Judy Sharkey

Department Chair, Education

Phone: (603) 862-7055
Office: Education, Morrill Hall Rm 206B, Durham, NH 03824
Judy Sharkey

Judy Sharkey is professor and chair of the Education Department in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of New Hampshire. She is also core faculty in the Women's & Gender Studies Department.


  • Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Pennsylvania State University
  • M.A.T., English, School for International Training
  • B.A., English, Franklin Pierce College

Research Interests

  • Citizenship
  • Community-based participatory pedagogies; education, immigration, and citizenship
  • Critical sociocultural approaches to language and literacies
  • Immigration
  • Pedagogies and scholarship of second language teacher education
  • Teacher learning and development across the career span

Courses Taught

  • EDUC 402: Into to Educational Studies
  • EDUC 520: Education, Poverty, Developmnt
  • EDUC 712: Teaching Multilingual Learners
  • EDUC 712/812: Teaching Multilingual Learners
  • EDUC 784: Community-Engaged Researchers
  • EDUC 812: Teaching Multilingual Learners
  • EDUC 897: Lang & Culture in Schools
  • EDUC 900A: Intrnshp & Sem/Teaching
  • EDUC 901A: Intrnshp & Sem/Teaching
  • INCO 790: Adv Rsrch Exp/Education

Selected Publications

Peercy, M. M., & Sharkey, J. (2020). Missing a S-STEP? How self-study of teacher education practice can support the language teacher education knowledge base. Language Teaching Research, 24(1), 105-115. doi:10.1177/1362168818777526

Peercy, M. M., Sharkey, J., Baecher, L., Motha, S., & Varghese, M. (2019). Exploring TESOL teacher educators as learners and reflective scholars: A shared narrative inquiry. TESOL Journal, 10(4). doi:10.1002/tesj.482

Sharkey, J., & Peercy, M. M. (2019). Self-Study of Language and Literacy Teacher Education Practices: Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Contexts (Vol. 30, 1st ed.). J. Sharkey, & M. M. Peercy (Eds.), Bingley, UK: Emerald. Retrieved from https://www.emeraldinsight.com/

Clavijo Olarte, A., & Sharkey, J. (2019). Mapping our way to critical pedagogies: Stories from Colombia.. In M. Lopéz-Gopar (Ed.), International Perspectives on Critical Pedagogies in ELT (pp. 175-193). London: Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved from https://www.palgrave.com/in/book/9783319956206

Peercy, M. M. (2018). Self-study of language and literacy teacher education practices: Culturally and linguistically diverse contexts. J. Sharkey (Ed.), Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing.

Sharkey, J. (2018). The promising potential role of intercultural citizenship in preparing mainstream teachers for im/migrant populations. Language Teaching Research, 22(5), 570-589. doi:10.1177/1362168817718577

Sharkey, J., Clavijo Olarte, A., & Ramírez, L. M. (2016). Developing a Deeper Understanding of Community-Based Pedagogies With Teachers. Journal of Teacher Education, 67(4), 306-319. doi:10.1177/0022487116654005

Sharkey, J. (2004). ESOL Teachers' Knowledge of Context as Critical Mediator in Curriculum Development. TESOL Quarterly, 38(2), 279. doi:10.2307/3588381

Sharkey, J. (2004). Lives Stories Don’t Tell: Exploring the Untold in Autobiographies. Curriculum Inquiry, 34(4), 495-512. doi:10.1111/j.1467-873x.2004.00307.x

Sharkey, J., & Layzer, C. (2000). Whose Definition of Success? Identifying Factors That Affect English Language Learners' Access to Academic Success and Resources. TESOL Quarterly, 34(2), 352. doi:10.2307/3587961

Most Cited Publications