Robert Petrone

Robert Petrone

  • Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • Critical Youth Studies
  • Sociocultural and Critical Conceptions of Literacy, Learning, and Language
  • English Teacher Education


Robert Petrone earned his Ph.D. in Literacy Education from Michigan State University. He was most recently an Associate Professor and Director of English Education at Montana State University. Unified by a commitment to equity, his work focuses understanding the literacy lives of youth, particularly those from marginalized communities, and his two current projects involve working with Indigenous youth in an alternative school setting and developing a community literacy center with youth in a village in Uganda.