Mary Coakley-Fields, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor, Literacy Department, School of Education
Room: 414 (Reid Castle)
Virtual via Zoom Monday: 3:00-6:00 pm
1 (917) 323-1331
Dr. Mary Coakley-Fields taught in New York City public and independent schools as a classroom teacher and teacher leader. She then worked at Teachers College, Columbia University as an instructor in the Literacy Specialist and Elementary Inclusive Education programs. She completed her doctoral degree from Teachers College, Columbia University, where her research focused on the intersections of literacy instruction with inclusive teaching practices. She has presented at regional and national conferences, including American Education Research Association (AERA), Literacy Research Association (LRA), and the Annual Ethnography Forum at the University of Pennsylvania. She has published in journals such as The Reading Teacher, Reading Horizons, and The International Journal of Inclusive Education. Dr. Coakley-Fields teaches courses focusing on K-12 literacy as well as seminars for pre-service and in-service teachers focused on literacy methods, critical literacies, sociocultural theories and teacher inquiry. In addition, she serves as a liaison to three Bedford elementary schools, facilitating professional development, collaboration, and research in relationship with the district.
Areas of Interest: Literacy, Critical Literacies, Inclusive Education, Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, English Language Learners, Teacher Inquiry, Professional Development Schools (PDS), Ethnography, Narrative Research