Dr. Emily Phillips Galloway
I am an assistant professor at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody School of Education. I hold an Ed.D. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, as well as an M.S.Ed. and B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. My research, which includes quantitative and qualitative studies, explores the relationships between academic language development and reading skill in adolescent learners with a particular focus on students designated as English Learners. With the goal of advancing anti-racist pedagogy, my work aims to positions school-relevant language as a semiotic resource for critically examining inequality, envisioning change, fostering learner agency, and nurturing minoritized learners’ socioemotional, professional, and political aspirations. With a commitment to advancing research-practice partnerships, I frequently collaborate with teachers, school leaders, and administrators.