Melissa Mosley Wetzel is Professor of Language and Literacy. Her research and teaching focus on how preservice teachers integrate critical literacy and culturally relevant practices into their field-based literacy teaching experiences. She studies the preparation of teachers in relationship to mentoring and coaching, as well. She is also interested in critical literacy learning across the lifespan, particularly how teachers and students together design literacy practices that are transformative. She draws on qualitative methods in her work, primarily critical discourse analysis and ethnography.