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Stergios G. Botzakis, Ph.D.

Dr. Stergios Botzakis is an associate professor of adolescent literacy in the Theory and Practice in Teacher Education Department at The University of Tennessee. He received his doctorate from the University of Georgia in 2006, and prior to that he spent five years teaching middle school reading, English, and study skills in Baltimore and the Boston area. He was an editorial assistant for Reading Research Quarterly and was also one of the founding editors for the Journal of Language and Literacy Education (www.coe.uga.edu/jolle/), an open-access, online journal. Currently he edits the column "Visual and Digital Texts" for the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy.

Dr. Botzakis teaches classes on content area reading, working with struggling adolescent readers, middle school literature and pedagogy, and multiliteracies. His research interests include middle grades education, secondary education, adolescent literacies, popular culture, and media literacy. He has been published in Teacher Education Quarterly, ALAN Review, English Journal, and the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy and has also contributed chapters to many edited volumes, such as the Edward Fry Award-winning Empowering Struggling Readers: Practices for the Middle Grades and Reconceptualizing the Literacies in Adolescents' Lives. He has published the books Pretty in Print: Questioning Magazines, What's Your Source? Questioning the News (both from Capstone Press), and Entertainment and Gaming (from Heinemann-Raintree).


Contact Information

Dr. Stergios G. Botzakis
Assistant Professor
Reading Education

A220 Jane and David Bailey Education Complex
1122 Volunteer Boulevard
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-3442

Phone: 865-974-6159
Fax: 865-974-6302
sbotzaki@utk.edu

Contact the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education

A204 Jane and David Bailey Education Complex
1122 Volunteer Boulevard
Knoxville, Tennessee
37996-3442

Phone: 865-974-6228
Fax: 865-974-6302
tallmon@utk.edu