We welcome Prof. Dr. Edwidge Crevecoeur-Bryant to Julius-Maximilians-Universität (JMU) Würzburg as the Flagler Guest Professor for Winter Term 2022/2023. An expert in bilingual/bicultural education and literacy, Professor Bryant will be offering courses on “Cross-Cultural Education” and “Education of African Americans and Haitians in the U.S. and Haiti.” She will be working closely with the American Studies Department, where she will be based during her stay, as well as with the Department for TEFL Methodology (Englische Fachdidaktik).
Edwidge Crevecoeur-Bryant is a Professor and Chair of the Education Department at Flagler College, Florida in St. Augustine and Tallahassee, where she has also served as the Coordinator of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages). Professor Bryant earned a Master of Arts in Educational Administration and a Doctorate in Applied Linguistics with an emphasis in Bilingual/Bicultural Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. She is the co-author of two important books for ESOL teaching: Educating English Learners: What Every Classroom Teacher Needs to Know (Harvard Education Press 2018) and Show, Tell, Build: 20 Key Instructional Tools and Techniques for English Learners (Harvard Education Press 2014). Professor Bryant is Haitian and is the General Director of a literacy center in Haiti – OAKA (Oganizasyon Agrikilti Kominote AlfaTeknik; translation: Organization for Agriculture, Community, and Literacy). She has also co-authored five bilingual English-Haitian Kreyòl dictionaries. Additionally, she is a Consultant for the Palm Beach County School District and regularly presents on Haitian history and language. In that capacity, Professor Bryant assisted in writing and implementing the African and African American History Infusion Curriculum in Florida. Further, she is the Past President of the Florida Association for Bilingual Educators. For her work and dedication to the field of technology, education, and literacy of Haitian adults, in 2009, she was inducted into the Adult and Community Educators Hall of Fame.
You can read more about Professor Bryant’s literacy work in Haiti here: