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Leah Day

Adjunct Faculty | College of Psych. and Liberal Arts - School of Arts and Communication

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Personal Overview

Leah Day attended BYU and received a bachelor’s degree in English Teaching. She has also received her endorsement for Teaching English Language Learners. Leah taught for a few years as a seventh-grade ELA teacher at Pleasant Grove Junior High School in Utah. She completed her master’s program in English Education at Colorado State University and taught a freshman composition course there.

Some of Leah’s research interests include anti-racist education, young adult literature, graphic novels, and English Language Learners. A few of her hobbies are running, baking, hiking, rock climbing, board games, and spending time with her daughter.

Educational Background

Masters of Art in English Education, May 2023

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Thesis: Perceptions of Stakeholders in English Language Learning


Bachelor of Arts in English Teaching, April 2018

Brigham Young University, Provo UT


Current Courses

COM 1101

Selected Publications

Inclusive Fantasy: Essays on Teaching and Learning with Speculative Fiction There’s Room on the Bookshelf: Using Diverse Fantasy Graphic Novels in the Classroom. Forthcoming

Utah English Journal Book Review of Powerful Partnerships: A Teacher’s Guide to Engaging Families for Student Success by Karen Mapp, Ilene Carver, and Jessica Lander, January 2022

Utah English Journal Book Review of Engaging with Multicultural YA Literature in the Secondary Classroom: Critical Approaches for Critical Educators by Ricki Ginsberg and Wendy J. Glenn, November 2020

Utah English Journal Book Review of Internment by Samira Ahmed, November 2019



Advocacy Day Colorado State University TESOL/TEFL Student Association, April 2023

“Perceptions of Stakeholders in English Language Learning: A Case Study”


Pop Culture Association National Conference, April 2023

Whoever Invented English Should Have Learned to Spell”: Representations of English Language Learners in Young Adult Literature


For the Love of Reading Conference, Midway, UT November 2022

“Diversity in Literacy Instruction”


Pop Culture Association National Conference, April 2022

“Female Bodies: Reclaiming Middle Age Through Memoir”


Colorado State University Diversity Symposium, October 2021

“Diversity in Literacy Instruction”


Pop Culture Association National Conference, June 2021

Abolishing Racism One Book At a Time: Young Adult Literature in the ELA Classroom”


Pop Culture Association National Conference, April 2017

“Religiosity of Shoah Survivors and Subsequent Generations”


BYU English Symposium, March 2017

Human Condition, the Prime Directive, and the Bard’s Connection with Star Trek

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