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Tom Griggs, Ph.D.

Tom Griggs, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Foundations of Education & Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education

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

Research/Areas of Interest

Teaching domains

General teacher education and development, foundations of education, second language acquisition theory, sociolinguistics, multicultural education, history of language minority students in the U.S. educational system, field supervision of candidates for culturally and linguistically diverse endorsement and MAT degree.

Research interests

Teacher self-research; interpersonal and intrapersonal dimensions of teaching; teacher professional development; the role of identity in teachers' professional lives, teacher narrative inquiry; educator autobiography; second language education at the secondary level; human diversity in education; use of actor preparation techniques in teacher professional development; effects of education policy and politics on K-12 & postsecondary teaching practice.


Publications/Creative Works

Muchmore, J., Griggs, T., & Tidwell, D. (2016). Jokes, Puns, and Emoticons:  The Roles and Functions of Humor in our Teacher Education Practices. Paper to be presented at & published in the proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices. East Sussex, England: Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices SIG of the American Educational Research Association, July 30-August 4, 2016.

Honors and Awards

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