Amy Price Azano

Amy Price Azano, Teaching and Learning, School of Education, CLAHS

Amy Price Azano

Amy Price Azano

Associate Professor

Office

Public Safety Bldg, Suite 201
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone

Office: 540-231-8889

Email

 

Expertise

  • Rural Education
  • Adolescent Literacy
  • Place-based Pedagogy
  • Special Populations in Rural Communities

Professional Activities

  • Leadership Team, Rural School-Community Partnership Research Consortium
  • Director, SAFE (Supporting Autism Friendly Environments) Program 
  • Steering Committee, Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research
  • American Educational Research Association
  • Appalachian Studies Association
  • Literacy Research Association 
  • National Rural Education Association

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Virginia
  • M.Ed. Old Dominion University
  • B.A. Louisiana State University 

Research Interests

    Awards and Honors

    • Curriculum Awards, “Aristotle’s Rhetoric: Learning the Art of Persuasion” (2016) and “Poetry of Everyday Things” (2012), National Association for Gifted Children
    • Scholar of the Week, Office of the Vice President of Research and Innovation, 2014

    Selected Publications

    Articles

    Eppley, K., Azano, A. P., Brenner, D., & Shannon, P. (2018). What counts as evidence in rural schools?: Evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence for diverse settings. The Rural Educator, 39(2), 33-37.  

    Azano, A. P., & Tackett, M. E. (2017). Perceptions of teachers and parents on the educational experiences of students with autism in a remote rural community. The Rural Educator, 38(3), 39-54

    Biddle, C., & Azano, A. P. (2016). Constructing and reconstructing the “rural school problem”: A century of rurality and rural education research. Review of Research in Education, 40, 298-325. 

    Azano, A. P. (2014) Rural: The other neglected 'R': Making space for place in school libraries. Knowledge Quest, 43(1), 60-65

    Azano, A. P. (2011). The possibility of place: One teacher’s use of place-based instruction for English students in a rural high school. Journal of Research in Rural Education, 26(10), 1-12.

    Book Chapters

    Azano, A. P. (2019, In press). My father’s place in the mountains: An education elsewhere. In J. Pontius, D. Greenwood, & M. Mueller (Eds.). Hunting, gathering, and fishing for food: Place-based learning for the plate. Environmental Discourses in Science Education Book Series. New York: Springer.

    Callahan, C. M., & Azano, A. P. (2019, In press). Place-based gifted education in rural schools. In S. Smith (Ed.) International handbook of Giftedness & Talent Development in the Australasian-Pacific. New York: Springer. 

    Azano, A. P., Tackett, M. E., Missett, T. C., & Callahan, C. M. (2017). The CLEAR curriculum model. In C. Callahan & H. L. Hertberg-Davis (Eds.). Fundamentals of gifted education: Considering multiple perspectives (2nd ed., pp. 293-309). New York: Routledge.  

    Azano, A. P. (2014). Gifted rural students. In J. Plucker & C. Callahan (Eds.). Critical issues in gifted education: What the research says (2nd ed., pp. 297-304)Waco, TX: Prufrock Press. 

    Books

    Callahan, C. M., Missett, T. C., Azano, A. P., Caughey, M., Brodersen, A., & Tackett, M. (2017). Fiction and non-fiction: Language arts units for gifted students in grade 4. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.

    Azano, A. P., Missett, T. C., & Callahan, C. M. (2015). Poetry and fairy tales: Language arts units for gifted students in grade 3. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.

    Missett, T. C., Azano, A. P., & Callahan, C. M. (2015). Research and rhetoric: Language arts units for gifted students in grade 5. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.

    Sponsored Research

    Promoting PLACE in Rural Schools. (2014 – 2019) Co-Principal Investigator. (1.9 million dollars) 
    Five-year grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Jacob K. Javits grant program seeking to increase gifted education services, identification processes, and place-based gifted curricula in economically disadvantaged rural school districts.

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