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Nalova Westbrook

Assistant Professor
(616) 526-6028
397 Spoelhof Center

Weekly Schedule
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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2013

Research Interests

  • Media Literacy
  • Teacher Education

Publications, Presentations, and Professional Services

  • Westbrook, N. (2013). "Planete Jeunes: African Youth Cultures and Globalization." In Vivian Yenika-Agbaw & Lindah Mhando (Eds.) Identity Quest: African Youth in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture.

  • Westbrook, N. (2011). Media literacy pedagogy: Critical and new/twenty‐first century literacies
    instruction. E‐Learning and Digital Media (8)2.

  • Westbrook, N. (2011). Holmes Scholars Council, Brownbag Presentation on “Faculty Interviews on
    Pedagogy and Academic Learning Support Services: An Inventory Project.”

  • Westbrook, N. (2011). American Educational Research Association, Poster Presentation on
    “Tensions of Teaching Media Literacy in Teacher Education.”

  • Westbrook, N. (2011). National Association of Media Literacy Education, Paper Presentation on
    “Empirical Research of Media Literacy: A Literature Review.”

  • Westbrook, N. (2010). National Evaluation Institute, Paper Presentation on “Testing Media
    Literacy Learning and Pedagogy of Pre‐Service English Educators.”