Elyse Eidman-Aadahl
Executive Director

P-12, Higher Ed

  • Blended learning
  • Classroom technology
  • Digital divide
  • Digital divide
  • Education technology
  • Innovative professional development
  • Instructional tools
  • Professional development
  • Reading and literacy
  • Writing

Elyse Eidman-Aadahl is executive director of the National Writing Project (NWP), a network of nearly 200 literacy-focused professional development and research communities located at universities across all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Based at the University of California-Berkeley, the NWP leads nationally-networked learning and research initiatives for educators working in K-12, university and out-of-school settings. A recipient of the Hollis Caswell Award for Curriculum Studies, Eidman-Aadahl holds a doctorate in curriculum theory from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her scholarship includes studies of literacy and learning in the context of our new digital, networked ecology, as well as research into how educators of diverse backgrounds research and reason together about this social transformation, literacy, equity, and agency for themselves and their youth. She is a broadly published author and presenter, well-known for co-authoring “Because Digital Writing Matters” and “Writing for a Change: Boosting Literacy and Learning through Social Action,” published by Jossey-Bass in 2010 and 2008, respectively.