Dr. Rick Marlatt

Assistant Professor
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Rick Marlatt
Ph.D.  University of Nebraska-Lincoln
M.F.A. University of California, Riverside
M.A.    University of Nebraska at Kearney
B.A.    University of Nebraska at Kearney

Rick Marlatt is Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary English Language Arts Education at New Mexico State University. He received graduate degrees from the University of California, Riverside and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is an interdisciplinary scholar studying the intersectionality of literacy, language, and culture. His work bridges the fields of English education, creative writing, technology, literature, and cultural studies. His recent interests include the promotion of critical digital pedagogy for English teachers, incorporation of poetry writing into secondary teacher education courses, and the implementation of video games to enhance literature study for high school students. His most recent work appears in Anthropology & Education Quarterly and the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. In addition to sharing his literacy research in publications and at conferences, he is the author of three poetry collections: November Father from Finishing Line Press; Desired Altitude, winner of the Standing Rock Cultural Arts Poetry Award, and How We Fall Apart, winner of the Seven Circle Press Poetry Award. He regularly publishes works of literary criticism and has also earned film credits for screenwriting and art direction. He lives in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Research Agenda
Dr. Marlatt is an interdisciplinary scholar interested in the intersections of literacy, language, and culture.
Areas of Scholarly Interest

1) English Education: secondary English/language arts and literacy education; English teacher preparation; equity-driven literacy settings; inclusive pedagogy.

2) New Literacies: critical digital pedagogy; 21st Century literature study; innovative and constructive technology integration; digital literacy practices; sociocultural approaches.

3) Interdisciplinary Writing: multi-genre pedagogy, theory, and practice; creative writing; using autobiographical writing in teacher education; curricular implementation of storytelling.

Recent Publications

Marlatt, R. (accepted, 2018). Literary Analysis Using Minecraft: An Asian American youth crafts her literacy identity.

     Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy.

Marlatt, R., & Cibils, L. (accepted, 2017). Poets with a purpose: Using autobiographical writing to engage pre-service teachers.

     International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

Marlatt, R. (2017). Sunrise Observation. Anthropology and Education Quarterly 48(2), 194-195.


Rick Marlatt, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
New Mexico State University
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
O’Donnell Hall Room 200C
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

Office Phone: (575) 646-1758
Fax: (575) 646-5436
email: rmarlatt@nmsu.edu