Dr. Tiffany DeJaynes is an Associate Professor of English Education in the Department of Middle & High School Education (MHSE), School of Education, at Lehman College, CUNY. She holds an Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University, an M.A. from the University of Kansas, and a B.A. from William Jewell College.
Her research focuses on youth inquiry, civic engagement, and multimodal literacy practices. She currently edits a column for English Journal called “Reimagining Research” and is working on a book titled, Researching with Youth: Curriculum, Community, and Civic Engagement, co-authored with teacher colleagues and youth.
Dr. DeJaynes leads clinical initiatives for MHSE and serves the School of Education as Director of the Center for School-College Collaboratives. She is currently PI on NYS Science Technology Entry Program (STEP) grant, US Dept of Education Student Support Services-Careers in Teaching grant, an NYC Dept of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) COMPASS-High grant, and co-PI on NSF Noyce-Framework on the Continuum that Unifies and Strengthens STEM (Focus-On -STEM)
Prior to joining Lehman College, Dr. DeJaynes taught middle and high school in Brooklyn and Queens, and coached literacy teachers in Kansas City and the Bronx.
DeJaynes, T. (2022). Composing as Play: A Vision for Collaborative, Multimodal Authorship. International Journal of Information and Learning Technology 39(3), pp. 256-265.
DeJaynes, T., Cortes, T. and Hoque, I. (2020). Participatory action research in schools: unpacking the lived inequities of high stakes testing. English Teaching: Practice & Critique, 19(3), 287-301.
DeJaynes, T., & Curmi-Hall, C. (2019). Transforming school hallways through critical inquiry: Multimodal literacies for civic engagement. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 63(3), 299-309.
DeJaynes, T. (2019). Youth Researchers Wrestling with Gender and Sexuality. Invited Column: Beyond Binary Gender Identities. English Journal. 108(3), 95-97.
DeJaynes, T. (2018). “What Makes Me Who I Am?” Using Artifacts as Cosmopolitan Invitations. English Journal, 108(2), 48–54.
DeJaynes, T., & Curmi, C. (2015). Youth as Cosmopolitan Intellectuals. English Journal, 105(3), 75-81.
DeJaynes, T. (2015). “Where I’m From” and Belonging: A Multimodal, Cosmopolitan Perspective on Arts and Inquiry. E-Learning and Digital Media, 12(2).
Vasudevan, L, & DeJaynes, T., Eds. (2013). Arts, Media, and Justice: Multimodal Explorations with Youth. New York: Peter Lang.