University at Buffalo

Erin Kearney

Erin Kearney

Associate Professor

LEARNING AND INSTRUCTION


Specialty/Research Focus

Cultural Studies; Curriculum and Instruction; ESL  / ENL / Bilingual; Sociolinguistics; Linguistic, Discourse, and Sociocultural Context; 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:
  • KEARNEY, E. (2019). Data and insights on world language teacher shortage in New York State: A report. Language Association Journal, 68 (2), 7-22.
  • KEARNEY, E., Hildebrandt, S.A., & Swanson, P. (2018). Bringing the teacher shortage in world languages education into focus. The Language Educator, August, 23-28.
  • Evans, R. & KEARNEY, E. (2018). The Multiple voices shaping a preservice FLEX teacher’s process of becoming. Language Association Journal, 67 (1), 35-52.
Book Chapter:
  • KEARNEY, E. (2019). Professional (re)visions of language teaching for interculturality. In Dupuy, B. & Michelson, K. (Eds.), AAUSC 2019 Pathways to paradigm change: Critical examinations of prevailing discourses and ideologies in second language education. Cengage.
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.
Recent Presentations:
Invited Lectures:
  • KEARNEY, E. (2019, October). Defining and Promoting Intercultural Learning in University-Level World Languages Education. Language Institute, University of Wisconsin.;
  • KEARNEY, E. (2020, April). Expanding Language Learners’ Meaning-Making Repertoires through Engagement with Cultural Narratives. Romance Languages and Literatures Guest Lecture Series. Harvard University.;
Conferences:
  • *Han, Y. & KEARNEY, E. (2020, January). Faculty and International Graduate Students' Perceptions in Internationalized US Universities. Paper presented at the Seventh International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence, Tucson, AZ.;
  • KEARNEY, E. & *Evans ,R. (2019, June). Creating and researching virtual reality modules that enhance teacher education practice and teacher candidates’ professional vision. Paper presented at the Eleventh International Conference on Language Teacher Education, Minneapolis, MN.;
  • KEARNEY, E. (2020, January). Internationalizing the Outlook and Instructional Practices of Pre-Service Teachers. Paper presented at the Seventh International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence, Tucson, AZ.;
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