Laura Nicosia, PhD, is an Associate Professor of English and the Director of English Education at Montclair State University. She specializes in American literature, YA literature, science fiction & fantasy, and explores uses of technology and social media to improve teaching and learning. She serves as State Representative for the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents and is President of the New Jersey Council of Teachers of English. In March, Dr. Nicosia was presented with the New Jersey Council of Teachers of English 2012 Outstanding English Language Arts Educator Award and was named as a Distinguished Faculty at the New Jersey Higher Education Showcase of Exemplary Practices: Excellence in Teacher Preparation event in Princeton in April.

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