James Chisholm

James Chisholm

Associate Professor, English Education
Department of Middle and Secondary Education
Room 292 - College of Education and Human Development
502-852-0791
jschis01 @ exchange.louisville.edu

Dr. Chisholm's curriculum vita [PDF]

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
  • M.A., University of Chicago
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame

Teaching Areas

  • Adolescent Literacy
  • English Methods
  • Young Adult Literature
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Research Interests

  • Classroom discourse
  • Inquiry-based discussions of language and literature
  • Multimodal literacy practices
  • Arts-integrated ELA instruction

Professional Activities

  • Special Issue Guest Co-Editor, English Teaching: Practice & Critique
  • Editorial Review Board Member, English Teaching: Practice & Critique
  • Editorial Review Board Member, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy
  • Editorial Review Board Member, The ALAN Review
  • Editorial Advisory Review Board Member, Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice
  • Editorial Review Board Member, Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Professional Memberships

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • International Literacy Association (ILA)
  • Literacy Research Association (LRA)
  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
    • Assembly for Research (NCTEAR)
    • English Language Arts Teacher Educators (ELATE)
    • Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the NCTE (ALAN)

Selected Recent Publications

  • Chisholm, J. S., Alford, J., Halliday, L., & Cox, F. (2019). Teacher agency in English language arts teaching: A scoping review of the literature. English Teaching: Practice & Critique, 18(2), 124-152.
  • Chisholm, J. S. (2018). Using backchanneling technology to facilitate dialogic discussions of literature. In E. Ortlieb, E. H. Cheek, & P. Semingson (Eds.), Best practices in teaching digital literacies (Literacy Research, Practice, and Evaluation, Vol. 9) (pp. 75-92). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
  • Chisholm, J. S., & Whitmore, K. F. (2018). Reading challenging texts: Layering literacies through the arts. New York, NY: Routledge; Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.
  • Chisholm, J. S., & Olinger, A. R. (2017). "She's definitely the artist one": How learner identities mediate multimodal composing. Research in the Teaching of English, 52(2), 122-155.
  • Chisholm, J. S., Shelton, A. L., & Sheffield, C. (2017). Mediating emotive empathy with informational text: Three students’ think aloud protocols of Gettysburg: The graphic novel. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 61(3), 289-298.