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Dover, Alison G.

Associate Professor of Secondary Education

Secondary Education

Office: 657-278-5186

Department: 657-278-7769



Alison G. Dover is an associate professor in the Department of Secondary Education. She holds a doctorate in social justice education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has taught English language arts and service learning in diverse urban school districts in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Alison works extensively with local and national students, educators, and school communities to advance social justice, agency, and culturally sustaining pedagogies in K-12 and teacher education. She is co-author of "Preparing to Teach Social Studies for Social Justice: Becoming a Renegade" (2016, Teachers College Press), and has written more than 30 journal articles and book chapters related to literacy, equity-oriented approaches to teacher education, and teaching for social justice. Her second book, "Radically Inclusive Teaching with Newcomer and Emergent Plurilingual Students: Braving Up" is scheduled for publication in 2022. Dover holds leadership roles in the American Educational Research Association (Division K: Teaching and Teacher Education), the California Alliance of Researchers for Equity in Education (CARE-ED), and is the principal investigator for a Spencer Foundation Research-Practice Partnership Grant entitled Project LEARN: Language, Equity and Action Research with Newcomer Students.

Areas of Knowledge:
  • Social Justice Education
  • Curriculum Standards
  • Teacher Education Policy

  • Culture -- Diversity
  • Education -- High School
  • Education -- K-12
  • Education -- Multicultural
  • Education -- Public School
  • Education -- Teaching
  • Racial Issues