.;
  • 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.;
  • KEARNEY, E., *Huang, L. *McHugh, A., & *Minematsu, A. (2022). Re-thinking interculturality on zoom in a pandemic. Roundtable presented at the Eighth International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence. 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 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)
  • 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)
Recent Activities:
Editorial and Review:
  • Abstract Reviewer for American Association of Applied Linguists Language, Culture and Society Strand and Pragmatics Strand
    08/01/2013-05/31/2015
Professional Service:
  • Chair, Post Secondary Committee of the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers
    02/01/2020-06/03/2022
  • 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
  • Member, American Association of Applied Linguists Promotion and Tenure Taskforce
    06/01/2014-04/10/2015

Contact Information

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