Rachel Malchow Lloyd, Ph.D., taught secondary English Language Arts for fourteen years, and joined the Augsburg faculty in 2014. She earned her teaching license and a bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in English and Media Studies at Carleton College. She completed her master’s degree in English Education and doctorate in Literacy Education at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Lloyd’s primary research interests include critical literacy, diverse young adult literature, dialogic classrooms and collaborative teacher development. Dr. Lloyd was initially trained in Paideia practices for supporting students’ acquisition of seminar discussion skills in 2005, and has been serving as the co-director of Augsburg’s Paideia Program since 2017.
In the Education Department, Dr. Lloyd’s serves our students through courses focused on secondary level teaching methods and content-area literacy courses which meet Minnesota Board of Teaching standards in reading, writing, literature, and media literacy. She regularly supervises teacher candidates, and facilitates Education Teacher Performance Seminar for Secondary and K-12 teacher candidates.
Dr. Lloyd mentors Augsburg students seeking to earn their Minnesota teaching license in English: Communication Arts & Literature, grades 5-12. Prospective English teachers should declare English: Communication Arts & Literature as their major, and a concentration in Secondary Education.
Current and prospective students are invited to meet with Dr. Lloyd any open time Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Please email or send a Google calendar invitation for a 30 minute meeting at your preferred date and time, and include your preferred modality (Zoom or phone).
- Lloyd, R.M. (2019). To teach or not to teach: A postcolonial rereading of Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian. (currently in peer review).
- NExT Teacher Effectiveness Work Group. (2018). Preparing effective teachers: Multiple approaches to ensure teaching quality and impact. M. Sato and R.M. Lloyd (Eds.).
- Lloyd, R.M. & Wertsch, S. (2016). “Why doesn’t anyone know this story?”: Integrating Critical Literacy and Informational Reading. English Journal 105 (4), 24-30.
- Lloyd, R.M. (2013). Mentoring Matters: Mentoring in Community. English Journal 102 (4), 103-6.
- Lloyd, R.M. (2012). Dialogic Encounters of the Critical Kind: Theoretical and Practical Considerations for English Language Arts Pedagogy. Minnesota English Journal, 47, 29-40.
- Lloyd, R.M. (2009). Questioning the Tensions: Action Research within a Teacher Collaboration. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest database. (3373409).
- Lloyd, R.M. (2007). Classroom applications for film adaptations of literature. In R.Beach, TeachingMediaLiteracy.Com. New York: Teachers College Press.
- Lloyd, R.M. (2006). Talking books: Gender and the responses of adolescents in literature circles. English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 5 (3).
- Lloyd, R. (2019, May). Troubling Texts in Troubling Times: Postcolonial Theory for Secondary English. Minnesota Council of Teachers of English Spring Conference, Brainerd, MN.
- Lloyd, R. (2019, February and March). Deeper Reading in the Content Areas Faculty Workshops. Avalon School, St. Paul, MN.
- Lensmire, A., Diaz, J. & Lloyd, R. (2019, January, March, and May). Culturally Relevant Pedagogy 101 and 201 Faculty Workshops. Augsburg University, Minneapolis, MN.
- Lloyd, R. & Muñoz, J. (2019, May and 2018, May). Integrated Course Design Faculty Workshop. Augsburg University, Minneapolis, MN.
- Schmit, J. & Lloyd, R. (2017, May). Integrated Course Design Faculty Workshop. Augsburg University, Minneapolis, MN.
- Boyte, H. & Lloyd, R. (2017, May). Public Narrative Workshop. Augsburg University, Creating an Inclusive Campus Workshop, Minneapolis, MN.
- Lloyd, R.M. & Kabeck, S. (2017, May). Narrating Our Own Story: Effective Literacy Educators. Minnesota Council of Teachers of English Spring Conference, St. Cloud, MN.
- Lloyd, R.M.& Lensmire, A. (2017, January & August; 2018, January). Professionalism and Feedback Workshop. Augsburg Student Teaching Seminar. Augsburg University, Minneapolis, MN.
- Jago, C., Appleman, D. & Lloyd, R.M. (2015, November). Critical Encounters with Nonfiction. National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN.
- Lloyd, R.M., Arnold, J., Wertsch, S. Kronzer, N., Baker, C. (2015, November). Real World Reading. National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN.
- Lloyd, R.M., Arnold, J., Wertsch, S. Kronzer, N., Baker, C. (2015, April). Real World Reading. Minnesota Council of Teachers of English Spring Conference, St. Cloud, MN.
- Vodicka, D.C, West, B. & Lloyd, R.M. (2016, January; 2015, January; 2015, September ). Co-teaching: Foundations and Pairs Workshop. Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN.
- Lloyd, R.M. (2013, April). Teaching Texts in a Post-Colonial World. Minnesota Council of Teachers of English Spring Conference, Duluth, MN.
- Lloyd, R.M. (2013, August and October) Deeper Reading. Professional development workshop designed and facilitated for Anoka-Hennepin ISD #11.