Mary Juzwik

308 Erickson Hall
620 Farm Ln
East Lansing, MI 48824


Literary Studies; English Education


Holding a joint appointment in English and Teacher Education, Mary M. Juzwik teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in English education and sometimes serves as Subject Area Leader for the secondary English Education program. She holds degrees in English from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, (PhD), Middlebury College (MA), and Wheaton College (BA). After a teaching internship at an urban school in Chicago, she spent six years working as a middle and high school English teacher on the Navajo Nation and in Boulder, Colorado. She now studies issues in English Education, including narrative processes and classroom discourse; dialogue in teaching and teacher education; dialogic writing theory, instruction, and practice; and most recently, religious literacy practices, pedagogies, and interpretive traditions. Her interdisciplinary work on these issues engages with scholarly traditions such as narrative studies, interactional sociolinguistics, rhetorical theory, and religious studies. She serves as co-editor of Research in the Teaching of English.


ENG413: Critical Questions in Language and Composition

TE348: Reading and Responding to Children’s Literature

TE848: Methods of Writing Instruction

TE982: Writing for Publication

TE991: Religion and Education


VanDerHeide, J., Juzwik, M. M., & Dunn, M. (2016). Teaching and learning argumentation in English: A dialogic approach. Theory into Practice, 55, 4, pp. 287-293.

Ives, D. & Juzwik, M. (2015). Small stories as performative resources: An emerging framework for studying literacy teacher identity. Linguistics and Education, 31, 74-85.

Juzwik, M. M. & McKenzie, C. (2015). Writing, religious faith, and rooted cosmopolitan dialogue: Portraits of two American Evangelical men in a public school English classroom. Written Communication, 32(2), 122-149.

Juzwik, M. M. (2014). American evangelical Biblicism as literate practice: A critical review. Reading Research Quarterly, 39(3), 335-349.

Juzwik, M. M., Borsheim-Black, C., Caughlan, C. & Heintz, A. (2013) Inspiring dialogue: Talking to learn in the English classroom. Teachers College Press.

Duke, N.K., Caughlan, S., Juzwik, M. M., & Martin, N. (2012). Reading and writing genre with purpose in K-8 classrooms. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann Press.

Rex, L. & Juzwik, M. M. (Eds.). (2011). Narrative discourse analysis for teacher educators: Managing cultural differences in classrooms. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

Juzwik, M. M. (2009). The rhetoric of teaching: Understanding the dynamics of Holocaust narratives in an English classroom. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

University News

Professor Honored for Influential Career
Published December 4, 2017 in College of Arts & Letters
headshot of a woman with brown curly hair and glasses
Professor Mary Juzwik recently was honored with the 2017 Charles Carpenter Fries Award from the Michigan Council of Teachers of English (MCTE). Juzwik, a faculty member with…Read now »