Dr. Katie Kelly joined the Education Department in 2012. Her experience as an elementary classroom teacher and a literacy coach in North Carolina and her home state of New York inspired her to pursue a career in higher education where she could influence preservice and inservice teachers.
Dr. Kelly's research interests include teacher preparation and development in the area of literacy instruction and assessment. Additionally, Dr. Kelly is interested in exploring how technology mediates literacy practices within and beyond the classroom setting. She continues to examine ways to engage diverse learners through culturally relevant practices that value all individuals while fostering compassionate global citizens who advocate for social justice and equality.
Dr. Kelly's publications include numerous book chapters and articles published in peer-reviewed journals including The Reading Teacher, Literacy Research and Instruction, Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education and Journal of Language and Literacy Education. She has co-authored two books: Smuggling Writing: Strategies that Get Students to Write Every Day in Every Content Area, Grades 3-12 (Corwin Press) and From Pencils to Podcasts: Digital Tools for Transforming K-6 Literacy Practices (Solution Tree).