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Janine Darragh, Ph.D.

Janine Darragh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


ED 409



Mailing Address

875 Perimeter Drive MS 3082
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3082

  • Ph.D. Literacy & Language Education 2010

  • M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction. Emphasis in Secondary English Education & Special Education, Ohio University 1999

  • B.S. Secondary English Education & TESOL, Ohio University 1994

  • 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

Janine Darragh 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 doctorate in literacy and language education. Most recently, she has taught education courses for Washington State University and Whitworth University. When Darragh is not reading, writing or researching, she enjoys trail running with her dog and cheering on Cincinnati, Ohio, sports’ teams.

  • Sociocultural issues in Children’s and Young Adult literature

  • Literacy and ENL education, and teacher preparation

  • 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 the student 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
  • 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.


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Mailing Address:
College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3082

Phone: 208-885-6587

Fax: 208-885-1071