The Dig-A-Girls STEAM Project Research Group

Research Supervisor/PI

Screen Shot 2018-06-30 at 3.10.17 PMTisha Lewis Ellison, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Georgia. She studies the digital literacy practices of African American families and adolescents, and the cultural experiences of African American and Latinx girls’ in STE(A)M. She also enjoys providing experiential learning within research group experiences.

Research Assistant/Co-PI

Screen Shot 2018-07-02 at 2.53.16 PMBradley Robinson is a doctoral student in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Georgia. He is a National Board certified teacher in English Language Arts with over a decade of experience in North Carolina’s public schools. His research explores the intersections of literacy, technology, and neoliberalism in formal and informal educational spaces.

Research Associate/Co-PI

Screen Shot 2018-06-30 at 1.27.15 PMTairan Qiu (pronounced Tie-ran Chiu) is a doctoral student in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Georgia (UGA). Her research interests are oriented around the multiliteracies development of emergent bilingual adolescents, including the teaching and learning of biliteracy (Chinese and English) skills, digital literacies, and content-area (specifically STEAM) literacies. Currently, she serves as a member of the Journal of Language and Literacy Education Editorial Board and the 2019 Conference Chair. She is also the Graduate Assistant of the UGA Intensive English Program, the Social and Service Chair of the Language and Literacy Education Graduate Organization, and a co-editor of the North America Systemic Functional Linguistics Association publication.