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Andrea Vaughan

Interim Director, Center for Literacy and Visiting Assistant Research Professor

Center for Literacy


Andrea Vaughan is the Interim Director of the Center for Literacy (CFL) and a Visiting Research Assistant Professor in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research agenda explores literacy teaching and learning across in- and out-of-school contexts, including community-based learning settings across Chicago. Andrea leads research, programming, partnerships, and operations at CFL, and deeply values the opportunity to learn with and from learners, community partners, and a dedicated team of educators every day. Andrea has worked at CFL since 2017, and she earned a PhD in Literacy, Language, and Culture in 2021.