Julie Pennington, Ph.D.

Professor of Literacy Studies, Graduate Program Director


Julie Pennington is a professor of literacy studies in the College of Education and director of the Center for Learning and Literacy. She has focused on the areas of literacy and diversity throughout her career as a classroom teacher and literacy intervention teacher for fourteen years and currently as a teacher educator and researcher. Her research interests include the use of autoethnography in teacher education and pursuing questions related to how teachers approach literacy instruction in linguistically and culturally diverse settings.

Curriculum Vitae


  • PH.D., University of Texas at Austin
  • M.Ed., University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A., University of Texas at Austin