Assistant Professor


  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Assistant Professor
  • Concentration:

    • English Education
  • Department:

    • English, English Grad, English Undergrad, and University Composition Program
  • Education:

    • PhD, Curriculum and Instruction (Specialization: Reading, Language Arts, and Literacy Education), University of Houston
    • MEd, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Houston
    • B.A., English and Ethnic Studies, The University of Texas at Austin


Dr. Rosa Nam teaches courses in young adult literature, writing in the disciplines, and research methods. Her research centers on critical literacy, contemporary diverse adolescent literature, and AsianCrit in education. Before joining CSU, Dr. Nam worked with pre-service teachers in university and alternative certification programs and was a high school English teacher in Houston, TX. She is currently an assistant editor of The ALAN Review and a 2022-2024 Fellow of the Literacy Research Association's STAR (Scholars of color Transitioning into Academic Research institutions) Mentoring program. Her work has been published in Multicultural Perspectives, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, and the Journal of Language & Literacy Education.


Nam, R. (2022). Learning the Language of Oncology with Appa. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy.

Nam, R., Lenderman, K., & Booze, E. (2022). The impact of racial socialization on DEI facilitation: A critical collaborative autoethnography among diversity, equity, and inclusion teacher-educators. Multicultural Perspectives, 24(1), 14-21. 10.1080/15210960.2022.2028156

Nam, R. & Lee, J. (2021). [Review of the book From a whisper to a rallying cry: The killing of Vincent Chin and the trail that galvanized the Asian American Movement by Paula Yoo]. Journal of Language & Literacy Education, 17(2), 1-3.

Wui, G., Zhang, J., Wong, S., Relyea, R., & Nam, R. (2021). The intersection of perceptions of classroom openness with civic engagement among young urban adolescents in science classroom. Applied Developmental Science.