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Kathleen Alley, Ph.D.

Office: 347 Allen Hall
Phone: 6623252587
Email: mka143@msstate.edu

(Curriculum Vitae)


Kathleen M. Alley, Ph.D.

Office:  348 Allen

Phone: (662) 325-4870

Email: kalley@colled.msstate.edu

 

Education:

 

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction with a Specialization in Literacy Studies;

Cognate in Educational Psychology & Social Foundations

Dissertation: Playing in Pern: Investigating Collaborative Processes in a Dragons of Pern Role-Play-Game Forum

Degree awarded August 2013

 

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Reading Education, Master’s level, 15 credit hours; Reading Endorsement

 

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

M.A. in Library and information Science (MLIS) with a Specialization in School Media

Degree awarded May 1997

 

Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

B.S. in Elementary Education

Minor: Social Science

Degree awarded May 1984

 

Certified:

Florida, Grades 1-6, Elementary Education

Florida, Grades K-12, School Library Media

 

Teaching:

RDG 8123: Supporting the Middle School Literacy Learner

RDG 8713: Teaching Struggling Readers & Writers

EDE 8633: Teaching Writing K-8

EDE 3343: Teaching Adolescent Literature

EDE 3233: Teaching Children’s Literature at the Elementary & Middle Levels

 

Research Interests:

Dr. Alley’s research focuses on furthering our understanding of, and improving on the opportunities youth have for language and literacy learning, including strategies promoting language and literacy proficiency and academic success across disciplines. She is interested in exploring youths’ literate and social practices situated in school and popular culture, and the environments that sustain literacy and motivation growth.  Within this construct, Dr. Alley has identified two broad research goals: (1) investigating pre-service and in-service teachers beliefs, knowledge, and dispositions toward literacy pedagogy and the Common Core State Standards; and, (2) writing development and instruction across disciplines, including multimodality and multiliteracies.

 

Selected Publications and Presentations:

 

Ellerbrock, C. R., Kiefer, S. M., & Alley, K. M. (April, 2013). Young adolescents’ school belonging: The role of teachers and peers. Paper presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, CA.

Kiefer, S. M., Ellerbrock, C. R., & Alley, K. M. (April, 2013). Supporting student motivation at the middle level: The role of responsive relationships and classroom instruction. Paper presented at the 2013 annual meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Diego, CA.

Alley, K. M. (November, 2012). Autonomy-supportive teaching practices. Poster presented at the 2012 Florida Educational Research Association, Gainesville, FL.

Alley, K. M. (April, 2012). Autonomy-supportive teaching and classroom environments: The key to student motivation. Paper presented at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, BC.

Peterson, B., Alley, K. M., & Kelly, S. (February, 2013). Technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge (TPACK): Successes and challenges in enacting the TPACK framework in teacher education. Interactive dialogue session presented at the 2013 American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE), Orlando, FL.

Peterson, B., & Alley, K. M. (November, 2011). Ideas as a springboard for writing: challenges of choice, complexity and control. Research poster session presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the Florida Educational Research Association, Orlando, FL.

Alley, K. M., & Peterson, B. (September, 2011). Got ideas? Mentoring texts as inspiration for students’ writing across the curriculum. Teacher education workshop presented at the 2011 annual Florida Reading Association Conference, Orlando, FL.

Schneider, J., Alley ,K. Gelfuso, A., Hertzhauer, B., Peterson, B., & Welsh, J. (December, 2010). Are we using the “right” traits? A review of the research on 6+1 traits. Paper presented at the 2010 annual meeting of the American Reading Forum, Sanibel, FL.

Peterson, B., & Alley, K. M. (September, 2010). Literature as a Springboard for Idea Development: Strategies for Instruction. Teacher education workshop presented at the 2010 Florida Reading Association Conference, Orlando, FL.

Alley, K. M. (2008). Teaching integrated reading strategies in the middle school library media center. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.

 

Professional Organizations:

American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE)

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

American Library Association (ALA)

American Reading Forum (ARF)

Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)

International Reading Association (IRA)

Literacy Research Association (LRA)

Mississippi Association for Middle Level Education (MAMLE)

Mississippi Library Association (MLA)

Mississippi Reading Association (MRA)

Organization of Teacher Educators in Reading (OTER)

 

Service:

Reviewer, Journal of Literacy Research

Reviewer for conference proposals, Literacy Research Association

Reviewer for conference proposals, American Educational Research Association

Library Liaison, Curriculum, Instruction, & Special Education Department



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