Scott Storm, PhD, is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Education at Bowdoin College. Scott is a former high school teacher with 15 years of experience including his work in co-founding and sustaining open-admissions urban public schools. As a teacher-leader Scott has held many roles including curriculum developer, English Department Chair, Professional Learning Community Organizer, Grade Team Leader, and Writing Center Director. As a professor, Scott teaches courses on the social and cultural foundations of education, teaching for social justice, teacher education, urban education, and issues around literacies and language. Scott’s research agenda engages in three connected lines of inquiry aimed at improving schooling experiences—particularly for queer and working-class youth of color. This program of research includes: 1) studies of how educational systems reinforce inequalities, 2) asset-based studies of youth literacy and language practices, 3) design-based studies that transform educational spaces toward social justice. Scott’s research has appeared in Journal of Literacy Research, Equity & Excellence in Education, English in Education, Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, English Teaching Practice & Critique, Theory Research and Action in Urban Education, Schools: Studies in Education, and Literacy Research and Instruction among others. In his spare time, Scott enjoys baking elaborate cakes and spending time with his husband.
A Social Justice Approach to Transforming Literacy Learning
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