Ph.D. Language, Literacy, and Culture
Expertise: High School English Teaching
Employer: Iowa City Schools
Michael Ayers has been teaching high school English/language arts for sixteen years, first at Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, and now at City High School in Iowa City. He earned his Ph.D. in Education—from the Language, Literacy, and Culture program—at the University of Iowa in 2011. Both his scholarship and his teaching have heavily emphasized the use of digital media (blogging, audio and video production) in the high school classroom.