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Job title: 
Lecturer in English language and literacy, teacher training and development


Research Interests: 
• School-based literacy within Creole-speaking language contexts
• Preparing novice teachers to teach literacy in the Language Arts/English language classroom
Qualifications & Experience: 

Yewande Lewis-Fokum has graduate degrees in Education from three universities.  In 1998 she earned a postgraduate diploma as an English language teacher from the University of the West Indies; a master's degree in 2001 from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in the exploration of children at risk and preventative measures to assist such children. In 2010, with the support of the Fulbright Graduate Student Program, she completed her PhD in language, literacy and culture from the University of Iowa.  Dr. Lewis-Fokum  has worked at the tertiary level since 2010 both at the Mico University College and the  School of Education, UWI, in the areas of literacy and language teaching.  She is also an executive member of Talk the Poem national poetry recitation competition.  In 2015, Dr. Lewis-Fokum was also part of the Professional Development of Primary School Teachers pilot initiative, which was a collaborative project between the Department of Language, Linguistics and Philosophy and the School of Education.

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