Assistant Professor, Doctor of Education
Susanna Steeg joined the College of Education at GFU in 2011. She moved from Arizona, where she taught adults at Arizona State University, in reading methods, literacy assessment, teaching writing in the elementary classroom, and other reading specialist courses. Susanna gained experience as an elementary teacher across several elementary schools in the Mesa Public Schools, teaching second and fourth grades. Susanna also taught internationally in Bangkok, Thailand. Susanna holds both a PhD (2011) and an MEd (2007) in Curriculum and Instruction, Language & Literacy from Arizona State University. She finds great joy in working alongside teachers and students in creative course offerings, especially those fostering multi-age connections in inquiry-oriented literacy work.
PhD Curriculum & Instruction, Language & Literacy, (2011) Arizona State University
MEd Curriculum & Instruction, Language & Literacy (2007) Arizona State University
BA Elementary Education (2000) Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio
Selected Publications & Presentations
Steeg, S.M. & Lambson, D. (accepted for publication, anticipated 2015). Collaborative professional development: One school’s story. The Reading Teacher.
Steeg, S.M., Costley, K., Engelman, K., Gonzalez, D., Knutson, V., Maroni, K., (accepted for publication, anticipated 2015). Changing teachers, changing students: Exploring iPads in inquiry-based learning. Research in the Schools.
Steeg, S.M. (December 2014), Dialogical communities of practice. Paper presented at the 2014 Literacy Research Association Conference. Marco Island, FL.
Steeg, S.M. (2014, November) Adaptations/innovations to the invitational Summer Institute model: What’s new and what’s working? Roundtable participant at the 2014 National Writing Project Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
Steeg, S.M. (2014, May) Living the questions: Teacher learning in collaborative spaces. Paper presented at the 2014 International Community of Christian Teacher Educators Conference, Toronto, Canada
Lutz, A. & Steeg, S.M. (2014, May) Writing sense: Teacher educators’ exploration of narrative composing. Paper presented at the 2014 International Community of Christian Teacher Educators Conference, Toronto, Canada.
Steeg, S.M., Markos, A., & Clark-Oates, A. (2014, April) Building the bridge as we walk on it: Reflections on the tensions of teacher research. Paper presented at the 2014 American Educational Research Association Conference. Philadelphia, PA.
Markos, A. & Steeg, S.M. (2014, April) Mediating preservice teachers’ learning: Influences across the community, interpersonal, and individual planes. Paper presented at the 2014 American Educational Research Association Conference. Philadelphia, PA.
Steeg, S.M. (2013, December) The classroom is a place where I’m alive: One teacher’s description of her literacy-related learning and teaching. Paper presented at the 2013 Literacy Research Association Conference. Dallas, TX.
Steeg, S.M. & Harrison, S. (October 2013). Just enough light for the step I’m on: Sharing a co-mentorship experience. Conference Proceedings for 2012 Research on Women in Education Conference, Coeur d’Alene, ID.
Steeg, S.M., Costley, K., Engelman, K., Gonzalez, D., Knutson, V. & Maroni, S. (2013, September) Inquiry and iPads: A collaborative action research exploration. Paper presented at the 2013 Oregon Technology & Educational Network Conference, Forest Grove, OR.
Steeg, S.M. & Markos, A. (2013, April) Walking the research tightrope: The role of critical friends in qualitative research. Paper presented at the 2013 American Educational Research Association Conference. San Francisco, CA.
Markos, A. & Steeg, S.M. (January 2013). Addressing preservice teachers’ understandings about ELLs: One pedagogical tool for identifying and shifting dispositions. In M. Cowert (Ed.), English Language Learners in 21st Century Classrooms: Challenges and Expectations.
Steeg, S.M. (2012). Faith learning integration: Exploring the tensions of mindful teaching. International Community of Christian Teacher Educators Journal. 7(2). Accessible online at: http://icctejournal.org/issues/v7i2/v7i2-steeg/
Teacher learning & development
Emotion in teacher learning
Narrative & phenomenological research
Writing to learn
Inquiry and project-based work in literacy
EDFL 507: Research in Effective Teaching
EDFL 530: Theoretical Foundations of Reading
EDFL 532: Advanced Strategies in Literacy Instruction
EDFL 531: Analysis of Reading and Writing Assessment
EDFL 539-540: Practicum for EC/EL, EL/ML, ML/HS Reading Specialists
EDFL 716: Action Research
EDFL 515: Special Topics: Literacy Enrichment Camp Partnership
EDFL 565: Independent Study
EDFL 711-713: Master’s Research Sequence
EDFL 712-715: Doctoral Research Sequence