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IU Bloomington

Beth Lewis Samuelson

School of Education/Department of Literacy, Culture and Language Education

Expert Bio

Beth Lewis Samuelson is a faculty member in the Indiana University School of Education, Department of Literacy, Culture and Language Education. She is also an adjunct faculty member in the African Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences and faculty director of the IU Books & Beyond project.

In 2004, Samuelson received her doctorate in language, literacy and culture at the University of California, Berkeley. From 2006 to 2008, she was a post-doctorate fellow with the National Academy of Education, where her main topic was research focused on Rwanda: Narratives of Education Reform. She is currently serving as a Service Learning Faculty Fellow in the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education.

Her area of research specialization is education in Rwanda, and she has a range of publications in encyclopedias, edited volumes and distinguished journals (Pedagogy, Language Policy, Research in the Teaching of English, and TESOL Journal).

Areas of Expertise

Language policy, researching multilingually (Rm-ly), international service learning, English language teaching, literacy education, student engagement, language awareness research.