Lisa Eckert Schade, Northern Michigan University
Lisa Schade Eckert is Assistant Professor of English Education at Northern Michigan University, where she teaches English methods and literature courses. Her research interests include exploring intersections between literary theory and literacy pedagogy, English education and rural schooling, and the role of graduate education in
rural teacher professional and personal identity development. Her
publications include a book, How Does It Mean? Engaging Reluctant
Readers through Literary Theory (Heinemann, 2006), as well as articles in English Education, Reading Research Quarterly and the English Journal. Currently, she is working on book project highlighting rural English teacher narratives. She regularly presents her work at national and international conferences, including the National Council of Teachers of English and the International Federation of Teachers of English conferences.