Nora Peterman

Assistant Professor of Language and Literacy


Curriculum Vitae




  • Ph.D. Reading/Writing/Literacy, University of Pennsylvania
  • M.S.Ed. Reading/Writing/Literacy, University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A. Political Science, Barnard College, Columbia University

Research Interests

Children’s and young adult literature; Adolescent literacy and cultural, political, and intergenerational dimensions of youth literacy and language learning; Digital literacies; and Disparities in health, literacy, and education

Select Publications

Gadsden, V. L., Jacobs, K.B., Peterman, N.A., & Reed, A. (2014).  Indicators for evaluating family and neighborhood context for PreK-3rd.  A report commissioned by the Foundation for Child Development. New York.


Ngo, L., Peterman, N. A., & Goldstein, S. (2014). Collaborative videogame and curriculum design for language and literacy learning. In H. R Gerber & S. S. Abrams (Eds.), Bridging Literacies with Videogames (pp. 171-186). New York: Sense Publishers


Peterman, N. A., Ngo, L., LeBlanc, R. J., & Goldstein, S. (2014). Breaking the boundaries of texts: Video game and literacy curriculum development for English Language Learners. NYS TESOL Journal, 1(1), 51-59.