Dr. Crystal Shelby-Caffey
Coordinator, Language, Literacies, and Culture | Associate Professor
Phone: (618) 536-2441
Office: Wham 327
625 Wham Drive, Mail Code: 4610
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois 62901
Elementary Ed. - Reading | Language, Literacies, and Culture
Dr. Crystal Shelby-Caffey is an associate professor of Language, Literacies, and Culture. She teaches literacy courses within the Teacher Education Program as well as courses in the Language, Literacies, and Culture graduate programs. She has taught a range of elementary grade students within the Chicago Public School system and, most recently taught 4th grade in the Carbondale Elementary District No. 95.
With varied interests within the field, Crystal’s research centers on new literacies (the intersection between literacy and technology), two-way immersion programs/bilingual education, culturally responsive teaching, issues concerning access to education, and teachers’ use of technology. In addition, she has developed an interest in flipped learning/flipped classroom. Dr. Shelby-Caffey is the Coordinator of the Language, Literacies, and Culture specialty area.