Webster University, B.F.A.
Middle Tennessee State University, Teacher Certification (Art, Library Science)
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, M.S. in Information Science
Year of Employment: 2004
Joan Lange has an M.S. in Information Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a B.F.A. in Art, Webster University, St. Louis, Mo. She received the Academic Achievement Award for excellence in research and publications, and her graduate research involving students and media literacy can be viewed at http://web.cci.utk.edu/files/langeposter08.pdf.
Ms. Lange’s research, “Building Literacy through Media-Rich Projects,” appears in Collaborative Models for Librarian & Teacher Partnerships, an IGI educational publication. Shakespeare Digital Dramatization, an article coauthored by Ms. Lange, Patrick Connolly, and Devin Lintzenich, was published in the March 2015 issue NCTE English Journal, and it discusses how students use close analysis and informed image selection to dramatize Shakespeare poetry. Her blogs can be viewed at Independent Ideas, AISL. An elementary and high school librarian for over 21 years, she has showcased student projects at conferences, including National Council of Teachers of English, MTSU’s Teaching with Primary Sources, Tennessee Association of Independent Schools, Tennessee Library Association, and The Lausanne Learning Institute. As a collaborative partner with teachers, her library provides resources and opportunities for a community of learners to build connections to knowledge. Her interests include teaching with primary sources, digital citizenship, and media literacy. She resides in Nashville, Tn. and her daughter is a lawyer and her son is a biotech scientist.