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Elvira Katicˊ

Elvira KaticProfessor of Education

Year Joined RCNJ: 2005

Contact Information

  • Phone: (201) 684-7633
  • Email:
  • Office: E-227
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays 12:30-2:30pm and Thursdays 1:30-3:30pm


  • B.A., English
  • B.A., Costume Design
  • Ed.M., English Language Arts
  • Ph.D., Education: Literacy
  • NJ Teacher Certification, 9-12

Convening Group:

  • Teacher Education

Courses Offered:

  • Social Contexts of Education
  • Teaching: Principles and Practices

Teaching Interest/s:

  • Exploring and improving the practice of teaching
  • Helping students become professionals with a repertoire of skills, strategies, and competencies required for state and national certification

Research Interest/s:

  • Preservice teacher learning and teaching practices
  • Visual and social semiotic research
  • Emergent technological literacies

Recent Publications:

  • Katić, E. K. (2017). Flesh for fantasy: A semiotic contemplation on the paintings of Mark Ryden. The International Journal of Arts Theory and History.
  • Katić, E. K. (2014). Flesh and Blood and Flesh and Blood. SSA Yearbook, 257-271. DOI: 10.5840/cpsem201323.
  • Turner, K. H., Abrams, S. S., Katić, E. K., & Donovan, M. J. (2014). Demystifying digitalk: The what and why of the language teens use in digital writing. Journal of Literacy Research, 1-37. DOI: 10.1177/1086296X14534061.
  • Katić, E. K. (2013). Working the Waistcoat: Teacher Threads on a Semiotic Runway. The American Journal of Semiotics, 28.3– 4, 205–230.
  • Katić, E. K. (2012). The Mirrored Madonna: Text and Symbol in Body Writing Artworks. Semiotica, 192, 15–47. DOI: 10.1515/sem-2012-0087.
  • Katić, E. K. (in press). The Mirrored Madonna: Text and Symbol in Body Writing Artworks. Semiotica. (Submitted October 2010).
  • Turner, K., & Katić, E. K. (2010). The influence of technological literacy on students’ writing. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 41(3) 251-268.
  • Katić, E. K. (2009). The living canvas: bodies that serve and simulate art. The American Journal of Semiotics, 25.1-2, 77-88.
  • Katić, E. K. (2008). From frontrunners, to paper dolls, to fiends: semiotic analyses of premeditated teacher images. Semiotica, 172(1/4), 65-95.
  • Katić, E. K. (2008). Preservice teachers’ conceptions about computers: an ongoing search for transformative appropriations of modern technologies. Teachers and Teaching: theory and practice, 14(2), 157-179.
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