Briana Ronan


rank Assistant Professor
office location 02-111​



  • 2014 Doctor of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. Specialization: Language, Literacy & Technology​
  • 2010 Master of Art in International Educational Development, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • 2008 Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, The University of Alcala, Alcala de Henares, Spain
  • 2005 Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish, The University of Texas at Austin 

Research Interests

  • Bilingual Education & English Language Development
  • Second Language Literacy 
  • Technology and Language Learning
  • Multimodal Research Methods
  • Discourse Analysis


  • Ronan, B. (forthcoming). Multimodality and social interaction: English learners’ online writing practices. In A. Archer & E. Breuer (Eds.), Multimodality in Writing: The state of the art in theory, methodology and pedagogy. Leiden: Brill. ​
  • Kleifgen, J., Kinzer, C., Hoffman, D., Gorski, K., Kim, J., Lira, A., Ronan, B. (2014). An argument for a multimodal, online system to support ELL students' writing development. In B. Anderson & C. Mims (Eds.), Digital tools for writing instruction in K-12 settings: student perception and experience. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

  • Ronan, B. (2014). Moving across languages and other modes: Emergent bilinguals and their meaning making in and around an online space. (Doctoral Dissertation). Teachers College, Columbia University.​

Courses Taught

  • EDUC 427: Theories, Methods and Assessment of First and Second Language Acquisition in Schools 
  • EDUC 405: Social, Historical and Cultural Influences on Latino/a Students in Education


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