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Department of Curriculum & Instruction
College of Education
University of Idaho
Moscow, Idaho 83844
Phone: (208) 885-6587
Email: teached@uidaho.edu

Janine Darragh

Dr. Janine Darragh

Office: ED 410
Phone: (208)-855-0353
Email: janined@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: 875 Perimeter Drive MS3082

Moscow, Idaho 83844-3082

College of Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Assistant Professor

Home Town: Franklin, Ohio
Campus Locations: Education Building, Moscow Campus

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Sociocultural issues in Children’s and Young Adult literature
    • Literacy and ENL education, and teacher preparation
  • Biography

    Janine began her teaching career in 1994 teaching high school English in rural Appalachia. She spent 13 years in Ohio teaching English and coaching gymnastics, cross country and track before moving West to pursue her Ph.D. in Literacy and Language Education. Most recently, she has taught Education courses for both Washington State University and Whitworth University. When Janine is not reading, writing, or researching, she enjoys trail running with her dog and cheering on Cincinnati, Ohio sports’ teams.

  • Selected Publications
    • Darragh, J.J., Kelley, J.E., & Koss, M.E., Guest Editors. (2012). Dragon reviews: Trends in children’s literature. Dragon Lode, 29(2), 71-77.
    •  Darragh, J.J., Picanco, K.E., Tully, D., Henning, A.S. (2012). “When teachers collaborate,good things happen”: Teacher candidate perspectives of the co-teach model for thestudent teaching internship. AILACTE Journal. 
    • Picanco, K., & Darragh, J.J. (2011). Re-imagining partnerships: Using the co-teach model to prepare 21st century teachers. Northwest Passages, 9(2), 180-189.
    •  Kelley, J.E., & Darragh, J.J. (2011). Depictions and gaps: Portrayal of U.S. poverty in realistic fiction children's picture books. Reading Horizons, 50(4), 263-282.
    •  Beecher, C., & Darragh, J. J. (2011). Using children’s and young adult literature to teach pre-service special education teachers about autism. The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas for Middle and High School Teachers, 84(1), 21-25. 
    • Sanden, S., & Darragh, J. (2010). Wiki Use in the 21st century literacy classroom: A framework for evaluation. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 11(1). Retrieved from http://www.citejournal.org/vol11/iss1/languagearts/article1.cfm
    • Roe, M., Darragh, J., Lee, H., & Sanden, S. (2010). Comparing the reading demands of narrative, expository, and popular press texts. Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers Yearbook, 32, 191-205.
    • Darragh, J.J. (2008) Why just harlots and ’ho’s?: Finding time to put the sisterhood into the English Classroom. Washington English Journal, 3-13.

  • Awards and Honors
    • Provost’s Award for Junior Faculty Achievement, Whitworth University, 2012
    • Honorable Mention: The Association for Faculty Women’s Harriett B. Rigas Award for Outstanding Doctoral Student, Washington State University, 2010
    • President’s Award for Student Excellence, Washington State University, 2009
    • “Salute to Excellence” Outstanding Teacher Award, Granville, Ohio, 2003-2005 
    • National Board Certification, 2004
    • F.B. Walter Outstanding Educator Award, 2003

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