Joy Seybold, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Coordinator for Transition to Teaching Programs


Résumé/CV on Box

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  • Ph. D., Purdue University, Curriculum and Instruction, Language and Literacy, 2004
  • M. S., Purdue University, English Education, 1977
  • B. A., Purdue University, English 1974


I have been passionate about supporting new teachers ever since serving as English department chair at Lafayette Jefferson High School, and I am excited to continue working with new educators in our secondary and Transition to Teaching programs at IUPUI. Though my primary expertise remains in English education and adolescent literacy, I also am interested in the field of new literacies and 21st century inquiry-based instructional approaches -- Project Based Learning, for example. Over the past few years, I have been fortunate to work with a group of amazing teachers at Ben Davis High School as they developed and implemented PBL units across multiple content areas. I relish such university-school partnerships, which are a strength of our School of Education.

Courses Taught

  • EDUC-M 452 English Methods
  • EDUC-S 590 Professional Issues in Secondary Schools


  • English Language Arts
  • Literacy
  • Project Based Learning
  • Teacher Education

Professional Associations

  • American Educational Research Association
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Coalition of Essential Schools
  • Indiana Association of Colleges of Teacher Education
  • Indiana Council of Teachers of English
  • Indiana Teachers of Writing
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • National Staff Development Council