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About Shuaib James Meacham

My research aims to draw from the cultural resources of communities of color as a means of addressing educational problems experienced by the students from those communities. Specifically, my research looks at the ways in which hip-hop culture functions as an educational resource for students needing to develop a purpose for education as well as needing to see the ways in which a college education is relevant to their lives and personal aspirations. To that end, this study will examine the relevant workplace skills students cultivate and exhibit within the context of an experience in hip-hop composition, recording, and performing culture.
My work has received local and national attention, having been covered in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier and in publications such as The Washington Times.


Present Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Northern Iowa Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Present Research Fellow, Center for Educational Transformation, University of Northern Iowa Center for Educational Transformation

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  • Cultural Diversity for Secondary Teachers
  • Issues and Trends in Literacy Research
  • Children's and Adolescent Literature
  • Theories of Reader Response
  • Elementary Literacy Methods
  • Issues of Cultural Diversity in Teacher Education
  • Language Arts Methods
  • Social Studies Methods
  • Theories and Methods of Qualitative Research
  • Theories of Literacy and Culture
  • African Americans and Literacy Pedagogy
  • Writing Composition for Pre-Service Teachers
  • Writing Processes for K-12

Contact Information

University of Northern Iowa
Schindler Education Center 107B
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0606

Office: SEC 107B
Phone: (319) 273-2629


Articles (11)

Contributions to Books (10)

Theses/Dissertations (1)