Sarah Levine

Sarah Levine


Sarah Levine is an Assistant Professor at National Louis University.


  • 2012 - Witty Literacy Fellowship
  • 2010 - Advanced Cognitive Science Fellowship
  • 2009 - Cognitive Science Fellowship
  • 2001 - Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence



Year Degree Institution
2013 PhD, Learning Sciences
Learning Sciences
Northwestern University
1997 MAT University of Chicago
1992 BA Cornell University

Research Interests

As a researcher and former high school teacher, I am interested in ways that teachers can draw on and make explicit students’ “funds of knowledge” and everyday, out-of school interpretive practices, and then leverage those practices in the teaching of reading and writing. I design instructional models that support reading and writing about literary texts, including films, ads, and songs, as well as poetry and prose. I am currently designing affect-based strategies to support students in identifying and connecting key details in texts, and constructing meaningful thematic inferences.


Employment History

1997 2009 English Teacher, Curie High School
Chicago IL

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