Benjamin Boche


Benjamin Boche Assistant Professor of Education 219.464.6051 Wesemann Hall 207


Ph.D., Education, Purdue University, 2014
Emphasis: Literacy & Language Education

M.S., Education, Concordia University – Nebraska, 2008
Emphasis: Literacy and K-12 Reading Specialist 

B.S., Education, Concordia University – Nebraska, 2005
Emphasis: Middle/Secondary English, Speech/Drama, Social Sciences


Benjamin Boche is an Assistant Professor of Education with an emphasis in literacy education.  His K-8 teaching experiences took place in Lutheran schools where he taught literacy classes and served as a reading specialist.

His research interests include literacy education, specifically multiliteracies education. Multiliteracies recognizes the new text forms from multiple communicative technologies and the need for teachers and students to become proficient with these different technological tools. He is also interested in pre-service and in-service teacher education and ways to help multiliteracies and traditional literacies work together naturally in classrooms.

Select Publications

Boche, B. & Werle, K. (2019). Curriculum design and instructional planning with paired texts: Demystifying the common core state standards & intertextuality. Illinois Reading Council Journal

Boche, B. (2019). Exploring First-Year Teachers’ Assessment Literacy to Inform Pre-service Teacher Preparation. Critical Issues in Teacher Education

Boche, B. & Hollatz, J. (2018). Faithfully connected: Integrating Biblical principles in digital citizenship. St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House.

Boche, B. (2013) Multiliteracies in the classroom: Emerging conceptions of first-year Teachers. Journal of Language and Literacy Education [Online], 114-135. Retrieved from

Select Presentations

Boche, B. (2019, November). Expanding Preservice Teachers’ Understandings of Literacy Using the Inquiry Process and Transmediation. National Council of Teachers of English  (NCTE) National Convention: Baltimore, MD

Boche, B. (2018, November). Curriculum design and instructional planning with paired texts. Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English.

Boche, B., Bartels, S., & Thies, A. (2017, October). Disciplinary literacies: Moving beyond one-size-fits-all content-area reading strategies, Illinois Reading Conference (IRC): Peoria, IL

Boche, B. (2016, November). Children’s literature as anchor texts, Lutheran Education Association (LEA) National Convention: Grand Rapids, MI