Michael RobbGrieco

Ph.D. Student
Michael RobbGrieco is a doctoral student in the Mass Media and Communication program. Originally from Baltimore, MD, Mike taught public high school Englishand ESL for six years in New Hampshire after earning a Master of Artsin Teaching from the University of New Hampshire and a BA in Englishfrom Bucknell University.

Mike's creative teaching strategiesare described in Renee Hobbs' book Reading the Media: Media Literacy in High School English (2007). He co-authored an article in
Youth Media Reporter about the National Media Education Conference in St. Louis, where he offered a presentation on teaching about popular music.

Mike is interested in how adolescent identity development is affected by participating in various discourse communities related to music, media and popular culture. He believes that remix and appropriation strategies, made possible by digital media, may create educational affordances that support media literacy education. He is currently working on a research project designed to examine changes in pre-service teachers' understanding of the concept of "text" during their participation in an undergraduate teaching methods course.