Jennifer Battle received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Austin in Language and Literacy Studies in 1994. her M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Teaching from the University of Wyoming in 1980, and her B.A. from Southern Methodist University in English and Spanish in 1968.
She presently serves as an Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at Texas State University-San Marcos, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in literacy for culturally and linguistically diverse children, and in teaching writing.
Publications appear in The New Advocate, Journal of College Reading, and Learning, The State of Reading
, and Language Arts Journal
research interests are focused on English Language Learners, multicultural childrenÕs literature, response to literature in face-to face discussion and via electronic forums, and recruitment and retention of bilingual teachers.
She serves as Director of the Tom‡s Rivera Mexican American ChildrenÕs Book Award sponsored by the College of Education at Texas State University-San Marcos.