Katherine Cunningham

Katherine Cunningham, Ed.D.

Associate Professor, Literacy Education

Room: 406 (Reid 4th Floor)
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About Me

Dr. Katherine Egan Cunningham is a Professor of Literacy and English Education. Dr. Cunningham has a Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, a Master’s degree from New York University in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, and an Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining the faculty at Manhattanville, she worked in K-8 schools as a classroom teacher, literacy specialist, and instructional coach. Dr. Cunningham teaches courses on children’s literature, literacy methods, assessment and intervention, and literacy research. Dr. Cunningham is the author of Story: Still the Heart of Literacy Learning (Stenhouse, 2015), Start with Joy: Designing Literacy Learning for Student Happiness (Stenhouse, 2018), and co-author of Literacy Leadership in Changing Schools (Teachers College Press, 2016). She is also co-author of The Classroom Bookshelf, a School Library Journal blog, which posts weekly children’s literature reviews and teaching invitations for using works of children’s literature in the classroom. Her scholarship has appeared in Educational Leadership, Language Arts, New England Reading Association Journal, and The English Record. She frequently presents at national conferences, including the American Education Research Association, National Council of Teachers of English, International Literacy Association, and Literacy for All conferences.  With her colleagues in the literacy department, Dr. Cunningham was a co-editor of The Language and Literacy Spectrum, the New York State Reading Association’s professional journal. Dr. Cunningham has extensive experience providing professional development for schools across the United States and with a focus on curriculum development and evidence-based literacy methods. 

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Curriculum and Instruction, Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Master of Education, New York University
Architecture, Bachelor of Arts, Princeton University