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Brooke Eisenbach

Associate Professor

Faculty Brooke Eisenbach

Brooke Eisenbach's areas of academic focus and expertise are English Education, Middle Level Education, Virtual Education, Relational Care in the Classroom, Teacher Empowerment, and Arts-based Qualitative Research. 

She has a Ph.D. in English Education: Curriculum and Instruction from the University of South Florida, M.Ed. in Reading Education from the University of South Florida, and B.A. in English Education from the University of South Florida. 

Publications

Books:

  • Eisenbach, B.B. & Greathouse, P. (July 2020). Developing adolescent literacy in the online classroom: Strategies for content area reading and writing. To be published by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.
  • Eisenbach, B.B. & Greathouse, P. (Eds.) (2018). The Online Classroom: Resources for Effective Middle Level Virtual Education: Vol. 3. The Handbook of Resources in Middle Level Education. New York, NY: Information Age Publishing.
  • Greathouse, P., Eisenbach, B.B., & Kaywell, J. (Eds.) (2018). Queer Adolescent Literature as a Complement to the English Language Arts Content. New York, NY: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.
  • Greathouse, P., Kaywell, J., & Eisenbach, B.B. (Eds.) (2017). Adolescent Literature as a Complement to the Content Areas: Science and Math. Book to be published by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.
  •  Greathouse, P., Kaywell, J., & Eisenbach, B.B. (Eds.) (2017). Adolescent Literature as a Complement to the Content Areas: Social Science and the Humanities. Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.

Articles:

  • Greathouse, P., Consalvo, A., Covino, A., David, A.D., Eisenbach, B.B., & Letcher, M. (accepted). When inclusion meets resistance: Resources for facing a challenge. English Journal.
  • Eisenbach, B. B., Moulton, M., & Andrews, G. (2019). Genius hour for pre-service teachers: Infusing agency into ELA teacher training. Florida English Journal.
  • Greathouse, P., Eisenbach, B.B., & Kaywell, J.F. (February, 2019). Preparing teacher candidates to be “effective” in the classroom: Lessons learned from National Teachers of the Year. The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas. DOI: 10.1080/00098655.2018.1561405.
  • Eisenbach, B.B., Corrieri, C., Forrester, R., & Moniz, K. (December, 2018). In search of identity: Connecting the classics to contemporary YA literature. Voices from the Middle, 26(2). 34-38.
  • Eisenbach, B.B., Gerard, C., Syeda, F., & Zarkower, S. (2018). Beyond toxic tropes: Reading YA literature to dismantle stigmas of mental illness. The Leaflet, 115(1), 23-29.
  • Greathouse-Taylor, P., Eisenbach, B.B., & Kaywell, J.F. (August, 2017). Supporting students’ right to read: Authors share advice for pre-service teachers. SRATE Journal, 26(2).
  • Eisenbach, B.B. (2016). A conversation of care: Unpacking and engaging pre-service teacher ideologies. The Clearinghouse Journal, 89(6).
  • Eisenbach, B.B. (2016). Considering the virtual classroom: A call to middle level education programs. Middle Grades Review, 2(1).
  • Eisenbach, B.B. (2016, March) Diving into autoethnographic narrative inquiry: Uncovering hidden tensions below the surface. The Qualitative Report 21(3), 603-610.
  • Greathouse-Taylor, P., Eisenbach, B.B., & Kaywell, J.F. (2015). YA authors address censorship in the classroom. Florida English Journal. Accepted for publication in Spring 2015.
  • Eisenbach, B.B. (2014). Words that Encourage. Educational Leadership, 71(5), 70-72.
  • Eisenbach, B.B. & Kaywell, J. (2013). Making an impression: YA authors and their influential teachers. English Journal, 102(2), pp. 72-77.
  • Eisenbach, B.B. (May 2013). The case of the crumpled pages. The ALAN Review.
  • Eisenbach, B.B. (2013, October). Forget the prompt and write! Freewriting in the middle school classroom. Florida English Journal.
  • Eisenbach, B.B. (2013). Subjective sneakers: A show and tell activity. Florida English Journal, 48(2), pp.8-11.
  • Eisenbach, B.B. (April 29, 2013). Finding a balance: A narrative inquiry into motherhood and the doctoral process. The Qualitative Report, 18(17). 
  • Eisenbach, B. B. (2012). Teacher beliefs in a scripted curriculum. The Clearinghouse Journal 85(4), pp. 153-156.

Presentations

  • Eisenbach, B.B., Frydman, J., Perlera, I. & Pope, K. (March, 2020). YA Literature and mental health: A path towards de-stigmatization. Concurrent session to be presented at the annual meeting of the New England League of Middle Schools (NELMS), Providence, RI.
  • Eisenbach, B.B. & Corrieri, C. (November, 2019). Partnering through Flipgrid: Inquiry into Literature and Learning. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE), Baltimore, MD.
  • Stygles, J. & Eisenbach, B.B. (November, 2019). #WhyMiddleMatters: Inquiry as Journeys of Educators – From Newbie to Veteran. Roundtable session presented at the annual meeting of the National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE), Baltimore, MD.
  • Eisenbach, B.B. & Corrieri, C. (October, 2019). Virtual Literature Circles - Partnering Middle Level Readers and Pre-service Teachers. Concurrent session presented at the annual meeting of the New England Council for Teachers of English (NEATE), Danvers, MA.
  • Eisenach, B.B., Correiri, C., Acquaviva, C., Danis, C., Kyrk, G., Murch, M., & Sousa, C. (2019). “Let’s talk!”: Critical conversations through YAL across the content areas. Concurrent session presented at the annual meeting of the New England League of Middle Schools (NELMS), Providence, RI.
  • Eisenbach, B.B. & Daniello, F. (2019). It’s genius! Sharing and learning with pre-service teachers. Concurrent session presented at the annual meeting of New England League of Middle Schools (NELMS), Providence, RI.
  • Eisenbach, B.B. & Greathouse, P. (November, 2018). Remixing young adult voices: Using digital and visual tools to foster textual engagement. Round Table Leaders for session presented at the annual meeting of the National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE), Houston, TX.
  • Greathouse, P., Eisenbach, B. B., Gerard, C., Syeda, F., & Zarkower, S. (November, 2018). Traversing the stories of LGBTQ youth in young adult literature to challenge homophobia. Concurrent session presented at the annual meeting of the National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE), Houston, TX.
  • Eisenbach, B.B., Gerard, C., Syeda, F., & Zarkower, S. (October, 2018). Destigmatizing mental illness through YAL. Workshop presented at the annual conference of the New England Association for Teachers of English (NEATE).
  • Eisenbach, B.B., Gerard, C., Lessage, P., Syeda, F., & Zarkower, S. (2018). De-stigmatizing mental illness through YA literature. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the New England League of Middle Schools (NELMS), Providence, RI.
  • Eisenbach, B.B., Breaux, J., & Greathouse, P. (2017). A new chapter in education: Meeting the needs of middle level learners on-line. Panel session presented at the annual meeting of the National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE), St. Louis, MO.
  • Breaux, J., Kelly, T., & Eisenbach, B.B. (2017). Creating an environment of social justice in the English classroom. Roundtable session presented at the annual meeting of the National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE), St. Louis, MO.
  • Greathouse, P., Kaywell, J., & Eisenbach, B.B. (2017). Reading LGBTQ themed YA literature as professional development. Roundtable session presented at the annual meeting of the National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE), St. Louis, MO.
  • Greathouse, P., Eisenbach, B.B., Kaywell, J., Gennari, J., & Hopkins, E. (2017). LGBTQ YA literature in the middle school English class: A conversation with middle level students, teachers, and YA authors. Panel session presented at the annual meeting of the National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE), St. Louis, MO.
  • Eisenbach, B.B., Allred, J., et al. (2017). The future is now: Exploring 21st century teaching ideas with the next generation of English teachers. Roundtable session presented at the annual meeting of the National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE), St. Louis, MO.
  • Corrieri, C., Eisenbach, B.B., Forrester, R., & Moniz, K. (2017). Addressing social emotional competencies through young adult literature. Concurrent session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE), Philadelphia, PA.
  • Eisenbach, B.B., Farnham, J., & Greathouse, P. (2017). Moving the conversation: Strategies for YAL in the virtual classroom. Speed Learning session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE), Philadelphia, PA.
  • Eisenbach, B.B., Clark, S., & Gooden, A. (2017). Preparing pre-service teachers for student family engagement. Paper presented at the Symposium on Middle Level Education at the annual meeting of the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE), Austin, TX.
  • Corrieri, C., Eisenbach, B.B., Forrester, R., & Moniz, K. (2017). Connecting through story: YA literature and social-emotional learning. Concurrent session presented at the annual meeting of the New England League of Teachers of English (NEATE), Mannsfield, MA.
  • Gooden, A., Clark, S., & Eisenbach, B.B. (2017). Strategies for family engagement in the middle level classroom. Concurrent session presented at the annual meeting of the New England League of Middle Schools (NELMS), Providence, RI.
  • Corrieri, C., Eisenbach, B.B., Forrester, R., & Moniz, K. (2017). Social-emotional learning and YA literature: A potion for success. Concurrent session presented at the annual meeting of the New England League of Middle Schools (NELMS), Providence, RI.
  • Breaux, J. & Eisenbach, B.B. (2016). Advocating for middle level learner needs in the virtual classroom. Roundtable session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE), Austin, TX.
  • Eisenbach, B.B. (accepted, 2015). “This is not what I expected!” Revelations and tensions in conducting an autoethnographic narrative inquiry. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of The Qualitative Report (TQR) Conference, Nova Southeastern University, FL.
  • Eisenbach, B.B. (2015). Examining relational care within the online secondary classroom. Paper to be presented at the annual EDULearn International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona, Spain
  • Eisenbach, B.B., Greathouse-Taylor, P., & Scott, S. (2015). The role of online discussion boards in perceived and actual student learning. Paper to be presented at the annual EDULearn International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Greathouse-Taylor, P., Eisenbach, B.B. & Scott, S. (2015). Technology as a learning agent: Impact of a single technology-based activity on student learning. Paper presented at the annual international conference for Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), Las Vegas, NV.

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