Assistant Professor of Literacy Education
Buena Vista University
Reading Video Games and Playing Books in K-12 Education
Leslie Haas’ education and experience spans over 20 years and includes teaching at the K-12, undergraduate, and graduate levels. Additional experiences include instructional coaching, professional development, curriculum design, and department administration. Opportunities in highly diverse settings have acted as both a catalyst and foundation for her focus on integrating and connecting literacy across disciplines through culturally and linguistically responsive instructional practices. She is particularly interested in literacy opportunities for underrepresented populations through engagement with popular culture, specifically online gaming and fanfiction.