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English/Literacy Education Lecturer and Deputy Head, School of Education (Victoria), Australian Catholic University

My interests in the field of education have developed from my experience as a secondary English teacher in Australia and in the United States of America; and doctoral work on gender, class and English teaching undertaken in the US. Since working in higher education in Australia I have taught English/literacy to pre-service and in-service teachers and published in this field. I am especially interested in the ways in which texts are created and comprehended in this digital age. Recently I have been engaged in projects which aim to develop high quality teachers for contemporary society.


  • 1993–present
    Senior Lecturer Literacy/English Education, Australian Catholic University


  • 1987 
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA, EdD
  • 1983 
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA, MEd
  • 1977 
    University of Melbourne, Diploma of Education


  • 2017
    Brandenburg, R., Glasswell, K., Jones, M. & Ryan, J. (Eds.).Reflective theory and practice in teacher education. Singapore: Springer,
  • 2014
    M. Jones & J. Ryan, (Eds.). Successful teacher education: Partnerships, reflective practice and the place of technology. The Netherlands: Sense Publishers,

Grants and Contracts

  • 2009
    Preservice Teacher Education Partnerships: Creating an effective practicum model for rural and regional preservice teachers
    Funding Source:
    Australian Learning and Teaching Council