Dr. Stergios Botzakis

Dr. Stergios Botzakis is an associate professor in the Theory and Practice in Teacher Education Department at The University of Tennessee. His areas of expertise are content area reading, middle school education, working with struggling adolescent readers, and new literacies. His research interests include middle and secondary education, adolescent literacies, popular culture, graphic novels, and media literacy. He has been published in the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, Review of Research in Education, English Journal, Language Arts, ALAN Review, and Teacher Education Quarterly among other venues. He is co-author, along with Les Burns, of Teach on Purpose!  He also blogs regularly at http://graphicnovelresources.blogspot.com/