Dr. Maloch's research attends closely to the discourse of classrooms, particularly the discussion that happens around text, as well as preservice teacher education. Most recently, her research has focused on the coaching and mentoring that takes place in teacher education programs, particularly by the cooperating teachers. Dr. Maloch is the Senior Associate Dean of the College of Education and a professor in Language and Literacy Studies in the Department of Curriculum and instruction. She previously served the college as Associate Dean for Administration and Educator Preparation. She teaches undergraduate courses in literacy methods and graduate courses in classroom discourse and discourse analysis.
Member, Board of Directors, Literacy Research Association(2009 - 2012)
Member, American Educational Research Association
Member, International Reading Association
Member, National Council of Teachers of English
Mosley Wetzel, M., Maloch, B. & Hoffman, J. (2020). Design principles for coaching towards reflection and transformation in literacy preservice teacher education. Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 69.
Bomer, R. & Maloch, B. (2019). Lessons for Leaders on the Preparation of Literacy Educators. Journal of Literacy Research, 51(2), 259–264.
Maloch, B. & Davila, D. (2019). Transforming Teacher Education: Research Into Initial Teacher Preparation in Literacy. Editorial of Special Issue. Journal of Literacy Research, 51(2), 135–137.
Mosley Wetzel, M., Hoffman, J. & Maloch, B. (2017). Mentoring Preservice Teachers Through Practice: A Framework for Coaching with CARE. New York: Taylor & Francis.
Mosley Wetzel, M., Maloch, B. & Hoffman, J. (2016). Retrospective Video Analysis: A Reflective Tool for Teachers and Teacher Educators. Reading Teacher, 70(5), 533–542.
Maloch, B., Wetzel, M., Hoffman, J., Taylor, L., Pruitt, A., Vlach, S. & Greeter, E. (2015). The Appropriation of the Coaching With CARE Model With Preservice Teachers: The Role of Community.. Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 64(1), 339–358.
Hoffman, J., Wetzel, M., Maloch, B., Greeter, E., Taylor, L., Dejulio, S. & Vlach, S. (2015). What can we learn from studying the coaching interactions between cooperating teachers and preservice teachers? A literature review.. Teaching and Teacher Education, 52, 99–112.
Maloch, B., Worthy, J., Hampton, A., Jordan, M., Hungerford-Kressler, H. & Semingson, P. (2013). Portraits of practice: A cross-case analysis of two first grade teachers and their grouping practices. Research in the Teaching of English, 47(3), 277–312.
Maloch, B. & Horsey, M. (2013). Living inquiry: Learning from and about informational texts in a second grade classroom. Reading Teacher, 66(6), 47–57.
Maloch, B. & Zapata, A. (2012). 61st Yearbook of the Literacy Research Association, 307–321.
Hoffman, J., Maloch, B. & Sailors, B. (2011). Researching the teaching of reading through direct observation: Tools, Methodologies, and Guidelines for the future. Handbook of Reading Research (Vol. 4, pp. 3–33): Routledge.
Nonfiction Matters: An Investigation of the Uses of Informational Texts in Primary Classrooms
Cognitive Coaching and the Mentoring of Preservice Teachers: A Development Design Experiment
With Drs. Jim Hoffman and Melissa Mosley Wetzel
TexasEducationSTART: Examining the impact of an induction support program
UT Austin 2020 faculty representative, Leadership Texas (2020 - 2021)
Academy of Distinguished Teachers, The University of Texas at Austin (2011)
Elizabeth Shatto Massey Award for Excellence in Teacher Education, The University of Texas at Austin (2011)
Regents' Outstanding Teacher Award, The University of Texas at Austin (2010)
Dean's Distinguished Teaching Award, The University of Texas at Austin, College of Education (2009)
Alan C Purves Award, National Council of Teachers of English (2008)
Early Career Achievement Award, National Reading Conference (2006)
Jessica Murdter-Atkinson, Ph.D., expected 2023 (Committee Member)
Vickie Godfrey (Committee Member)
Anne Daly-Lesch, Ph.D., 2021 (Supervisor)
The University of Texas at Austin
Saba Vlach, Ph.D., 2019 (Supervisor)
The University of Texas at Austin