C.V.

Alecia Marie Magnifico

Assistant Professor, English Department, University of New Hampshire


Research & Teaching Interests

English education, writing instruction, digital and media literacies, creative production, composition, teacher preparation, teacher learning, professional development, social contexts of writing and literacies, communicative writing, audiences, literacy learning, design of learning environments, innovative research methods.

Education

2010: PhD, Educational Psychology, Learning Sciences, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI

  • Dissertation – Understanding Readers: Contexts, Motivations, and a Writer’s Audience
  • Minor Areas of Study – Curriculum and Instruction, Composition and Rhetoric

2007: MS, Educational Psychology, Learning Sciences, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI

  • Thesis – Writing Beyond the Curriculum

2000: BA, Education, Economics, & Creative Writing, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

  • Education & Economics Thesis – CSRD in Pennsylvania: Comprehensive School Reform
  • Creative Writing Thesis (Poetry) – Surface Tension

Academic Appointments

2015– current: Coordinator of the English Teaching Program, English Department, University of New Hampshire.

2013 – current: Assistant Professor of English Teaching, English Department, University of New Hampshire

2011 – 2013: IES Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowship, Assess-As-You-Go Project, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2005 – 2010: Graduate Student Researcher, Games, Learning, & Society Research Group, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2007 – 2008: Editor & Project Assistant, Engineering Professional Development Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2003 – 2007: Graduate Student Researcher, Epistemic Games Research Group, University of Wisconsin-Madison

1998 – 2000: Research Assistant, Professor K. Ann Renninger, Swarthmore College

Scholarly Works

Books

Gerber, H., Abrams, S.S., Curwood, J.S., & Magnifico, A.M. (2017). Conducting Qualitative Research of Learning in Online Spaces. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Refereed Journal Articles

Magnifico, A.M., Woodard, R.L., & McCarthey, S.J. (2019). Teachers as co-authors of student writing: How teachers’ initiating texts influence response and revision. Computers and Composition. (Currently published online; expected in print in June.)

Magnifico, A.M., Lammers, J.C., & Fields, D.A. (2018). Affinity spaces, literacies, and classrooms: Tensions and opportunities. Literacy, 52(3), 145-152.

Olmanson, J., Kennett, K., Magnifico, A.M., McCarthey, S., Searsmith, D., Cope, B., Kalantzis, M. (2016). Visualizing Revision: Leveraging student-generated between-draft diagramming data in support of academic writing development. Technology, Knowledge, and Learning, 21(1), 99-123.

Magnifico, A.M., Curwood, J.S., & Lammers, J.C. (2015). Words on the screen: Broadening analyses of interactions among fanfiction writers and reviewers. Literacy, 49(3), 158-166.

Magnifico, A.M., Olmanson, J., & Cope, W. (2013). New pedagogies of motivation: Repositioning motivational constructs in digital media learning spaces. E-Learning & Digital Media, 10(4).

Woodard, R.L., Magnifico, A.M., & McCarthey, S.J. (2013). Supporting teacher metacognition about formative assessment in online writing environments. E-Learning & Digital Media, 10(4).

Magnifico, A.M. (2013). “Well, I have to write that:” A cross-case qualitative analysis of young writers’ motivations to write. International Journal of Educational Psychology, 2(1), 19-55.

Curwood, J.S., Magnifico, A.M., & Lammers, J.C. (2013). Writing in the wild: Writers’ motivations in fan-based affinity spaces. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 56(8), 677-685.

Lammers, J.C., Curwood, J.S., & Magnifico, A.M. (2012). Toward an affinity space methodology: Considerations for literacy research. English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 11(2), 44-58.

Magnifico, A.M. (2010). Writing for whom: Cognition, motivation, and a writer’s audience. Educational Psychologist, 45(3), 167-184.

Childs, M. & Magnifico, A.M. (2010). The 10% solution: Moving secondary schools from “writing across the curriculum” to “literacies across the disciplines.” Wisconsin English Journal, 52(1), 48-56.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Magnifico, A.M. & Ortmeier-Hooper, C. (2018). Designing Dialogues on writing and college readiness across educational institutions. In J. Kay & R. Luckin, (Eds.), Rethinking learning in the digital age: Making the learning sciences count: Proceedings of the 13th international conference of the learning sciences (Vol. 2, pp. 824-831). London, England, UK: International Society of the Learning Sciences.

Fields, D.A., Grimes, S.M., Lammers, J.C., & Magnifico, A.M. (2017). Designing for DIY: Talking through tensions, lessons, and questions to guide innovative learning environments. In A. Barany, S. Slater, & C. Steinkuehler (Eds.), Games, learning, & society conference proceedings 12.0 (pp. 437-439). Madison, WI: Games, Learning, and Society and ETC Press.

Magnifico, A.M., Halverson, E.R., Cutler, C.T., & Kalaitzidis, T.J. (2014). Bidirectional analysis of creative processes: A tool for researchers. In J. Polman, E. Kyza, I. Tabak, & K. O’Neill (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2014). Boulder, CO: International Society of the Learning Sciences.

Magnifico, A.M., Lammers, J.C., & Curwood, J.S. (2013). Collaborative learning across space and time: Ethnographic research in online affinity spaces. In M. Kapur, M. Nathan, & N. Rummel (Eds.), Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL 2013) (Vol. 2, pp. 81-84). Madison, WI: International Society of the Learning Sciences.

Magnifico, A.M. (2012). Audience effects: A bidirectional artifact analysis of adolescents’ creative writing. In J. van Aalst, K. Thompson, M. J. Jacobson & P. Reimann (Eds.), The Future of Learning: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2012) (Vol. 2, pp. 411-415). Sydney, NSW, Australia: International Society of the Learning Sciences.

Magnifico, A.M. & Halverson, E.R. (2012). Bidirectional artifact analysis: A method for analyzing creative processes. In J. van Aalst, K. Thompson, M. J. Jacobson & P. Reimann (Eds.), The Future of Learning: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2012) (Vol. 2, pp. 276-280). Sydney, NSW, Australia: International Society of the Learning Sciences.

Magnifico, A.M. (2010). “Getting others’ perspectives”: A case study of creative writing environments and mentorship. In Gomez, K., Lyons, L., & Radinsky, J. (Eds.), Learning in the Disciplines: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2010) (Vol. 1, pp. 1159-1165). Chicago IL: International Society of the Learning Sciences.

Columns, Book Chapters, Book Reviews

Lammers, J.C., Magnifico, A.M., & Curwood, J.C. (2018). Literate identities in fan-based online affinity education in digital cultures (pp. 173-184). New York, NY: Routledge.

Magnifico, A.M. (2017). Theorizing context: A design-based analysis of an online affinity space. In M. Knobel & C. Lankshear (Eds.), Researching new literacies: Design, theory, and data in sociocultural investigations. New York: Peter Lang.

Curwood, J.S., Lammers, J.C., & Magnifico, A.M. (2017). From research to practice: Writing, technology, and English teacher education. In H. Hallman (Ed.), Innovations in English language arts teacher education (pp. 121-141). NSW, Australia: Emerald Press.

Smith, A., McCarthey, S., & Magnifico, A.M. (2017). Recursive feedback: Evaluative dimensions of e-learning. In B. Cope & M. Kalantzis (Eds.), e-Learning ecologies: Principles for new learning and assessment (pp. 118-142). New York, NY: Routledge.

Fields, D.A., Magnifico, A.M., Lammers, J.C., & Curwood, J.S. (2014). DIY media creation (Column). Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 58(1), 19-24.

Halverson, E.R. & Magnifico, A.M. (2013). Bidirectional artifact analysis: A method for analyzing digitally-mediated creative processes. In R. Luckin, S. Puntambekar, P. Goodyear, B. Grabowski, J. Underwood, & N. Winters (Eds.), Handbook of Design in Educational Technology (pp. 406-416). New York, NY: Routledge.

Lammers, J.C., Magnifico, A.M., & Curwood, J.C. (2013). Exploring tools, places, and ways of being: Audience matters for developing writers. In K. Pytash & R. Ferdig (Eds.), Exploring Technology for Writing and Writing Instruction (pp. 186-201). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

McCarthey, S.J., Magnifico, A.M., Woodard, R.L., & Kline, S. (2013). Situating technology-facilitated feedback and revision: The case of Tom. In K. Pytash & R. Ferdig (Eds.), Exploring Technology for Writing and Writing Instruction (pp. 152-170). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Magnifico, A.M. (2012). The game of Neopian writing. In Hayes, E. R. & Duncan, S. C. (Eds.), Learning in videogame affinity spaces (pp. 212-234). Edited volume in New Literacies and Digital Epistemologies series. New York: Peter Lang.

Gibbons, D.G. & Magnifico, A.M. (2008). [Review of the book Multimodal pedagogies in diverse classrooms: Representation, rights and resources.] E-Learning and Digital Media, 5(4), 396-417.

Technology Design & Development

Cutler, C.T., Magnifico, A.M. & Halverson, E.R. (proof of concept, under active development). Cotswold [computer software]. Description – Cotswold will enable linking and tagging of multimodal data and the construction of long-term tracings of individuals’ representational competence in a variety of creative media.

  • My role – Bidirectional artifact analysis theory, design, requirements, user interface.
  • Technologies – Javascript, AngularJS, JQuery Ongoing Development – https://github.com/ctcutler/cotswold/ 

Research Grants

2017 – 2018: Putting Research on Student Writing and College-Readiness to Work

  • University of New Hampshire Center for the Humanities
  • PIs: Alecia Marie Magnifico & Christina Ortmeier-Hooper

2015-2016: Colloquium on Student Writing and College-Readiness

  • University of New Hampshire Center for the Humanities
  • PIs: Alecia Magnifico & Christina Ortmeier-Hooper, University of New Hampshire.

2014 – 2015: School-University College Readiness Dialogues

  • New England Reading Association.
  • PIs: Terry Moher, Exeter High School, Christina Ortmeier-Hooper & Alecia Magnifico, University of New Hampshire.

Awards, Fellowships, and Distinctions

2011 – 2013: IES Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowship

  • Institute of Education Sciences, Washington, DC.
  • PIs: Bill Cope, Mary Kalantzis, & Sarah McCarthey, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Scholar Research Group

2012: Early Career Workshop Travel Grant

  • International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
  • PI: Tom Moher, University of Illinois, Chicago.

2010: Doctoral Consortium Travel Grant

  • International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Chicago, IL.
  • PI: Cindy Hmelo-Silver, Rutgers State University of New Jersey.

2004 – 2008: University of Wisconsin–Spencer Doctoral Research Program Fellowship

  • Spencer Foundation & University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Education.

2000 – 2001: William Penn Teaching Fellowship.

  • Chigwell School, Chigwell, Essex, United Kingdom.

Conference Participation

Invited Talks

Prior, P.A., Bloome, D., & Magnifico, A.M. (2016, February). Literate Activity, Dialogic Semiotics, and Disciplinarity: Tales of Learning vs. Trajectories of Becoming. Keynote Panel presented at the National Council for Teachers of English, Research Assembly. Ypsilanti, MI. (YouTube, my response)

Papers

Magnifico, A.M., Curwood, J.S., & Lammers, J.C. (2015, December). Readers and Audience Members: An Analysis of Formative Feedback in Online Affinity Spaces. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Conference. Carlsbad, CA.

Magnifico, A.M. & Ortmeier-Hooper, C. (2015, December). Building Equity and Ethos: A Study of a Cross- Institutional Model for Secondary English and First-Year Composition (FYC) Teacher Development. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Conference. Carlsbad, CA.

Magnifico, A.M. & Ortmeier-Hooper, C. (2015, July). School-University Dialogues: Redefining “college readiness” in writing and the English Language Arts. Presentation at the Conference on English Education. New York, NY.

Curwood, J.S., Lammers, J.C., & Magnifico, A.M. (2015, July). From theory to practice: Writing, technology, and English teacher education. Presentation at the Conference on English Education. New York, NY.

Magnifico, A.M., Curwood, J.S., & Lammers, J.C. (April 2015). Analyzing the contributions of reviewers to online fanfiction writing. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.

Magnifico, A.M., Woodard, R.L., & McCarthey, S.J. (2014, December). A Bakhtinian framework for understanding teachers’ initiating texts, peer response, and revision. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Conference. Marco Island, FL.

Magnifico, A.M., Curwood, J.C., & Lammers, J.L. (2014, February). Writing across digital borders: Methodological implications and challenges. Paper presented at Writing Research Across Borders III, Paris, France.

Curwood, J.C., Lammers, J.L., & Magnifico, A.M. (2014, February). Audience interaction: An analysis of formative feedback in online writing communities. Paper presented at Writing Research Across Borders III, Paris, France.

Curwood, J.S., Magnifico, A.M., Lammers, J.C. (2013, May). Adolescent writing and fan culture in online affinity spaces. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Francisco, CA.

Curwood, J.S., Magnifico, A.M., Lammers, J.C. (2012, November). New literacy practices and online affinity spaces: Implications for research. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Conference. San Diego, CA.

Magnifico, A.M. & Halverson, E. R. (2012, April). Bidirectional artifact analysis: A method for analyzing creative processes in formal learning settings. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Magnifico, A.M. (2010, June). Revision and resubmission: A case study of Neopets fanfiction writing. Paper presented at the Games+Learning+Society 6.0 Conference. Madison, WI.

Magnifico, A.M. & Halverson, E.R. (2010, May). “Now I see all these metaphors”: Why creative writing matters. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Denver, CO.

Magnifico, A.M. (2010, February). Why write?: A multi-case analysis of creative writing at the high school level. Paper presented at the National Council for Teachers of English, Research Assembly. Pittsburgh, PA.

Magnifico, A.M. & Halverson, E.R. (2009, April). Using writing to tell a story: Creative writing, context, and motivation. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (AERA). San Diego, CA.

Magnifico, A.M. (2009, February). Writing for whom?: The role of external audience in writing instruction. Paper presented at the National Council for Teachers of English, Research Assembly. Los Angeles, CA.

Magnifico, A.M. & Halverson, E.R. (2008, February). The performance is the thing: Developing methods for creative writing analysis. Paper presented at the National Council for Teachers of English, Research Assembly. Bloomington, IN.

Symposia

VanDerHeide, J.L., Hall, M., Stornaiuolo, A., Magnifico, A.M., Lammers, J.C., Curwood, J.S. Wynhoff- Olsen, A.S., Goff, B., Dunn, M.B., Rish, R.M., Smith, A., Prior, P.A., Compton-Lilly, C.F. (2016, April). Emerging methods for studying adolescent writing across spaces and over time. Symposium presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Washington, DC.

  • My Role: Presenter, Magnifico, A.M., Lammers, J.C., Curwood, J.S.: Making sense of broader participation in online writing.

VanDerHeide, J.L., Magnifico, A.M., Lammers, J.C., Curwood, J.S. Wynhoff-Olsen, A.S., Goff, B., Dunn, M.B., Rish, R.M. (2016, February). Moving beyond traditional methods for studying adolescents writing across spaces and over time. Alternative format symposium presented at the National Council for Teachers of English, Research Assembly. Ypsilanti, MI.

  • My Role: Presenter, Magnifico, A.M., Lammers, J.C., Curwood, J.S.: Readers and reviews: Broader participation in online writing.

Guzzetti, B., Hong Xu, S., O’Byrne, I., Dooley, C., Magnifico, A.M., Stornaiuolo, A., Alvermann, D., Beach, C., Boggs, G.L., Rubinstein-Avila, E., Sartori, A., Hundley, M., Baker, E., Zammit, K., O’Brien, D., Van Deventer, M.M., Gee, E.R., Tran, K.M., Beach, R., Castek, J., Rowsell, J., Foley, L., Davis, A., Bean, T., Dunkerly-Brown, J.M., Crompton, H. (2015, December). New Literacies, Equity, Imagination and Research: How Have New Digital Media/Literacies Impacted Education, Society, and the Economy? Alternative format symposium presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Conference. Carlsbad, CA.

  • My Role: Discussant.

Curwood, J.S., Stornaiuolo, A., Lammers, J., Magnifico, A.M. (2015, December). Conceptualizing Field Sites and Networked Spaces for Literacy Research. Symposium presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Conference. Carlsbad, CA.

  • My Role: Presenter, A.M. Magnifico: Multi-Sited Literacies: Considering Writing Community & Collaboration.

Smith, A., Cope, W., McCarthey, S.J., Magnifico, A.M., Kline, S.M., Olmanson, J., Kennett, K., West- Puckett, S., Cantrill, C., Zamora, M., Stornaiuolo, A. (2015, April). Writing and literacies in new learning environments. Symposium presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.

  • My Role: Presenter, W. Cope, A.M. Magnifico, S.J. McCarthey: Affordances of e-learning writing environments.

Magnifico, A.M., Elliott, M., McCullough, C., Cogbill, A.P., Dittrich, B., & Lammers, J.C. (2014, December). Expanding our understandings of affinity spaces. Symposium for the Literacy Research Association Annual Conference. Marco Island, FL.

  • My Role: Chair, Session Organizer.

Curwood, J.S., Gerber, H., Abrams, S.S., Magnifico, A.M., Lammers, J.C. (2014, December). Qualitative methods for researching literacy in online spaces. Symposium for the Literacy Research Association Annual Conference. Marco Island, FL.

  • My Role: Presenter, A.M. Magnifico: What methodological tools are available for data analysis?

Kafai, Y.B., Rusk, N., Burke, Q., Mote, C., Peppler, K., Fields, D.A., Roque, R., Telhan, O., Elinich, K., Magnifico, A.M. (2014, June). Motivating and broadening participation: Competitions, contests, challenges, and circles for supporting STEM learning. Symposium for the International Conference of the Learning Sciences. Boulder, CO.

  • My Role: Discussant.

Stornaiuolo, A., Magnifico, A.M., Hall, M., Lammers, J.C., Smith, A., Gutierrez, K.D., & Hull, G.A. (2014, April). Public writing: Performing writing identities across contexts. Symposium for the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Philadelphia, PA.

  • My Role: Presenter, A.M. Magnifico, Showing myself: Identity and writing in a classroom workshop.

Parr, J.M., McCarthey, S.M., Magnifico. A.M., Kline, S.M., Newell, G.E., VanDerHeide, J.L., Wynhoff Olson, A.S., Godley, A.J., DeMartino, S., Hart, C., & Crowell, A.J. (2014, April). Innovations in peer and teacher feedback during writing instruction: Results from three Institute of Education Sciences studies. Symposium for the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Philadelphia, PA.

  • My Role: Presenter, S.J. McCarthey, A.M. Magnifico & S. Kline, Reconsidering peer feedback for argumentative essays.

Chandler-Olcott, K., Lewis, E.C., Franquiz, M.E., Hruby, G.G., O’Byrne, W.I., Curwood, J.S., Lammers, J.C., Magnifico, A.M., McClay, J.K. (2013, December). Discussing discussants at the LRA conference: How to get one, how to be one, how to leverage one. Symposium for the Literacy Research Association Annual Conference. Dallas, TX.

  • My Role: Presenter, J.C. Lammers, A.M. Magnifico, & J.S. Curwood, How to leverage a discussant.

Godley, A., Newell, G., VanDerHeide, J.L., Crowell, A., DeMartino, S., McCarthey, S., Magnifico, A.M., Woodard, R.L., & Graham, S. (2013, December). Transforming peer review to support teaching about argumentative essay writing: Results from three IES studies. Symposium presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Conference. Dallas, TX.

  • My Role: Presenter, S.J. McCarthey, A.M. Magnifico & S. Kline, Secondary Students’ Use ofOnline Peer Review Tools

Magnifico, A.M., Bagley, E.S., Kline, S., Cope, W., & Olmanson, J. (2013, May). Implementing computer-supported collaborative writing. Symposium presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Francisco, CA.

  • My Role: Presenter, A.M. Magnifico, Computer-supported narrative writing: Online peer review in an English classroom

Halverson, E.R., Fields, D.A., Kafai, Y.B, Magnifico, A.M., Peppler, K.A., & Sheridan, K.M. (2013, May). Arts and the Learning Sciences in the New Media Age. Symposium presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Francisco, CA.

  • My Role: Presenter, A.M. Magnifico, The contradictions of multi-sited context: A design-based analysis of an online writing space

McCarthey, S.M., Kline, S.M., Woodard, R.L., Letofsky, K., Magnifico, A.M., Carlin-Menter, S.M., Cope, W. (2012, November). A formative investigation of peer feedback and revisions in an online writing environment. Presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

  • My Role: Presenter, A.M. Magnifico, Bidirectional Artifact Analysis (methods)

Curwood, J.S., Lammers, J.C., & Magnifico, A.M. (2011, November). Expanding our knowledge of adolescents’ literacy practices in online writing communities. Symposium presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Conference. Jacksonville, FL.

  • My Role: Presenter, A.M. Magnifico, Online gaming, online writing: Negotiating genre and audience.

Lammers, J.C., Duncan, S.C., King, E., Magnifico, A.M., & Fields, D. (2011, April). Developing 21st century writing practices in gaming-related affinity spaces. Symposium presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. New Orleans, LA.

  • My Role: Presenter, A.M. Magnifico, “Having a fresh pair of eyes”: Writing and collaboration in the game of Neopets.

Steinkuehler, C., Magnifico, A.M., Lammers, J.C., & King, E. (2010, October). Games-based affinity spaces: Connecting youth to 21st-century writing practices. Symposium presented at the International Academic Conference on Meaningful Play. East Lansing, MI.

  • My Role: Presenter, A.M. Magnifico, Publishing as gaming: Writing for the Neopian Times.

DeVane, B., Duncan, S.C., Magnifico, A.M., Durga, S., & Squire, K. (2009, April). Design thinking in new media spaces. Symposium presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.

  • My Role: Presenter, A.M. Magnifico, Performing literacy: The design principle of audience

Magnifico, A.M., Curwood, J.S., Halverson, E.R., & Hassett, D. (2008, July). Hybrid stories, hybrid identities: Conceptualizing performance texts. Symposium presented at the Games+Learning+Society 4.0 Conference. Madison, WI.

  • My Role: Presenter, A.M. Magnifico, The performance is the thing: Gaming, creative writing, and students.

Duncan, S.C., Magnifico, A.M., Martin, J., Jan, M., & Mathews, J. (2008, July). Design practices in and around games. Symposium presented at the Games+Learning+Society 4.0 Conference. Madison, WI.

  • My Role: Presenter, A.M. Magnifico, Online performance: The design principle of audience.

Hatfield, D.L., Magnifico, A.M. & Sowatzke, E.A. (2007, March). Epistemic games. Symposium presented at the IEEE International Workshop on Digital Game and Toy Enhanced Learning. Jhongli, Taiwan.

  • My Role: Presenter, A.M. Magnifico, Science.Net: Writing beyond the curriculum.

Shaffer, D.W., Hatfield, D.L., Magnifico, A.M. & Svarovsky, G. (2006, June). Epistemic games. Symposium presented at the Games+Learning+Society 2.0 Conference. Madison, WI.

  • My Role: Presenter, A.M. Magnifico, Science.Net: How science reporting changes science thinking.

Shaffer, D.W., Hatfield, D.L., Magnifico, A.M. & Svarovsky, G. (2005, June). Games for thought: The future of education and how we can get there. Symposium presented at the Games+Learning+Society 1.0 Conference (GLS). Madison, WI.

  • My Role: Presenter, A.M. Magnifico, Science.Net: How science reporting changes science thinking.

Magnifico, A.M., Renninger, K.A., & Wiggins, T. (2005, September). Technology and education. Symposium presented at the Conference on Education and Social Justice. Swarthmore, PA.

  • My Role: Presenter, A.M. Magnifico, Connecting knowledge and access: Possibilities for technology in education.

Workshops

Abrams, S.S., Gerber, H.R., Lammers, J.C., Magnifico, A.M., & Curwood, J.S. (2014, April). Conducting qualitative research that includes online spaces: An interactive workshop. Professional Development workshop for the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Philadelphia, PA.

  • My role: Instructor, co-organizer.

Curwood, J.S., Lammers, J.C., & Magnifico, A.M. (2013, June). Reader, writer, gamer: Designing affinity spaces to support student literacy. Workshop presented at the Games+Learning+Society 9.0 Conference. Madison, WI.

  • My role: Instructor, co-organizer.

Fields, D., Magnifico, A.M., Gomez, K., Grimes, S., Lammers, J.C., & Curwood, J.S. (2013, June). What’s next in studying online social networking? Future research directions for creative, DIY-based sites. Workshop presented at the Games+Learning+Society 9.0 Conference. Madison, WI.

  • My role: Facilitator, co-organizer.

Halverson, E.R., Magnifico, A.M., & Gibbons, D.D. (2011, June). Digital media production environments: Processes and products. Methods workshop presented at the Games+Learning+Society 7.0 Conference. Madison, WI.

  • My role: Instructor, co-organizer.

Posters

Magnifico, A.M., Kline, S., McCarthey, S.J., & Woodard, R.L. (2013, May). Writing, formative assessment, and the Common Core. Invited poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Francisco, CA.

Magnifico, A.M. & Curwood, J.S. (2012, July). Affinity space ethnography: Qualitative research in online spaces. Invited poster presented at the Early Career Workshop at the International Conference of the Learning Sciences. Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Teaching Experience

Higher Education

2013 – current: Assistant Professor of English Teaching, English Department, University of New Hampshire

  • Engl 725/810S: Seminar in English Teaching: Teaching Writing (ELA secondary teaching certification seminar)
  • Engl 726/792S: Seminar in English Teaching: Teaching Literature & Literacy (ELA secondary teaching certification seminar)
  • Engl 710/810: Teaching Writing (ELA secondary teaching certification seminar)
  • Engl 789/889: Teaching English in the 21st Century (ELA secondary teaching certification seminar)
  • Engl 920: Digital Literacies (Composition graduate seminar)
  • Engl 918: Research Methods in Composition & Literacy (Composition graduate seminar)

2008 – 2010: Associate Lecturer, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

  • EP 301: Human Abilities and Learning (undergraduate, general lecture)
  • EP 301: Human Abilities and Learning (undergraduate, secondary teaching certification seminar).

2003 – 2010: Teaching Assistant, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

  • EP 301: Human Abilities and Learning (undergraduate, general lecture)
  • EP 301: Human Abilities and Learning (undergraduate, blended online seminar)
  • EP 301: Human Abilities and Learning (undergraduate, secondary teaching certification seminar)
  • EP 795: Introduction to the Learning Sciences I (graduate seminar)
  • EP 796: Introduction to the Learning Sciences II (graduate seminar)

Elementary and Secondary

2001 – 2003: Fifth Grade & Computer Science Teacher, Saklan Valley School, Moraga, CA.

  • 5th grade, contained classroom (ELA, Social Studies, Mathematics).
  • Computer Science specialist, 4th – 8th grades.

2000 – 2001: William Penn Teaching Fellow, Chigwell School, Chigwell, Essex, England.

  • English (Years 8, 10)
  • Drama (Years 5, 6, 8)
  • American Studies (Year 1, A-level)
  • Co-directed middle school play (The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole)
  • Directed Scenes literary magazine.

Professional Activities

Advisory Board Member

Assess-As-You-Go Writing Assistant (IES writing technology grant) 2011 – 2014

Editorial Board Member

Gaming Ecologies and Pedagogies Book Series, Sense Publishers, 2012 – current

Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacies, 2013 – 2014

Ad Hoc Reviewer

Literacy

Cambridge Journal of Education

Journal of Computer Assisted Learning

International Journal of Educational Psychology

Research in the Teaching of English

Wisconsin English Journal

Grant Proposal Reviewer

National Science Foundation

Book Manuscript Reviewer

MIT Press

Conference Proposal Reviewer

American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, 2010 – 2017

International Conference of the Learning Sciences, 2010 – 2016

International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2013

Literacy Research Association Annual Conference, 2012 – 2016

Games+Learning+Society Conference, 2008 – 2013

Academic Service

UNH President’s Committee on Education Innovation, 2015 – current

UNH English Department, English Teaching Coordinator, 2015 – current

UNH English Department Undergraduate Committee, 2014 – current

Treasurer, National Council of Teachers of English–Assembly for Research, 2012 – 2015

Website Chair, UW–Madison Educational Psychology Student Association, 2005 – 2007

Steering Committee, UW–Madison Educational Psychology Student Association, 2004

Conference Organizing Committees

Doctoral Consortium Coordinator, Games+Learning+Society Conference, 2012 – 2014

National Council of Teachers of English–Assembly for Research, 2011

Games+Learning+Society Conference, 2005 – 2010

Memberships

American Educational Research Association

International Society of the Learning Sciences

Literacy Research Association

National Council of Teachers of English–Assembly for Research

National Council of Teachers of English