Andrew Ratner

Associate Dean

Associate Professor

Main Affiliation

School of Education

Additional Departments/Affiliated Programs


North Academic Center





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Andrew Ratner


Ed. D English Education   Teachers College Columbia University        1999-2004
M.A. English Education    Teachers College Columbia University        1993-1994       
B.A. Semiotics/Art          Brown University                                      1985-1989

Courses Taught

EDUC 1100E English Methods
EDUC 1201E Middle School Literacy
EDUC 1200E Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum
EDSE 1202E Teaching of Reading
EDSE 1500E Teaching of Writing
ENGL 6300C Modern Short Story
Supervision - Secondary Education Student Teachers and Teaching Fellows

Research Interests

Cultural and critical perspectives on literacy education; Issues in urban teaching; Representation in qualitative research and writing; Reading  and Writing in Mathematics and Science classrooms


Ratner, A. R. (2009) Street Lit: Teaching and Reading of Fiction in the Urban High School. McGraw Hill Publishers

Ratner, A. R (2008) That Which is Taught, That Which is Learned, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy

Ratner, A. R (2007) Mr. Brennan’s Last Day of School, English Journal

Ratner, A. R. (2008) Book Review: Lessons from a Decade of Reform: A review of Transforming Teacher Education, The New Educator

Ratner, A. R (2008) Reading Across the Digital Divide: A Sociolinguist Analysis of Networked Literature Discussion Between Urban and Suburban 5th Graders, THEN (Technology, Humanities, Education, Narrative)

Ratner, A. R. and Shiels, S. (2008) Thinking and Writing Benchmark Administration and Norming Guide. Prepared for  KIPP Foundation. 

Ratner, A. R. and Shiels, S. (2007) Thinking and Writing Benchmark Data Summary. Prepared for  KIPP Foundation.

Ratner, A. R. (2007) The KIPP Writing and Thinking Benchmark Assessments. Prepared for the KIPP foundation.