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Amanda Howerton-Fox, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Director, ASSET (After-School Scholastic Enrichment & Tutoring)

Ph.D., Special Education/Applied Linguistics, Teachers College – Columbia University
MA, Deaf Education, Teachers College – Columbia University
M.Ed., Reading Education, Peabody College – Vanderbilt University
BA, English (with distinction), Amherst College

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Phone: (914) 633-2680
Fax: (914) 637-2752

Dr. Howerton-Fox’s doctoral research examined the nature of the linguistic knowledge that expert teachers in a Swedish bilingual/bicultural school for the deaf drew upon in their language and literacy instruction. Prior to her graduate work, Dr. Howerton-Fox was a teacher of the deaf in Brooklyn, a professional development provider around language and literacy instruction in the Bronx, and a teacher of English as Second Language in Sweden. She has received numerous awards for her scholarly pursuits in education, including the Teachers College Magsaysay-Boxley scholarship for recruiting the best students into the teaching profession.

Research Interests

Dr. Howerton-Fox’s current line of research examines the kinds of knowledge that are most useful to language and literacy teachers and investigates how teacher preparation programs can help teachers to attain that knowledge. She is particularly interested in preparing teachers to work effectively with students whose languages or dialects have been historically undervalued by our nation’s schools, such as ELLs, deaf students who use American Sign Language, and speakers of non-standard dialects. She has presented her research at national conferences, such as the American Educational Research Association, the Association of College Educators of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and the National Council of Teachers of English. Her other research interests include language and literacy learning, bilingual-bicultural education, and the linguistics of signed languages.

Select Conference Presentations

Amanda Howerton-Fox. Teaching Methods to Address Modality Differences between Signed and Spoken Languages. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association 2013. Roundtable Presentation. San Francisco, CA.
Amanda Howerton-Fox. Using ‘Portraits’ of Grammar Teaching in the Preparation of Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Annual Conference of the Association of College Educators of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 2013. Paper Presentation. Santa Fe, NM.
Amanda Howerton. Adverb Form and Position in American Sign Language and English: Implications for Teachers of the Deaf. Annual Conference of the Association of College Educators of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 2006. Denver, CO.