Dr. Mikel Cole

Dr. Mikel Cole


Title: Associate Professor & Bilingual/ESL Specialization Lead

Department: Curriculum & Instruction

Program: Bilingual/ESL Education

Office Number: 344 FH

Phone: 713-743-8250

Email: mwcole2@cougarnet.uh.edu


I study multilingual learners/ emergent bilingual students in K – 12 settings, and I am particularly interested in the development of teaching methods and practices that utilize linguistic and cultural strengths in the classroom. I engage in the preparation of teachers to provide equitable and effective instruction for these students, as well as the research that explores the intersections of language policy with classroom instruction.


Recent Publications:

David, S. S., & Cole, M. W. (2021). Jostling Isaac: dynamic configurations of bodies and objects during a language problem solving event. Classroom Discourse, 12(1-2), 101-120.

Cole, M. W., & David, S. (2021). Mapping bias: A rhizomatic critique of the National Literacy Panel Report. Bilingual Research Journal, 44(2), 231-248.

Cole, M. W., Madison, S. M., Henze, A., & Sosnowski, J. (Eds). (In Press). Flying Kites: Narratives of Prison Literacies in Essays and Art. DIO Publishing.



Ph.D. in Language, Literacy, and Culture, Vanderbilt University, 2012