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Amy Vujaklija, Ph.D.


Equity in Education Expert

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