Glynda Hull

Summer 2013 Mentor

Glynda A. Hull is Professor of Education in Language, Literacy, and Culture at the Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley, and Visiting Research Professor in Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. She began her career in education by teaching middle and high school English in two small towns in Mississippi.  A recipient of UC Berkeley’s Distinguished Teaching Award, Hull offers undergraduate, graduate, and teacher education courses on literacy and media. Over the years her research has examined the teaching of writing; digital technologies and new literacies; adult literacy and changing contexts and requirements for work; and community/school/university partnerships.  Her books include Changing Work, Changing Workers: Critical Perspectives on Language, Literacy, and Skill (SUNY Press); The New Work Order:  Education and Literacy in the New Capitalism   (Allen & Unwin; with James Gee and Colin Lankshear); and School’s Out! Bridging Out-of-School Literacies with Classroom Practice (Teachers College; with Katherine Schultz). She has recently collaborated with educators in several countries, with support from the Spencer Foundation, to create and study an international social networking project for youth.  In California over the last ten years, with support from the US Department of Education and other agencies, she has created and studied after school programs for K-12 youth that emphasize digital media. Her current research focuses on designing innovative online spaces for learning and exploring the burgeoning phenomenon of global schools.