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Stergios Botzakis

Stergios Botzakis, PhD

Associate Professor, Reading Education


Stergios Botzakis is an assistant professor of adolescent literacy. He received his doctorate from the University of Georgia in 2006 and prior to that, he spent five years teaching middle school reading, English, and study skills in Baltimore and the Boston area. He was an editorial assistant for Reading Research Quarterly and was also one of the founding editors for the Journal of Language and Literacy Education, an open-access, online journal.

Currently, Botzakis teaches classes on content area reading, working with struggling adolescent readers, and theoretical models of reading. His research interests include secondary education, adolescent literacy, popular culture, and media literacy. He has been published in Teacher Education Quarterly and has a co-authored article in the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy as well as a chapter in the forthcoming Content Area Reading and Learning, third edition. His first book, Pretty in Print: Questioning Magazines, will be published soon by Capstone Press.


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Stergios Botzakis

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  • A220 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex, 1126 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996
  • Phone: 865-974-6159
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