2007 New Investigator Award

Dr. David Ian Hanauer
Associate Professor, English Department
Project Title: Piloting Program and Literacy Research: Continued Assessment Research for the Phange Hunting Program

Dr. David Ian Hanauer has been teaching English for 22 years. He began as an English teacher for junior high students in Tel Aviv, Israel as well as serving at Tel Aviv University . His passion for language instruction led him to lecture at London University , Purdue University , and University of California at Berkley before joining IUP as an associate professor in the Graduate Program for Composition and TESOL in 2002.

Dr. Hanauer has received numerous awards for his work, including IUP's Teaching Excellence Award in 2006 and Future Researcher Award in 2004. He has been appointed as a journal reviewer for seven journals and was asked to be the special editor for the Canadian Modern Language Review in 2003 and an editorial board member for the Journal of Language Awareness in 2005. He is the author of three books, several book chapters and has been published extensively in journals across numerous fields of study, including Applied Linguistics, cognitive psychology, literacy, literature, TESOL, science, psychotherapy and education. He has presented his work at both national and international conferences. He is a member of the American Association of Applied Linguistics, The Empirical Study of Literature, the American Society of Microbiologists and the National Council of Teachers of English.

Over the last four years, Dr. Hanauer has received $200,000 in research funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for research on the connections between literacy (multiliteracy) and science. His work for the years 2003-2005 was funded by the NSF and conducted in conjunction with the University of California at Berkeley . That project consisted of an in-depth description of hands-on science in an elementary science classroom and culminated in the publication of a recent research book entitled "Scientific Discourse: Multiliteracy in the Classroom." Since 2005, he has a joint research project with Prof. Graham Hatfull of the Bacteriophage Institute of Pittsburgh, situated in the University of Pittsburgh and funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professorship Program. His work is conducted in the Hatfull Bacteriophage laboratory and consists of qualitatively describing and assessing the PHIRE (Phage Hunting Integrating Research and Education) Program. This work recently culminated in the publication of a co-authored article in the prestigious journal Science which was entitled 'Teaching Scientific Inquiry."