Glynda A. Hull

Glynda Hull holds the Elizabeth H. and Eugene A. Shurtleff Chair in Undergraduate Education. A recipient of UC Berkeley’s Distinguished Teaching Award, Hull offers undergraduate, graduate, and teacher education courses on literacy and media, and her research focuses on improving K-12 education with a focus on literacy, language, and technology.

Hull has published more than 100 articles, chapters, and books on topics ranging from the teaching of writing; digital technologies and their uses in schools; adult literacy and the changing contexts and requirements for work; and community, school, and university partnerships. This research has been supported by grants from the U.S. government and private foundations. Her books include Changing Work, Changing Workers: Critical Perspectives on Language, Literacy, and Skill; The New Work Order: Education and Literacy in the New Capitalism; and School’s Out! Bridging Out-of-School Literacies with Classroom Practice.

In California, with support from the U.S. Department of Education and other agencies, Hull has created and studied after school programs for K-12 youth that emphasize digital media. Internationally, she has carried out research in India to study how schooling for girls might be transformed. She has recently worked with educators and researchers in several countries, including Norway, South Africa, and India to create and study an international social networking project for youth. Her current research focuses on designing innovative online spaces for learning and exploring the burgeoning phenomenon of global schools.

Interests and Professional Affiliations


Adult Development

After-school Programs

Alternative Schooling

Arts in Education

At-Risk Youth

Cultural Studies

Educational Media

Information Technology

International Education




School and non-school Learning Contexts

School to Work

School-University Collaboration

Service Learning and Experiential Education

Technology and Schools

Urban Schooling


PhD, University of Pittsburgh, English, Research on Writing


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School of Education
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UC Berkeley
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