Rebecca Buchanan

Rebecca BuchananAssistant Professor of Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction

303 Shibles Hall
University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469-5766

Bio: Rebecca Buchanan completed her Ph.D. at the University of California Santa Cruz in 2017. She studies teacher learning, broadly defined. Rebecca is interested in the intersection of personal identity, professional development, school reform, literacy and language. She employs qualitative methods and discourse analysis to investigate how teachers learn in and across multiple contexts by connecting their own personal and professional pasts with the present.

Ph.D., 2017, University of California Santa Cruz
M.A., 2014, University of California Santa Cruz
B.A., 2007, University of Alabama

Courses taught at UMaine

  • EHD 202: Education in a Multicultural Society
  • EHD 400: Field Observation

Sample Publications

  • Buchanan, R. (2015). Teacher identity and agency in an era of accountability. Teachers and teaching: Theory and practice 21(6), 700-719.
  • Olsen, B. & Buchanan, R. (2017). “Everyone wants you to do everything”: An ecological examination of the professional identity development of teacher educators. Teacher Education Quarterly 44(1), 9-34