Vita

Jonathan W. Ostenson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, English Education
4198 JFSB, Department of English
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT  84602
801.422.6286
jonathan_ostenson@byu.edu

Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Teaching & Learning: Literacy Emphasis, University of Utah, December 2010. Dissertation titled “Navigating the Digital Narrows: Teaching Students to Read Critically on the Internet”

Master of Education in Educational Psychology: Instructional Design and Educational Technology, University of Utah, May 2005

Bachelor of Arts: English Education, Brigham Young University, May 1997

Academic Employment History

Assistant Professor, English Education
Brigham Young University; September 2010 to present

Clinical Faculty, English Education
Brigham Young University; September 2007 – August 2010

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Instructional Design and Educational Technology, University of Utah; January – May 2006

English/Language Arts Teacher, Timpview High School, Provo School District, Provo, UT; August 1999 – June 2007

English/Language Arts Teacher, Churchill Junior High, Granite School District, Salt Lake City, UT; August 1996 – May 1999

Scholarly Work

Coombs, D. & Ostenson, J. (2014).  Pulling back the curtain: Engaging preservice teachers in expert practices of evaluation and reflection. English Journal, 103(6), 45-51.

Ostenson, J. (2014). Reconsidering the checklist in teaching Internet source evaluation. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 14(1).

Ostenson, J. (2013). Exploring the boundaries of narrative: Video games in the English classroom. English Journal, 102(6), 71-78.

Scholes, J., & Ostenson, J. (2013). Understanding the appeal of young adult dystopian fiction. The ALAN Review, 41(2), 11-20.

Wadham, R., & Ostenson, J. (2013). Integrating Young Adult Literature through the Common Core Standards. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited.

Ostenson, J., & Wadham, R. (2012). Young adult literature and the Common Core: A surprisingly good fit. American Secondary Education, 41(1), 4-13.

Ostenson, J. (2012). Connecting assessment and instruction to help students become more critical producers of multimedia. Journal of Multimedia Education, 4(2).

Ostenson, J. (2012). Reflecting on the writing process in digital media. Statement: The Journal of the Colorado Language Arts Society, 48(2), 16-21.

Ostenson, J. (2012). Embedded grammar instruction: Authentic connections between grammar and writing. Language Arts Journal of Michigan, 27(2).

Ostenson, J., & Gleason-Sutton, E. (2011). Making the classics matter to students through digital literacies and essential questions. English Journal, 101(2), 37-43.

Ostenson, J. (2009). Skeptics on the Internet: Teaching students to read critically. English Journal, 98(5), 54-59.

Ostenson, J. (2009). Using blogs to engage students in meaningful thinking and discussion. Utah English Journal, 37, 17-22.

Ostenson, J. (2008). Just “Google” it: Helping students master Internet searches. Utah English Journal, 36, 34-49.

Presentations at Refereed Conferences

“Navigating the Text Selection Gauntlet.” Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English. Boston, MA. November, 2013.

“iPads and Reader Identity.” Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English. Boston, MA. November, 2013.

“Sharp Stories without the Edge.” Annual Workshop of the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English. Las Vegas, NV. November 2012.

“Riding the Wave of Blood and Brains: Pop Culture in the ELA Classroom.” Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English. Las Vegas, NV. November, 2012.

“Dystopian Fiction’s New Home.” Annual Workshop of the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English. Chicago, IL. November, 2011.

“English Journal across 100 Years: Grammar through the Decades.” Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English. Chicago, IL. November, 2011.

“Connecting Research and Practice in A Grammar Methods Course.” Biannual Conference of the Conference on English Education of the National Council of Teachers of English. New York, NY. June 2011.

“Living Literate Lives in the Classroom: What Makes Me Care About Grammar?” Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English. Orlando, FL. November, 2010.

“Language Between the Lines.” Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English. Orlando, FL. November, 2010.

“Skeptics on the Internet: Teaching Students to Be Critical Readers.” Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English. San Antonio, TX. November, 2008.

“Writing Assignments for the 21st Century.” National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention. San Antonio, TX. November, 2008.

“The Least You Should Know About Reading on the Internet.” Utah Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts Annual Conference. Provo, UT. October, 2007.

“What We Need to Know About Reading on the Internet.” 12th Annual Rocky Mountain Regional Conference of the International Reading Association. Billings, MT. October, 2007.