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Gorlewski, Julie

SUNY Buffalo
PhD, Social Foundations of Ed
M.Ed., Elementary Ed
BS, Secondary English Ed

Assistant Professor

Department: Secondary Education
Office: OM 321B
Phone: (845) 257-2856

Office Hours

T02:30 PM - 04:30 PM
W12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Research/Creative Activity

Current and Recent Projects
Connecting theory to practice by using case story analysis, simulation/role-play, and strategic, interruption, to develop professional dispositions that support critical reflection and student learning.

Co-investigator in a multi-site Teacher Oral History Project.

Conducted a life history of participants in a youth-led hip-hop organization. Study was designed to understand intersections among critical pedagogy, neoliberalism, and indigenous youth culture, as well as indigenous qualitative methodologies, 2011-2012.

Designed a critical ethnographic dissertation study that explored how teachers and students in a predominantly white, working-class, inner-ring suburban high school experience and practice writing and writing instruction, 2006-2008.

Awards, Honors & Recognition

2013 Provost Award for Outstanding Pre-tenure Faculty, SUNY New Paltz

2012 Critics Choice Book Award from the American Educational Studies Association (AESA) for Using Standards and High-Stakes Testing for Students (2012).

2011 Critics Choice Book Award from the American Educational Studies Association (AESA) for Power, Resistance and Literacy (2011).

2006-2008 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Social Context of Education Research fellowship.

1999 Cheektowaga Action Partnership People Make a Difference Award .


Gorlewski, J.A. (in press). “Lessons” for Teachers in Teaching from the Heart: Poetry that Speaks to the Courage to Teach, M. Scribner (Ed.). Jossey-Bass.
Gorlewski, J. A., Gorlewski, D. A., & Porfilio, B. J. (in press). “Beyond Bullies and Victims: Using Case Story Analysis to Address Academic Mobbing.” Workplace : A Journal for Academic Labor. E. Wayne Ross and Steve Petrina (Eds.)
Porfilio, B.J. & Gorlewski, J.A. (in press) Cultivating resilience: Active citizens in an age of standardized reform. Special Issue of International Journal of Progressive Education: Education for Active Citizenship, Alistair Ross, editor.
Gorlewski, J.A. & Porfilio, B.J. (in press) Reimagining solidarity: Hip-hop as revolutionary pedagogy. Special Issue of Cultural Logic, Rich Gibson & E. Wayne Ross, editors.
Gorlewski, J. (2013). Dismissing academic surplus: How discursive support for the neoliberal self silences new faculty. Workplace, 22, 7-11.
Madeloni, B., & Gorlewski, J.A. (Summer 2013). “The Wrong Answer to the Wrong Question: Why we need critical teacher education, not standardization.” Rethinking Schools, pp. 16-21.
Madeloni, B. & Gorlewski, J.A. “Commentary - Radical Imagination, Not Standardization: Critical Teacher Education and the edTPA” Teachers College Record, June 21, 2013.
Gorlewski, J.A. “Commentary: Teaching Toward Utopia.” Education Week. June 11, 2013. Vol. 32, Issue 35, Pages 39-40.
Porfilio, B.J.& Gorlewski, J.A. “Editorial - An International Examination of Teacher Education: Exposing and Resisting the Neoliberal Agenda.” Journal of Critical Educational Policy Studies. Vol. 11, No. 2, March 2013, pp. 1-15
Gorlewski, J.A. & Porfilio, B.J. (Winter, 2013). “Revolutionizing environmental education through indigenous hip-hop culture.” Special Issue of Canadian Journal of Environmental Education: Indigenizing and Decolonizing Environmental Education. Lisa Korteweg (Ed.), pp. 46-61.
Gorlewski, J.A. (2011). Seize the data: Embracing information. In column: “Research for the Classroom.” English Journal. 99(6), pp. 99-102.
Gorlewski, J.A. (2009). Shouldn’t they already KNOW how to read? Comprehension strategies in the secondary English classroom. In column: “Research for the Classroom.” English Journal. 98(4), pp. 127-132.
Gorlewski, J.A. (2008). Formative assessment: Can you handle the truth? In column: “Research for the Classroom.” English Journal. 98(2) pp. 94-97.
Gorlewski, J.A. (2008). Christ and cleavage: Multiculturalism and censorship in a working-class suburban high school. English Journal, 97(3), pp. 26-30.

Gorlewski, J.A., & Porfilio, B.J., (Eds). (2013). Left behind in the race to the top: Realities of school reform. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Gorlewski, J.A., Gorlewski, D. A., & Ramming, T.M. (2012). Theory into practice: Case stories for school leaders. Boston: Sense Publishing, Inc.
Gorlewski, J.A. & Gorlewski, D. A. (2012). Making it real: Case stories for secondary students. Boston: Sense Publishing, Inc.
Gorlewski, J.A., Porfilio, B.J., & Gorlewski, D. A., eds. (2012). Using standards and high-stakes testing for students: Exploiting power with critical pedagogies. New York: Peter Lang USA.
Gorlewski, J.A. (2011). Power, resistance, and literacy: Writing for social justice. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Certificates & Licenses

New York State Permanent Teaching Certifications
English 7-12
Elementary N-6

Committee Memberships & Professional Organizations

Co-Editor: National Council of Teachers of English publication, English Journal. 2013-2018.

Conference Steering Committee Member: Reclaiming the Conversation about Education. New York, NY, 2013.

Co-Director: 6th Annual Conference on Equity and Social Justice, Testing Our Limits: Teaching and Learning with Courage and Conviction, New Paltz, NY, March 2013.

Co-Director: Critical Media Literacy Conference. Lewis University. Chicago, IL, April, 2013.

Co-Director: 5th Annual Conference on Equity and Social Justice, Reclaiming Education: Considering What “Counts” in Teaching and Learning toward Social Justice, New Paltz, NY, April 2012.

Member: New York State United Teachers/UUP Teacher Education Task Force, Albany, NY, 2012-present.