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Mike Cook

Mike Cook, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor, English/Language Arts Education
  • Program Coordinator

Phone: 334-844-4415
Campus Mail: 5040 Haley Center
Office Location: 5056 Haley Center
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Academic Areas

English Language Arts

Short Bio

Mike P. Cook is an Associate Professor of English Language Arts Education. Dr. Cook’s research and teaching draw on justice, equity, and antiracism in English Language Arts teacher education and utilize a critical lens to explore teachers as agents of change. Specifically his work explores the ways ELA teacher educators prepare antiracist 6-12 grade ELA teachers and how activism is taken up as part of ELA teaching and learning at all levels. Dr. Cook’s work is published in the Journal of Teacher Education, English Education, Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, and other scholarly outlets.

Professional & Educational Experience

  • PhD in Curriculum & Instruction, English Education, 2014, Clemson University
  • M.ED. in Curriculum & Instruction, English Education, 2010, North Carolina State University
  • B.S. in Secondary English Education, 2006, Appalachian State University

Professional Experience

  • 2020 - Present, Associate Professor, Auburn University
  • 2016 - 2020, Assistant Professor, Auburn University
  • 2014 - 2016, Assistant Professor, Millikin University

Research Interests

  • Activism in ELA Teacher Education

  • Antiracist Teacher Preparation

  • Whiteness in ELA

  • Critical Literacy and Critical Pedagogy in ELA

  • K-12 Teachers and Cultural Connections and Reflections Abroad