Dr. Jonathan Eakle


Dr. Jonathan Eakle

Associate Professor, Curriculum and Pedagogy


Office Phone: (202) 994-6821

Dr. Jonathan Eakle is Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy. His research, teaching, and doctoral student advising involves the arts and literacies in schools and informal learning environments.

Eakle’s recent and current research projects are with major international museums and address affective dimensions of education, creativity, contemporary philosophy, and post-qualitative methods. His last book is about current debates in education, and he co-edited the newest volume of the 50-year-old series published by the National Council of Teachers of English and the National Conference for Research in Language and Literacy about secondary literacies. For many years, Dr. Eakle was a research professor at Johns Hopkins University and a director of several education programs.

Dr. Eakle served on major editorial boards, such as The Johns Hopkins University Press, and for years he compiled international research reports for Reading Research Quarterly. In addition, he has worked on projects for National Science Foundation; Center for Early Reading Achievement; International Literacy Association; Literacy Research Association; Maryland State Department of Education; Center for Education, Imagination, and the Natural World; Corcoran School of Arts and Design; and the Smithsonian Institution, among others.

Ph.D., University of Georgia

Eakle, A. J. & Bailey, E. K. (anticipated publication 2020). Playing Baroque lines through an affective museum landscape with Deleuze, Guattari, and Klee. Qualitative Inquiry.

Eakle, A. J., & Sanguinette, T. (2019). Literacies of love, art, sensation and affect in an art museum school. In K. Leander & C. Ehret (Eds.), Affect in Literacy Learning and Teaching: Pedagogies, Politics and Coming to Know. (pp. 92-108) New York: Routledge.

Eakle, A. J. (2017). Baroque, break out, and education without organs. Qualitative Inquiry, 23(9), 711-721.

Eakle, A. J. (2015). Bodies with and without organs: The literacies of a true crime sex and violence drama. In G. Enriquez, E. Johnson, S. Kontovourki, & C. Mallozzi, (Eds.), Literacies and the body: Theories and research on teaching, learning, and embodiment. (pp. 221-235). New York: Routledge.

Eakle, A. J., & Chávez-Eakle, R. A. (2013). Museum literacies in Mexico City: Formations of power, texts, and identities. Teachers College Record, 115(3), 1-36.

Eakle, A. J. (Editor and contributor). (2012). Curriculum and instruction. (Vol. 2 of 10), Debating Issues in American Education: A SAGE Reference Set. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. ISBN-13: 978-1412988087

Chávez-Eakle, R. A., Eakle, A. J., & Cruz Fuentes, C. (2012). The multiple relations between creativity and personality. The Creativity Research Journal, 24, 76-82.

Eakle, A. J. (2010). Nomadic science: Lines for conducting and assembling education research and practice. In S. J. Miller and D. Kirkland (Eds.), Change matters: Critical essays on moving social justice research from theory to policy, (pp. 121-130). New York: Peter Lang.

Eakle, A. J. (2009). Museum literacies and adolescents using multiple forms of texts “on their own.” Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 53(3), 204-214.

Eakle, A. J. (2009). Crossing spaces of in and out-of-school literacies through museum and classroom design, production, and consumption practices. In M. C. Hagood, (Ed.). New literacies practices: Designing literacy learning (New Literacies and Digital Epistemologies, Volume 37) (pp. 58-76). New York: Peter Lang.

Eakle, A. J., & Dalesio, B. (2008). Museum literacies in a second grade classroom. The Reading Teacher, 61(8), 604-613.

Eakle, A. J. (2008). Museum literacy, art, and space study. In D. Lapp, J. Flood, & S. B. Heath (Eds.), Handbook of research on teaching literacy through the communicative and visual arts (2nd Edition) (pp. 177-186). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Eakle, A. J. (2007). Literacy spaces of a Christian faith-based school. Reading Research Quarterly, 42, 472-511.

Alvermann, D. E., & Eakle, A. J. (2007). Dissolving learning boundaries: The doing, re-doing, and undoing of school. In D. Thiessen and A.Cook-Sather (Eds.), International Handbook of Student Experience in Elementary and Secondary School, (pp. 143-166). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Rush, L., Eakle, A. J., & Berger, A. (Eds.) (2007). Secondary school literacy: What research reveals for classroom practice. Urbana, Ill: The National Council of Teachers of English.

Eakle, A.J. & Bailey, E. (2019, April 7). Affective literacies in an art museum and first grade classroom. Paper presented to the American Education Research Conference, Leveraging Education Research in a “Post-Truth” Era: Multimodal Narratives to Democratize Evidence. Toronto, Ontario.

Eakle, A.J. (2018, May 19). Painting and inquiry on a plane of immanence, Paper presented to the 14 th Annual International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Eakle, A. J., Crump, E., Harrington, C., McInerney, K., Short, M. E., Talbert, R., & Yang, B. (2018, April). A multi-vocal review of AERA’s Handbook on Teaching. Paper to be presented to American Education Research Conference, The Dreams, Possibilities, and Necessity of Public Education. New York, NY.

Eakle, A. J., & Crump, E. (2018, April). Assembling affective non-human literacies for education. Paper to be presented to American Education Research Conference, The Dreams, Possibilities, and Necessity of Public Education. New York, NY.

Eakle, A. J. (2018, April). Making love and desire in an art museum school. In Affective Turn in Literacy Research: Theories, Potentials, Difference Symposium session (C. Ehret, K. Leander, chairs) to be presented to American Education Research Conference, The Dreams, Possibilities, and Necessity of Public Education. New York, NY.

Eakle, A. J., & Niccolini, A. (2016). Literacies of terror. Paper presented to American Educational Research Association. "Public Scholarship to Educate Diverse Democracies.” Washington, DC.

Eakle, A. J., & Chávez Eakle, R. A. (2015). The power and literacies of México City street dancing. American Educational Research Association. Toward Justice: Culture, Language, and Heritage in Education Research and Praxis. Chicago, Illinois.

Eakle, A. J. (2014). Becoming artist and literacies in and out of school. Paper presented to the 35th Annual Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice. Dayton, Ohio.