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Passing of Dr. Michele Knobel

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Dr. Michele Joy Knobel

It is with deep sadness that we share the passing of Dr. Michele Knobel, Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, on October 15, 2021.

Dr. Knobel was born in New South Wales, Australia.  She taught elementary school in Australia and worked within teacher education in Australia, Canada, Mexico, and the US.  She was an internationally recognized expert on literacy and digital technologies, and central to creating the field of new literacies.

Dr. Knobel will be remembered as a kind and dedicated mentor for students and as a caring, supportive, and insightful colleague.

Michele is survived by her husband, Colin Lankshear, her mother, and siblings.  She will be deeply missed by her colleagues in the Department, across the College and University community.

Dr. Michele Joy Knobel