Department of English at Illinois State University

English Department Graduate Assistants


Amy Magnafichi Lucas

Doctoral Student
Composition Methods in Secondary Education; World Englishes in Secondary Composition Classrooms; Genre Studies in Composition; Language Policy in Secondary Education; Adolescent Literacy; 21st Century Literacies; Positions of Power in Education; Education Policy

Office Address: STV 424 D
Office Phone: (309) 438-2076
Office Hours: MWF 2:00-2:50 &
T 10-11:30
Email: Contact Amy Lucas (allucas)
Website: Visit Amy Lucas’s Website
Teaching Schedule:
Teaching Interests:
Composition Methods in Secondary Education
Genre Studies in Composition
Technology in Education

Research Interests:
Composition Methods in Secondary Education
World Englishes in Secondary Composition Classrooms
Genre Studies in Composition
Language Policy in Secondary Education
Adolescent Literacy
21st Century Literacies
Positions of Power in Education
Education Policy
M.S. English Studies - Illinois State University
B.A. Major: History Minor: English - Eureka College
Secondary Teaching Certification - Dominican University
Selected Publications:

"Jump Off the Pendulum! Staying Balanced Within Educational Change." English Journal. Forthcoming in May 2013.

"Paying Attention to Ourselves: Modeling Anti-Bullying Behavior for Students. English Journal. July 2012.

"Using the 'Smallest Parts' to Build a National Community of Professionals." English Journal. May 2011.

Lamonica, Claire, Amy Magnafichi-Lucas and Peter Pettorini. “Wikis: Writing in the Company of Others.” Illinois English Bulletin. Spring 2008. Normal, IL: IATE.

“Blogging: Reconnecting Students to Writing.” Illinois English Bulletin. Summer 2006. Normal, IL: IATE.

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