PhD, University of Michigan (Educational Studies; Literacy, Language, and Culture) 2014
MEd, University of Washington (Special Education) 2008
MEd, Harvard University (Learning and Teaching) 1999
BA, The Ohio State University (major in English and minor in Sociology) 1997
Julie E. Learned is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice at the University at Albany, State University of New York. She researches adolescent literacy. By examining how secondary schools position readers and writers and how young people experience, resist, and help construct school contexts, she investigates issues of equity in literacy education. Learned was awarded the International Literacy Association’s Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award for 2016, and in 2017 she received a Spencer Foundation grant to extend her work. Learned has expertise in adolescent literacy, disciplinary literacy, and English education. Her scholarship and teaching are informed by her experiences as a public high school teacher in a culturally and linguistically diverse community.