Visiting Assistant Professor of Education
Joined Connecticut College: 2022
Teaching Certificates in English, Social Studies, and Physical Education, University of California at Berkeley
M.A., Multicultural Urban Secondary English Education, University of California at Berkeley
Ph.D., Urban Education, Temple University
Social Foundations in Teacher Education
Multicultural and International Children’s and Young Adult Literature
Policies and Practice in Urban Education
Teaching and Learning for Social Justice
Youth Participatory Action Research
Dr. Pezzetti’s teaching and scholarship explores identity, literacy, language, equity, and social change in Language Arts classrooms.
Her work is rooted in more than twelve years of experience teaching in racially and linguistically diverse public schools in California and Connecticut. She was awarded Teacher of the Year in Oakland Unified School District in 2008. Pezzetti continues to grow through engagement with Connecticut College students and coursework, through her active research agenda, and through current projects and partnerships with local schools.
Before accepting her current position at Connecticut College in Fall ‘22, Dr. Pezzetti spent four years as an Assistant Professor of English Education at Grand Valley State University in Michigan.
Contact Karen Pezzetti
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320