Deborah Mayne Brandau

Adjunct Faculty
PhD, University at Albany, State University of New York

Dr. Deborah Brandau is a reading specialist and grants administrator at a small, rural public school. She has served as a part-time professor in the Reading Department for ten years. Her chief professional research interest is in the interface between the ways of literacy and work of non-mainstream communities and those of the mainstream, middle-class school world. Deborah received the 2004 School of Education Excellence in Teaching Award.

Dr. Brandau teaches the following courses:
ERDG500: Literacy Teaching and Learning B-6 (online)
ERDG610: Literacy and Society (online)  

Publications:
Brandau, D. (1996). Literacy and literature in school and non-school settings. Technical Report Series 7.1, National Research Center on Literature Teaching and Learning, Albany, NY.

Brandau, D. & Collins, J. (1994).Texts, social relations, and work-based skepticism about schooling: An Ethnographic analysis. Anthropology in Education Quarterly, May.

Brandau, D. & Collins J.(1992). Schooling, literature and work in a rural mountain community. Technical Report Series 7.1, National Research Center on Literature Teaching and Learning, Albany, NY.

Presentations:
1994 International Reading Association - presented Lit. Center research, Schooled and Non-schooled Literacy and Literature at annual meeting in Toronto.

1993 American Educational Research Association - presented paper, Schooling and Work: The Role of Standards and Requirements at the annual meeting in Atlanta, GA.

1992 Ethnography in Education Forum - presented paper, Construction of Meaning in Ethnographic Interviews at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.