My name is Steve (he/him), an Assistant Professor of Teacher Education with a literacy focus at Nevada State College. Agency or teacher agency (making choices, exerting influence, and taking stances for beneficial change in self, students, or community) drives my teaching, research, and service. I believe in the intergenerational nature of literacy, that much learning occurs beyond traditional school settings, in a variety of cultures, and that learning is a lifelong process. Agency is the healthy link between teaching, community, and literacy; the conscious role people play in bringing about social change.
I have a Bachelors degree in Consumer Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Masters in Teaching from the University of South Florida, and a Ph.D. in Teacher Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I have extensive teaching experience across elementary, middle grades, and higher education contexts. I entered teaching motivated by the idea that a career in education allowed me the opportunity to affect change, on a grand scale, in an industry in need of talented professionals. I have never looked back.