Meet the Faculty
Gordon (Toby) Emert Jr.
Associate Professor of Education and Chair
Office Location: Buttrick 321
Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday 1-2; 5-5:30
M.Ed., The College of William and Mary
M.A., University of Tennessee
Ph.D., University of Virginia
Teaching and Scholarly Interests
Dr Emert's interests include English education, 21st-century literacies, arts and education, and technology in language arts classrooms. He teaches writing instruction, creative writing, and children’s and young adult literature. Additional research interests are teaching as an art form and authentic and alternative assessments.
"Come Closer: Critical Perspectives on Theatre of the Oppressed." 17th International Conference on Pedagogy & Theatre of the Oppressed. Chicago, IL. July 2011.
“Teacher-as-Artist: Imagining an Aesthetic Ethos for Critical Pedagogues.” Hawai’i International Education Conference. Honolulu, HI. January 2009.
“Confronting Homophobia to Create Change in Education and Human Services.” 14th International Conference on Pedagogy & Theatre of the Oppressed. Omaha, NE. May 2008.
Emert, Toby & Ellie Friedland (Editors), "Come Closer": Critical Perspectives on Theatre of the Oppressed. New York: Peter Lang Publishers, 2011.