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Elizabeth Bifuh-Ambe


Elizabeth Bifuh-Ambe is an Associate Professor, Language Arts & Literacy in the College of Education at UMass Lowell.
Elizabeth B. AmbeAssociate Professor, Language Arts & Literacy
  • College
    College of Education
  • Department
  • Phone
    (978) 934-4606
  • Office
    O'Leary Library - 5th Floor
  • Email

Research Interests

Literacy Development and Assessment (k-12), English as Second Language (ESL/ELL), and Multicultural Education

Literacy Development and Assessment (k-12): Struggling Learners, Diverse Learners, Content Area Literacy

English as Second Language (ESL/ELL): Second Language Literacy Skills Acquisition and Development

Multicultural Education: Issues of Equity and Educational Opportunities for all Students; Preparing a more Diverse Teacher Education Population

Education

  • Ph D: Education, (2005), University of Southern Mississippi - Hattiesburg, MS
    Supporting Area: Language Arts and Literacy
  • Ph D: Language Arts and Literacy, (2005), University of Southern Mississippi - Hattiesburg, MS.
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Reading Instruction
  • Ph D: Reading Instruction, (2005), University of Southern Mississippi - Hattiesburg, MS
    Supporting Area: Language Arts and Literacy
  • MA: Education: Curriculum and Instruction, (2001), University of Southern Mississippi - Hattiesburg, MS
    Supporting Area: Reading Instruction
  • Other: Curriculum and Instruction, (2001), University of Southern Mississippi - Hattiesburg, MS
    Supporting Area: Reading Instruction
  • Other: Education, (1985), University of Yaoundé - Yaoundé, Cameroon
  • Other: Education, (1985), University of Yaoundé, Ecole Normale Superieure - Yaoundé, Cameroon
  • BA: Modern Letters, (1983), University of Yaoundé - Yaoundé, Cameroon

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Honorary Member, Teaching - American Association of University Women, Massachusetts
  • , Teaching - KAPPA DELTA PI international Honor Society in Education
  • The Afro-American Student Organization Award for Academic Excellence, Teaching - The Afro-American Student Organization
  • Who is Who Among AmericaÍs Teachers & Educators, Teaching - Who is Who Among AmericaÍs Teachers & Educators
  • Who is Who among AmericaÍs University Teachers, Teaching - Who is Who among AmericaÍs University Teachers
  • Named among Who is Who among America's University Teachers (2010), Teaching
  • Division of Students' Affairs Recognition/Distinction (2008), Teaching - UNCW
  • Division of Students' Affairs Recognition/Distinction (2008), Leadership - UNCW
  • Honorary Member: American Association of University Women, Massachusetts (2008), Leadership
  • Division of Students' Affairs Recognition/Distinction (2007), Leadership - UNCW
  • Named among Who is Who Among America's Teachers & Educators (2007), Teaching
  • KAPPA DELTA PI international Honor Society in Education (2004), Leadership
  • The Afro-American Student Organization Award for Academic Excellence (2003), Leadership

Selected Publications

  • Bifuh-Ambe, E. (2013). Developing Successful Writing Teachers: Outcomes of Professional Development Exploring teachers’ perceptions of themselves as writers and writing teachers and their students’ attitudes and abilities to write across the curriculum. English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 12(3).
  • Ambe, E.B., Reid-Griffin, A. (2009). Using Concept Maps in Instructional Planning: An Innovative Approach to Teaching Pre-service Educators. Southeastern Teacher Education Journal, 2(2) 167-179.
  • Ambe, E.B. (2007). Inviting Reluctant Adolescent Readers into the Literacy Club: Some Comprehension Strategies to Tutor Individuals or Small Groups of Reluctant Readers. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 50(8) 632-639.
  • Ambe, E.B. (2007). The Process of English Language Acquisition and use of Content Area Literacy Strategies| A Case Study of English Language Learners (ELLs) at the University Level.
  • Ambe, E.B. (2006). Fostering Multicultural Appreciation in Pre-service Teachers through Multicultural Curricular Transformation. Teaching and Teacher Education, 22(6) 690-699.

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Africa-U.S.-Higher Education Initiatives Planning Grant (), Grant -
    Ambe, E.
  • E-Learning (PT3) Grant for ñDesigning and using Web-enhanced Instructional Materials for EDN 340-Reading Foundations K-6î (), Grant - Watson School of Education
    Ambe, E. (Principal)
  • Early Marriages of Girls in Niger, West Africa (), Grant - UNICEF
    Ambe, E. (Principal)
  • Education of Girls in Niger, West Africa (), Grant - UNICEF
    Ambe, E. (Principal)
  • Global Trade, Social Justice and Community Development: The Campus in the City and the World. (), Grant - UML
    Ambe, E. (Supporting), Bifuh-Ambe, E.
  • Joseph P. Healy Endowment Grant (), Grant - UML
    Ambe, E. (Co-Principal)
  • National Professional Development Grant (), Grant -
    Ambe, E. (Co-Principal)
  • Service Learning mini-grants (), Grant - UMass Lowell
    Ambe, E. (Principal)
  • Tewksbury and UML K-12 Literacy Instruction Partnership for Professional Development (), Grant - Massachusetts Department of Secondary and Elementary Education
    Ambe, E. (Co-Principal), J., ., M., C.,
  • Youth Service America, Service Learning Grantmag (), Grant - State Farm1
    Ambe, E. (Principal)
  • Service Learning mini-grants (), - UMass Dartmouth/Lowell
    Ambe, E. (Principal)
  • Preparing Excellent Teachers for All Language Learners (PETALLs) (2012), Grant -
    Ambe, E.B. (Co-Principal)
  • K-12 Literacy Partnership (2009), Contract - COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
    Ambe, E.B. (Principal)