Home / People / Jessica Van Cleave Jessica Van Cleave Associate Professor in the College of Education Education Bachelor of Arts in English, University of GeorgiaMasters of Education in Language and Literacy Education, University of GeorgiaPhD in Language and Literacy Education, University of GeorgiaInterdisciplinary Qualitative Research Graduate CertificateTeaching Endorsement, Academically or Intellectually GiftedStandard Professional II Teaching License, 9-12 EnglishProject GLAD Tier I, OCDE Professional Experience Associate Professor, Education Department, Mars Hill UniversityAssistant Professor, Education Department, Mars Hill UniversityGraduate Faculty Member, Education Department, Mars Hill UniversityGraduate Teaching Assistant, Language and Literacy Education Department, University of GeorgiaEvaluator, Reading First Grant, funded by the State of Georgia Department of EducationGraduate Teaching Assistant, Elementary and Social Studies Education Department, University of GeorgiaHigh School English Teacher, Cedar Shoals High School Courses Taught EdD in Curriculum and Instruction Program courses Awards and Recognitions American Educational Research Association’s Division D Significant Contribution to Qualitative Methodology AwardACE Faculty Fellowship, Mars Hill UniversityAmerican Educational Research Association’s Qualitative Interest Group Outstanding Dissertation AwardQualitative Dissertation Award Nominee, International Congress of Qualitative InquiryOutstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, The Graduate School, University of Georgia, Athens, GANominee, Genelle Morain Award for Outstanding Doctoral Teaching, Language and Literacy Education Department, University of Georgia, Athens, GAAlpha Upsilon Alpha, Honor Society of the International Reading Association, University of Georgia, Athens, GANominee, Carol J. Fisher Award for Excellence in Research, Language and Literacy Education Department, University of Georgia, Athens, GA Dissertation Title Scientifically Based Research in Education as a Regime of Truth: An Analysis Using Foucault’s Genealogy and Governmentality Areas of Research Expertise Qualitative Research MethodologyInterviewing, Focus Groups, Document analysis, ObservationsEducation PolicyLiteracy EducationWriting PedagogyDiscourse AnalysisEducational Philosophy Selected Publications Van Cleave, J. & Morton, B. (2020). Empowering Students and Teachers through Formative Assessment: A Growth Mindset Model. In Martin, C., Polly, D. & Lambert, R. (Eds.). Handbook of Research on Formative Assessment in Pre-K through Elementary Classrooms. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.Van Cleave, J. (2019). Becoming meddler. English Education. 52(1), 70-80.Van Cleave, J. (2018). Scientifically based research in education in a post-truth era. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 26 (150). Van Cleave, J., Bridges-Rhoads, S. & Hughes, H. (2018). Work/Think/Play in Doctoral Education. Qualitative Inquiry, 24 (10), 739-742. Bridges-Rhoads, S., Van Cleave, J. & Hughes, H. (2018). Readings that rock our world. Qualitative Inquiry, 24 (10), 817-837. Hughes, H., Bridges-Rhoads, S., & Van Cleave, J. (2018). Work/think/play in qualitative and post qualitative inquiry. Qualitative Inquiry, 24 (9), 599-602.Van Cleave, J. (2018). Engaging uselessness: Philosophical reading and dwelling in the excess. Qualitative Inquiry, 24 (9), 681-686.Bridges-Rhoads, S. & Van Cleave, J. (2017). Writing posthumanism, qualitative inquiry, and early literacy. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy (Invited paper for Special issue on Early Literacy and the Post-human, guest editors: Kuby, C., Rowsell, J. & Rucker, T.) 17(3), 297-314.