Katherine Cunningham

Katherine Cunningham, Ed.D.

Associate Professor, Literacy Education

Room: 406 (Reid 4th Floor)
Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; Other times by appointment
(914) 798-2713

About Me

Dr. Katherine Cunningham worked in independent and public schools in New York City as a classroom teacher and literacy coach working with grades K–8. She completed her doctoral degree from Teachers College, Columbia University, where she focused on literacy curriculum and instruction. 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 annual conferences. Dr. Cunningham teaches courses on children’s literature, literacy methods, literacy research, and new technologies. Her scholarship has appeared in Educational Leadership, Language Arts, New England Reading Association Journal, and The English Record. She has book chapters in research volumes focused on professional development schools, bilingual learners, and contemplative practices in higher education. Dr. Cunningham is the author of Story: Still the Heart of Literacy Learning (Stenhouse, 2015) and co-author of Literacy Leadership in Changing Schools (Teachers College Press, 2016). She is also co-author of the The Classroom Bookshelf, a School Library Journal blog. Along 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. Additionally, Dr. Cunningham supports schools and districts nationwide as a literacy consultant and staff developer supporting curriculum development and joy-driven instructional methods. She strives to make children’s literature and students’ stories the heart of literacy learning.

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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