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Jennifer won the Dimond Award at the University of Michigan in 2010 and the National Council of Teachers of English Promising Researcher Award in 2011 for her ethnographic work on urban school culture. Her current research, which has been supported by a semester-long faculty research leave and a SLU Presidential Research Fund Award, examines the challenges faced by dropout and disconnected youth returning to high school. Jennifer's articles and essays have appeared in English Journal; English Education; The ALAN Review; Multicultural Perspectives; Race, Ethnicity and Education; the American Educational Research Journal; and the Journal of Teacher Education. Jennifer is also the host of Text Messages, a monthly young adult literature podcast sponsored by www.readwritethink.org.
Community and Professional Service
Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award Committee, 2009
Manuscript reviewer for English Journal, The ALAN Review, and Urban Education
Buehler, J. (2010). "Their lives are beautiful, too": How Matt de la Peña illuminates the lives of urban teens. The ALAN Review, 37(2), 36-43.
Buehler, J., Gere, A.R., Dallavis, C., & Haviland, V. (2009). Normalizing the fraughtness: How emotion, race, and school context complicate cultural competence. Journal of Teacher Education, 60(4), 408-418.