Elizabeth Birr Moje (Inducted 2018)

University of Michigan

Biographical Statement

 Elizabeth Birr Moje is Dean, George Herbert Mead Collegiate Professor of Education, and an Arthur F. Thurnau Professorin the School of Education at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  Moje teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in secondary and adolescent literacy, cultural theory, and research methods and won the Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize in 2010.  


A former high school history and biology teacher, Moje studies youth culture, identity, and literacy in Detroit, Michigan. Moje has published 5 books and numerous articles in journals such as Science Education, Harvard Educational Review, Teachers College Record, Reading Research Quarterly, Journal of Literacy Research, Review of Education Research, Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy. 


The National Institutes of Health/NICHD, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, National Science Foundation, William T. Grant Foundation, Spencer Foundation, International Reading Association, and the National Academy of Education have funded Dr. Moje’s research.  Moje is a member of the National Academy of Education.