Randy Bomer is a language and literacy specialist in the College of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction director of the Heart of Texas Writing Project. He was a faculty member at Indiana University and Queens College of the City University of New York and also was co-director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. At the Teachers College, he led a team of 50 teachers working in New York City schools, facilitating the growth of staff developers as well as principals and teachers. For two decades Bomer has worked as a literacy consultant with K-12 teachers and administrators in districts around the country. He assists teachers of all levels launch writing and reading workshops in their classrooms and teach effectively within those environments. Bomer has conducted research on professional development as well as on teaching and learning interactions in classrooms. He is the author of "Time for Meaning" and "For a Better World," and he holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University. Bomer also is past president of the National Council of Teachers of English.
Writing; politics of literacy; sociocultural theory; curricula in reading and writing