Katherine Cunningham

Katherine Cunningham, Ed.D.

Associate Professor, Literacy Education

Room: 406 (Reid 4th Floor)
Tue 1:00-4:00 p.m; other times by appt
1 (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 regional and national conferences, including the American Education Research Association, National Council of Teachers of English, and Literacy for All annual conferences. Dr. Cunningham teaches courses on children’s literature, literacy methods, and new technologies. Her research has appeared in the New England Reading Association Journal, The English Record, and an upcoming research volume on professional development schools. She is also a co-author of the The Classroom Bookshelf blog and is completing two book projects to be released in 2015 by Stenhouse Publishers and Teachers College Press. Along with her colleagues in the literacy department, Dr. Cunningham is a co-editor of The Language and Literacy Spectrum, the New York State Reading Association’s professional journal. Dr. Cunningham also supports schools and districts in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut as a consultant and staff developer supporting curriculum development, instructional methods, and assessment review. She strives to make children’s literature and students’ stories the heart of literacy learning.

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Professional History
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