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Jayne Lammers

Jayne Lammers

Associate Professor, Associate Director Center for Learning in the Digital Age
Teaching & Curriculum
LeChase Hall 464
(585) 276-6020

Website: academia.edu
PhD, Arizona State University (curriculum and instruction - language and literacy)
MEd, University of Central Florida (reading education)
BS, University of Central Florida (liberal studies - English, education, business administration)

Jayne Lammers directs the secondary English teacher preparation program and is the associate director leading initiatives related to informal settings and building the capacity of graduate student researchers in the Center for Learning in the Digital Age (LiDA). Prior to joining the Warner School in 2011, she taught graduate and undergraduate literacy education courses. She formerly taught English/language arts/reading at the secondary (grades 6-12) and postsecondary (college composition) levels.
Lammers’s research explores adolescents’ interest-driven digital literacy practices, largely through qualitative case studies and virtual ethnographic methods. Recently awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant, she is collaborating with alumna Puji Astuti ‘16W (PhD) to study the digital literacies of secondary students in Semarang, Indonesia. Her previous research projects include a two-year affinity space ethnography to study young women’s digital media creations with The Sims video games, a longitudinal case study of an adolescent’s writing across time and contexts, and several collaborative projects that explore connections between fanfiction practices and school-based literacy instruction. As a result of her research, Lammers aims to help shape literacy classrooms into spaces where online/offline and in-school/out-of-school boundaries get blurred and students are reading, writing, and designing in ways that prepare them for 21st century futures.

Lammers is an active member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), currently serving as treasurer for the Writing and Literacies SIG, and the Literacy Research Association, for which she chaired the Technology Committee (2015-18). Her other professional affiliations include the Association of Internet Researchers, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTEAR & ELATE), International Literacy Association, and its New York affiliate. She serves as an editorial board member for Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, Research in the Teaching of English, and The Reading Teacher.


Scholarship Available on the Web:
Curwood, J. S., Lammers, J. C., & Magnifico, A. M. (2014, March 14). Adolescent writing in online fanfiction spaces.

Van Voorhis, V. & Lammers, J.C. (2013, January 10). Educational games for girls: Collaboration and context. edWeb.net Game-based Learning Community webinar. Recording available at: http://www.instantpresenter.com/WebConference/RecordingDefault.aspx?c_psrid=EA52DA89834A

Lammers, J.C., Curwood, J.S., & Magnifico, A.M. (2012). Toward an affinity space methodology: Considerations for literacy research. English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 11(2), 44-58. Available at http://edlinked.soe.waikato.ac.nz/research/files/etpc/files/2012v11n2art3.pdf

In the News

4/29/2019 Warner School Professor Headed to Indonesia on Fulbright Scholar Award
4/04/2019 Warner School Takes Part in the 2019 AERA Annual Meeting in Toronto
3/27/2019 Should Higher Education Go Digital? 
3/27/2019 Wednesday Lunch Hour - Plans vs. Reality: Warner Students Share Lessons Learned from Their Dissertation Processes
11/14/2018 Wednesday Lunch Hour - A Fireside Chat about Doing Academic Work: Exploring Mentorship, Vulnerability, and Self Care
1/29/2018 Doctoral Writing SIG Blog Features Advice on Organizing a Writing Camp from Mary Jane Curry and Jayne Lammers
6/19/2017 Warner Faculty Recognized by Board of Trustees
5/10/2017 Lammers to Receive University’s Excellence in Teaching Award
4/25/2017 Breaking Boundaries with Video Games
1/13/2017 Jayne Lammers on Connecting Classrooms With Online Fanfiction Communities on International Literacy Association Blog
1/13/2016 Prof Jayne Lammers and Warner Doctoral Student Kristana Textor Featured in Rochester Review Story on Video Games 
9/25/2015 Researcher Examines How Affinity Spaces Motivate Teen Writers
9/18/2015 Jayne Lammers on Teaching "Networked Writing" on Literacy Daily Blog
9/16/2015 Wednesday Lunch Talk - Examining Youth Participation in Online Affinity Spaces: Snapshots from a Developing Research Agenda
11/14/2014 Jayne Lammers Writes Essay on Literacy Pedagogy in Online Fanfiction Spaces on Reading Today Online
2/20/2014 Jayne Lammers on Technology Usage Among Adolescents on WROC-TV
12/11/2013 Wednesday Lunch Talk — Getting Published (in English): Choices and Strategies
6/26/2013 Jayne Lammers' Educational Games for Girls Webinar Featured in edWeb's Top 10 Webinars of 2013
5/30/2013 Warner Professor Teams Up with Second Avenue Learning to Develop a Videogame that Teaches Chemistry
5/08/2013 Wednesday Lunch Talk — Teaching and Learning on the World WILD Web
1/17/2013 Lammers Quoted in eSchool News Article on Girls and Video Games

EDE410 Learning in the Digital Age
EDF410E Field Experiences in Middle Childhood (English)
EDF411E Field Experiences in Inclusive Middle Childhood Settings (English)
EDF416E Field Experiences in Secondary Schools (English)
EDF417E Field Experiences in Inclusive Secondary School Settings (English)
EDF418E Student Teaching in Secondary Schools A (English)
EDF419E Student Teaching in Inclusive Secondary School Settings A (English)
EDF420E Student Teaching in Secondary Schools B (English)
EDF421E Student Teaching in Inclusive Secondary School Settings B (English)
EDU431 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning English
EDU443 Implementing Innovation in English Education
EDU481 Integrating English and Technology
EDE492 Integrating Technology in Teaching Content Areas
EDU498 Literacy Learning as Social Practice
ED506 Concepts and Issues in Social Science Research
ED567 Designing Research for Online Spaces
ED582 Critical Literacy