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Dr. Lindsay Persohn

Title: Assistant Professor, Literacy Studies
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Email: lpersohn@usf.edu
Office: SMC B212
Area of Interest: Arts-Based Qualitative Research Methodologies, Illustration, Children's Literature, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Dr. Lindsay Persohn is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Language, Literacy, ED.D., in the College of Education at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus. Her current research is focused on podcasting as a form of public scholarship. She is also engaged in work in the fields of arts-based qualitative research methodologies for large data sets, children’s literature, visual literacy through the art of children’s book illustration, and, in particular illustrations of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

She has taught in the elementary classroom, supported students and teachers as a school librarian, and served as the district-level coordinator of school library services. Dr. Persohn teaches foundational literacy courses to undergraduate and graduate students. 

Dr. Persohn is engaged in service opportunities in local, state, and national organizations. She reviews manuscripts for a number of professional publications and has enjoyed reviewing newly published children’s books for the School Library Journal for over a decade. 


Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of South Florida, Tampa

MLIS, Library Science, University of South Florida, Tampa

BS, Pre-K/Primary/Elementary Education, Florida Southern College

Research and Creative Works

Persohn, L. (In press). The metafictional evolution of Wonderland through illustration. Children’s Literature in Education.

Persohn, L. (2021). Classroom Caffeine: A podcast for agency in professional learning. Literacy Today, 39(2), 10-12.

Persohn, L. & Branson, S.M. (in review). Podcasting as Public Scholarship: A systematic review of literature. Submitted to: Computers & Education.

Persohn, L. (2021). Curation as Methodology. Qualitative Research, 21(1), 20-41. DOI: 10.1177/1468794120922144

Persohn, L. & Kovac, J. (2021). Finding possibilities: Low-tech and no-tech literacy learning opportunities. Florida Literacy Journal, 2(1), 34-39.

Schneider, J.J., Hadley, E.B., Panos, A., Smith, P., Richards, J., Bennett, S.V., Gunn, A.A., Persohn, L., Frier, A., and Krause, M. (2020). Literacy Studies at USF Statement on Anti-racism. [Open Letter]. Faculty Publications. https://digital.usfsp.edu/fac_publications/3930. 

Persohn, L. & Frier, A. (Eds.). (2019). EXTRA: A festschrift in honor of James R. King. University of South Florida Scholar Commons. https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/tal_facpub/107. 

Persohn. L. (2019). Linguistic landscapes and the navigation of new cities: A phenomenological self-study of what Jim King taught me. In L. Persohn & A. Frier (Eds.) EXTRA: A festschrift in honor of James R. King (p. 122-148). University of South Florida Scholar Commons. https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/tal_facpub/107.

Persohn, L. (2018). Watching Wonderland. [Exhibit]. In Special Collections, University of South Florida, Tampa Library. Exhibit poster retrieved from https://usfspecialcollections.tumblr.com/post/173094577329/a-new-exhibition-is-up-in-the-usf-special.

Persohn, L. (2016). Exploring literary analysis: Techniques for understanding complex literature. Ebook section in J. J. Schneider, The Inside, Outside, and Upside Downs of Children’s Literature: From Poets and Pop-ups to Princesses and Porridge. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5038/9780977674411.

Schneider, J.J., Persohn, L., Anderson, A.W., Welsh, J.L., Constable, S. & Scheckelhoff, C. (2016). Multimodal data analysis collection: A curated, open-access compilation of methodologies. [Online exhibit]. USF Scholar Commons. http://digital.lib.usf.edu/multimodal-data.

Persohn, L. (2015). Exploring time-lapse photography as a means for qualitative data collection. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 28(5), 501-13. DOI: 10.1080/09518398.2014.915999.