Margaret Berg, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Language and Literacy

School of Teacher Education
College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Contact Information

Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
School of Teacher Education
Campus Box 107
Greeley, CO 80639


Professional/Academic Experience

Other Experience

 Lawrence Public Library; Lawrence, Kansas:  Young Adult Library Assistant (2006-2008)

Research/Areas of Interest

Equity in education, teacher education, content and/or disciplinary literacy, content and language integrated learning (CLIL), multi-lingualism and schooling, evaluation of learning, Systemic Functional Linguistics and educational linguistics, discourse analysis, queer theory, linguistic diversity among students with special needs, (auto)ethnography, and youth culture

Publications/Creative Works

Berg, M.A.  (2016).  Russian-speaking students and material needs in the reformist context: An ecological study of curriculum development. Journal of World Languages, doi 10.1080/21698252.2016.1191125

Huang, J., Berg, M.A., Romero, D. & Walker, D. (2016). The impact of a collaborative project between K-12 schools and a teacher preparation program for linguistically sensitive pedagogy. Journal of World Federation of Associations of Teacher Education.

Berg, M.A. & Huang, J. (2016).  Language objectives beyond vocabulary: Working with content area teachers for linguistically responsive instruction.  In Challenging Boundaries in Linguistics: Systemic Functional Perspectives. Aachen British and American Studies Series edited by Stella Neumann, Rebekah Wegener, Jennifer Fest, Paula Niemietz and Nichole Huzen. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.

Huang, J., Berg, M.A., Seigrist, M. & Damsrie, C. (2016).  Impact of a functional linguistic approach to teacher development on content area student writing. International Journal of Applied Linguistics.

Honors and Awards

Fulbright Scholar, 2016-2017 in Russia, awarded for project titled: Academic Biliteracy and Ecological Systems for Writing

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