Brett Elizabeth Blake, Ph.D.


Brett Elizabeth Blake is a professor at St. John’s University and a Senior Research Fellow in the Vincentian Center for Social Justice and Poverty.

Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois at Chicago
M.A., Linguistics, Northwestern University
B.A., French, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Diplome Superieure, French literature, La Sorbonne

Teaching Interests

ESL, urban education, literacy, research

Research Interests

Writing across the curriculum, applied/socio linguistics, English as a Second language (ESL), urban education, adolescent education, first and second language acquisition, literacy to achieve social justice and equity among diverse learners