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Amy Vujaklija, Ph.D.

Amy Vujaklija

Dr. Amy Vujaklija is an Assistant Professor of English and English Education at Governors State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, with a focus on Teacher Leadership in Professional Learning from the University of Louisville in Kentucky. Dr. Vujaklija teaches and advises pre-service teacher candidates in middle and secondary English education methods while instructing freshman composition writing studies courses.

Prior to Governors State University, she was a Graduate Assistant at the University of Louisville and a Middle and High School English Language Arts Teacher in Kentucky.

Dr. Vujaklija’s Research Focus:

  • School-community engagement
  • Narrative inquiry
  • Equity in education

Relevant Work:

  • Vujaklija, A. (Spring 2021). Learning from Students: Implementing a “Shark Tank” in Educator Preparation. School-University Partnerships, Journal of the National Association for Professional Development Schools.
  • Vujaklija, A. (2021). How relationship building affects feedback in virtual teaching and learning. In E. Langran & L. Archambault (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2021 (pp. 1080-1083). Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  • Vujaklija, A. & Robey, P. (Fall 2020). Locating the Map of Meaningful Work within Choice Theory. International Journal of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy
  • Vujaklija, A., Hisrich, K. & Cummings, M. (March 2018). Technology, Feedback, and Culturally Responsive Teaching. In E. Langran & J. Borup (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1764-1769). Washington, D.C., United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 16, 2018 from
  • Howell, P., Sheffield, C., Shelton, A. & Vujaklija, A. (2017). Backchannel discussions during classroom observations: Connecting theory and practice in real time. Middle School Journal.

Dr. Vujaklija is available to talk about school-community engagement, narrative inquiry, and equity in education. If you would like to arrange an interview with Dr. Vujaklija, please contact Zion Banks, Media & External Relations, 708.235.7685 or