Assistant Professor of Practice
Teaching Learning and Leading
Dr. Heather Hendry Annegan is an Assistant Professor of Practice in Foreign Language Education. She currently teaches courses within the MAT and MEd Foreign Language Education programs that prepare pre-service teachers with PA certification, ESL endorsement, action research methods, high leverage teaching practices, and for teaching TESOL and EFL internationally. Many of Dr. Hendry’s advisees come from countries around the world. In addition to students from the United States, she has welcomed students from countries such as China, Korea, Lebanon, Jordan, Taiwan, and Russia.
Prior to joining the department as an Assistant Professor of Practice, she received a Bachelors of Arts degree in Spanish and Native American Studies from Colgate University. She then earned her MAT and PhD in Foreign Language Education from the University of Pittsburgh. Her dissertation research utilized Activity Theory to examine the foreign language learning of three middle school students with Language Learning Disabilities. Dr. Hendry’s research interests fall within the areas of Literacy Development of Early Language Learners, Content-based Instruction, Foreign Language Learning of students with Language Learning Disabilities, High Leverage Teaching Practices in Foreign Language Education. and Identity Development of language learners and Teachers.
Department of Teaching Learning and Leading
- MAT Foreign Language Education
- MEd Foreign Language Education
- MEd Foreign Language Education plus ESL Endorsement
- MEd Foreign Language Education plus TESOL certification
- Teaching and Learning in the K-12 Foreign Language Classroom 1,2,3
- Introduction to Action Research
- Research Seminar
- Disciplined Inquiry
- Advanced Practicum in Foreign Language Education
- Foreign Language learning of students with Learning Disabilities
- Language Learning Development of Early Language Learners
- Advocacy in Foreign Language Education
- Content-based Instruction
- High Leverage Teaching Practices in Foreign Language Education
- Identity development of Multilingual learners
- Culturally responsive teaching in Foreign Language Education
ACTFL Research Priorities Grant, Fall 2014
- Donato, R., Tucker, G. R., & Hendry Annegan, H. (2015). Developing professional identities in applied linguists: From Doctoral Study to Professional Practice. In Y. L. Cheung, S. B. Said, & K. Park (Eds.), Advances and current trends in language teacher identity research (pp 217-234). London, UK: Routledge.
- Hendry, Heather J. (2008) Allocating Time in FLES: An Action Research Project. Learning Languages.
- Pessoa, S., Hendry, H., Donato, G. R., Tucker, G. R. & Lee, H. (2007) Content-based instruction in the foreign language classroom: A discourse perspective. Foreign Language Annals.
- Preparing Teachers to Teach Culture Through a Practice-based Approach, American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages Annual Convention, November 2019
- Integrating Language, Content, and Culture in Content-based Instruction (CBI), American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages Annual Convention, November 2017
- Implementing Content-based Instruction: A tool for teachers, American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages Annual Convention, November 2016
- Content-Based Instruction in the Elementary School: Challenges and Connections to Student
- Performance, American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages Annual Convention, November 2014
- ACTFL Plenary Session: Research Priorities – Phase II: Using Research to Move Language Education Forward, American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages Annual Convention, November 2014
- Observation Tool for Students with IEPs: Assessing and Assigning Accommodations, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Spring Methodology Conference, April 2014
Engagement, Partnerships, and Professional Service
- Facilitator, Partnership for Advancing Globalized Education (PAGE) program, University of Pittsburgh
- PA State Representative, National Network for Early Language Learning
- Foreign Language Education Consultant, Seneca Valley School District, Pittsburgh Public Schools, and Fox Chapel Area School District
- Member, Social Justice Curriculum Fair Committee, University of Pittsburgh
- Book Reviewer, Enacting the Work of Language Teaching
- Co-Chair, Masters of Education Program Committee, University of Pittsburgh
- Member, Teacher Education Committee, University of Pittsburgh