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Emery Petchauer

Associate Professor & Coordinator of English Education Program

Office: C600 Wells Hall
Phone: (517) 884-4413

Emery Petchauer is an Associate Professor in the Department of English. He also holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Teacher Education and coordinates the secondary English education program. His research has focused on the aesthetic practices of urban arts, particularly hip-hop culture, and their connections to teaching, learning, and living. He is the author of Hip-Hop Culture in College Students’ Lives (Routledge, 2012), the first scholarly study of hip-hop culture on college campuses, and the co-editor of Schooling Hip-Hop: Expanding Hip-Hop Based Education Across the Curriculum (Teachers College Press, 2013). Nearly two decades of organizing and sustaining urban arts spaces across the United States inform this scholarly work. Dr. Petchauer also studies high-stakes teacher licensure exams and their relationship to the racial diversity of the teaching profession. Theories of social psychology and spatial studies inform this work, as do many years of working individually with preservice teachers to pass these exams. Dr. Petchauer has received teaching awards at both the high school and college levels, including the Board of Trustees Distinguished Teaching Award at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, the nation’s first Historically Black University.


ENG408: Socio-psycholinguistic Approaches to Reading in the Disciplines
ENG413: Critical Questions in Language and Composition


Youth, Reverberations, and Detroit’s Most Charismatic Rapper.” Sounding Out! Web. 2020.