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Matthew Knoester, Ph.D.

Education for Critical Literacy and Democratic Citizenship

Hello, and welcome to my website. I am an Associate Professor and Chair of the Educational Studies department at Ripon College. Previously I served as an Assistant and then Associate Professor of Education at the University of Evansville, from 2010-2017, and am a former teacher in the Boston Public Schools, primarily at the Mission Hill School, founded by Deborah Meier. My research analyzes teaching practices and focuses on education for democratic citizenship, literacy development, independent reading and motivation, bilingualism, and authentic assessments.