Professor, Teaching, Curriculum, and Society
NOTE: Professor Proctor is on sabbatical during the 2020-2021 Academic Year
I am a professor and educational researcher focusing on bilingualism, bilingual education, language, and literacy. Theoretically, my work attempts to merge critical and developmental perspectives on language, literacy, and bilingualism in education. In terms of praxis, I work directly with teachers and administrators on issues of bilingual education and language-based literacy instruction, particularly in schools and districts characterized by student (and ideally teacher) multilingualism.
I earned my bachelor’s degree from Clark University, my master’s degree from Stanford University, and, in 2005, my Ed.D from Harvard University. I have been at Boston College since 2006, and during that time have served as an associate editor or editor for Child Development, Applied Psycholinguistics, and Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools. I have been principal investigator or co-principal investigator on multiple federally-funded grants that explore multilingual language and literacy development, and develop instructional approaches that center linguistic & racial consciousness within dialogue-focused teaching.
Recently, in 2018, along with my colleagues in the Teaching, Curriculum and Society department, I co-founded the Bilingual Education Certificate Program for student teachers and for practicing teachers and administrators. It is the best thing I have done in my career as a professor.
Bilingualism and second language acquisition among Haitian-speaking immigrants in Santiago, Chile
Features of instructional talk predictive of reading comprehension CJ Michener, CP Proctor, RD Silverman Reading and Writing 31 (3), 725-756