Biography

Dean of the College of Education and Professor of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Illinios. Adjunct professor at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, attached to the Globalism Institute and Research Director of the Knowledge Design Forum. With Bill Cope, co-author of: The Powers of Literacy, Falmer Press, London, 1993, Productive Diversity, Pluto Press, Sydney, 1997; A Place in the Sun: Re-Creating the Australian Way of Life, Harper Collins, Sydney, 2000; Multiliteracies: Literacy Learning and the Design of Social Futures, Routledge, London, 2000; and Learning by Design, Victorian Schools Innovation Commission, Melbourne, 2005.

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Key Professional Appointments

DeanCollege of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006 - 

ProfessorCurriculum & Instruction, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006 - 

Research DirectorNLLIA Centre for Workplace Communication & Culture, University of Technology, Sydney & James Cook University, Townsville, Australia, 1994 - 

Executive DeanFaculty of Education, Language and Community Services, RMIT University, Melbourne, 1997 - 2003

DirectorInstitute of Interdisciplinary Studies, James Cook University of North Queensland, Townsville, Australia, 1994 - 1997

ProfessorEducation, James Cook University of North Queensland, Townsville, Australia, 1994 - 1997

DirectorCenter for Workplace Communication & Culture, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, 1990 - 1993

Fulbright Scholar in ResidenceKeene State College, University of New Hampshire System, 1990 - 1991

Senior Research FellowCentre for Multicultural Studies, University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, 1984 - 1990

TeacherPrimary, Secondary, & Tertiary Schools, Australian Public School System, 1979 - 1983

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Education

Ph.D., School of History, Philosophy, & Politics, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, 1991

B.A., History and Linguistics, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, 1980

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Awards, Honors, Associations

Radford Award & Annual Radford Lecture2005 - 2005

Research & Service

My academic research crosses a number of disciplines, including history, linguistics, education and sociology; and examines the varied themes of immigration, education, ethnicity, gender, culture, leadership and workplace change, professional learning and training, pedagogy and literacy learning.

My research activities in Australia have involved responsibilty for the management of, or major participant in, 116 research and development projects since 1991. I have been the recipient of ten large and four small Australian Research Council grants. A key set of projects have involved Multiliteracies research. This has been a decade long research initiative with colleagues from Australia, the United States and Britain to investigate the dual challenges for literacy teaching of cultural diversity and new communication technologies. It includes, participatory research in the area of multimodality and pedagogy working with teachers in Victoria, Australian Capital Territory (ACT), New South Wales and Queensland.

My efforts on issues related to immigration have included an international comparative study conducted for the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris, the development and documentation of Australian national policies linking school to work, several Queensland government-funded evaluations of services for immigrant communities that include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and an Australian federally-funded project on literacy skills required for work and training.

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Publications

Kalantzis, M., Cope, B. (2010) Towards a Semantic Web: connecting knowledge in academic research.. Woodhead: Cambridge, MA

Kalantzis, M., Cope, B. (2010) Ubiquitous Learning Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press

Kalantzis, M., Cope, B. (2009) 'Signs of epistemic disruption: transformations in the knowledge system of the academic journal.'. The Future of the Academic Journal Chandos: Oxford

Kalantzis, M., Cope, B. (2008) New learning: elements of a science eduction.. Cambrindge University Press: New York

Cope, B., Kalantzis, M. (2007) New media, new learning International Journal of Learning

Kalantzis, M., Cope, B., Burrows, P., Cloonan, A., Neville, M., Haren, V., R., e. (2005) Learning by design. Melbourne,. The Learner: Australia

Kalantzis, M., Cope, B. (2004) Designs for learning E-learning

Kalantzis, M., Cope, B., Harvey, A. (2003) Assessing multiliteracies and the new basics Assessment in Education

Kalantzis, M. (2003) Immigration, multiculturalism and racism. The hawke government: A critical perspective Pluto Press: Melbourne

New London Group: Courtney Cazden, B., Norman Fairclough, J., Mary Kalantzis, G., Carmen Luke, S., Martin Nakata, ., Kalantzis, M. (1996) A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies: Designing Social Futures Harvard Education Review

Kalantzis, M., Cope, B., Noble, G., Poynting, S. (1991) Cultures of schooling: Pedagogies for cultural difference and social access.. The Falmer Press: London

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Service

Member, Board of Trustees2007 - 

Board Member2004 - 2005

President2000 - 2004

Vice-President2000 - 2003

Hearing Commissioner1995 - 1997

Mary Kalantzis

Dean, Office of the Dean

Contact

Office

110A Education Building
1310 S. Sixth St.
Champaign, IL 61820

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